Friday, 13 December 2013

The Daily Teaser — 13-12-13: Europe Endless

Ye … GODS, but I’m tired … !

Lord knows why: it’s not like a I didn’t get an early night.

Yet, this morning … ?

I’m happily — ok, happilyish — yawning my head off.

Which possibly isn’t good: especially as I have to go into Basildon, for this week’s Work Programme course, on Self-employment.   Something I’d rather be awake for!

Hmmm … 

I’d better get a move on, hadn’t I … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with letting me about cult TV, also bagged nine out of ten.

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) 13th December, 2002, saw the EU announce it would be joined by ten new members: in May of which year … ?
Q2) More to the point, name any of the ten nations.
Q3) One of those ten nations became a republic on 13th December, 1972.   Which nation … ?
Q4) Another elected Archbishop Makarios 3rd as its first President, on 13th December, 1959: WHICH of them … ?
Q5) Which of those ten nations was placed under martial law, on 13th December, 1981 … ?
Q6) Finally … One of those ten nations declared war on the USA, on 13th December, 1941.   Which of them … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 12th December, 1911, saw George 5th proclaimed as Emperor of India: who was his Empress … ?
A1) His wife, Mary of Teck.
Q2) More to the point, what name to given to the ceremony: Durbar, Durban or turban?
A2) The Delhi Durbar.   (The word means ‘court’.)
Q3) Even MORE to the point, in which Indian city was it held … ?
A3) Delhi.
Q4) What R was the name given to British rule of India … ?
A4) The Raj.
Q5) Who was the first British monarch of India … ?
Q6) Who was the last Mughal Emperor … ?
Q7) Who was the last British Emperor of India … ?
Q8) The last British viceroy of India was Viscount Mountbatten of where … ?
A8) Burma.
Q9) 12th December, 1911, also saw the capital of India moved to Delhi: from where … ?
A9) Calcutta: also spelt ‘Kolkata’. 
Q10) Finally … Name any of the modern countries that occupy territory that had been part of British India …
A10) Bangladesh, Burma, India, Pakistan and, believe it or not, Yemen.
Enjoy those.

I’ll leave you with this thought from Jose Manuel Barroso …
“What we have is the first non-imperial empire .. We have 27 countries that fully decided to work together and to pool their sovereignty. I believe it is a great construction and we should be proud of it.”
Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the EU Commission.
And with some Kraftwerk … 

Have a good day.

*        You realise, Debbi, that both Britain and the US have at least one cult hit like that, ones that, a given number of years ago, weren’t thought well of: and are now HUGE money spinners?   As an incidental thought … ?   I loved the new look Klingons in Star Trek: Into Darkness.   I mean,  Space Marines and cranial ridge piercings?   Where can you go wrong … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I couldn't agree more, Paul! Sci-fi is awesome. But then so is mystery. Combining the two can be really awesome! :)

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