Friday, 2 November 2012

The Daily Teaser — 2-11-2012

Hmmm … 

It’s Friday, isn’t … ?   Yes, it is.

Which means I’ll have the Friday question set up, later.

Oh … 

And have to go job hunting in the mean-time.

Hmmm … 

That’s … How to phrase this … going slowly, frankly.

That I can (sort of) cope with: after all I can always find something to do, even if it is just doing the laundry, or cleaning the floor, again.

But, my word … Banging my head against a brick wall would be more painful … But at least I’d get some sleep out of it … !

Let’s get moving on, shall we?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: along with admitting she was mildly worried about her nephew*, in Brooklyn, she’s also bagged 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) 2nd November, 1936, saw the BBC establish the BBC Television Service: what was this renamed, in 1964 … ?
Q2) More to the point, in which year did BBC2 start broadcasting … ?
Q3) Moving on … 2nd November, 1889, saw two states admitted to the USA: name either.
Q4) 2nd November, 1930, saw Haile Selassie named as Emperor of Ethiopia.   In which year of the 1970s was he removed from the throne … ?
Q5) As a minor point: Haile Selassie’s dynasty claimed descent from which Old Testament figure … ?
Q6) And finally … 2nd November, 2000, saw the resignation of Chris Woodhead.   As the British government inspector of what: schools, prisons or hospitals … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 1st November is the Day Of The Dead, in Mexico: is it a Mexican public holiday … ?
A1) Yes.
Q2) 1st November, 1993, saw the treaty that founded the European Union come into effect.   Which Dutch city was that treaty signed in … ?
A2) Maastricht.
Q3) 1st November, 1928, saw a Turkish law go into force, that saw Turkey replace the Arabic Alphabet … with what … ?
A3) The Turkish alphabet: a modified version of the Latin alphabet.
Q4) 1st November, 1512, saw the ceiling of what shown to the public for the first time … ?
A4) The Sistine Chapel.
Q5) And finally … 1st November, 1800, saw President John Adams move into where … ?
A5) The Executive Mansion: or White House, as it’s better known.
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you with this thought from sexologist, Shere Hite …
“I'm suggesting we call sex something else, and it should include everything from kissing to sitting close together”Shere Hite, born November 2, 1942
And, given it’s also k d lang’s birthday, I’ll ALSO leave you with the what I still think is the best love song ever written … !

*        I’ll be honest, Debbi, I’m just thankful we don’t get storms like Sandy, here in the UK.   And that all we have to worry about with Jude, is where he’s put his favourite toy carº … !

º        He like’s cars, Debbi.   Red ones, funnily.   Remind me to … ahh … borrow a picture of Mrs Peel, as and when … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Awesome! Feel free to borrow the Mrs. Peel pic. One of my childhood heroines! :) I wanted to be Mrs. Peel.

Now, I wouldn't mind being Johnny Rotten. Ha ha!

1. BBC One
2. 1964
3. North Dakota and South Dakota
4. 1936
5. Makeda, the Queen of Sheba
6. schools