I’ve done it!
I’ve officially wrapped everything.
Present wise, that is.
And I’ve managed to deliver at least least one: the office Secret Santa pressie.
A LOT of Maltesers, and a couple of films — in digital form — on a USB stick.
After all …
You can’t have too many USB sticks …
But let’s move on, shall we?
Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga*, Angel† 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?
Q1) The Theresian Military Academy was founded: on 14th December, 1751. The Academy’s in what’s now which country?
Q2) The unmanned Mariner 2 probe took scans of a planet: as it was flying past on 14th December, 1962. Which planet?
Q3) Hugh Gaitskill was named as Labour Party Leader: on 14th December, 1955. Who did he succeed in the post?
Q4) The Millau Viaduct was opened: on 14th December, 2004. The bridge — the tallest on Earth — is in which country?
Q5) More to the point, which river does it cross?
Q6) Finally … the USSR was expelled from the League of Nations: after invading which country?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Dartmouth College was founded: on 13th December, 1769. It’s one of a group of US colleges known as the what league?
Q2) Abel Tasman reached New Zealand: on 13th December, 1642. Which part of Australia is named after Abel Tasman?A2) Tasmania.
Q3) Who was captured in Iraq: on 13th December, 2003?
Q4) 13th December, 1925, saw the birth of Dick Van Dyke. In which TV show does he play Dr Mark Sloan?
Q5) Finally … 13th December, 1929, saw the birth of Christopher Plummer. In which film does he quote Shakespeare … in the original Klingon … ?
I’ll leave you with this …
“The highest of distinctions is service to others.”George 6th, 14 December 1895 – 6 February 1952.
And this …
Have a nice day …
* I always try and get them up nice and early, Olga: at least by nine in the morning. I don’t always hit the deadline, though, with doesn’t necessarily help … ! (Oh … USB sticks, Olga: handy stocking fillers, plus you can put a copy of a film on them …)
† Bloody HELL, I’m glad I looked at Twitter, Angel: I almost missed you … ! At ANY rate … ? I’ve got mine done: all I need to do know, is shove them under the tree … !
‡ They’re actually a lot nicer than they sound, Debbi. I know Jehovah’s Witnesses won’t eat it, thought: goes along with their beliefs about blood. Which always struck me as an odd idea, but there you go … ! (Oh, you can’t put them on a USB stick: but a fried breakfast … )