Sunday, 27 January 2013

The Daily Teaser — 27-1-2013

You know, there’s one HUGE problem with getting the early night that I got, last night.

I forgot to put my alarm on: I hate doing that … !

And having a congested nose to go with it.

At least, a congested nostril.   Just the one.   Why on Earth is it, when you get a blocked nose, it’s inevitably just the one nostril that gets blocked … ?

One of life’s little  mysteries, I think … 

Let’s move on, shall we … ?

Yes, let’s … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: along with telling us she be keeping us posted on the website redesign, also bagging 9 out of 10*.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s Holocaust Memorial Dayº questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video

Q1) 27th January is Holocaust Memorial Day, internationally and in the UK, marking the date the Auschwitz concentration camp was liberated.   In which year of the World War Two was this … ?
Q2) More to the point, in which modern country was Auschwitz … ?
Q3) ‘Holocaust’ is, of course, the Jewish name for what happened in the Camps.   What is the Romani name for the Holocaust … ?
Q4) Who — in Auschwitz and other camps — were forced to wear pink triangles … ?
Q5) What name did the Nazis give to their victims’ mass killing … ?
Q6) What’s the legal term for this type of mass murder … ?
Q7) And finally … which Asian country’s genocide court is still prosecuting members of the Khmer Rouge … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 26th January saw India become a republic: in which year of the 1950s … ?   
A1) 1950.
Q2) More to the point, how is this known in India … ?   
A2) Republic Day.
Q3) Who was sworn in as its first president … ?   
A3) Rajendra Prasad.
Q4) 26th January, 1965, saw WHAT named as an official Indian language … ?   
A4) Hindi.
Q5) India has many constitutionally recognised regional languages: in what it calls its 8th Schedule.   How many of these languages are there .… ?   
A5) 22.   That’s on top of Hindi, English, and lord knows how many others recognised at a state level.
Q6) What’s the general international nickname for India’s flamboyant film industry … ?   
A6) Bollywood: although strictly speaking, that’s the Hindi language industry, operating out of Mumbai.
Q7) What’s India’s currency … ?   
A7) The Rupee.
Q8) Ajay Bhatt — Indian-American computer engineer — famously co-designed what: the mouse, the optical drive or the USB socket … ?   
A8) The USB socket.
Q9) Which famous Indian sportsman was the first batsman to score 10,000 runs in one day cricket … ?   
A9) The Little Master, himself, Sachin Tendulkar.
Q10) And finally … Which renowned sitarist died in December of 2012 … ?   
A10) Pandit Ravi Shankar.
I’ll leave you with this very relevant quote from Elie Weisal …
“For the dead and the living, we must bear witness.”
Elie Wiesal
And with Dachau Song: written by Jura Soyfer and Herbert Zipper … 

*        You know, Debbi, I’m going to have to head over and have a look, I really am … !

º        I have to admit, I found this one rather emotional to write.   I think whatever ones political views of Israel, I believe Germany’s Nazi regime committed some of the greatest evils — which is always a debatable term, I know — in history.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I so agree, Paul! :) The Holocaust has always touched a nerve for me, too.

1. 1945
2. Poland
3. Porajmos
4. homosexual men
5. the Final Solution
6. genocide
7. Cambodia