Saturday, 21 March 2015

The Daily Teaser — 21-3-2015

Oh, well, now … 

I have — wait for it — a new phone … 

… … 

OK, that’s not so much of a big announcement, now is it?

That it isn’t … !

But I’m rather pleased I’ve gotten hold of one.

For starters?   For starters, it now means I can tweet on the go.   Which was the point of the exercise, frankly.

Another thing?   While I’ve not managed to pick up an iPhone — not on my money! — I have managed to pick up a cheap an cheerful Android phone: complete with all the difficulties in syncing to a Mac that implies.

I could well have got one that’s cheaper.

But it would’ve been a Windows phone.   Me being me … ?

I’d rather not, thank you … !


But let’s get a move on, shall we?

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

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we?

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

Q1) 21st March is the International Day Of Forests.   Most forests contain what: fish, trees or bushes?
Q2) 21st March is also World Down Syndrome Day.   The condition is caused by a third copy of which chromosome?
Q3) 21st March, 1556, saw Thomas Cranmer burnt at the stake.   Which Church of England post had he famously held?
Q4) 21st March, 1980, saw the first airing of Dallas episode, A House, Divided: which ended with the shooting of J. R. Ewing.   Who shot J. R?
Q5) Finally … 21st March, 1993, saw the birth of Welsh martial artist, Jade Jones.   She was Britain’s first Olympic Gold medallist in her chosen disciple.   What is it: Ju-jitsu, Taekwondo or karate?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 20th March is UN French Language Day.   French has been an official language —  in France — since which year of the 1990s?
A1) 1992.
Q2) French is one of five of the world’s most widely spoken Romance languages.   Name one of the other four.
A2) Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Romanian.   (Romanian’s the only Eastern European language on the list.)
Q3) French is spoken in France: and in Wallonia.   Wallonia is part of which European country?
A3) Belgium.
Q4) French is also one of the official languages of Switzerland.   How many official languages does Switzerland have?
A4) Four: French, German, Italian and Romansch.
Q5) Versions of French are spoken in the British Isles: on two of the Channel Islands.   Name one of the two islands.
Q6) French is an official language in Canada.   It’s the only official language in which Canadian province?
A6) Quebec.   (It’s also widely spoken in New Brunswick, Ontario and Manitoba.)
Q7) French is the second most widely spoken language in four US states.   Name one of those states.
A7) Louisiana, Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire.   (One of my favourite series of novels — Julian May’s Milieu series — had, as its main character, a chap called Rogi Remillard: a French-speaking native of New Hampshire.)
Q8) With over 24 million people who speak French as a first or second language, which African nation has the largest population of French speakers?
Q9) French is an official language in Vanuatu.   Vanuatu is in which ocean?
A9) The Pacific.
Q10) Finally … what’s the French word for ‘Goodbye’?
A10) Au revoir.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I used to be under the impression that in some kind of wanky, bullshit way, acting was like therapy: you get in and grapple with and exorcise all those demons inside of you. I don’t believe that anymore. It’s like a snow shaker. You shake the thing up, but it can’t escape the glass. It can’t get out. And it will settle until the next time you shake it up.”

Gary Oldman, born 21st March, 1958.
And this tune … 

Have a good day … 

*        Looks about right to me, Debbi!

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Awesome! :)

1. trees
2. chromosome 21
3. Archbishop of Canterbury
4. Kristin Shepard
5. taekwondo