Tuesday, 10 December 2013

The Daily Teaser — 10-12-2013: Human Rights Day

Righty-ho: it’s now officially Tuesday.

Which is possibly the most pointless phrase I’ve ever written.

But you take my point.

It’s Tuesday.

Which, for me, means a little, light shopping.

And back to the job-hunting grind.

Not that I’m complaining that much: if nothing else, there’s a couple of places in Brentwood High Street that I can put my CV into.   I can kill two birds with one stone, to use the old phrase.

Whether it actually leads to an interview … ?

Well, that’s a whole other question … !!

Let’s get moving on, shall we?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with letting me know she’s had an issue with Firefox, also scoring six out of six.

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

Q1) 10th December is Human Rights Day: celebrating the day when the UN’s General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.   In which year was it adopted: 1947, 1948 or 1949 … ?
Q2) The Declaration was voted for by 48 countries: with eight abstentions.   Name any of the abstaining countries.
Q3) The Universal Declaration of Human Rights consists of how many Articles: 10, 20 or 30 … ?
Q4) Which of those Articles say that we “ … should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood” … ?
Q5) Article 26 of the Declaration discusses the right to what: education, privacy or family life … ?
Q6) Freedom of Expression and opinion is guaranteed under which Article of the Declaration … ?
Q7) Finally … which article of the Declaration say no-one may be subject to ‘degrading treatment or punishment’ … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 
Q1) 9th December, 2012, saw the death of which astronomer and tv presenter … ?
Q2) What was the name of the TV show he presented for many years … ?
Q3) Moving on, 9th December, 1961, saw Tanganyika become independent of the UK.   Which country is Tanganyika now part of … ?
A3) Tanzania.
Q4) 9th December, 1992, saw US troops land — on an aid mission — in which African country … ?
A4) Somalia.
Q5) 9th December, 1917, saw UK forces under Field Marshal Edmund Allenby, capture which Middle Eastern city: Damascus, Tehran or Jerusalem … ?
A5) Jerusalem.
Q6) Finally … 9th December, 1968, saw the first demonstration of a computer mouse: how many buttons did it have … ?
A6) One.
I’ll leave you with this observation from Elenor Roosevelt …
“We stand today at the threshold of a great event both in the life of the United Nations and in the life of mankind, that is the approval by the General Assembly of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.”
Elenor Roosevelt.
And Peter Tosh song, Equal Rights … 

Enjoy your day.

*        Do you know how to do screenshots, Debbi … ?   (You need to press the PrntScn button, that’s up near the Page Up/Page Down/Back/Forward buttons.   That’ll take a screenshot , and add it to the clipboard.   THEN you have to open something like MS Paint, and copy the picture into a new window, and save it as usual.)   It’d be handy to let me see what’s going on.   What I suspect is happening, though, is simply that you need to update your copy of Firefox: this page tells you how.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I'll try to look for the update. Otherwise, I'll send you a screenshot. I know how to do those.

1. 1948
2. the Soviet Union
3. 30
4. Article 1
5. education
6. 19
7. 5

Good luck with the job hunt!