Saturday, 14 November 2015

The Daily Teaser — 14-11-2015

Good … lord … 

Overnight, Paris has been attacked by Jihadist terrorist.

In what a BBC reporter has just called the world terrorist attacks in mainland Europe, since the Madrid train attacks in 2004.

Reports vary: saying between 80 and 120 people have died.

That’s … 

Well, there’s possibly a lot I could be saying, here.

Possibly … !

I’m very aware that I’ve seen a couple of people — on Facebook, mostly — making some very right-wing — offensively right-wing, I feel — comments.

Offensively right wing … and unhelpful.

To the point where I’ve unfriended at least one person.

Personally … ?

I think blaming an entire group for the actions of a few is the WORST reaction.

And quite probably the best way of feeding resentments that fuel further attacks.

At any rate … ?   I can only, quietly, offer my thoughts to the families of the victims.


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with Olga scoring six out of six, and Debbi, five.

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

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

Q1) During the US Civil War, 14th November, 1862, saw President Abraham Lincoln approve plans to capture the capital city of the Confederate Staes of America.   That capital is now part of the USA.   Which Virginian city is it?
Q2) Which UK city was bombed: on the night of the 14th — and early morning of the 15th — of November, 1940?
Q3) 14th November, 1954, saw the birth of Condoleeza Rice.   Which political office did she hold under President George W. Bush?
Q4) 14th November, 2014, Saw the death of TV producer, Glen A. Larson.   His first big hit series, for Universal Studios, was a Western: called what?
Q5) More to the point, his Mormon beliefs were the inspiration for which of his serials?
Q6) Finally … 14th November, 1967, saw physicist, Theodore Maiman, granted the patent for the world’s first what?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 13th November, 354AD, saw the birth of Saint Augustine of Hippo.   He’s the patron saint of whom: brewers, hoteliers or cheese-makers?
A1) Brewers.
Q2) More to the point, the now gone city of Hippo was in what’s now which North African country?
A2) Algeria.
Q3) Which country voted to join the EU: on 13th November, 1994?
A3) Sweden.
Q4) Which Walt Disney film premiered on 13th November, 1940: Snow White, Dumbo or Fantasia?
A4) Fantasia.
Q5) The Times began publication, on 13th November, 1979.   After a year long what?
A5) Strike/industrial dispute.
Q6) Finally … 13th November, 1841, was the date surgeon, James Braid, saw a demonstration of what was then called ‘animal magnetism’ and subsequently studied it.   As a result, animal magnetism is now in regular use: and generally called what?
A6) Hypnotism/hypnosis.
I’ll leave you with this observation …
“I came out to myself when I was about 15 or 16, and to my parents when I was 18.   When you come out to your parents, that’s when it’s properly official…”

Russell Tovey, born 14th November, 1981.
And this tune … 

Enjoy your day … 

*        Well … maybe, Olga: but I very much doubt I’ve anything to offer, bar a lot of quiz questions … 

†        Have fun, Debbi!   Don’t fall over … !!

1 comment:

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Richmond
Q2) Coventry
Q3) Secretary of State
Q4) Alias Smith and Jones
Q5) Battlestar Galactica
Q6) Laser (it was a ruby laser)