Friday, 14 December 2012

The Daily Teaser — 14-12-2012: The Polar Teaser

Hmmm … 

I have to admit, it’s not that often I have the BBC’s news channel on.

I have, today, though.

And they’ve just had an article on recycled abandoned shopping trolleys: and NOW have one about Christmas jumpers.

You know, if you didn’t know it’s nearly Christmas, you probably wouldn’t be able to guess … 

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with giving fellow regular, Trevor, a big vote of thanks — over here — she’s ALSO managed to bag 6 out of 6.

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

Q1) 14th December, 1911, saw a team lead by whom, reach the South Pole … ?
Q2) More to the point … which European country was that person from … ?
Q3) The South Pole is on which continent … ?
Q4) In which year did the (debatably) successful British Terra Nova Expedition reach the South Pole … ?
Q5) Who lead the Terra Nova Expedition … ?
Q6) And finally … In which year of the 1950s was the first permanent human structure built at the South Pole … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 13th December, 2002, saw the EU announce it would be joined by 10 new members, in 2004: name any of the countries concerned …   
A1) Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.
Q2) More to the point, what does — in this context — EU stand for … ?   
A2) European Union.
Q3) 13th December, 1642, saw explorer, Abel Tasman reach where … ?   
A3) New Zealand.
Q4) More to the point, what did Abel Tasman name Tasmania, when he originally discovered it … ?   
A4) Van Dieman’s Land: or Anthoonij van Diemenslandt, if you’d prefer it in the original Dutch.
Q5) 13th December, 2000, saw who concede the US Presidential election … ?   
A5) Al Gore.
Q6) And finally … 13th December, 1959, saw Archbishop Makarios become the president of where … ?   
A6) Cyprus.
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you with this quote from a well known Norwegian …
“We see many fine sunsets here, unique in the splendour of their colour. No doubt the surroundings in this fairyland of blue and white do much to increase their beauty.”Roald Amundsen, 16 July 1872 – c. 18 June 1928
And, just as we’re in a themed mood, today … ?   This tune, from Mr V. Ice … 

*        Message delivered, Debbi!   we never know our luck, he MAY leave a reply … ! :D

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thanks, Paul! :) You guys are awesome.

1. Roald Amundsen
2. Norway
3. Antarctica
4. 1912
5. Robert Falcon Scott
6. 1958