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 … !

~≈Í≈~

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.

2 comments:

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!