Sunday, 4 November 2012

The Daily Teaser — 4-11-2012

Well, now … 

THAT’S a thought … !

I have to admit, I’ve been flicking through the  news, while I’ve been getting everything together for today’s Teaser: another themed one, I should add.

And it’s actually rather relevant.   Today’s Teaser is all about a noted Egyptian pharaoh.

The one bit of news that happened to catch my eye … ?   Was that a Pope gets picked, today.   The Replacement for Egypt’s Coptic Church, whose previous Pope, Pope Shenouda 3rd, died in March.

Here’s the interesting bit.   The 118th Coptic Pope get’s his name pulled put of a pot by a blindfold child.

I wonder … Shouldn’t the Church of England and the Roman Catholic be having a look at that idea … ?   I have to ask what on EARTH would be happen … !

Hmmm … 

Let’s get moving on, shall we?   Before I start to get needlessly theological … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Debbi and Emma putting in their answers: with Emma bagging 4 out of 5 and Debbi scoring 5, it also saw Debbi mentioning her old friend Bill*.

Let’s see how Let’s see how they — and you —do with today’s questions, shall we?   Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video … 

Q1) 4th November, 1922, saw Howard Carter uncover the entrance to Tut-Ankh-Amun’s tomb: in which valley was that tomb … ?
Q2) What was the first Egyptian Dynasty to be buried there: the 18th, 19th, 20th or 21st … ?
Q3) More to the point, who sponsored Carter’s expedition … ?
Q4) King Tut-Ankh-Amun was a member of the 18th Dynasty.   Who was the first member of that dynasty: Ahmose 1st, Hatshepsut or Akhenaten … ?
Q5) And finally … who was the first person to die, apparently, of King Tut-Ankh-Amun famous Curse … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 
Q1) 3rd November, 1783, saw John Austin become the last person publicly  — judicially — executed at Tyburn: how was he executed … ?
A1) By hanging.
Q2) More to the point, in which year were the last judicial executions in the UK: 1962, 1963 or 1964 … ?
A2) 1964.
Q3) Where was Britain’s last Gallows to be found … ?
A3) HMP Wandsworth.
Q4) And in which year was it dismantled … ?
A4) 1994.
Q5) And finally … name any of the three types of felon who — in the UK — were traditionally supposed to be hanged with a silken rope … 
A5) A poacher who’d killed the King’s Deer, peers who committed murder and those with the Freedom of the City of London.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll catch you later.

After I’ve left you with this line from Howard Carter’s diary … 

“Here before us was sufficient evidence to show that it really was an entrance to a tomb, and by the seals, to all outward appearances that it was intact.”
From the Diary of Howard Carter.

And considering the theme, today … ?   I couldn’t help but leave you with THIS tune … 

*        Why, thank you, Debbi, I’m flattered by the comparison … !   And will start lining up suitable bad punsº … !

º        Oh, pointless bit of trivia for you, Debbi: going by one of those throwaway comments that just slid past on the radio … ?   Britain, over the years, has invaded nine out of ten countries.   Apparently, Luxembourg and Tajikistan are two of the ones it HASN’T … Strange what you can pick up‡ … !

‡        Apparently … We’ve also not invaded Vatican City.   Well, you wouldn’t, would you … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Yes, well, stay clear of Vatican City. My husband wasn't wild about it, even though the Sistine Chapel was awesome and all, art-wise. He's a former altar boy who has bad memories of being taught by nuns, until he went to public school when he turned 12 or 13.

He knows all about the Spanish Inquisition. ;) Ha!

1. the Valley of the Kings
2. the 18th
3. Lord Carnarvon
4. Ahmose 1st
5. Lord Carnarvon