Saturday, 6 December 2014

The Daily Teaser — 6-12-2014

Whoooooah … Here we go … 

It’s Saturday.   Saturday morning: obviously!

And frankly, I’m getting an early morning cuppa down my proverbial neck.

Which does help: especially after a late night session, making the videos for Nik Nak’s Old Peculiar.

Fun, fun, fun … !   Says I, with a certain amount of irony!

At any rate … ?   I hope they go down well: there’s a lot of work going on them!


But let’s move on, shall we?

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

Let’s see how everyone does with todays questions, shall we?   Here they are, along with the How To, License and video … 

Q1) 6th December, 1978, saw Spain formalize the most recent version of its constitution.   Who, according to that constitution, is Spain’s Head Of State?
Q2) 6th December, 1973, saw the US House of Representatives confirm Gerald Ford as vice President.   Which amendment to the US Constitution covers this: the 25th, 26th or 27th?
Q3) 6th December, 1768, saw the first publication of the Encyclopædia Britannica.   In which year did it announce it would stop publishing a print edition?
Q4) 6th December, 1947, saw President Harry S. Truman dedicate the Everglades National Park.   The park is in which US state?
Q5) Finally … 6th December, 1969, saw the death of Meredith Hunter: at a concert at the Altamont Speedway, in California.   Which English band were performing, when Meredith died?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 5th December, 2013, saw the death of Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa.   In which year had he been born?
A1) 1918.
Q2) He’d been South Africa’s first black president: serving in the post from 1994 to which year?
A2) 1999.
Q3) Mr Mandela had been a Thembu member of which South African people: Zulu, Xhosa or Basotho?
A3) Xhosa.
Q4) As President, Mr Mandela had replaced who?
Q5) Nelson Mandela had been the first black President of South Africa: after the country dismantled it notorious minority rule regime.   That regime had been known as what?
A5) Apartheid.
Q6) The word that described that regime came from Afrikaans.   Afrikaans is a relative of which European language?
A6) Dutch.
Q7) South Africa’s previous regime had imprisoned Nelson Mandela for 27 years: in a prison on Robben Island.   In which year of the 1990s was he released?
A7) 1990.
Q8) Nelson Mandela famously led which South African political party?
A8) The African National Congress: also called the ANC.
Q9) South African reconciliation was helped, when Nelson Mandela publicly supported South Africa’s (all-white) national Rugby Union team, in the 1995 World Cup.   That team takes its name from which deer?
A9) The springbok.
Q10) Finally … Idris Elba played Nelson Mandela in the 2013 film about him.   What was that film called?
I’ll leave you with this song … 

And this thought …
“The spiritual life is not a special career, involving abstraction from the world of things. It is a part of every man’s life; and until he has realised it he is not a complete human being, he has not entered into possession of all his powers.”
Evelyn Underhill, 6 December 1875 – 15 June 1941.
Enjoy your day.

*        Gosh, I hope so … !   (Going TOTALLY off the subject, Debbi … ?   I don’t know if they’ll be showing it on BBC America, but Aunty’s done a potted history of science fiction, called Tomorrow’s Worlds: fascinating watch, and worth keeping an eye open for … )

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I should look for that. Thanks, Paul!

1. the President of the Government of Spain
2. the 25th
3. 2010
4. Florida
5. the Rolling Stones