Friday, 31 October 2014

The Daily Teaser — 31-10-2014: Be SCARED!

 Hmmm … 

You know I like I documentary, don’t you … ?

I’ve got one on, at the moment, that I recorded last night.   About a WW2 operation called Operation Jericho: all about t raid on Amiens Prison, where a lot of Resistance fighters were being held.

Fascinating stuff, I should add.

And very mysterious, in one sense.

No-one’s sure who ordered the raid … 


But let’s move on, shall we?

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

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s rather scary questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video

Q1) “I love the Little Girl, and I’ll love ’til the day she dies”.   Which song it that line from?
Q2) Nina Simone’s version of Gloomy Sunday, has at least 100 suicides to its credit: allegedly.   When did the BBC lift its ban on the song?
Q3) Horror film, The Cabin In The Woods, was co-written by Joss Whedon, directed by Drew Goddard, and released in which year: 2011, 2012 or 2013?
Q4) Which scary, fictional serial killer has an extra middle finger?
Q5) RKO Picture’s most famous monster film featured a giant gorilla.   What was the film called?
Q6) In Islamic and Arabic lore, what name is given to the creatures of scorching fire mentioned in the 72nd Sura of the Koran?
Q7) Which creatures do you find both in Norse myth: and on the Internet?
Q8) One traditional game played at Halloween is bobbing for … what?
Q9) Some Protestant Churches celebrate Halloween as Reformation Day.   It marks the day Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to a what?
Q10) Finally … Who published a poem called Halloween, in 1786?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 30th October, 1922, saw Benito Mussolini confirmed as Prime Minister.   Of which European country?
A1) Italy.
Q2) What title did Mussolini later assume, a couple of years later?
A2) ‘The Leader’: or il Duce in the original Italian.
Q3) Mussolini was leader of his country’s Fascist party: what was it called?
A3) The National Fascist Party: Partito Nazionale Fascista, or PNF, in the original Italian.
Q4) The party’s symbol was a bundle of rods: tied to, or containing, which bladed weapon?
A4) An axe.
Q5) Mussolini’s Fascists had a paramilitary wing: known, in English, as what?
A5) The Blackshirts.
Q6) Mussolini was Prime Minister: and a member his country’s parliament.   Name either of the parliament’s chambers.
A6) The lower house is the Chamber of Deputies, whilst the upper house is the Senate of the Republic.
Q7) The German equivalent of the Fascists — notoriously led by Adolf Hitler — were called what?
A7) The National Socialist German Workers' Party, or Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, in German: but more simply known as the Nazi.
Q8) Mussolini’s Fascists also influenced those in Spain: led by General Francisco Franco.   What were the Spanish Fascists called?
A8) The Falange, or Falangists.
Q9) Ironically, Mussolini got financial help: from which British security organization?
A9) MI5.
Q10) Finally … Mussolini eventually was summarily executed by partisans: towards the end of WW2.   Near which lake?
A10) Lake Como.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin.”

Charles M Schulz, in It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.
And with, quite possibly, the scariest piece of film music ever written … 

Happy Halloween … !

*        OK, fair enough, Debbi: does that mean you still need me turning that technical post into a film/slideshow?   (Oh, by the way, you’ve heard of Tim Cook, yes, the CEO of Apple?   I’m wondering if the old story about the company logo being a nod to Alan Turing will start circulating again: especially after his big announcement, yesterday … !)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I think I'm good, but if you want to provide more info, the more the merrier!

And kudos to the Apple guy! :)

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2. 2002
3. 2012
4. Hannibal Lecter
5. King Kong
6. the Jinn
7. trolls
8. apples
9. church door
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