Saturday, 14 December 2013

The Daily Teaser — 14-12-2013

Saturday … 

Hmmm … 

Saturday … !

It’s a Saturday: and it’s a Saturday that’s get close to Christmas.

To be frank … ?   It’s a Saturday that’s getting close to Christmas: and I’m wondering where the hell I put the Christmas cards I had left over, from last year.

Hmmm … I think I know where I’ve left them.   Although lord KNOWS what I’m going to stamps with … !

Oy … veh … !


Moving on, yesterday’s teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with letting know science fiction — and mysteries — are awesome, also scoring four out of six.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions: here they are, along with the ‘How To,’ license and video … 

Q1) 14th December, 1946, saw the UN’s General Assembly vote to have it’s headquarters in which city … ?
Q2) 7 years earlier, the UN’s predecessor expelled the Soviet Union, for invading Finland.   What was the name of the UN’s predecessor … ?
Q3) 14th December, 1962, saw the Mariner 2 become the first Earth probe to fly past which planet … ?
Q4) On a similar space theme, 14th December, 1972, saw Eugene Cernan become the last man to walk on the moon.   As part of which Apollo mission … ?
Q5) Finally … 14th December, 1985, saw Wilma Mankiller become the first woman named as Principal Chief of which Native American tribe?
Here ’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 13th December, 2002, saw the EU announce it would be joined by ten new members: in May of which year … ?
A1) 2004.
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 … ?
A3) Malta.
Q4) Another elected Archbishop Makarios 3rd as its first President, on 13th December, 1959: WHICH of them … ?
A4) Cyprus.
Q5) Which of those ten nations was placed under martial law, on 13th December, 1981 … ?
A5) Poland.
Q6) Finally … One of those ten nations declared war on the USA, on 13th December, 1941.   Which of them … ?
A6) Hungary: or the Kingdom of Hungary, as it was at the time …
I’ll leave you with this thought, from astronomer, Tycho Brahe …
“With a firm and steadfast mind one should hold under all conditions, that everywhere the earth is below and the sky above, and to the energetic man, every region is his fatherland.”
Tycho Brahe, 14 December 1546 – 24 October 1601.
And with this tune … 

Have a good day.

*        I couldn’t agree more, Debbi† … ! :D   (Which remind me, I’m going to have to dig up Bladerunner … !)

†        Totally pointless point, for you, Debbi, this was the Teaser I was writing the last time you phoned … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Bladerunner is a good one! :)

1. New York
2. the League of Nations
3. Venus
4. Apollo 17
5. the Cherokee Nation