Sunday, 16 June 2013

The Daily Teaser — 16-6-2013

Blimey … 

It sounds like Turkey’s on the boil … !

I’ll be frank, I’ve got Radio 4 on, in the background: I think the older I get, the more appealing the BBC’s flagship talk radio station get.

Especially its news coverage.   They’ve just told us about how riot police have broken up the Gezi Park demonstrators.   Going by Radio 4’s news coverage — a touch more recent than the website’s — it seems to have triggered quite a lot of protest in various Turkish cities.

Personally … ?

I’d be a touch worried if I had relatives over there.

I can just be thankful I haven’t: and hope thinks calm down.

Let’s move on, shall we?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and managing to bag 5 out of six.

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) 16th June, 1586, saw Mary Queen of Scots recognise who, as heir and successor … ?
Q2) 16th June, 1955, saw Pope Pius 12th excommunicate which political figure … ?
Q3) 16th June, 2012, saw China launch its Shenzhou 9 craft: complete with three astronauts.   What’s the Chinese term for an astronaut … ?
Q4) 16th June, 1915, saw the founding of the Women’s Institute: which hymn is especially associated with it … ?
Q5) And finally … 16th June, 1911, saw the founding of the company that eventually became IBM.   What does IBM stand for … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 15th Jun, 1215, saw the signing of the Magna Carta: by which English king … ?
A1) King John.
Q2) The Magna Carta was signed in Runnymeade: a meadow in which English county … ?
A2) Surrey.
Q3) King John would have used a seal to make the Magna Carta official: what was the one he used called … ?
A3) The Great Seal Of The Realm.
Q4) The inscription on his seal described John as King of England, Lord of Ireland, Duke of Normandy and Aquitaine … and Count of where … ?
A4) Anjou.
Q5) What language was the Magna Carta written in: English, French or Latin … ?
A5) Latin.
Q6) Finally … How many Barons signed the Magna Carta … ?
A6) 25.
Enjoy those, folks.

I’ll leave you with this thought from the late Tupac Shakur …
“If your not cheering for me, for what I’m doing, don’t cheer for me. Don’t cheer cause you think I'm cute, you know what I’m saying, screw that. Cheer for me for what I’m doing, for what I stand for, and when I go to jail you should cheer louder.” 
Tupac Shakur June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996
And with this song from him … 

Have a good day … 

*        My pleasure, Debbi, I’m just glad I could be os some use.   (As was being glued to the TV version of M•A•S•H: that’s where I heard about about one handed piano pieces, belief it or not!      You see … ?   TV can be educational … !)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Oh, I know it can! That's where I learned about Doctor Who! :) TV!

I am SO glad I found your blog. Really.

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