Monday, 5 November 2012

The Daily Teaser — 5-11-2012: Boom Bang A Bang

Well, it’s officially official … !

Today is Bonfire Night, here in the UK.

And, while I haven’t managed to do a completely themed set of questions for it — I think I’m going to need a LONG run up for that … ! — I have managed a couple of relevant questions for it.

And, while I know there’s been a lot of fireworks over the weekend — and probably more, given the US elections tomorrow* — I am, of course, going to urge two things.

Enjoy yourselves if you’re going to — or holding — an event.

And please, remember to keep your pets indoors!

Let’s get moving on, shall we?

Let’s … !


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and along with getting 5 out of 5, also managed how her husband had been taught by nunsº.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, complete with the ‘How To’, license and video … 

Q1) In the UK, 5th November is Bonfire night: commemorating the Gunpowder plot against James 1st.   How was James 1st known in Scotland … ?
Q2) More to the point, during the 17th century, Bonfire Night was a focus for anti-what sentiment: anti-Islam, anti-Catholic or anti-matter … ?
Q3) Equally to the point, Bonfire Night celebrations were heightened at the start of the Glorious Revolution: when who landed in the UK on 5th November, 1688 … ?
Q4) Moving on … 5th November 1935, saw the debut of the Parker Brothers version of which game … ?
Q5) 5th November, 1999, saw a Federal Judge in New York declare whom to be a monopoly … ?
Q6) And finally … 5th November, 2006, saw the execution of which former Iraqi president … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 4th November, 1922, saw Howard Carter uncover the entrance to Tut-Ankh-Amun’s tomb: in which valley was that tomb … ?
A1) The Valley of the Kings.
Q2) What was the first Egyptian Dynasty to be buried there: the 18th, 19th, 20th or 21st … ?
A2) The 18th.
Q3) More to the point, who sponsored Carter’s expedition … ?
A3) George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon.
Q4) King Tut-Ankh-Amun was a member of the 18th Dynasty.   Who was the first member of that dynasty: Ahmose 1st, Hatshepsut or Akhenaten … ?
A4) Ahmose 1st.
Q5) And finally … who was the first person to die, apparently, of King Tut-Ankh-Amun famous Curse … ?
A5) It’s him again: George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon.
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you with this line from J. B. S. Haldane … 
“Now my own suspicion is that the Universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose.”   
J. B. S. Haldane, 5 November 1892 – 1 December 1964
Who shares his birthday with Roy Rogers … 

Oh, and as it IS Fireworks Night … 

*         Normally, I try not to comment on other countries election: or politics in general.   But I caught a bit of Mitt Romney’s speech in …where-ever it was, yesterday: his wife, Anne spoke.   One of the things she said … ?   Was “He Turned Around The Olympics”.   Hello, USA … ?   No, he bloody DIDN’T!   The UK managed to pull off what’s agreed to be a superb event, thoroughly enjoyed by visiting tourists, sports fans and athletes, without any help from the USA.   And with Mr Romney — famously — turning up in the UK for ten minutes, saying — publicly — that my country wouldn’t be able to cope with the Olympics, and then flying off.   I think I found that vaguely insulting: and I really hope the man doesn’t get elected.

º        Ah … !   I had wondered, there, Debbi!   Would you mind passing my regards on … ?   (And it strikes the Church could possibly do itself a few favours, if it maybe overhauled a few things.)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Sure, Paul! And thank you for expressing your displeasure with Mitt Romney, who does NOT speak for the USA, and who I certainly hope will not be elected its president. Ugh!!! :(

In other words, I'm with ya, brother! :)

1. James VI
2. Catholic
3. William III of Orange
4. Monopoly
5. Microsoft Corp.
6. Saddam Hussein

I've been reading up on John Lydon, and certain aspects of our lives have been oddly similar. As you would say ... hmmm ...!