Tuesday, 12 March 2013

The Daily Teaser — 12-3-2013

You know, it looks like a big day for Roman Catholics.   It’s the day that the conclave starts, to replace Benedict 16th.

Well, I say important for Catholics.

It’s not like any one I know gets a direct voice in the process.

Only those 115 fifteen cardinals actually get that.

Either way, as I always point out to some of my atheistic friends: those 115 men will get to name one of the most influential figures on the planet.

1.2 billion people on the planet are Catholic: even the most lapsed, I  feel, will pay attention, just so they can ignore whatever he says.

Hmmm … 

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?   Yes, let’s … 


Yesterday’s saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with putting up Chapter 9 of Least Wanted, she ALSO bagged five out of five.

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) 12th March, 1971, saw the sending of the March 12 Memorandum: this triggered a coup in which country … ?
Q2) 12th March, 1993, saw bombs go off in which Indian city … ?
Q3) 12th March, 1999, saw three former Warsaw Pact nations join NATO: name one of them …
Q4) More to the point, what is NATO an acronym for … ?
Q5) And finally … 12th March, 1947, saw President Harry S. Truman announce the Truman Doctrine.   What was he speaking against: Capitalism, Communism or Nazism … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 11th March, 1701, saw the first publication of the Daily Courant: one of the world’s earliest national daily papers.   In which London street … ?
A1) Fleet Street.
Q2) 11th March, 1985, saw Mikhail Gorbachev named as leader of the USSR: what was his title … ?
A2) General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
Q3) 11th March, 1861, saw which country proclaim its Constitution … ?
A3) The Confederate States of America.
Q4) 11th March, 1872, saw building begin on the Seven Sisters Colliery, in Wales: what substance was mined in the Colliery?
A4) Coal: obviously … 
Q5) And finally … 11th March, 1977, saw which director charged with rape … ?
A5) Roman Polanski.
I’ll leave you with this song from Al Jarreau … 

And with this quote from Mitt Romney … 
“The one by L. Ron Hubbard...I'm not in favor of his religion by any means, but he wrote a book called Battlefield Earth that was a very fun science fiction book.”
Mitt Romneyº born March 12, 1947
Enjoy the day.

*        Oh, Debbi, get you get my comment … ?   And could you pass my congratulations on to Donna, please … ? :D

º        Not that I’ve read L. Ron Hubbard … but aren’t you glad Obama won … ?

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I got your comment and replied to same! :) And I'm certainly happy that Obama won. Goodness. :)

Thanks for linking to my chapter! Hold on and get ready for interesting things ahead.

1. Turkey
2. Mumbai
3. the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland
4. North Atlantic Treaty Organization
5. Communism