Saturday, 26 December 2015

The Daily Teaser — 26-12-2015: Boxing Day

Well … 

Christmas is — as far as I’m concerned — now over.

Well … unless you consider the fact there’s now 364 days until NEXT Christmas!

At any rate, the main stress is now over: leaving only bin bags of wrapping paper to be disposed of: andy the really fiddly presents to be set up.

Personally … ?   Personally, I’ve got two to arrange: a new monitor, and a fourth generation Apple TV.

I’m going to be having fun with that!

But frankly?   I’ll be heading over to my family’s today.   My nephew, Jude?   Turns five, today.   I’m hoping the harmonica I’ve got him goes down well!


But let’s get moving 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 ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 26th December is Boxing Day: also known as the Feast of Saint Stephen.   The saint apparently died in which Middle Eastern city?
Q2) The day’s also called Wren’s Day: in which country of the British Isles?
Q3) England’s Premier League, Scotland’s Premiership and the Northern Irish NIFL Premiership, all play matches on Boxing Day.   The three organizations in question play which sport?
Q4) In the UK, Boxing Day is a public holiday: known as a Bank Holiday.   Bank holidays were officially legislated for, by the Bank and Financial Dealings Act of when: 1971, 1973 or 1975?
Q5) Finally … 26th December is the usual date of the Boxing Day Challenge: between the Dewsbury Rams and the Batley Bulldogs.   What sport are they playing: Rugby Union, Rugby League or American Football?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 25th December is Christmas Day: marking the birth of Jesus Christ.   In what was then which country: Israel, Judea or Palestine?
A1) Judea.
Q2) Jesus is viewed as THE major founding figure.   By which religion: Islam, Christianity or Judaism?
Q3) Jesus’s birth is usually known as which ‘N’?
A3) The Nativity.
Q4) Jesus, himself, is known as which ‘M’?
A4) The messiah.
Q5) Name either of the books of the Bible which tell the stories of Jesus’s birth.
A5) The Gospels of Luke and Matthew.
Q6) Xmas is a traditional abbreviation for the word, Christmas.   The ‘X’ actually represents the letter Chi: or ‘Χ’.   Which alphabet does Chi come from?
A6) The Greek alphabet.
Q7) Christmas trees were originally used in the UK: by Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.   Which of the UK’s kings was she married to?
Q8) In the run up to Christmas, carols are sung around the Christmas Tree in Trafalgar Square, in London.   The Tree is donated to the UK: by which European country?
A8) Norway.   (It’s in thanks for Britain’s help during World War 2.)
Q9) In Austria, and parts of Germany, Father Christmas gives presents to good children.   Bad children are punished by which ‘K’?
A9) The Krampus.
Q10) Finally … Many atheists will celebrate Newtonmas on Christmas Day.   Marking the birth of whom?
A10) Sir Isaac Newton.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Wisdom of the Ages: ‘Boxing Day’ In the UK, the day after Christmas is named after the first activity that takes place between husband and wife after the Christmas receipts are added up.”

Matthew D. Heines.
And something from Blink 182 … 

Right … let’s go put our feet up … 

*        Phew, glad I remembered, Debbi!   Here’s hoping you and Rick had a good one.   (Completely off topic, here, Debbi … someone on Amazon UK is selling conkers.   Conkers!   Strange … !)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Wow! You really can buy anything there! :)

1. Jerusalem
2. Ireland
3. football aka soccer
4. 1971
5. rugby