Saturday, 14 September 2013

The Daily Teaser — 14-9-2013: Getting Calendrical … 

Bloody Hell … !

I don’t know about you, but I get spam.

Usually, I get email spam.   Usually.

But with the occasional bout of spam comments, here on my blog.

Well: I SAY bout.   Usually it’s one, maybe two, in a fortnight.

So waking up, this morning, checking my email, and finding I had some ten or so spam comments on listed in the ‘Awaiting Moderation’ section of the Old Peculiar made a lovely start to my Saturday.

I’d urge my fellow bloggers to keep their eyes peeled.   Unless they’d like their readers to find out about wireless speakers … !

Hmmm … 

Let’s move on … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Debbi* and Pink Fluff† putting in their answers: with Fluff scoring five out of ten, and Debbi scoring six.

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

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

Q1) 14th September, 1752, saw the British Empire adopt which calendar … ?
Q2) What date had it been — under the older calendar — the previous day … ?
Q3) Which Pope had introduced the new calendar: Gregory 12th, 13th or 14th … ?
Q4) What name is given to the older calendar that the new one replaced … ?
Q5) Who had that old calendar been created by … ?
Q6) According to the new calendar, how many days are there in a non-leap year … ?
Q7) How many days of the year are there, in the Islamic calendar?
Q8) Finally … What was the last European nation to adopt the new calendar … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 13th September, 1916, saw the birth of writer, Roald Dahl.   With which of the UK’s Armed Forces did he serve, during World War 2?
A1) The Royal Air Force, or RAF.
Q2) Which rank did he rise to … ?
A2) Wing Commander.
Q3) What was the first of Dahl’s published children’s stories … ?
A3) The Gremlins.
Q4) Which 1972 Dahl novel saw Charlie facing the Vermicious Knids … ?
A4) Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator.
Q5) Dahl had a traditional Gypsy caravan in his back garden.   What’s the Romanichal word for such a caravan … ?
A5) A Vardo.
Q6) During his scriptwriting days in the 1960s, Dahl created the Child Catcher.   As a minor villain for which film … ?
A6) Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Q7) Which of his Dahl’s short story collections consisted of material originally written for Playboy … ?
A7) Switch Bitch.
Q8) Name any of the Dahl short story collections turned into a TV series for ITV.
A8) Tales Of The Unexpected, Kiss Kiss and Someone Like You.
Q9) As a result of an injury to one of his children, Dahl helped produced the Wade-Dahl-Till Valve: used in the treatment of which condition … ?
A9) Hydrocephalus: or Water on the Brain.
Q10) Finally … who illustrated Dahl’s 1982 book, The BFG … ?
A10) Quentin Blake.
Enjoy those.

I’ll leave you with this joke from Rodney Dangerfield …
“My wife’s jealousy is getting ridiculous. The other day she looked at my calendar and wanted to know who May was.”
Rodney Dangerfield.
And the one tune I felt was appropriate for a theme like today’s … 

Have a good day … !

*        Couldn’t resist it, Debbi … !   (Oh, and good luck with the drive … !)

†        Welcome back, Fluff, good to see you in … ! :D


Mr Strict said...

1> Gregorian Calendar.
2> Wednesday 2 September 1752.
3> 13th.
4> Julian Calendar.
5> Julius Caesar.
6> 365.
7> 354.
8> Greece with Wednesday, 15 February 1923, being followed by Thursday, 1 March 1923.

Debbi said...

Thanks, Paul! I'm alive and well, as you know.

1. Gregorian
2. I don't know. Mr. Strict has me beat on that. Maybe. :)
3. 13th
4. Julian
5. Julius Caesar
6. 365
7. 354 or 355
8. Greece