Saturday, 17 November 2012

The Daily Teaser — 17-11-2012

Oh, DRAT: it’s ANOTHER earworm … !

Just so you know … ?   Just so you know, an earworm is one of those songs that — for whatever reason — is playing itself in your head.

Or, at least, bits of it are.

Right now … ?

Actually, right now, and LORD knows why, I’ve got Kate Bush’s The Dreaming floating around my skull.

Although possibly you can see why … 

And I was going to show you this clip from last night’s Children in Need appeal … 


Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: along with telling me she felt I’ve got a good novel in meº, she ALSO told me she’s posting some of the draft on her Random & Sundry Things blog, AND bagged 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) 17th November, 1967, saw President Johnson say “We are inflicting greater losses than we’re taking”.   What was he talking about … ?
Q2) 17th November, 1950, saw Lhamo Dondrub named as the 14th — and current — what … ?
Q3) More to the point, in which Indian town is he currently — officially — resident … ?
Q4) 17th November, 1997, saw 60 people killed by Egyptian militants: in which Egyptian town … ?
Q5) 17th November, 1901, saw the birth of Lee Strasberg.   With which performing art is he associated: singing, dancing or acting … ?
Q6) And finally … 17th November, 1292, saw John Balliol become king of where … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) According to the UN, 16th November is the International Day for what … ?
A1) Tolerance.
Q2) More to the point, in which year of the 1990s was the first of these days … ?
A2) 1996.
Q3) 16th November, 1938, saw the first synthesis of the drug, LSD.   Who was the chemist that first made it … ?
A3) Albert Hofmann.
Q4) More to the point, what type of patient did Dr Humphrey Osmond claim to have successfully treated with LSD, in the 1950s?
A4) Alcoholics.   (The phrase counterintuitive springs to mind, here … )
Q5) 16th November, 1945, saw saw Operation Paperclip admit 88 German scientist and engineers to the US.   To help with which US program … ?
A5) Rocket program.
Q6) And finally … 16th November, 1992, saw a metal detectorist discover a Roman horde: in which English county … ?
A6) Suffolk.
Enjoy those, everyone.

As today she’s the birthday of Girls Aloud member, Sarah Harding, I’ll leave you with the video of their first song.

And with this quote from Auberon Waugh …
“Politics, as I never tire of saying, is for social and emotional misfits, handicapped folk, those with a grudge. The purpose of politics is to help them overcome these feelings of inferiority and compensate for their personal inadequacies in the pursuit of power.”   
Auberon Waugh 17 November 1939 – 16 January 2001
Oh … 

I should ALSO warn you: earworms occasionally turn into The Days Of Pearly Spencer.   The HORROR … !

*        I have to admit, Debbi, I was half tempted to let you have that.   The trouble is, Wikipedia say the first one was ’95: but the official site say that’s when it was passe by the UN’s General Assembly, with the first Tolerance Day being one year later.   What CAN I tell you … ?

º        Oh, I wish, Debbiª!   But I don’t have the long term concentration or patience.   I’ll leave it to the experts.   (I happen to know a rather good writer who leaves me comments … :D )

ª        Actually, Debbi, COMPLETELY off thread: have a look at that second opening video: the one from Children In Need.   Oh … You MIGHT just want to watch this, too … 


Mr Strict said...

1> Vietnam War.
2> Dalai Lama.
3> Lhasa.
4> Luxor.
5> Acting.
6> King of Scotland.

Debbi said...

Thanks for the Doctor Who previews, Paul! :)

1. the Vietnam War
2. Dalai Lama
3. Dharamsala
4. Luxor
5. acting
6. King of Scotland