Saturday, 29 September 2012

The Daily Teaser — 29-09-2012

Hmm … 

That’s a worry … 

Remember, in yesterday’s Teaser, I asked a question about the Ulster Covenant?   That was the document — signed by many Loyalist members of the community in what’s now Northern Ireland — that protested against Irish Home Rule.

Well, the MARCHES to commemorate that signing are today.

Given this is Northern Island we’re talking about … ?

Given that, it’s understandable that’s lead to the biggest police operation in the area, for years.

I’m hoping for two things: that the police operation works.

And that nobody starts anything.

The last thing I want is something to kickstart the Troubles.

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?   Before things get depressing … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: along with telling us she’s (understandably) cautious around escalatorsº, she also managed to score 5 out of 5.

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) 29th September is the date of Michælmas: otherwise known as the Feast of Saint Michæl and All … what … ?
Q2) More to the point, Saint Michæl the Archangel is the patron saint of which Ukrainian city … ?
Q3) Moving on … 29th September, 1650, saw Henry Robinson publish his The Office of Addresses and Encounters, in Threadneedle Street: what financial institution is in Threadneedle Street … ?
Q4) 29th September, 1960, saw who famously lose his temper at a UN General Assembly meeting … ?
Q5) 29th September, 1971, saw which sultanate join the Arab League: Brunei, Oman or Malacca … ?
Q6) And finally … 29th September, 2004, saw asteroid 4179 Toutatis pass very close to Earth: the asteroid is named after a god in which mythology?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 28th September, 1746, saw the birth of Sir William Jones: was he a philosopher, philatelist or philologist … ?
A1) A philologist.
Q2) 28th September — in 1836 — also saw the birth of plumber and inventor, Sir Thomas Crapper: what device did he help to popularize … ?
A2) The Flushing Toilet.   (His floating ballcocks are also highly regarded.)
Q3) 28th September, 1912, saw the signing of the Ulster Covenant.   What was this in opposition to: Irish Home Rule, the Irish Catholic Church, or the Corn Law … ?
A3) Irish Home Rule: the third Irish Home Rule Bill, in fact.
Q4) 28th September, 1939, saw Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia agree to divide what … ?
A4) Poland.
Q5) And finally … 28th September, 1066, saw who lead an invasion of England … ?
A5) William The Bastard: or Conqueror, if you’re feeling polite.
Enjoy those, everyone.

As a final thing, did you know it’s The Killer’s birthday … ?   And that of former Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi … ?   (Jerry Lee’s older, by a year.)

With that in mind, I’m going to leave you with this tune.

And with this quote … 
“Mussolini never killed anyone, he just sent dissenters abroad for vacation.”
Silvio Berlusconi* born 29 September 1936

*        Italy elected this guy … ?

º        And I can’t say I blame you, Debbi!   (I alway’s judge escalators by the ones on the London Underground: they’re huge.   And it’s only in the past couple of decades that the old wooden ones have been replaced: there’s only one left … )

1 comment:

Debbi said...

And the stairs? My goodness. Every time we switched lines, there were stairs. In fact, everywhere we went there were stairs. The UK and Ireland are, in fact, places of many stairs. :)

But I'd love to go back. I'll do the stairs. :)

1. All Angels
2. Kiev
3. the Bank of England
4. Khrushchev
5. Oman
6. Celtic