Tuesday, 14 October 2014

The Daily Teaser — 14-10-2014: The Teaser At Pooh Corner … 

Oh, my lord, I think it’s Tuesday … 

No, scrub that: I KNOW it’s Tuesday.

Which means it’s a day near an interview I’ve got, on Friday.

I have to admit to a certain amount of nervousness about it.

I don’t I’d be human is I wasn’t nervous.

But … ?

We, to be perfectly frank, I’m not sure I want it: it’s night work, however local, and I’d hate to get my days and nights turned around.

And frankly … ?

Frankly, I’m not sure I’ll get it: the amount of interviews, recently, where I haven’t bagged the job, is both par for the course … 

And lowers ones expectations … 


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 everyone does with the Teaser at Pooh Corner, shall we?   Here’s questions, along with the How To, License and video … 

Q1) 14th October saw the original publication of A. A. Milne’s Winnie The Pooh.   In which year of the 1920s?
Q2) What did the first A in A. A. Milne’s name stand for?
Q3) Winnie is a bear of very little … what?
Q4) Winnie is based on the toy bear owned by A. A. Milne’s son: who ALSO appears in the book.   What was his name … ?
Q5) Winnie’s two best friends include A. A. Milne’s son: and which very small animal?
Q6) Who’s the only female character in the book?
Q7) Eeyore — Winnie The Pooh’s gloomiest character — is an old, grey … what?
Q8) True or false: Tigger appears in Winnie The Pooh.
Q9) Pooh’s House — along with all his friend’s houses — was in 100 Acre what?
Q10) Finally … A. A. Milne wrote a sequel to Winnie The Pooh.   What’s it called?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 
Q1) 13th October saw Greenwich chosen as the basis for: standardized international time.   Greenwich is in which English city?
A1) London.
Q2) Greenwich was chosen in which year of the 1880s?
A2) 1884.
Q3) The Line of Longitude concerned is known as the Prime what: Meridian, Meanderer or  Meritocracy?
A3) Meridian.
Q4) The Line’s near Greenwich’s Royal … what?
A4) The Greenwich Royal Observatory.
Q5) The Line through Greenwich was the basis of Greenwich what Time?
A5) Green Mean Time.
Q6) The passes through seven countries: outside the UK.   Name one of them.
A6) France, Spain, Algeria, Mali, Burkina Faso, Togo, and Ghana.   It ASLO goes through Queen Maud Land: part of Antarctica claimed by Norway.
Q7) The time zone is usually abbreviated to GMT.   Britain uses GMT, and BST.   BST is British what Time?
A7) British Summer Time.   (It ends on the 26th October, this year: I’ll have to make a note of that … )
Q8) GMT was initially adopted — in 1847, in the UK — to coordinate what:  bus timetables, railway timetables or astronomical observation?
Q9) GMT is identical to Western European Time. WET is used in part of Greenland, the Faroe Isles, Iceland, Portugal and Ireland.   It’s also used in which part of Spain?
A9) The Canaries.
Q10) Finally … GMT started as a mean what time: sidereal, solar or synodic?
A10) Solar.
I’ll leave you with this song: as it has lyrics by A. A. Milne … 

And this thought from a certain bear …
“If there’s a buzzing-noise, somebody’s making a buzzing-noise, and the only reason for making a buzzing-noise that I know of is because you’re a bee.”
Winnie the Pooh, in Winnie The Pooh.
Have a good day.

*        Oh, I don’t know, Debbi: I’m in a Clara kind of mood!   (Actually … I’m wondering if anyone’s re-released Doomwatch.   It’s considered to be quite iconic: and Tomorrow, The Rat† caused problems … )

†        I don’t know how true it is: but there’s an old saw that says you’re five foot away from a rat … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Hey, there! Back for more.

1. 1926
2. Alan
3. brain
4. Christopher Robin
5. Piglet
6. Kanga
7. donkey
8. False
9. Wood
10. The House at Pooh Corner