Thursday, 7 November 2013

The Daily Teaser — 7-11-2013: The October Revolution

Is the BBC lovely … ?

Or, at least, its news channels?

The reason I say that is that a couple of items have caught my eye.

First off … ?   Couple of associated bid bits, really.   Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the man who  invented the World Wide Web, has criticised UK and US spy agencies, for cracking encryption used in protecting online privacy.   I don’t know if the heads of MI5, MI6 and GCHQ will be question about that: but they’re due before a grilling, today, in front of a Parliamentary committee!

Which should be interesting.

The other bit of news that caught my attention … ?   Was that Swiss scientists have done tests on the body of the late PLO leader, Yasser Arafat: finding high than expected of radioactive polonium.   And concluded that there was a good possibility that he was murdered.

I can only ask — and I want you imagine a HEAVILY ironic tone, here — who could’ve done that?

Either way, I can’t see that not starting a row … !

Let’s get a move on, shall we?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with letting us know she’s got good things planned, she also scored five out of five.

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

Q1) 7th November, 1917, saw the start of the October Revolution: in what’s now which country … ?
Q2) The October revolution started when Bolsheviks stormed which Palace?
Q3) That palace is in what’s now which city … ?
Q4) It’s called the October Revolution because it started on 25th October, 1917, in the older form of calendar, used at the time.   What was that calendar called … ?
Q5) The assault on the palace was led by whom … ?
Q6) The start of the assault was signaled by a shot from which battleship … ?
Q7) Finally … the assault — and revolution — led to the creation, in 1922, of which state … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 6th November, 1986, saw forty-five oil works die in a helicopter crash: off the coast of which country of the UK … ?
A1) Scotland.
Q2) 6th November, 1944, saw the Hanford Atomic Facility be the first place to produce which explosive metal … ?
A2) Plutonium.
Q3) 6th November, 1995, saw the Rova of Antananarivo destroyed by fire.   The historic palace had been home of the Kings of which island?
Q4) 6th November, 2012, saw the death of actor, Clive Dunn: in which popular series did he play Corporal Jones … ?
Q5) Finally … 6th November, 1991, saw the last oil well fire put out, after the First Gulf War.   In which country … ?
A5) Kuwait.
I’ll leave you with this thought from a well known Bolshevik …
“While the State exists, there can be no freedom. When there is freedom there will be no State.”
V. I. Lenin.
And with the Red Army Choir doing its thing … 

Have a good.

I’ll be looking forward to Friday, then, Debbi … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thanks, Paul!

1. Russia
2. Winter Palace
3. Saint Petersburg
4. Julian
5. Vladimir Lenin
6. Battleship Potemkin
7. the USSR