Tuesday, 1 December 2015

The Daily Teaser — 1-12-2015

Right … It’s the first of two days off, today.

And … ?

Well, I’m supped to be helping my mother shift a washing machine, today.

Which SHOULD go well enough, although I really hate heavy lifting.

Still, needs must.

The disappointing part of it?

Is I was planning to sun myself on the beach.

It’s just a shame it’s not the weather for it …


But let’s get a move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s 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 To, License and video

Q1) 1st December, 2013, saw the launch of the Chang’e 3 mission: to the Moon.   Which country’s space agency launched it?
Q2) The mission’s Luna Rover was called Yutu: or Jade … what?
Q3) 1st December, 1761, saw the birth of Marie Tussaud: the creator of the famous waxworks museum in London.   The first waxwork she created was a model of which French philosopher?
Q4) Sections of the Channel Tunnel met, under-sea: on 1st December, 1990.   The tunnel connects Britain to which European country?
Q5) 1st December is Worlds AIDS Day.   What colour ribbon does one wear, to mark the occasion?
Q6) Finally … 1st December, 1999, saw the Human Genome Project announce it had mapped which of humanity’s chromosomes: 20, 21 or 22?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 30th November is Saint Andrew’s Day: marking the feast of the patron saint of Scotland.   It marks the day the saint was said to have been crucified.   In which Greek city: Athens, Patras or Corinth?
A1) Patras.
Q2) Which Apocryphal book is said to be the earliest record of Andrew’s works?
A2) The Acts of Andrew.
Q3) Amongst other things, Saint Andrew is considered the patron saint of whom: greengrocers, fishmongers or candle-makers?
A3) Fishmongers.
Q4) Saint Andrew is also said to be the brother of whom: Saint Peter, Saint Paul or Saint Timothy?
A4) Saint Peter.
Q5) Saint Andrew is said to have originally been a disciple of John the Baptist.   But in which of the Gospels?
A5) The Gospel of John.
Q6) As well as Scotland, Saint Andrew is the patron saint of the country whose capital is Bucharest.   Which country is that?
A6) Romania.
Q7) Talking of Scotland … The Scots flag is the Saltire, or Saint Andrew’s cross.   What mythical creature is considered to be Scotland’s traditional heraldic animal?
A7) The Unicorn.
Q8) What’s the traditional plant of Scotland?
A8) The thistle.
Q9) Who’s the current First Minister of Scotland?
A9) Nicola Sturgeon.
Q10) Finally … name one of the three Scottish banks legally allowed to issue banknotes.
A10) The Bank of Scotland, the Royal Bank of Scotland or the Clydesdale Bank.   (The Clydesdale banknotes are the first UK notes printed on polymer)
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I wouldn’t say I invented tacky, but I definitely brought it to its present high popularity.”
Bette Midler, December 1, 1945.
And this tune …

Enjoy your Sunday.

*        It’s quite something to watch, isn’t it, Debbi?   Oh, blimey … Radio 4’s Today programme just had a thing about the theme tunes for Gerry Anderson’s shows.   That’s taken me back … !


Debbi said...

Thunderbirds looks quite familiar!

1. China
2. Rabbit
3. Voltaire
4. France
5. red
6. 22

If you want to see a short video of my neighborhood in November, check out my blog tomorrow! :)

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) China
Q2) Rabbit
Q3) Voltaire
Q4) France
Q5) Red
Q6) 22
Surprisingly enough I knew a few today. I hope the days off are good. I'm trying to get a couple of projects by the end of the week, so if you don't see me around that much...
Happy December!