Wednesday, 2 October 2013

The Daily Teaser — 2-10-2013

Oh, THAT’S what it is … 

I have to admit, that’s bothered me for weeks: the word yurt, that it.

I’ve had the thing floating around my my head for a couple of weeks, now.

With only half an idea of what the thing was.

Then I quickly looked it up on the mobile version of Wikipedia.

It’s a tent.

Well, that’s maybe simplifying it, a bit.   It’s a SORT OF tent … 

Um … 

That’s not quite an explanation, either, is it … ?

Tell you what: here’s the link.   Go look it up … 

I’ll move on, shall I … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and quite quietly scoring ten out of ten.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions.   Here they are, along with the ‘How To,’ License, and video

Q1) 2nd October, 1925, saw the first tests of a television system, by John Logie Baird.   Which country of the UK was Baird from … ?
Q2) 34 years later, 2nd October, 1959, saw which anthology series make it’s US television debut … ?
Q3) More to the point, who both created and presented that show … ?
Q4) 2nd October is the International Day of Non-Violence: inspired by the fact that the day is ALSO the birthday of which Civil Rights leader …  ?
Q5) 2nd October, 1974, saw US research released: that showed smoking what, caused brain damage … ?
Q6) Finally … 2nd October, 1973, saw the birth of singer/songwriter, Lene Nystrøm.   With which band did she come come to prominence … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 1st October is the national day of China.   WHICH China … ?
A1) The People’s Republic of China: mainland, Communist China, in other words .
Q2) The day celebrates China’s formal founding: in which year of the 1940s … ?
A2) 1949.
Q3) Who made that original declaration, of the country’s founding … ?
A3) Mao Zedong.
Q4) The other country that calls itself China, is … what … ?
A4) The Republic Of China: also known as both 中華民國, Zhōnghuá Mínguó, and, of course, Taiwan.
Q5) The day is usually celebrated with what … ?
A5) A fireworks display.
Q6) What’s the capital city of the country celebrating, today … ?
A6) Beijing.
Q7) Standard Chinese is a version of dialect of Chinese … ?
A7) Mandarin.
Q8) It’s also one of the four official languages in which far Eastern country?
A8) Singapore.
Q9) As of China’s last census, what — with over 22 million people — is China’s most populated city … ?
A9) Shanghai.
Q10) Finally … China’s staple foods includes soybeans, noodles, wheat … and which cereal  … ?
A10) Rice.
I’ll leave you with this observation from Field Marshal Paul von Hindenberg …
“In spite of certain distressing but isolated occurrences in the last battle, I certainly hoped that the Army would be in a position to continue to hold out.”
Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburgh  2 October 1847 – 2 August 1934.
And, given it’s Human League frontman, Phil Oakey’s birthday … ?   We’ll boil something up from the League’s early days … 

Enjoy the day … 

*        Take it the hand’s playing up, today, Debbi … ?   Oh, I’ve been reorganising my sidebar: you’re right at the top … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thank you kindly, Paul! :)

The hand is most horrible, but I'm hanging in there.

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