Thursday, 3 January 2013

The Daily Teaser — 3-1-2012

Wouldn’t you know it.

There’s been a report.

Seemingly — according to this piece of news from the BBC — mildly obese people are more likely yo live longer than those with a healthy Body Mass Iindex.

Which means I’m probably going to his a ripe old age … !

Hmm … 

I think sticking my tongue very firmly in my cheek is an appropriate response, there.

Let’s move on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: along with letting me know she always thought the quotes and videos were regularly hitting the proverbial spot*, also bagged 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) 3rd January, 1977, saw the incorporation of Apple Computers: who directed it’s famous 1984 advert … ?
Q2) 3rd January, 1962, saw Fidel Castro excommunicated: by which pope … ?
Q3) More to the point, Fidel famously handed most of his presidential offices to his brother: what’s his brother’s name … ?
Q4) 3rd January, 1521, saw Pope Leo 10th excommunicate whom … ?
Q5) 3rd January, 1868, saw the abolition of the Tokugawa Shogunate, or bakufu, the (then) government of Japan.   What does the word bakufu mean: tent office, headquarters or command post … ?
Q6) And finally … 3rd January, 1980, saw President Babrak Karmal of Afghanistan, defend which country’s action … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 2nd January, saw Britain establish control over the Falkland Islands.   What name do the Argentinians give to those islands … ?   A1) Las Islas Malvinas.
Q2) More to the point, the Spanish name for the Falklands is taken from which French town … ?   A2) Saint Malo, in Breton.
Q3) 2nd January, 1993, saw peace talks start in the civil strife in which small European state … ?   A3) Bosnia.
Q4) Which Communist country had that state been a part of … ?   A4) Yugoslavia.
Q5) 2nd January, 1871, saw Amadeus 1st become King of where: Germany, Austria or Spain … ?   A5) Spain.
Q6) And finally … 2nd January, 1839, saw Louis Daguerre take photos of which space-borne object … ?   A6) The Moon.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll leave you with this quote from the late Professor Tolkien …
It was just as the 1914 War burst on me that I made the discovery that 'legends' depend on the language to which they belong; but a living language depends equally on the 'legends' which it conveys by tradition. … Volapuk, Esperanto, Ido, Novial, &c &c are dead, far deader than ancient unused languages, because their authors never invented any Esperanto legends …”   
J. R. R. Tolkien, 3 January 1892 – 2 September 1973
And this tune from the Herbie Nichols Trio … 

*        Gee, thanks, Debbi!   (But I usually pick them so they match the day … )

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I know. That's what amazes me! Your choices often seem to jive with my blogging moods. Weird coincidence? :)

In any case, they're always good. You have good taste, whether it matches mine or not. :)

1. Ridley Scott
2. John XXIII
3. Raúl Castro
4. Martin Luther
5. tent office
6. the USSR