Monday, 16 February 2015

The Daily Teaser — 16-2-2015

It’s a Monday.

You can possibly tell, can’t you … ?

A Monday … that sees me, personally, back to work.

It has to be said, I’m enjoying that.   Especially after four years on benefits.

I’m part time, I should add: and doing 12 ’til 3, today.

Even better: it means I can spend some of the little cash I have left on shopping.

Working or otherwise?   I like milk and sugar in my tea … 


But let’s move on, shall we?

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

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s Teaser, shall we?

Here’s today’s questions: along with the How ToLicense and video

Q1) 16th February, 1957, saw the birth of actor, LeVar Burton.   He originally found fame in which 1977 miniseries?
Q2) 16th February is a public holiday in one Asian country: celebrating the birth of former leader, Kim Jong-il.   Which country are we talking about?
Q3) 16th February, 1985, saw the resignation of civil servant, Clive Ponting.   Mr Ponting had revealed details about the British sinking of which Argentinian ship?
Q4) The sinking was during which conflict?
Q5) 16th February, 1923, saw Howard Carter unseal whose burial chamber?
Q6) Finally … 16th February, 1968, saw the introduction of the US’s 911 emergency phone number.   Name either of the UK equivalents.
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 15th February, 1113, saw Pope Paschal 2nd issue the decree that founded the Knights Hospitaller.   The Knights were the Order of the Knights Of Saint John the whom?
A1) Saint John the Baptist.
Q2) The order was founded in the wake of wake: the First, Second or Third Crusade?
A2) The First Crusade.
Q3) Originally, the Knights were headquartered in which Middle Eastern city: Damascus, Jerusalem or Cairo?
A3) Jerusalem.
Q4) After leaving that city, they went where: Cyprus, Lesbos or Malta?
A4) Cyprus.
Q5) The Knights moved from there: to Rhodes.   Rhodes is now part of which European country?
A5) Greece.
Q6) The Knights use what kind of cross as their logo?
A6) A Maltese cross.   (The video version of yesterday’s Teaser was a BIG clue …)
Q7) One group descended from the Knights — the Sovereign Military Order of Malta — is based in which Italian city?
A7) Rome.   (It’s also got its own currency: the Scudo.)
Q8) The UK-based version of the Knights — the Venerable Order Of Saint John — has who as its head: Prince Phillip, Prince Charles or the Queen?
A8) The Queen.
Q9) The Saint John Ambulance organization is another group descended from the Knights: how many regional groups does it have, in the UK?
Q10) Finally … the current leader of the modern Knights is Matthew Festing.   The Grand Master is from which European country?
A10) The UK.
I’ll leave you with this observation …
“You cannot be serious!!”

John McEnroe, born 16th February, 1959.
And this song …

Enjoy your day.

*        ‘TBR’ … ?   Took me a while to work that one out, Debbi.   But, yeah: mine’s tettering away by the bed … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Yep. To be read! :)

1. Roots
2. North Korea
3. the General Belgrano
4. the Falklands War of 1982
5. King Tut's tomb
6. 999