Friday, 6 November 2015

The Daily Teaser — 6-11-2015

Can you do me a huge favour, please … ?

If you get a view minutes?

Can you let me know if the video I embed in this section of the post shows up, please?

And leave me a comment to let me know?

Basically, it’s for a review I’ve posted, here: about season two of Penny Dreadful.

And, as these things do, the clip’s getting disputed by the copyright owners: which is pretty much the usual thing that happens.

I don’t mind that: but HAVE filed a dispute.   Pointing out I’m making no money off the clip, have acknowledged the owners rights, and offered to take the thing down, should I be asked.

I’m just curious to know if the clip’s visible to others, whilst the dispute is on-going … 


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Debbi* and Olga† putting in their answers: with both 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 November, 1928, saw the death of Arnold Rothstein: after he’d been shot by George McManus.   Was Rothstein a member of the Mafia, the Jewish Mob or a Tong?
Q2) Plutonium was produced for the first time: on 6th November, 1944.   The metal was later used in the atomic bomb dropped on which Japanese city?
Q3) Tammy Baldwin became the first openly gay politician elected on 6th November, 2012.   Elected to where: the UK’s House of Commons, the US Senate, or the Australian House of Representatives?
Q4) Baseball team owner and businessman, Art Modell, announced he was relocating his team — the Cleveland Browns — away from Cleveland: on 6th November, 1995.   Which US city is the team now based in?
Q5) Finally … 6th November, 1494, saw the birth of Suleiman 1st: also known as Suleiman the Magnificent.   In parts of the East, he’s known as Kanuni.   Kanuni means what: Magnificent, Just or Lawgiver?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) On the 5th November, we celebrate the arrest of the man attempting to blow up which of the Houses of Parliament?
A1) The House of Lords.
Q2) The plot to blow up that House is known popularly known as what: the Barrel Plot, Gunpowder Plot or Jihadi Plot?
A2) Gunpowder Plot.   (There’s a school of thought that says the Gunpowder Plotters were on a par with the Jihadi terrorists of today.   I’m also aware the difference between ‘terrorist’ and ‘freedom fighter’ is largely a matter of which side you’re on.)
Q3) Which famous plotter was arrested on the night?
Q4) How many barrels of explosive was he found with: twenty-six, thirty-six or forty-six?
A4) Thirty-six.   The number’s given in the introduction to the rather good Wikipedia entry on the plot and corroborated by Parliament’s own site.
Q5) Yes or no: would the explosive have worked?
A5) No.   (By the time Fawkes was found, the powder had been in place since July, and decayed past functional use.   If, as planned, the State Opening of Parliament had been in October that year — it was delayed by an outbreak of plague — things could have been different.)
Q6) The Plot was headed by whom: Robin Gatsby, Robbie Catsby or Robert Catesby?
Q7) The Plotters wanted to kill King James 1st of England, whilst he was opening Parliament.   James 1st of England was James the what of Scotland?
A7) James 6th.
Q8) Bonfire Night is traditionally held on 5th November, in the UK: and on Walpurgis Night, in many parts of Europe.   Walpurgis Night is on which date in April: the 30th, the 23rd or the 16th?
Q9) 5th November sees many of us holding a Fireworks Night: again, to mark the failure of the plot.   Which firework is named for Saint Catherine Of Alexandria?
A9) The Catherine Wheel.   (If you said multi-shot aerial cake, you’re not thinking.)
Q10) Finally … In V For Vendetta, the main character, V, wears a Guy Fawkes mask.   Which Australian actor plays V?
A10) Hugo Weaving.   (The film’s climactic scenes — showing protestors wearing the same mask — has inspired many real-world protestors to do likewise.)
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Value will always work out in the course of time.”

Charles Dow, November 6, 1851 – December 4, 1902.
And this song … 

Enjoy your day … 

*        I’ll be looking forward to it, Debbi!   Once I’ve paid my bills, done the shopping, taken Jude, and Ruth to a fireworks display.   Oh, and gotten rained on!   (Friday’s, eh … ?)

†        Didn’t find those, Olga: but have to admit, the Wikipedia entry says 4th November, 1879: and refers to the US Patent office’s records.   The digitised copy of the patent shows the same date … 


Debbi said...

I could see the video.

1. the Jewish Mob
2. Hiroshima and Nagasaki
3. the U.S. Senate
4. Baltimore
5. Lawgiver

Thanks for your comment on the blog! :)

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Jewish Mob
Q2) Nagasaki
Q3) United States Senate
Q4) Baltimore
Q5) Lawgiver

It seems from this reconstruction that the gunpowder plot would have worked, or at least that’s what the ITV thought.
By the way, I could see the video. I hope it all gets sorted.