Sunday, 28 October 2012

The Daily Teaser — 28-10-2012

Oh … 

Yes, it’s Sunday, isn’t it … ?

Yes, it is.   But, frankly, the clocks went back, last night — Daylight Saving and all that — and that’s all likely to trip people up.

Or me, at any rate.   I always get thrown by it.

And always wonder why we bother.

Never mind: let’s get moving on, shall we?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: along with telling us she’s now restarted her Indiegogo campaignº, and bagged her first contribution, AND was hoping the electricity holds, ALSO managed to 6 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) 28th October, 1664, saw the establishment of the Duke of York And Albany’s Maritime Regiment.   This regiment is now known as the Royal … what … ?
Q2) That regiment is now part of the British what: naval service, air service or army … ?
Q3) Moving on … 28th October, 1886, saw the formal dedication of the Statue of Liberty: by which US President … ?
Q4) More to the point, which country had given the Statue to the USA … ?
Q5) 28th October, 1948, saw Paul Müller awarded the Nobel Prize, for discovering that DDT was a what: insecticide, contraceptive or fertilizer … ?
Q6) And finally … 28th October, 1958, saw John 23rd elected as Pope: which Italian city had he been cardinal of, before his election … ?

And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 27th October is the Roman Catholic feast day of Saint Frumentius of Ethiopia.   On which day does the Ethiopian Orthodox Church celebrate the day … ?
A1) August 1st.
Q2) More to the point, what does the Ethiopia Church claim to have, in its church in the city of Axum … ?
A2) The Ark of the Covenant.   (The site is still the traditional place of the coronation of the Emperors of Ethiopia.)
Q3) Moving on … 27th October, 1961, saw NASA launch the first in a series of which rocket … ?
A3) The Saturn 1.
Q4) 27th October, 1275, is the traditional founding date of which Netherlands city:  … Rotterdam, Utrecht or Amsterdam?
A4) Amsterdam.
Q5) 27th October, 1936, saw which American file for her second divorce … ?
A5) Mrs Wallis Simpson.
Q6) And finally … as of 27th October, how many days are left until the end of the year … ?
A6) 65.

Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll catch you later: after I’ve left you with this tune from Cleo Laine … 

And this quote from Formula 1 boss, Bernie Ecclestone* …
“The banks don’t have anything - no rights whatsoever. The banks are shareholders of SLEC, and SLEC has no rights. ... I am the CEO of Formula One Management and Formula One Administration, which runs the business in F1. From this point of view, I own F1.”
Bernie Ecclestone, born 28 October 1930

*        Oh, weird … !   I typed out the name Bernie Ecclestone just as Radio 4’s Sunday Service started: being broadcast, this week, from the Methodist Chapel in the Lancashire village of Ecclestone.   How’s THAT for synchronicity … ?

º        Good luck with THAT, Debbi!   I’ll try inserting ANOTHER bit down the side, later … !   And I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you, weather-wise: from what the weathermen are saying, Hurricane Sandy^ definitely sounds … … worrying … !

^        Hmmm … remind me to tell you about Michæl Fish, at some point … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thanks, Paul! :) I'm going to be working hard for contributions. Here's hoping.

And I sure hope Sandy isn't too awful. We're prepared, in any case.

1. Marines
2. Navy
3. Grover Cleveland
4. France
5. insecticide
6. Venice