Sunday, 27 April 2014

The Daily Teaser — 27-4-2014

Ooooooh … 

I think I know what’s causing the assorted aches and pains, at the mo.

I need to clean my bed-sheets.

Well, not quite.

What I actually need to do is turn my mattress over.   I usually find the side I HAVERN’t squashed by sleeping on, is flatter: and comfier to sleep on.

At least, that’s been my experience, so far.

Frankly … ?   I don’t see that changing for a while!


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring 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 ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 27th April, 1840, saw the first foundation stone laid, for the building that now houses the UK’s Houses of Parliament.   What IS that building … ?
Q2) 27th April, 1927, saw the formal founding of the Carabineros de Chile: Chile’s what … ?
Q3) 27th April, 1945, saw Italian partisan’s arrest whom … ?
Q4) 27th April is Independence Day, in two African countries: name either …
Q5) Finally … 27th April, 2002, saw NASA — and others — receive the last signals from which space probe … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 26th April, 1933, saw the formation of Nazi Germany’s secret police force: what was it called?
A1) The Geheime Staatspolizei, or Gestapo.
Q2) Which Nazi founded the force … ?
Q3) From 1934, the leader of the SS headed the force: in his role as overall Chief of Germany’s police forces.   What was his name … ?
Q4) Jews, Freemasons, catholics and protestants were all classed as ‘Sects and Churches’, by the force: and thus, dealt with by which of the force’s departments … ?
A4) Department B.
Q5) On a similar note, which department was responsible for counter-intelligence … ?
A5) Department E.
Q6) Which member of the force was known as The Butcher Of Lyon … ?
Q7) In the same vein, which senior officer was also one of the main architects of the Holocaust: and assassinated in Prague?
Q8) The Nazi’s Secret Police cooperated — for a while — with the Soviet secret police: what was the name of the latter body … ?   (It’s wasn’t the KGB, so you know: that was only created in 1954.)
A8) The Народный комиссариат внутренних дел, or Narodnyy Komissariat Vnutrennikh Del: also known as the People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs, or NKVD .
Q9) What — after World War 2 — was the name of Communist East Germany’s secret police force … ?
A9) The Ministerium für Staatssicherheit, or Ministry for State Security : better known as the Stasi.
Q10) Finally … the force was found to be a criminal organization, after WW2.   By which body … ?
A10) The International Military Tribunals: also called the IMT and Nuremburg War Crimes Trials.
I’ll leave you with this song … 

And this thought …

“Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars.”
Casey Kasem, born 27th April, 1932.
Enjoy your day.

*        Oh, my pleasure, Debbi!   I’ll also admit to agreeing with various reviewers: that say his finest work is the non-Discworld book, Nation, is possibly his best work.   It’s certainly the only book I’ve read that has a central character called Ermintrude … (Oh, I’m ALSO going in something of a different direction, at the moment: I’m reading Iain M. BanksThe Hydrogen Sonata, his last science fiction novel.)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I've been reading an assortment of books lately. All interesting.

1. Palace of Westminster
2. national police force
3. Mussolini
4. Sierra Leone and Togo
5. Pioneer 10