Saturday, 24 October 2015

The Daily Teaser — 24-10-2015

You know, that’s a vague worry … 

Did I tell you my mother has TalkTalk as her internet service provider … ?

She’s got TalkTalk as her internet service provider.

So the news the company’s been hit by its third hack attack in the space of eight months … ?

That’s … worrying … 

I can only hope she’s changed all her passwords.

Just in case … !


But let’s move on, shall we?

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

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

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

Q1) 24th October, 1998, saw NASA launch the Deep Space 1 probe.   The craft was heading for what: a comet, an asteroid or Mars?
Q2) 24th October, 1949, saw the foundations laid for the headquarters of the United Nations.   That HQ is in a borough of which US city?
Q3) Arsenal’s 49 game unbeaten record came to an end: on 24th October, 2004.   Who beat them?
Q4) 24th October, 51 AD, saw the birth of Emperor Domitian.   Domitian was the last Roman Emperor from which dynasty: the Julio-Claudians, the Antonines or the Flavians?
Q5) Finally … 24th October, 1966, saw the birth of Russian investor and businessman, Roman Abramovich.   Which Premiership side does he own?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 23rd October saw the first meeting of the Parliament of Great Britain.   In which year of the 1700s?
A1) 1707.
Q2) Name either of the Parliaments it replaced?
A2) Those of England and Scotland.
Q3) Those parliaments were replaced by laws called the Acts of what: onion, bunion or union?
A3) Union.
Q4) In which Royal Palace did the Parliament of Great Britain meet?
Q5) More to the point, the House Of Commons meets in what was Saint Stephens’ … what?
A5) Chapel.   (All that’s left of the original Chapel is Saint Stephen’s Entrance.   Careful!)
Q6) The Parliament of Great Britain was eventually replaced by the Parliament of where?
Q7) More to the point, in which year was this?
A7) 1800.
Q8) The latter parliament was formed when which Kingdom’s Parliament joined up?
A8) The Parliament of the Kingdom of Ireland.
Q9) The House Of Commons is the lower House of Parliament, in all its various forms: what’s the upper house called?
A9) The House Of Lords.
Q10) Finally … What’s the emblem of Parliament?
A10) A crowned, heraldic, portcullis.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“It’s only people who are hysterical who can play hysterical parts.”

Dame Sybil Thorndike, 24 October 1882 – 9 June 1976.
And this tune … 

Have a good day … 

*        That’s half the fun, though, Debbi … ! :D


Debbi said...

True! :)

1. an asteroid
2. New York City
3. Manchester United
4. Flavian
5. Chelsea Football Club

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) An asteroid
Q2) New York
Q3) Manchester United
Q4) The Flavians
Q5) Chelsea
I hope your mother is OK.