Sunday, 1 February 2015

The Daily Teaser — 1-2-2015

Oh, now that’s sad … 

It seems Japanese journalist, Kenji Goto, held captive by IS militants, has been beheaded.

At least, according to a video that’s been released by the group.

That’s a tragedy for his family: as other such killings have been for theirs.

I can only hope one thing.

That IS gives up doing this: it’s earning them nothing but animosity from those who could be friendlier to their cause.

Frankly?   I don’t see that happening.

Just as I don’t see Lt Moaz al-Kasasbeh, the Jordanian pilot who they’ve held since December, getting out alive.


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 today’s questions, shall we?

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

Q1) 1st February, 2013, saw the opening — to the public — of the European Union’s tallest building.   Which London building is it?
Q2) 1st February, 1974, saw the city of Kuala Lumpur named as a Federal territory.   Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of where?
Q3) 1st February, 1884, saw the initial publication of the first part of the Oxford English Dictionary.   What — alphabetically — is the first entry in the modern, online, OED?
Q4) 1st February, 1996, saw the US Senate pass the Communications Decency Act.   The Senate intended the act to regulate what on the Internet?
Q5) Finally … 1st February, 1908, saw the assassination of King Carlos 1st.   Which European country was he the king of?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 31st January saw the first McDonald’s restaurant opened in Soviet Russia.   In which city?
A1) Moscow.
Q2) In which year of the 1990s?
A2) 1990.
Q3) That same year saw the company open where in mainland where: China, Hong Kong or India?
A3) China: in Shenzen.
Q4) The company’s famous Big Mac debuted in Russia, that year.   In which year of the 1960s did the company introduce the burger across the US?
A4) 1968.
Q5) The special sauce on the Big Mac is a version of what: Mayonnaise, Thousand Island Dressing or ketchup?
Q6) Which McDonald’s product is known — in France — as the Royale with cheese?
A6) The Quarter-pounder.   (Apparently, it’s called the Full Three Taels, in China.   Famously, its also received criticism from food critics, Travolta and Jackson …)
Q7) In 1992, McDonald’s started baking one of their products: instead of deep frying it.   Which product?
A7) Their apple pie.
Q8) One McDonald’s product started life being sold to devout Catholics,  who wouldn’t eat meat on a Friday.   WHICH product?
A8) The Fillet-O-fish.
Q9) McDonald’s branches in one Asian nation, don’t sell beef or pork products.   Which nation?
A9) India.
Q10) Finally … The McDonald’s branches in which country, were temporarily closed on health and safety grounds, in 2012?
A10) Russia.
I’ll leave you with this though from the late Elizabeth Sladen
“Sometimes good television doesn’t depend on money, it depends on imagination and good people directing, casting and doing the job with talented people. Then you’re forgiven a great deal, I think, if sometimes something doesn’t look quite on the money.”

Elisabeth Sladen, 1 February 1946 – 19 April 2011.
And this song … 

Have a good day.

*        Looks like it’s getting it’s UK DVD release on 9th March, Debbi: that’s probably when I’ll start looking out for it on iTunes.   (Frankly, the sooner the better, but there we go … )

1 comment:

Debbi said...


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4. defamation
5. Portugal