Sunday, 23 December 2012

The Daily Teaser — 23-12-2012

I have to admit, I’ve been watching this year’s Strictly Come Dancing.

Simply in the run-up to this year’s last series of Merlin, you understand.

Normally, I’d not go near something like it: but have to confess, the series is entertaining,


Hmmm … Let’s get moving on, shall we?   Before IK start burbling on suspiciously about Loius Smith.


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: along with letting Trevor know his copies are on the way, and us that she’s both written this post*.

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) 23rd December, 1823, saw the debut of the poem, ’Twas the Night Before Christmas.   What’s the poem’s name … ?
Q2) More to the point … how many reindeer are mentioned in the poem … ?
Q3) 23rd December, 1975, saw US President, Gerald Ford, sign the Metric Conversion Act into US law.   When did Britain’s Board Of Trade agree to a British metrication program: 1964, 1965 or 1966 … ?
Q4) More to the point, what’s the basic metric unit of mass … ?
Q5) 23rd December, 1936, saw the first flight of which bomber … ?
Q6) And finally … 23rd December, 2007, saw which country abolish its monarchy … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 22nd December, 2012, is the date that the alien invasion starts: according to which TV series … ?
A1) The X-Files.
Q2) 22nd December, 1989, saw the Brandenburg Gate re-open, after almost thirty years: in which European city is the Brandenburg Gate … ?
A2) Berlin.
Q3) 22nd December, 1947, saw the Constituent Assembly of Italy approve what: the Italian constitution, general election rules or flag … ?
A3) The Italian constitution.
Q4) 22nd December, 1885, saw former Samurai, Ito Hirobumi, become the first Prime Minister of where … ?
A4) Japan.
Q5) And finally … 22nd December, 1942, saw Adolf Hitler order what weapon be put into production … ?
A5) The V2.
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you with Chet Baker’s Time After Time … 

And — believe it or not — this quote from the founder of Mormonism, Joseph Smith Jr …
“If my life is of no value to my friends it is of none to myself.”
Joseph Smith Jr, December 23, 1805 – June 27, 1844

*        Actually, Debbi, can you flag that 2nd Amendment post for me, as and when … ?   That I wouldn’t mind a read of … !


Kaiju said...

1. A Visit from St. Nicholas
2. Is this a trick question? ;> None. At least, no reindeer. 8 creatures were called: coursers. The definition of courser is swift horse or charger.
3. 1965
4. gram (g)
5. Vickers Wellington bomber
6. Kingdom of Nepal

Debbi said...

I hope you liked my thoughts about repealing the 2nd amendment. :)

I'll be posting a short bit tomorrow about family and friends, in the spirit of the season.

What an awesome and unusual year this has been. :)

1. A Visit from St. Nicholas
2. 8
3. 1965
4. the gram
5. the Vickers Wellington bomber
6. Nepal