Sunday, 17 April 2016

The Daily Teaser — 17-4-2016

Ye GODS, but I love a weekend like this … !

I was working, yesterday: and I’m working, today.

No problem there.

Except, of course, I finished at half twelve.   And today … ?

I start at twelve.

For someone who likes eating up in the morning … ?

For someone who likes to get up in the morning, that does mean a lot of things.


Having lots of caffeine around … !


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga*, Michelle† and Debbi‡ putting in their answers: with all three scoring five out of five.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?   Here they are, along with the How To, License and video … 

Q1) 17th April saw the Peak District named as Britain’s first National Park.   In which year?
Q2) More to the point, the District is at the southern end of which small mountain range?
Q3) The Canterbury Tales were read to the Court of Richard 3rd, on 17th April, 1397: by the original author.   Who was he?
Q4) 17th April, 1924, saw the founding of Hollywood studio, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer: also called MGM.   It’s logo is a roaring … what?
Q5) 17th April, 2014, saw the Kepler telescope spot Kepler-186f: an Earth sized planet, orbiting Kepler 186.   Planet and star are in which constellation?
Q6) Finally … 17th April, 1959, saw the birth of Sean Bean.   He played Ned Stark in which TV series?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 16th April, 1894, saw football club, Ardwick AFC, register itself as which modern football team?
Q2) 16th April, 1962, saw the most trusted man in America become the news anchor for CBS Evening News.   Who was he?
Q3) 16th April, 1912, saw Harriet Quimby become the first woman to fly an aeroplane: over what?
A3) The English Channel.
Q4) 16th April, 1457BC, is considered the likeliest date of the Battle of Megiddo.   It was fought between an army from Canaan: and an army from which country?
A4) Egypt.   (Indeed, the date comes from Egyptian writings at the Temple of Karnak.)
Q5) Finally … The US Army liberated Oflag IV-C: on 16th April, 1945.   Oflag IV-C is better known how?
A5) Colditz.
I’ll leave you with this observation …
“Everyone was very deeply involved in the world of The Lord of the Rings. From the wardrobe department to lighting, all were fascinated with the story. This is something that does not happen usually.”

Sean Bean, born 17 April 1959.
And this tune from Jan Hammer … 

Have a good day!

*        Three, you say, Olga?   You know, I’d’ve said that’s a bit young … except I live in a world where kids get up to all sorts!   Some of the kids we get coming in to where I work … ?   Are definitely troubled … and, unfortunately, boisterous as a result.   (Oh, I’ve had a look for Boy A on iTunes: seems it isn’t on the UK store.   I might just have to look on Amazon … )

†         Oh, rubbish, You never too old to try ANYTHING … !   Which sounds a bit ambiguous, know I come to see it written down!   At any rate, welcome back on board: it’s good to see you here!

‡        I’ll look forward to it, Debbi!   (Oh, wish me luck, idea hunting: that charity magazine/website looks like they’re interested in having me.   Unpaid … but if it generates interest … )


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) 1951
Q2) The Pennines (very close by)
Q3) Geoffrey Chaucer
Q4) Lion
Q5) Cygnus
Q6) Game of Thrones
Good luck with everything and with the magazine. The truth is that there are big debates about the treatability or not of personality disorders (never ending). I haven't seen big success stories, personally, but...(It also depends somewhat on the type of disorder. Antisocial have very low to no empathy with others and do not respond well to punishment, so it's difficult to find a way to work with them). One of the issues is that the people suffering them (mostly being suffered by others, but...) show signs from a very early age, that's why the suggestion. That's the difference with somebody who might become ill at some point in lange but before that they had been "normal". Very difficult (or controversial) to diagnose at such early age, for sure, but we're not talking about naughty kids... Yes, background and family history might have a lot to do with it, but sometimes it's impossible to predict based on the environment.

Debbi said...

That's great, Paul! Good luck with that.

Looks like the documentary won't come off. It's a long and not-so-fun story. :)

1. 1951
2. the Pennines
3. Chaucer
4. lion
5. Cygnus
6. Game of Thrones