Monday, 11 November 2013

The Armistice Day Teaser — 11-11-2013

You know, that’s got me thinking.

I’ve just got a documentary on, that I recorded last night: Richard Hammond’s giving us a rough guide on how to build a universe.

He’s just described some galaxies as ‘lens-shaped’.

Which got me thinking one thing.

How on EARTH do you describe that shape to a child … ?

Which got me wondering.    Apart from saying it’s the same shape as a Minstrel, I’m blowed if I could think of anything.

Let me know if you get any ideas … !

Let’s move on … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and, with letting us know everyone’s busy, also scored six out of seven.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with the Armistice Day Questions, shall we?   Here they are, along with the ‘How To,’ License and video … 

Q1) 11th November is Armistice Day, commemorating the end of World War 1: on which date … ?
Q2) In Commonwealth countries, it’s traditional to stay silent for how many minutes on 11th November … ?
Q3) In which year was the first of those Silences … ?
Q4) In which year did the last, surviving, UK-resident, WW1 veterans last attend an Armistice Day memorial … ?
Q5) Which veterans organisation were the first to wear poppies, to commemorate the dead of WW1?
Q6) Finally … Which British monarch ordered the first Armistice Day commemorations?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 10th November saw the broadcast of the debut episode of Sesame Street.   In which year of the 1960s?
A1) 1969.
Q2) The show was originally broadcast on the NET network: which stood for National Educational … what … ?
Q3) That network later became known as the PBS: or Public Broadcasting what: service, system or subject … ?
A3) Service.
Q4) What’s the name of the production company behind Sesame Street … ?
A4) Currently … it’s the Sesame Workshop.
Q5) The Muppets were originally used on the show: who created The Muppets … ?
Q6) Who’s the LARGEST Muppet on Sesame Street … ?
A6) Mr Aloysius Snuffleupagus.
Q7) Finally … Name either of the two human actors who’ve been with the show since its première.
A7) Bob McGrath, who plays Bob, and Loretta Long, who plays Susan.
I’ll leave you with this …
“… To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.”
In Flanders Field Lieutenant Colonel John Alexander McCrae.
And this.

Have a good day.

*       You’re right there, Debbi: work programme for me, today.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Good luck with that, Paul. I'd love to get your thoughts about the UK's National Health system sometime.

We have a health care crisis in the US, and I'm curious about how other countries deal with their health care issues.

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