Monday, 17 November 2014

The Daily Teaser — 17-11-2014

Hmmm … 

It’s a Monday.

Which means I’ve a busy one.

After all, I’ve got to tell the housing benefit people I’m now working.

AND I’ve got my weight management programme, tonight.

Do you get nervous at that sort of thing … ?

I do: especially when it comes to the BIG moment: actually finding out how much, if anything, I’ve lost.

I’ve done well: thus far, I’ve lost about five kilos.

Here’s hoping … 


But let’s move on, shall we?

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

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

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

Q1) 17th November, 1951, saw the birth of painter, Jack Vettriano.   His best known painting is The Singing …what?
Q2) 17th November, 1952, saw the birth of designer, David Emanuel.   He and his ex-wife, Elizabeth, designed the 1981 wedding dress for whom?
Q3) 17th November, 1933, saw the USA give diplomatic recognition to which state?
Q4) 17th November, 50, saw Lhamo Dondhrub named as the 14th Dalai Lama.   Although exiled, the Dalai Lama is (technically) a religious leader of which country?
Q5) Finally … 17th November, 1790, saw the birth of August Möbius: mathematician and discoverer of the Möbius strip.   How many sides does the strip have: one, two or three?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 16th November, 1904, saw John Fleming receive the patent for the earliest thermionic valve.   That conducted electricity through what: helium, a vacuum or metal wire?
A1) A vacuum.
Q2) 16th November is the International Day Of Tolerance.   According to which UN body?
A2) The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization: more simply known as UNESCO.
Q3) In Orthodox Christianity, 16th November is the feast day of which saint: Matthew, Mark, Luke or John?
A3) Matthew.
Q4) 16th November is Icelandic Language Day.   Which letter of the alphabet did Iceland abolish in 1973: s, z or n?
A4) Z.   (It’s also got two extra ones not seen in English: Þ þ, anglicised as ‘thorn’ and Ð ð, called eth.)
Q5) Finally … 16th November, 1967, saw the birth of actress, Lisa Bonet.   In which 1987 film did she play Epiphany Proudfoot?
I’ll leave you with this song … 

And this thought …
“Politics, as I never tire of saying, is for social and emotional misfits, handicapped folk, those with a grudge. The purpose of politics is to help them overcome these feelings of inferiority and compensate for their personal inadequacies in the pursuit of power.”

Auberon Waugh, 17 November 1939 – 16 January 2001.
Enjoy your day.

*        My pleasure, Debbi!   (Now I come to think of it, Debbi, I’m Sorry, I Haven’t A Clue’s back on Radio Four, tonight: well worth catch.   It should be on the BBC’s World Service at some point.   The schedules are here … )

1 comment:

Debbi said...

It's amazing how much is "out there", you know?

1. Butler
2. Princess Diana
3. Ukraine
4. Tibet
5. one