Saturday, 30 November 2013

The Daily Teaser — 30-11-2013: Saint Andrew’s Day

You know, there’s upsides and downsides to now having a TV signal, there is.

On the upside … ?   It does mean I’m slowly catching up with documentaries and comedy shows I’d not caught, last week.

QI’s a perpetual favourite.   I’ve also got a BBC4 documentary on about the history of the Blues.

On the downside … ?   Is catching the shocking news that, up in Glasgow, a police helicopter’s crashed into a pub called The Clutha.

I can only hope as few lives as possibly are lost, but have a nasty feeling about that.

Hmm … let’s get a move on, shall we … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with letting us know about how she became a fan of Dr Who, also scored six out of seven.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s Saint Andrew’s Day questions, shall we?

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

Q1) 30th November is Saint Andrew’s Day: name either of the colours which make up the Saint Andrew’s Cross.
Q2) Some of Saint Andrew’s bones are in which Scottish town … ?
Q3) Saint Andrew’s Day was declared a public holiday — for Scotland — in 2006.   By the government of where: Scotland, Wales, England or the UK … ?
Q4) Saint Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, and where else: Prussia, Russia or Romania … ?
Q5) Finally … which island in the Lesser Antilles celebrates Saint Andrew’s Day both as its saints day, AND its independence day … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 29th November saw Atari release the world’s first commercially successful video game.   What game was it?
A1) Pong.
Q2) In which year of the 1970s was the game released … ?
A2) 1972.
Q3) Atari, itself, was based in which US state?
Q4) More to the point, Atari is a Japanese word meaning ‘warning’: and used in which game … ?
A4) Go.
Q5) Atari placed their first coin operated video game in a bar called ‘Andy’s’ … what’s … ?
Q6) The game, itself, is loosely based on which real-world sport: tennis, ping-pong or badminton?
A6) Tennis.
Q7) Finally … what was the name of Atari’s 1976 follow up to its first game … ?
A7) Breakout: designed by Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak.
I’ll leave you with this anonymous verse …
“Yet still the blood is strong, the heart is Highland,

And we in dreams behold the Hebrides!

Fair these broad meads, these hoary woods are grand;

But we are exiles from our fathers’ land.”
‘Canadian Boat Song, Anonymous’
And with this music … 

Enjoy the day … !

*    Oh, I hate that: don’t you, Debbi … ?   Loaning a book out, and never getting it back … !   (Did I tell you I had a copy of the novelisation of very first Dalek story? LORD knows where that’s got to … !)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Really? Wow! I had no idea there was such a story. How interesting.

1. blue and white
2. St. Andrews
3. Scotland
4. Russia
5. Barbados

I'm wearing that other Tardis shirt today. The one I got last Christmas. Haven't worn it in a while! :)

I hope you'll try to talk to Karen Chilvers, at some point, okay?