Wednesday, 25 February 2015

The Daily Teaser — 25-2-2015

Bleugh … !

Late night working’s a killer, sometimes … !

No, really … !

I actually got to sleep about half past one: after finishing at 10·30.

You would not BELIEVE how time flies, when texting a friend, late at night.

AHEM … !


But let’s moved 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) 25th February, 1870, saw Hiram Rhodes Revels become the first African American elected to the US Senate.   Which party did he represent?
Q2) More to the point, what State was he the Senator for?
Q3) 25th February, 1913, saw the birth of actor, Gert Fröbe.   Which James Bond villain did he play?
Q4) 25th February, 1947, saw the state of Prussia formally dissolved.   What was the Prussian capital city?
Q5) 25th February, 1980, saw a military coup overthrow the government of Suriname.   Suriname is on which continent?
Q6) Finally … 25th February, 1873, saw the birth of Italian singer, Enrico Caruso.   Was Caruso a bass, baritone or tenor?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 24th February, 1582, saw Pope 13th introduce the Gregorian Calendar: with the document, Inter gravissimas.   Was it a Papal bull, letter or Encyclical?
A1) A Papal Bull.   (They’re called that, after the type of seal used on them.)
Q2) The Gregorian Calendar replaced the Julian Calendar.   Who invented the Julian Calendar?
Q3) In either calendar, how many whole days are there: in a non-leap year?
A3) 365.
Q4) Again: in either calendar, how many days are there, in a leap year?
A4) 366.
Q5) The reforms Gregory introduced did what: increase the number of leap years, reduce the number or leap years or neither?
A5) Reduce the number of leap years.
Q6) Gregory had reformed the calendar — in part — to correct the date of the vernal equinox.   When is this, in the northern hemisphere: spring, summer or autumn?
A6) Spring.   (Usually, it’s on March 21st: although it’s on the 20th of the next few years.)
Q7) The particular equinox was important to both church and pope: as it helped fix the date of which Christian festival?
A7) Easter.
Q8) When Gregory introduced his reformed calendar, it removed how many days: 10, 12 or 14?
A8) 10.
Q9) England and Wales started using the new calendar in which year: 1752, 1753 or 1754?
A9) 1752.
Q10) Finally … what was the last European country to adopt the calendar?
A10) Greece.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“To truly know the world, look deeply within your own being; to truly know yourself, take real interest in the world.”

Rudolf Steiner, 25 February 1861 – 30 March 1925.
And this tune … 

Have a good day … !

*        Did you mean my videos, Debbi, or the Tom Lehrer† tune?   Either way, thanking YOU … ! :D

†        Dr Lehrer’s been around for a while … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I like them both! :)

1. Republican
2. Mississippi
3. Gold-FING-er! :)
4. Königsberg
5. South America
6. tenor