Monday, 21 December 2015

The Daily Teaser — 21-12-2015

Right …

I’m going to wear an embarrassed look … !

I mentioned, yesterday, that today’s my day off.

Boy, did I get mixed up … !

I was looking at the wrong bit of my schedule!

My day off, is actually tomorrow.

Boy, am I going to need that … !


But let’s move 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) Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs debuted: on the 21st December, 1937.   Which character did Lucille la Verne provide the voice for?
Q2) Rondane National Park was established: on 21st December, 1962.   It was and is the first national park: in which North European country?
Q3) On 21st December, 1995, the Palestinian government took formal control of which city?
Q4) 21st December, 1118 — or 1120, according to some — saw the birth of Thomas Becket.   Which English King ordered the death of the troublesome priest?
Q5) Finally … During World War 2, 21st December, 1941, saw Thailand sign a treaty with which Axis power?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Robert J. Van de Graaff was born: on the 20th December, 1901.   His Van de Graaff generators were originally designed to be what: particle accelerators, x-ray machines or radio transmitters?
A1) Particle accelerators.
Q2) Betty Lou Jensen and David Faraday were killed: on 20th December, 1968.   By a killer only ever referred to, how?
A2) The Zodiac Killer.
Q3) What was named as capital city of Wales: on 20th December, 1955?
A3) Cardiff.
Q4) Control of Macau was handed over to China — by Portugal — on 20th December, 1999.   Macau is one of two Special Administrative Regions in China.   What’s the other?
A4) Hong Kong.
Q5) Finally … The Portrait Of Suzanne Bloch was stolen: on 20th December, 2007.   Who painted the portrait, in 1904?
A5) Pablo Picasso.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“To be a revolutionary you have to be a human being. You have to care about people who have no power.”
Jane Fonda, born 21st December, 1937.
And, given it’s the film’s birthday, this tune …

Enjoy your Monday … !

*        I will do, Olga: the MINUTE I get my schedules sorted … !!

†        Oh, that’s a thought, Debbi, I thought this link would interest you.   Can’t view the attached video, myself, but … 


Debbi said...

Cool! Thanks, Paul! :)

1. the Wicked Queen Grimhilde
2. Norway
3. Bethlehem
4. Henry II (I love the movie, "Becket" -- I adored Richard Burton when I was 12!)
5. Japan

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Queen Grimhilde (of course also the witch). The evil stepmother.
Q2) Norway
Q3) Bethlehem (very Christmassy)
Q4) Henry II
Q5) Japan (it seems Buddha was there too)
Keeping my fingers crossed that tomorrow you're really off.