Tuesday, 23 December 2014

The Daily Teaser — 23-12-2014

Opening yesterday’s Teaser, I passed on the sad news of the death of actress, Billie Whitelaw.

There’s been more, since then.

For starters, singer, Joe Cocker’s died: of lung cancer, at the age of 70.

There’s more: a bin lorry in Glasgow mounted the pavement, killing six people in the process.

These are all sad events: that leave me offering my condolences to the families involved.

But it has to be said, my more cynical side is saying “It’s beginning to lot like Christmas.”

With heavy amounts of irony … 


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) 23rd December, 1893, saw the premiere of Engelbert Humperdinck’s opera, Hänsel und Gretel.   The libretto was written by Humperdinck’s sister: and based on a fairy tale collected by whom?
Q2) 23rd December, 1919, saw the UK’s Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919 become law: outlawing someone’s removal from public office on the grounds of gender or marriage.   Becoming law in the UK, means receiving the royal what?
Q3) 23rd December, 1938, saw the re-discovery of the Coelacanth: off the coast of South Africa.   The fish had thought to have become extinct, when: the late Cretaceous, late Jurassic or late Triassic?
Q4) 23rd December, 2013, saw the death of Lieutenant-General Mikhail Kalashnikov.   What was his best known military invention?
Q5) Finally … In Oaxaca City, 23rd December is the Night of the Radishes.   Oaxaca is in which central American country?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 22nd December is National Mathematics Day.   In which country: India, China or Japan?
A1) India.
Q2) 22nd December, saw human rights activist, Dr Martin Almada, find what’s called the Archives of Terror.  These were archives and documents about human rights abuses, centred in which South American country: Paraguay, Brazil or Argentina?
A2) Paraguay.
Q3) Towards the end of the Cold War, 22nd December, 1989, saw the re-opening of the Brandenburg Gate.   The Gate is in which German city?
A3) Berlin.
Q4) 22nd December, 1891, saw the discover of Asteroid 323 Brucia.   The asteroid was the first to be discovered by what: telescope, photograph or laser scanning?
Q5) Finally … 22nd December, 1988, saw the assassination of Chico Mendes: a trade unionist and environmental activist from which South American country?
A5) Brazil.
I’ll leave you with this tune … 

And this thought … 
“Stuff happens when you are a kid, it scars you inside for life.”

Corey Haim, December 23, 1971 – March 10, 2010.
Enjoy your day.

*        Oh, Debbi, about the email … ?   Are we talking about Nuance’s dictation software … ?   Because, going by its Wikipedia entry, David Pogue† wasn’t completely stunned with it …

†        His Missing Manuals are usually considered definitive.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Apparently, it's particularly bad on Mac. I'll do the best I can, as usual. :)

1. Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
2. assent
3. the late Cretaceous
4. the AK-47
5. Mexico