Wednesday, 12 February 2014

The Daily Teaser — 12-2-2014

Argh … !

And double Argh … !

Lord knows what happened there: but I think Bruce — my gently aging Mac mini — has had a bad week.

I’ve just had to do a restart of him: JUST to make sure that caches are clear, and any potential frozen processes are clear.

Bloody annoying, though: I wanted to get a nice early start, today … !

Let’s get a move on, then: as I’m in a rush … !


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and bagging ten out of ten.

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

Hear they are, along with the How To, License and video … 

Q1) 12th February, 1689, saw Parliament declare that Britain’s last Roman Catholic monarch’s flight to France, constituted an abdication.   Who was that monarch?
Q2) 12th February saw civil disturbances start: in which European country?
Q3) 12th February, 1733, saw James Oglethorpe found what’s now the US state of Georgia.   Which British King was the State named after: George 1st, George 2nd or George 3rd … ?
Q4) 12th February, 1947, saw a meteor crash in the Sikhote-Alin mountain range.   That mountain range is in which country … ?
Q5) Finally … 12th February, 1946, saw the end of Operation Deadlight: a Royal Navy operation to — at the end of World War Two — scuttle German what?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 11th February, 2013, saw who announce his resignation as Pope …?
Q2) In which year was he elected Pope … ?
A2) 2005.
Q3) What name was he born under … ?
Q4) As with most other Popes, the outgoing one was elected: by a body consisting of which members of the Church … ?
A4) Eligible members of the College Of Cardinals.
Q5) When electing a pope, that group is called a papal what … ?
A5) Papal Conclave.
Q6) Who did our outgoing Pope replace … ?
Q7) Who was elected as our outgoing Pope’s successor, in 2013 … ?
A7) Pope Francis.
Q8) What’s the name of the church that these men have been head of … ?
A8) The Roman Catholic Church.
Q9) That church was supposed to have been founded by which saint … ?
A9) Saint Peter.
Q10) Finally … The only two other Popes are Bishops of long established Churches in North Africa, heading churches based in which Egyptian city … ?
A10) Alexandria.
I’ll leave you with this tune … 

And this thought from Abraham Lincoln …
“Any people anywhere being inclined and having the power have the right to rise up and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better.”
Abraham Lincoln February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865.
Have a good day.

*        Oh, but I’ve had a bad start to the morning: ever get those, Debbi … ?

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Oh ... pretty much every day. :)

1. James I
2. Poland
3. George II
4. Russia
5. U-boats