Saturday, 25 January 2014

The Daily Teaser — 25-1-2014

Hmmm … 

Looks like I’ve some work cut out for me!

I’ve some videos to do for the blog.

And a little write up on something, that I’m going go ask some friends to look at, before I think about posting it.

And you know what … ?   I’m very probably going to take a stroll, wet as it is, out there.

I don’t know about you, but I could do with the exercise … !


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with letting us know Americans also complain, she also bagged five out of five.

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

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 25th January is Burns Night: celebrating the life and work of Robert Burns.   What pudding is traditionally eaten at a Burns night supper … ?
Q2) What vegetables traditionally go with that … ?
Q3) 25th January is also the Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul, The Apostle.   Paul famously had his conversion on the road to which Syrian city … ?
Q4) 25th January saw the opening of the first Winter Olympics: in Chamonix, France.   In which year of the 1920s … ?
Q5) 25th January, 1993, saw five CIA agents shot, near the CIA’s head-quarters.   In which US state is that HQ … ?
Q6) Finally … 25th January, 2006, saw three different observation teams announce the discover of a rocky, extra-solar, what … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 24th January, 1984, saw the original Apple Mac go on sale: the first commercially successful computer to use a graphical user interface, and mouse.   How many buttons did that original mouse feature … ?
A1) Just one.
Q2) 24th January, 41AD, saw the assassination of Emperor Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus.   ‘Caligula’, the name we know him by, was a childhood nickname that meant ‘Little’ … what: toga, pants or boots?
A2) Boots.   (His father, germanicus, used to take his family with him on military campaigns.)
Q3) 24th January, 1946, saw the UN General Assembly pass the resolution to set up the UN body that oversaw what: help to refugees, world health or atomic energy?
A3) Atomic energy: the body in question is the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission.
Q4) Three years earlier, 24th January, 1943, saw Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill finish a wartime conference in which North African city … ?
Q5) Finally … 24th January, 1986, saw the Voyager 2 probe pass within 50, 000 miles of which planet … ?
A5) Uranus.   (Which is a rather attractive shade of duck-egg blue: the colour is at complete odds with the actual atmosphere, consisting of methane and tons of petrochemicals.)
Enjoy those.

As it’s Burns Night, I’ll leave you with this thought from the Man, himself …
“On ev’ry hand it will allowed be,

He’s just—nae better than he should be.”
Robert Burns, 25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796
And with this tune … 

Have a good day … !

*        I don’t think you’ve got anything to complain about, with that score, Debbi!   100% … !


Anonymous said...

G'Day !
1- haggis
2- Tatties & Neeps
3- the road to Damascus
4- 1924
5- Virginia
6- An Exoplanet


The Duke.

Debbi said...

Thanks, Paul! :)

1. meat pie
2. onions
3. Damascus
4. 1924
5. Virginia
6. planet

I probably blew the British food questions! :)