Friday, 4 January 2013

The Daily Teaser — 4-1-2013: Scouting For Answers

Well … there went THAT idea … !

I actually managed to grab meself an early night, last night.

And didn’t manage to get to sleep until late.   With the net result that — this morning — I feel as grotty as it’s possible to feel, without actually being physically ill.

Bleaugh … !

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

Yes, let’s … 


Yesterday’s saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with telling me I’ve got taste, she also managed to bag 6 out of 6.

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

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

Q1) 4th January saw the Scouts given a Royal Charter: in which year … ?
Q2) Who was on the British throne, at the time … ?
Q3) Who founded the Scouts … ?
Q4) That founder — and first Chief Scout — had been a hero of the Second Boer War.   During which siege had he won recognition … ?
Q5) The first Chief Scout wrote the book that inspired the movement: which was called Scouting For what: boys, girls or drugs.
Q6) What’s the motto of the Scouts … ?
Q7) Who’s the current UK Chief Scout … ?
Q8) What’s the term for a group of Beaver Scouts, the youngest Scouts in the UK … ?
Q9) Which former Scout famously — or infamously — was arrested in a public toilet in Beverly Hills … ?
Q10) And finally … which former Scout co-wrote Paint It Black … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 3rd January, 1977, saw the incorporation of Apple Computers: who directed it’s famous 1984 advert … ?
A1) Ridley Scott.
Q2) 3rd January, 1962, saw Fidel Castro excommunicated: by which pope … ?
A2) John 23rd.
Q3) More to the point, Fidel famously handed most of his presidential offices to his brother: what’s his brother’s name … ?
A3) Raúl Castro: or Raúl Modesto Castro Ruz if you want it in full.
Q4) 3rd January, 1521, saw Pope Leo 10th excommunicate whom … ?
A4) Martin Luther
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 … ?
A5) Tent office.
Q6) And finally … 3rd January, 1980, saw President Babrak Karmal of Afghanistan, defend which country’s action … ?
A6) Soviet Russia’s: they’d just invaded.   (I can’t see him having lasted very long in the post … )
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you with this traditional Scout song.

And this quote from Lord Robert Baden-Powell …
“If a man cannot make his point to keen boys in ten minutes, he ought to be shot!”
Robert Baden Powell

*        Oh, bless you: and thank you for saying so.   (And for re-using them: it’s kind of nice to know I’m having  an effect … !)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

You're definitely doing so. Thanks, Paul! :)

1. 1912
2. George V
3. Robert Baden-Powell
4. Siege of Mafeking
5. Boys
6. Be prepared.
7. Bear Grylls
8. Beavers
9. George Michael
10. Mick Jagger