I’ve got the proverbial radio on.
BBC Radio 4, so you know.
The Today programme.
And they’ve just made made the serious announcement that, as Britain’s seas are warming?
The amount of squid being caught is going up.
I’m not too sure about that …
I mean …
Squid and chips … ?
Somehow, I doubt it …
But let’s move on, shall we?
Before any tentacles get involved …
Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with Olga scoring ten out of ten, and Debbi scoring nine.
Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?
Q1) 12th December is Constitution Day: where?
Q2) The Order of the Dragon was founded by Sigismund of Luxembourg: on 12th December, 1408. It mostly fought whom: the Ottoman Turks, the Russian Empire or the Byzantine Empire?
Q3) George 5th of the UK was named as Emperor of India: on 12th December, 1911. The same day saw his queen named as Empress. Who was she?
Q4) Princess Anne got married to Commander Timothy Laurence on 12th December, 1992. Who was her first husband?
Q5) Finally … 12th December, 1745, saw the birth of John Jay: the first Chief Justice of where?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 11th December is International Mountain Day. The date was designated Mountain Day, by the UN General Assembly: in which year?A1) 2003.
Q2) What’s the highest mountain on Earth?A2) Mount Everest.
Q3) Olympus Mons is the highest (known) mountain in the Solar System. What planet is it on?A3) Mars.
Q4) The standard UK definition of a mountain refers to something at least how high: 1000 ft, 2000 ft, or 3000 ft?A4) 2000 ft: roughly 619 metres. (The UK government’s position is it should be 600 metres, to be considered an accessible mountain.)
Q5) Under that UK definition, would Uluru — Ayers Rock — in Australia be considered a mountain?A5) No as it’s 348 metres — roughly 1000 ft — tall. It’s too short, in other words.
Q6) Denali is ALSO know as Mount McKinley. It’s in which US state?A6) Alaska.
Q7) Mount Mulhacén is the tallest mountain in Spain. What mountain range is Mount Mulhacén in?A7) The Sierra Nevada.
Q8) Mount Slaggard is the tenth highest mountain in which country?A8) Canada. (Oy, you SLAGGARD … Yeah … )
Q9) Mountain Fuji is Japan’s highest mountain. It’s also Japan’s highest what?A9) Volcano.
Q10) Finally … Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in Scotland. Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales. Scafell Pike is the highest mountain in England. What’s the highest mountain in Northern Ireland? (Northern Ireland: Not the Republic of Ireland, or the island of Ireland.)A10) Slieve Donard.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I didn’t play at collecting. No cigar anywhere was safe from me.”Edward G. Robinson, December 12, 1893 – January 26, 1973.
And this tune …
Have a nice day …
* I hope so, Olga, it’s great having you and Debbi here. (Only just realised I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue’s back on! ARRGGHH!!)
† It’s certainly THAT, Debbi! (Only just catching up with I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue’s! ARRGGHH!)