Thursday, 21 November 2013

The Daily Teaser — 21-11-2013: World Hello Day

Hmmm … 

I have told you about the aerial, haven’t I … ?

Haven’t I … ?

Just so you know, me and the neighbours have had issues with the buildings communal aerial: or the junction box that both amplifies and splits the signal, and sends both pay and free content to the twelve different flats in our building.

Well, after a hell of a lot of phone calls, yesterday — from quite a few of us! — we’ve been informed that the box will be replaced, this morning.

Gosh, I hope so … !

I’d hate to not see the 50th anniversary show, I really would.

What’s more, it’s very easy to forget quite how used to hearing human voices we get … !

Let’s get a move on, shall we?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with hoping my aerial get’s fixed, she ALSO scored five out of five.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s World Hello Day set, shall we?

Here it is, along with the ‘How To,’ License and video … 

Q1) 21st November is World Hello Day.   It was created to encourage peace, during the Yom Kippur War: which three countries fought the Yom Kippur War … ?
Q2) How many people is one supposed to say ‘Hello’ to: 10, 20 or 30 … ?
Q3) According to the relevant website, people in how many countries observe World Hello Day: 180, 190 or 200 … ?
Q4) Which veteran rockers released a 1973 album, called ‘Hello’: Kiss, Status Quo or Canned Heat?
Q5) More to the point, what was the only single from that album to chart in the UK … ?
Q6) Willkommen is the German word for ‘welcome’: in which Liza Minelli musical is ‘Willkommen’ the opening song … ?
Q7) More to the point … which character sings the song … ?
Q8) Hello Magazine started in 1988: what’s the name of its Spanish parent magazine … ?
Q9) Who — in 1984 — had a UK No 1 with ‘Hello’ … ?
Q10) Finally … Hello AG is a charter airline operating from which European country … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 20th November, 1908, saw the birth of broadcaster and journalist, Alistair Cooke: famed, in part, for broadcasting his Letters Fromwhere … ?
A1) America.
Q2) 20th November also saw the birth — in 1889 — of astronomer, Edwin Hubble.   Which agency launched the Hubble Space Telescope, that’s named after him … ?
A2) The National Aeronautics and Space Administration: AKA NASA.
Q3) 20th November, 1979, saw the seizing of the Grand Mosque, by religious dissidents.   The Mosque contains the Kaaba, the holiest place on Earth to Muslims, and is in which country … ?
Q4) 20th November, 284AD, saw who chosen as Roman Emperor: Carinus, Diocletian or Maximian … ?
Q5) Finally … 20th November, 1942, saw the birth of the 47th Vice President of the USA.   Who is he … ?
A5) Joe Biden.
I’ll leave you with this thought from a certain Dr R. Song … 

“Hello, sweetie”
Alex Kingston as Dr River Song.
And this tune … 

Have a good day.


*        I’m hoping so, too, Debbi: I’d HATE to miss it … !   (It’s supposed to be getting fixed, this morning: I’m nervous, and mildly sceptical, about that.)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Good luck with that.

1. Israel, Egypt & Syria
2. 10
3. 180
4. Status Quo
5. Caroline
6. Cabaret
7. Sally Bowles
8. Hola
9. Lionel Ritchie
10. France