Friday, 28 November 2014

The Daily Teaser — 28-11-2014

You know, my attention can get caught by so many things.

Especially when the radio’s on.

I don’t know if you’d heard, but cricketer, Phil Hughes, died, yesterday: after being hit when a fast ball*.

At the age of 25.

My thoughts and condolences to go his family: 25 is no age for someone to die at.

The reason I mention it … ?   Is because they’ve mention people are paying tribute to Phil Hughes by propping their bats outside their doors — some with caps, others with balls — and then uploading a picture to social media, under the hashtag, ‘#putoutyourbats.’

It probably won’t change the world.   It won’t bring back Phil Hughes.

But it does seem a beautiful gesture to mark the passing of one who died so young.


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

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

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

Q1) 28th November, 1979, saw an aircraft crash into Mount Erebus: killing all 257 people on board.   Mount Erebus is on which continent?
Q2) 28th November, 1975, saw East Timor declare its independence: from which European Country?
Q3) 28th November, 1909, saw the debut of Piano Concerto № 3.   Which composer wrote it: Gustav Mahler, Sergei Rachmaninoff or Claude Debussy?
Q4) In European astrology, what’s your star sign, if you’re birthday is 228th November?
Q5) Finally … 28th November, 587, saw King Guntram recognise Childerbert 2nd as his heir.   As king of where: Aquitaine, Burgundy or the Auvergne?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 
Q1) 27th November saw the formal announcement of the First Crusade.   In which year of the 11th Century?
A1) 1095.
Q2) By which pope: Urban the 1st, 2nd or 3rd?
A2) Urban 2nd.
Q3) The crusade was announced at the Council of where: Nîmes, Clermont or Avignon?
A3) Clermont: or Clermont-Ferrand, to give it its full name.
Q4) The Crusade was in response to a call for help from Alexios 1st Komnenos: the Emperor of where?
A4) Byzantium.
Q5) Emperor Alexios needed Western help against whom: the Seljuqs, the Seleucids or the Sassanids?
A5) The Seljuqs: or Seljuq Empire.
Q6) The Crusaders originally headed for which city: Byzantium, Constantinopolis or Istanbul?
A6) All three.   All three names have been used by Istanbul: that’s is the modern name for the city.   Constantinopolis is the Roman Imperial name for it, and the source of the name, Constantinople.   Byzantium is the name it was given during the Crusades.
Q7) On their way to that city, the assorted members of the Crusader armies attacked and killed many Jews.  In which German region: the Rhineland, Saarland or Lower Saxony?
A7) The Rhineland.
Q8) The First Crusade eventually ended with the reconquest of which Middle-Eastern city?
A8) Jerusalem.
Q9) Which military order of monks was founded as a result of the First Crusade?
A9) The Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon: or Knights Templar.
Q10) Finally … what name was given to the collected Crusader States in the Middle East?
A10) Outremer.
I’ll leave you with this song: as a way of marking its writer, Berry Gordy’s, birthday … 

And with this thought …
“The worst of being a Communist is the parties you may go to are — well — awfully funny and touching but not very gay … I don’t see the point of sad parties, do you?”

Nancy Mitford, 28 November 1904 – 30 June 1973.
Enjoy your day.

Personally … ?   I’m going to see if I can borrow a cricket bat.   I’m no fan: but it does seem the right thing to do … 


*        My thoughts are also with Sean Abbott: the bowler who bowl that bouncer.   He’ll be feeling awful, today.

†        Ha!   We should be so luck, Debbi! :D   Unless we write each other’s, of course!   (Oh, I’ll try and get along to watch that video, later: it’s payday, though, today, so I need to shop … !)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I'm home putting my next video together! :)

1. Antarctica
2. Indonesia
3. Rachmaninoff
4. Capricorn
5. Burgundy