Monday, 1 December 2014

The Daily Teaser — 1-12-2014

You know, it’s fun having a nephew, it really is.

I was over at my mum’s, last night: the usual family dinner, of a Sunday night.

Absolutely bonkers!

Jude is a little boy who overexcitable: and a heck of a lot of fun!

Oh … 

And likes my big leather chair.

What CAN an Uncle say … ?

Apart from ‘Let’s get a move on …


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) 1st December is World AIDS Day.   According to 2014 reports, the pandemic’s origins are in 1920s where: Kasangulu, Kinshasa or Kongolo?
Q2) 1st December, 1885, saw Dr Pepper served for the first time.   In which Texan town: Vidor, Waco or Yorktown?
Q3) 1st December, 1973, saw the death of David Ben-Gurion: the first Prime Minister of Israel.   He’d been born in what’s now which European country?
Q4) 1st December, 2013, saw the launch of the Jade Rabbit Lunar Rover.   By which country?
Q5) Finally … 1st December, 1864, saw a huge fire take place: in which Australian city?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 30th November is, obviously, Saint Andrew’s Day.   It’s a public holiday in Scotland.   What’s the term for a public holiday, in Scotland and the rest of the UK?
A1) A bank holiday.
Q2) When are any of the other public holidays: in Scotland?
A2) 1st and 2nd of January, Good Friday, the first Monday in May (May Day), Last Monday in May (Spring holiday), first Monday in August (Summer holiday), 25th December (Christmas Day) and 26th December (Boxing Day).
Q3) The town of Saint Andrews is which Scottish county: Clackmannanshire, Fife or North Ayrshire?
A3) Fife.
Q4) The town is ALSO home to Golf’s major governing body: what’s it called?
A4) The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of Saint Andrews.
Q5) The Flag of Scotland is a white Saint Andrew’s cross on a blue background.   What name’s given to the flag?
A5) The Saltire.
Q6) That flag is also the flag of the largest of the Canary Islands.   Which Island are we talking about?
A6) Tenerife.
Q7) Celebrating Saint Andrew’s Day — in Scotland — dates from the rule of whom: Duncan 1st, MacBeth or Malcolm 3rd?
Q8) A very old superstition, in parts of Scotland and northern England, sees people putting a Saint Andrew’s cross above the fireplace.   This stops what from coming down the chimney: witches, wizards or goblins?
A8) Witches.
Q9) Saint Andrew’s Day is an excuse to play which baggy, Scottish musical instrument?
A9) The bagpipes.   (Traditionally, these will be the Great Highland Bagpipes.)
Q10) Finally … what’s the capital of Scotland?
A10) Edinburgh.
I’ll leave you with this song … 

And with this thought …
“When that fire hit your ass, it will sober your ass up quick!   I saw something, I went, ‘Well, that's a pretty blue.   You know what?   That looks like… FIRE!’   Fire is inspirational.   They should use it in the Olympics, because I ran the 100 in 4.3.”

Richard Pryor December 1, 1940 – December 10, 2005.
Enjoy your Monday … 

*        Oh, did you ever get a chance to visit the Scillies, or the Isle of Man, while you and Rick were here, Debbi?   I’m not to sure about Man, but I know the Scillies are supposed to be one of the most beautiful parts of the British Isles.   (Oh, sorry about the score: but one of the answers you give was a spelling mistake, and gave me some really STRANGE results … !)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

With my fingers, I'm not surprised! :) No problem.

We didn't see either of them. There's so much I want to see when we get the chance. Wish I had a real TARDIS. *sigh*

1. Kinshasa
2. Waco
3. Poland
4. China
5. Brisbane