Saturday, 5 December 2015

The Daily Teaser — 5-12-2015

You know, there’s an old saying: ‘red sky at night, shepherd’s delight, red sky in the morning, shepherd’s warning.’

The reason I mention this … ?

Is the simple fact I wish I’d grabbed a photo of the view outside my window, this morning.

To the point I’m kicking myself for not doing so.

Ever seen some of those Japanese watercolours: where the sky’s depicted as stunning — and incredibly intense — shades of red?

That was what the sky looked like.

It got me thinking: that either there’s one heck of a lot of bad weather coming.

Or something’s on fire.

Makes you wonder … 


But let’s 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 ToLicense and video … 

Q1) Prohibition ended in the US: on December 5th, 1933.   It ended when which US state ratified the 21st Amendment?
Q2) Nelson Mandela died: on the 5th of December, 2013.   He was a member of which Xhosa speaking tribal people’s royal family?
Q3) The Preston By-pass opened on the 5th December, 1958.   It’s considered part of two of Britain’s motorways.   Name either one of them.
Q4) The original nodes of the ARPANET — the foundation of today’s Internet — were connected: on 5th December, 1969.   How many nodes — connected computers — did it have?
Q5) Finally … Helmut Zilk was injured in a letter-bomb attack: on 5th December, 1993.   Where was he mayor of, at the time?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) The first issue of The Dandy was released on 4th December.   Of which year of the 1930s?
A1) 1937.
Q2) Who published The Dandy: IPC Media, DC Thomson or Harrier?
A2) DC Thomson.
Q3) Craig Graham, Albert Barnes and Morris Heggie all served as The Dandy’s what?
A3) Editor.
Q4) The first of The Dandy’s annuals was released in which year of the 1930s?
A4) 1938.
Q5) 1963 saw the first Dandy Summer Special released.   The Special was a joint release: with which other comic?
A5) The Beano.
Q6) Which rather feline character was one of The Dandy’s most popular?
A6) Korky The Kat.
Q7) The Dandy’s best known character was a cowboy called Desperate … what?
A7) Desperate Dan.
Q8) More to the point, that character’s favourite food is what sort of pie?
A8) A cow pie.
Q9) Which rock band took its name from a robot maid in The Dandy?
A9) Thin Lizzy.
Q10) Finally … The Dandy is set in which very fictional town?
A10) Dandy Town.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I am profoundly fascinated by cruelty, fear, horror and death. My films show my preoccupation with violence, the pathology of violence.”
Fritz Lang, December 5, 1890 – August 2, 1976.
And this tune … 

Enjoy your day … 

*        My pleasure, Debbi, anytime … !   Oh, enjoy the preview … 


Debbi said...

Thanks, Paul! Off to the book signing! :)

1. Utah
2. Themba
3. the M6
4. 4
5. Vienna

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Scary weather today for sure. I went out for a bit and thought I wouldn't get back in one piece. They were supposed to be doing the Christmas lights switch on today but doubt they'd managed
The quote made me think of 'M'. A fantastic movie.
Q1) Utah
Q2) Thembu
Q3) M6 and M55
Q4) Four
Q5) Vienna