Wednesday, 11 December 2013

The Daily Teaser — 11-12-2013: The Abdication

You know, there’s a phrase that I’ve heard a lot of, just recently: ‘heating or eating’.

Heating … or eating … 

Which basically means the choice — if you’re on my sort of money — between exactly that.

The choice between spending your minimal cash on enough gas to keep the central heating going, or food.

I can appreciate that dilemma, certainly: these past few months, I’ve been able to not worry whether I’ve had enough to heat my flat.   Having enough cash on my gas meter to give me hot water, has had to do.

Unfortunately, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.   Which means I’m relying on regular showers, closed windows, and LOTS of jumpers to keep warm.

Welcome to the neighbourhood … !

Let’s get a move on, shall we?   That’ll keep the circulation going … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with wishing me me luck on the job-front, she ALSO scored seven out of seven.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s teaser, shall we?

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

Q1) 11th December saw Edward 8th abdicate the throne of the UK, the British Dominions … and where else … ?
Q2) In which year of the 1930s did this happen … ?
Q3) Edward abdicated because he wanted to marry whom … ?
Q4) The pair were suspected of being very sympathetic: to which German regime …?
Q5) Finally … Edward 8th — and his brother, George 6th — belonged to which royal dynasty … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
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 … ?
A1) 1948.
Q2) The Declaration was voted for by 48 countries: with eight abstentions.   Name any of the abstaining countries.
A2) The Soviet Union, the Ukrainian SSR, the Byelorussian SSR, Communist Yugoslavia, Communist Poland, South Africa, Czechoslovakia and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Q3) The Universal Declaration of Human Rights consists of how many Articles: 10, 20 or 30 … ?
A3) 30.
Q4) Which of those Articles say that we “ … should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood” … ?
A4) Article 1.
Q5) Article 26 of the Declaration discusses the right to what: education, privacy or family life … ?
A5) Education.
Q6) Freedom of Expression and opinion is guaranteed under which Article of the Declaration … ?
A6) 19.
Q7) Finally … which article of the Declaration say no-one may be subject to ‘degrading treatment or punishment’ … ?
A7) Article 5.
I’ll leave you with this line from Edward 8th’s Abdication speech …
“You must believe me when I tell you that I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility and to discharge my duties as King as I would wish to do without the help and support of the woman I love.”
Edward 8th’s abdication speech.
And with this … 

Have a good day … !

*        Oh, the screenshot didn’t come through, Debbi: but I’ll have another go, tonight, for you.   (There’s a two day deadline on downloads, by the way: just so you know.)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Got it, Paul! Thanks!

1. India
2. 1936
3. Mrs. Wallis Simpson
4. the Nazis
5. House of Windsor