Wednesday, 21 January 2015

The Daily Teaser — 21-1-2015

Bleugh … !

My arms … ache … !

Still … !

I have to admit to having had one hell of a fantastic night, on Monday: go-karting at the staff Christmas do.

My arms still feel like two bits of lead piping, though.

Damn stiff, in others words!

Still … ?   I’m off to me doctors, today: for something completely different, I should add!

And muscle isn’t the worst of it!


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring 8 and a half 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) 21st January, 1965, saw the birth of Jason Mizell: better known as rapper, Jam Master J.   He found fame with which band?
Q2) 21st January, 1899, saw Opel manufacture its early cars.   The company’s based in which European country: France, Germany or Italy?
Q3) 21st January, saw Quebec become the first Canadian province to launch its own flag.   What heraldic sign features on it: the maple leaf, the lion or the fleur-de-lis?
Q4) 21st January, 1953, saw the birth of Microsoft co-founder, Paul Allen.   Allen co-owns a Major League Soccer team: or football team, if not American.   What’s the team called?
Q5) Finally … Which European country declared itself a republic, on 21st January, 1925?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 20th January, 1942, saw senior Nazis hold the Wannsee Conference, to discuss the mass killing of which group of people?
A1) The Jews.
Q2) Of German occupied where?
A2) Europe.
Q3) What did the Nazis call their mass killing program?
A3) The Final Solution of the Jewish Question.   (I’ll accept ‘Final Solution, though’)
Q4) The conference was called by Reinhard Heydrich: a senior member of which Nazi organization?
A4) The Schutzstaffel, or SS: he was also head of the Reich Main Security Office, the organization that lead the Security Police (or SiPo), the SD, the SS’s Intelligence Service, and the Gestato, the Secret Police.
Q5) Wannsee itself is a suburb of which German city?
A5) Berlin.
Q6) The mass killings decided on at the Conference were foreshadowed by German actions in Operation Barbarossa.   Operation Barbarossa was Nazi Germany’s invasion of where: Poland, Russia or Austria?
A6) Soviet Russia.
Q7) The Nazis killed many Jews in specialized death camps.   Many of these camps were in which East European country?
A7) Poland.
Q8) What was the name of the camp — in Poland — which saw the most killings take place: Auschwitz, Sobibor or Treblinka?
A8) Auschwitz.
Q9) Many in the camps were killed with Zyklon B: made by the company, IG Farben.   In which year of the 1950s was IG Farben eventually dissolved?
A9) 1952.   (The gas, itself, contained Prussic Acid: Hydrogen Cyanide, in other words.)
Q10) Finally … the mass killings the Nazis carried out, has been given what name: the Hypocaust, Holocaust or Hydrocaust?
A10) The Holocaust.
I’ll leave you with w thought from the ever quotable Mr Blair …
“There is something wrong with a regime that requires a pyramid of corpses every few years.”

In Memorium, George Orwell, 25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950.
And this tune from Tweet … 

Enjoy your day … 

*        I’m with you, there, Debbi†!   Still, these things have to be remembered, despite that.

†        Today’s quote — from George Orwell — seemed very relevant … 

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