Thursday, 12 November 2015

The Daily Teaser — 12-11-2015

You know, I have to make a confession.

Yes … it’s true … 

I’m getting mildly addicted to the Today programme on Radio 4!

Which is possibly ageing me, I know.

But … ?

I don’t know about you, but there’s a number of media — TV stations, radio stations, what-have-you — I could be listening to, first thing in the morning.

I don’t know what you think.

But personally … ?

Personally, I find having Radio 4 on to be rather more civilised than a blaring TV news channel.

Well … they get distracting, don’t they … ?


But let’s get moving on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Armistice Day Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: scoring ten 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) Who was crowned as Emperor of Japan, on 12th November, 1990?
Q2) That same day — 12th November, 1990 — Sir Tim Berners-Lee publish his proposals for the World Wide Web.   Are the Web and the Internet, the same thing?
Q3) Yuri Andropov became the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union: on 12th November, 1982.   Who did he succeed?
Q4) Morocco, Tunisia and Sudan joined the United Nations: on 12th November, 1956.   All three countries are on which continent?
Q5) Finally … the Voyager 1 probe took photos of Saturn’s rings: on the 12th November, 1980.   The Rings consist largely, but not exclusively, of particles made from what: water ice, methane ice or hydrogen ice?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 11th November is Armistice Day.   It originally marked the Armistice at the end of which World War?
Q2) The Armistice ended the fighting where: the Eastern Front, Western Front or Southern Theatres?
A2) The Western Front.
Q3) The Armistice was signed between Germany and the Allies: which included France, the British Empire and the Russian Empire.   The Allies were also known as what ‘E’?
A3) The Entente Powers.
Q4) Which French general was both head of the Allies joint armed forces: AND the man who wrote much of the Armistice?
A4) Marshal Ferdinand Foch.
Q5) The Armistice was heavily influenced by the Fourteen Points: first enumerated by the (then) US President.   Which US President?
Q6) The terms of the Armistice included one that insisted Germany surrender its minenwerfers.   These devices were what: machine guns, mortars or anti-aircraft guns?
A6) Mortars.
Q7) The Two Minute Silence — marking the Armistice, in many parts of the world — has its origins in which country?
Q8) Many will wear the traditional red poppy, in the run up to Armistice Day.   Those of us who are pacifists, will wear what colour poppy?
A8) White.
Q9) The Armistice was signed in a what: troop transport, railway carriage or lorry?
Q10) Finally … what was the name of the organization founded in the wake of the War: and mentioned in Point 14 of the Points mentioned in Question 5?
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I love walking in the woods, on the trails, along the beaches. I love being part of nature. I love walking alone. It is therapy. One needs to be alone, to recharge one's batteries.”

Grace Kelly, November 12, 1929 – September 14, 1982.
And this tune … 

Enjoy your day … 

*        That’s OK, Debbi, I’ll let you off.   :D


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Akihito
Q2) No. The internet includes the World Wide Web and other things…
Q3) Brezhnev
Q4) Africa
Q5) Water ice
I was listening to an ELO concert on the radio whilst answering the questions. I listen to Radio 2, so talk about age! (and I have for quite a few years too. Apart from the local radio. Did I tell you I volunteer at Penistone FM?)

Debbi said...

Most kind of you. Looks like you'll have to let me off for this weekend. I'll be at ScriptDC, away from computers. Mostly. :)

1. Akihito
2. no
3. Leonid Brezhnev
4. Africa
5. water ice

See you later! :) Wish me luck