Ooooh, but that’s better …
Did I tell you I’ve had a cold, for the past few days?
I’m blaming the weather: last week was vaguely freezing.
Not nice, in other words.
The happy thing is … ?
I seem to be recovering, right now.
Which is nice.
Let’s move on, shall we?
Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with Debbi scoring nine out of ten, and Olga scoring seven.
Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?
Here they are, along with the How To, License and video …
Q1) The German 6th Army surrendered: on 2nd February, 1943. Which Soviet city were they fighting in: Volgograd, Stalingrad or Leningrad?
Q2) In parts of Brazil, 2nd February is the day where many celebrate the goddess, Yemanjá. Those celebrants usually belong to which faith: Candomblé, voodoo or shintoism?
Q3) 2nd February is also the Feast of Our Lady of Candelaria. Candelaria is on which Spanish island?
Q4) 2nd February is World what day: Wetlands, Deserts or Cheese?
Q5) Finally … 2nd February, 1972, saw protestors in Dublin destroy which country’s embassy?Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Trygve Lie was named as UN Secretary General, on 1st February. Of which year of the 1940s?
Q2) Which country was he from?
Q3) In being appointed as the first Secretary General, Lie replaced Gladwyn Jebb. Jebb was what?
A3) Executive Secretary Preparatory Commission of the United Nations: and Acting Secretary General.
Q4) As Secretary General, Lie would’ve been in charge of what: the UNHCR, UNESCO or the Secretariat?
A4) The Secretariat.
Q5) The Secretary General is His what: Holiness, Excellency or Highness?
Q6) The Secretary General’s official residence is in Sutton Place. Sutton Place is in which US city?
A6) New York.
Q7) The man who replaced Lie as UN Secretary General was Dag Hammarskjöld. Hammarskjöld died as a result of a plane crash: in what’s now which ‘Z’?
Q9) Which former — and recent — UN Secretary General is Ghanaian?
A9) Kofi Annan.
Q10) Finally … who’s the current holder of the office of Secretary General?I’ll leave you with this thought …
A10) António Guterres.
“When we were courting, I told my wife: ‘I could live in your eyes.’ She said: ‘You’d be at home; there’s a stye in one of them.’”And this tune …
Les Dawson, 2 February 1931 – 10 June 1993.
Have a good day!
* I think it’s an idea whose time has come, Olga! Personally, I think the sooner the better! (Hang on, I think you missed a few answers, there!)
† I couldn’t says what Trevor’s going big for, Debbi! Especially when it comes to queens! (Oh, I know I’ve mentioned it to Olga: but have you been watching Mr Robot? I keep thinking the tone’s somewhere between The Prisoner and The Singing Detective.)