Sunday, 6 May 2012

The Daily Teaser — 6-4-2012

Hmmm … 

You know, I’m usually NOT one for commenting on religious affairs.

But I’ve been keeping an eyeball on Cardinal Sean Brady.

As revealed in a recent documentary about pædophile priests in  the Roman Catholic Church of Ireland, it seems Cardinal Brady knew a heck of a lot more than one would assume.

Including names and addresses of children who were suffering, and the names of the priest who were abusing them.

It seems the Cardinal learnt all this, as he was in charge of the paperwork during the investigation.

Hmmm … 

Now, I’ll happily admit to being a disinterested party.

But can’t help but think the Church could be doing itself a favour, there, publicity-wise.

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: along with admitting something she’d picked up over the years*, and her regret at never meeting Terry Pratchett, also bagging 5 out of 6.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we?   Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video

Q1) 6th May, 1861, saw which Virginian town named as capitol of the Confederate States of America … ?
Q2) More to the point, that same day saw which state secede from the Union … ?
Q3) Still in the US … 6th May, 1877, saw who surrender to US forces … ?
Q4) 6th May, 1997, saw the Bank of England given independence from government control by the then Chancellor: who was he … ?
Q5) 6th May, 1840, saw what go into use in Great Britain … ?
Q6) And finally … 6th May, 1954, saw Roger Bannister break the 4 Minute Mile.   In which English city did he do this: London, Cambridge or Oxford … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …

Q1) 5th May, 2002, saw Jacques Chirac elected as French President: which notorious right-winger did he face … ?
A1) Jean-Marie Le Penn.

Q2) More to the point, who was Chirac’s successors as French President … ?
A2) Nicolas Sarkõzy.

Q3) 5th May, 1925, saw South Africa adopt Afrikaans as an official language: which European tongue is it related to … ?
A3) Dutch.

Q4) 5th May, 1290, saw who become leader of the Mongol Empire … ?
A4) Kubla Khan.   (Handy, as he’s ALSO one of the few historical figures whose palacesº you can sing about … )

Q5) 5th May, 1980, saw troops from which British Army regiment help end the Iranian Embassy siege … ?
A5) The 22nd SAS: or 22nd Special Air Service.   (The 21st and 23rd SAS is the Territory Army, or reservist regiment.)

Q6) And finally … 5th May, 2005, saw Tony Blair’s Labour government win it’s third General Election: how many seats did they have as a majority … ?
A6) 66.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll leave you with a tune from They Might Be Giants …

*        ‘ … the trick is to not make life harder on yourself than it already is’ … Hmmm … You know, I think there’s a lesson for life, there, Debbiª … !

º        Oh, there’s three different links, there: something for everyone … !

ª        Oh, I read the ‘Get Out Of the House’ post, last night: great post … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thanks, Paul! :) I actually managed to write another one today. Sometimes I feel like I can't write or blog fast enough. :)

I'm always amazed when someone actually likes my posts. Writers are so pathetic/humble. Ha ha ha ...

This explains why writers think they're worthless. Isn't that awful?

But enough about all that. :)

1. Richmond
2. Arkansas
3. Chief Crazy Horse
4. Gordon Brown
5. the world's first postage stamp, the 'Penny Black' stamp
6. Oxford