Saturday, 31 August 2013

The Daily Teaser — 31-8-2013: the Death Of Diana

Bloody HELL … !

I’ve got BBC Radio 4’s Today programme on: the show has just announced a piece of news that simultaneously not cropped up on the BBC’s news site, AND caught my attention.

It seems a family caring for an elderly relative with dementia, have lost him, after he wandered onto a railway line.

And are now being sued, by the railway company, for severely affecting rail travel.

My immediate response … ?   Was to get my chin off the floor.   And ask myself how bloody insensitive was that, to a family who’ve lost a relative.   AND to ask myself what the point was: how can you predict that someone with Dementia will end up heading for railway lines.   It’s like trying to predict when a suicidal person will jump in front of a train.    You can’t, from where I’m sitting, you can only try your best to prevent it.

Dear GODS!

Let’s move on, shall we?   BEFORE I get exasperated … !


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with mentioning she liked yesterday’s song, she also bagged four 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) 31st August, 1997, saw the death of Diana: in a car crash in which French city … ?
Q2) Who was she dating — and with — at the time of her death … ?
Q3) What was her title, after her divorce from Prince Charles … ?
Q4) Diana’s funeral was held in which church … ?
Q5) In which London park would you find the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain … ?
Q6) Finally … where is Diana buried … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 30th August saw the Space Shuttle make its maiden voyage: in which year of the 1980s … ?
A1) 1984.
Q2) More to the point, WHICH Space Shuttle … ?
A2) The Discovery.
Q3) The Shuttle was launched from the Kennedy Space Centre: which is on an island in which US state … ?
A3) Florida.
Q4) The Shuttle carried the QAST 1 into orbit.   Was that an experimental satellite, an experimental solar array or an experimental jetpack … ?
A4) An experimental solar array: NASA scientist what to test such equipment,
Q5) Finally … Once the mission was finished, at which base did the shuttle land … ?
A5) Edwards Air Force Base, in California.
Enjoy those.

I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Anywhere I see suffering, that is where I want to be, doing what I can.”
Diana, Princess of Wales.
And with possibly the only song one could play, given the theme.

*        Yeah, thought that might be appreciated, Debbi.   I still want to know how Commander Hadfield managed to get the guitar up to the International Space Station: I mean, NASA have some pretty strict weight controls.   Alan Shepard still doesn’t talk about the 3 Iron he got past them … !


Mr Strict said...

2.Dodi Fayed.
3.Diana, Princess of Wales.
4.Westminster Abbey.
5.Hyde Park, London.
6.Her grave is on an island (52.283082°N 1.000278°W) within the grounds of Althorp Park,-1.000278&hl=en&t=h&z=15

Debbi said...

Golf on the moon! Now, that's awesome. :)

1. Paris
2. Dodi Fayed
3. Diana, Princess of Wales
4. Westminster Abbey
5. Hyde Park
6. the Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace

And, hey Mr. Strict. Long time, no see. :)