Sunday, 6 September 2015

The Daily Teaser — 6-9-2015

Oh … crap … !

It’s a Sunday morning.

And I’m up at silly o’clock in the morning.

Seriously silly o’clock in the morning … !

Frankly … ?   We have a staff meeting, this morning.

At 8-30.

I can’t complain about that.   I’m as curious as anyone else, to find out who’s won this period’s up selling contest.

It would be nice to retain that trophy, however meaningless it may be in the long run.

Still … 

It’s seriously silly o’clock … !


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) 6th September, 1522, saw the Victoria return to its home port: after becoming the first ship to circumnavigate the world.   It’s home port was Sanlúcar de Barrameda.   Sanlúcar de Barrameda is in which European country?
Q2) More to the point, the Victoria had been part of an expedition commanded by which explorer?
Q3) 6th September, 1952, saw an air-crash: at the Farnborough Air Show.   The crash, and the show, was in which English county?
Q4) 6th September is the earliest date of the traditional Abbots Bromley Horn Dance.   What’s the latest date the dance can take place on?
Q5) On 6th September, 1888, Charles Turner became the first cricketer to how many wickets in an English season: 150, 200 or 250?
Q6) Finally … 6th September is Independence Day: in which African country?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 5th September is the International Day of Charity: according to the United Nations General Assembly.   It was originally conceived by the government of which European country?
A1) Hungary.
Q2) The date was chosen as it marked the passing of which famous nun?
Q3) That nun received the Nobel Peace Prize for her charitable work: in which country?
A3) India.
Q4) Charitable behaviour is also known as which ‘P’?
A4) Philanthropy.   (There’s a difference, I’m told.   The comparison the Wikipedia entry uses is an old one.   Charity means you give someone a fish: Philanthropy means you teach that person how to fish.)
Q5) Charity given as a religious duty — or obligation — as known as what: alms-giving, arms-dealing or arms-bearing?
Q6) In Christian belief, charity is one of three cardinal virtues.   Name either of the other two.
A6) Faith or hope.   (An older virtue, Bissonomy, has long since been forgotten …)
Q7) Charitable giving is one of the five pillars — or basic requirements — of Islam.   What do Muslims call this particular pillar?
A7) Zakat.
Q8) Which UK charity famously listens to people in emotional distress: and runs a phone line for those of us contemplating suicide?
A8) Samaritans.   (It’s only recently it’s changed its name to ‘Samaritans,’ from ‘The Samaritans.’)
Q9) Which French led charity was founded in 1971: and has a name that roughly means ‘Doctors Without Borders’?
A9) MSF: usually known in the UK under its French name, Médecins Sans Frontières.
Q10) Finally … which humanitarian organization has a symbol seemingly based on the flag of Switzerland?
A10) The International Committee of the Red Cross.   (Although it’s — apparently — still disputed.)
I’ll leave you with this thought … 
“One of us is going to win and one of us is going to lose but it won’t be the be-all and end-all.”
Tim Henman, born 6th September, 1974.
And this tune … 

Have a good day … 

*        It was rather good, wasn’t it, Debbi … ? :D

1 comment:

Debbi said...

It was great! :)

1. Spain
2. Ferdinand Magellan
3. Hampshire
4. Sept. 12
5. 250
6. Ghana