Monday, 9 November 2015

The Daily Teaser — 9-11-2015

Traveller Teaser Poster

Now, I know I’ve mentioned this before: in my write up of Saturday’s episode of Dr Who .

But yesterday was — sort of — long: as myself and my family headed off for my Uncle Brian’s 80th do.

Which was good.   Especially the beef that went with the meal.

Frankly … ?

I don’t know what on EARTH the catering staff did with it, but my WORD, it was good … !


But let’s get moving on, shall we?

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

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

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

Q1) 9th November, 1985, saw Gary Kasparov become the world’s youngest World Chess Champion: at the age of 22.   Who did he beat in the process?
Q2) More to the point, Kasparov’s peak FIDÉ rating — 2851 — was only beaten in which year of this century?
Q3) 9th November, 1994, saw scientist first synthesize the radioactive element, Darmstadtium.   What’s Darmstadtium’s atomic number: 109, 110 or 111?
Q4) 9th November, 1998, saw the UK finally abolish capital punishment: when the relevant potions of the Human Rights Act, 1998, came into force.   When was beheading abolished as punishment in the UK: 1971, 1973 or 1975?
Q5) 9th November, 1970, saw the death of General Charles de Gaulle, former president of France.   Which President had he been: the 17th, 18th or 19th?
Q6) Finally … who led a coup against the French government: on 9th November, 1799?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 8th November, 1965 saw the start of a US military operation: called Operation Hump.   During which war?
A1) The The Vietnam War.
Q2) 8th November, 1990, saw the people of Ireland elect their first female President: Mary Robinson.   Who, in 1997, became Ireland’s second female President?
Q3) Manolis Andronoikos discovered the tomb of Phillip 2nd of Macedon: on 8th November, 1977.   Phillip was the father of which famous great: Aristotle, Alexander the Great or Leonidas of Sparta?
Q4) Montana was admitted as the 41st State of the USA: on the 8th November, 1889.   What’s the most widely spoken language in Montana?
A4) English.
Q5) Finally … 8th November, 1895, saw William Röntgen discover what’s now called x-rays.   Röntgen received the first Nobel Prize for Physics, as a result.   In which year?
A5) 1901.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.”
Carl Sagan, November 9, 1934 – December 20, 1996.
And this tune … 

Enjoy your Monday … 

*        You’d be welcome, Olga!   It’s here, as and when.   I can’t help but think, at the moment, it’s a bit like Ringo Starr.   He’s a competent, experienced musician … in a band with a bunch of musical geniuses.   In the same way, SPECTRE’s a competent, well made film … but sharing an era with the rest of Daniel Craig’s musical geniuses … 

†        It’s a problem, Debbi, I know THAT much … !   (I’ve basically disputed the claims: by saying the clips are in reviews‡, and highlighted the bits of UK and US copyright law I believe cover doing so.   I think it comes in under various Fair Use/Fair Dealing provisions.   Whether that works, of course … !)

‡        I’ve ALSO highlighted links to the relevant reviews.


Debbi said...

Well, good luck with that!

1. Anatoly Karpov
2. 2004
3. 110
4. 1973
5. 18th
6. Napoleon Bonaparte

Doctor Who was really something, wasn't it? :)

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Karpov
Q2) 2000 ? (I couldn’t make head or tail of the separation, the different organisations and what went on…)
Q3) 110
Q4) 1973
Q5) 18th
Q6) Napoleon Bonaparte
Going to check the link. Thanks!