Wednesday, 1 January 2014

The Daily Teaser — 1-1-2014: New Year’s Day

You know, it’s TEMPTING to start this post by saying ‘bleugh’: or words to that effect.

But let’s be frank: I actually had something of an early night.

I don’t know about you, but I like an early night, where possible.   And frankly … ?

Well, frankly, it’s always struck me New Year’s Eve/Day isn’t necessarily a good enough excuse to stay up late.

At least, not if you haven’t got the money to, anyway … !

Besides: usually, there’s fireworks at twelve.    Who’s going to turn down a free show … ?

Hmm … Let’s get a move on, shall we?   The year’s young … !


Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Debbi and Kaiju* putting in their answers: with both wishing one and all a Happy New Year, and with Debbi† telling us about Robert Crais, it saw both scoring twelve out of twelve.

So let’s see how they — and you — do with today’s Teaser, shall we?   Here it is, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 1st January is New Year’s Day: which the ancient Romans dedicated to which god … ?
Q2) Oshōgatsu is the Japanese New Year’s Day: on which day is it celebrated … ?
Q3) New Year’s Day under the Nanakshahi calendar is (usually) on 14th March.   Which religion uses the Nanakshahi calendar … ?
Q4) 1st Muharram is which religion’s New Year’s Day … ?
Q5) Until 1751, New Year’s Day, in England, took place on 25th March.   Which is also known as Lady Day: and the Feast of the what … ?
Q6) The Jewish New Year is variously called Rosh Hashanah, Yom Teruah and the Feast of Trumpets.   What’s traditionally blown on the day … ?
Q7) Finally … what’s your star sign, if you’re celebrating your birthday, today … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) January, 2013, saw thirty-nine international workers die in a hostage crisis: in which North African country … ?
A1) Algeria.
Q2) February 28th, 2013, saw who famously resign from his post … ?
A2) Pope Benedict 16th.
Q3) March saw the European Union give a €10 million bailout to which island … ?
A3) Cyprus.
Q4) April 2013 saw Chechen born, US resident, Islamist terrorists blow up explosives at a marathon in which US city … ?
A4) Boston.
Q5) May of 2013 saw $1, 000, 000 worth of jewelry stolen from a French hotel: the jewelry had been intended for celebrities attending which event … ?
A5) The 2013 Cannes Film Festival.
Q6) US and UK government secrets were exposed in early June of this year: by which ex CIA employee … ?
Q7) 22nd July of this, saw the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s son: Prince who … ?
A7) Prince George.
Q8) 19th August, 2013, saw which South African athlete charged with murdering his girlfriend?
A8) The Bladerunner, himself, Oscar Pistorius.
Q9) September of 2013, saw the video for a Miley Cyrus song, set the record for most views in a single day.   WHICH Miley Cyrus song … ?
A9) Wrecking Ball.   (Apparently, MOST of The comments were complaints … )
Q10) 18th October, 2013, saw which country become the first to reject a seat on the UN Security Council … ?
Q11) November of 2013, saw which cricketer begin his last ever test match … ?
Q12) Finally … 5th December of this year saw the death of which former South African leader … ?
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“New Year’s Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time.”
James Agate.
And the inevitable ABBA tune … 

Happy New Year … !

*        Happy New Year, Kaiju: hope yours goes well … !

†        Happy New Year Debbi!   (Remind me to check Robert Crais out, sometime … !)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

You should! He's really great!

1. Janus
2. Jan. 1
3. Sikhs
4. Islamic or Muslim
5. Annunciation
6. the shofar
7. Capricorn