Saturday, 22 December 2012

The Daily Teaser — 22-12-2012

You’ve probably realised, haven’t you … ?

That — by now — that the world hasn’t been destroyed.

It’s not been hit by a rogue asteroid or planet.   Nor have we been eaten by a giant mutant stat goat*.

Hell has not broken its bounds and run riot.

And those who told us the Mayan calendar reseting, yesterday, meant the apocalypse was starting, are … well … 

Looking a bit embarrassed.   At least, I hope so.   You NEVER know, with some of these guys.   After all, Harold Camping was predicting doomsday for years … !

Hmmm … Let’s move on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbiº putting in her answers.   Along with telling us that that the Mayan calendar had been misread, ALSO managing to bag 6 out of eight.

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) 22nd December, 2012, is the date that the alien invasion starts: according to which TV series … ?
Q2) 22nd December, 1989, saw the Brandenburg Gate re-open, after almost thirty years: in which European city is the Brandenburg Gate … ?
Q3) 22nd December, 1947, saw the Constituent Assembly of Italy approve what: the Italian constitution, general election rules or flag … ?
Q4) 22nd December, 1885, saw former Samurai, Ito Hirobumi, become the first Prime Minister of where … ?
Q5) And finally … 22nd December, 1942, saw Adolf Hitler order what weapon be put into production … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 21st December, 2012, is assumed by many to be the end of the world.   This is based on the fact the Mesoamerican Long Count Calendar resets on that day.   The best known users of the calendar were whom?
A1) The Maya Native Americans.
Q2) More to the point, who’s credited with creating that calendar: the Olmec, Toltec or Aztec … ?
A2) The Olmec.
Q3) EQUALLY to the point, this date is at the end of a cycle of how many years: 4125, 5125 or 6125 … ?
A3) 5125.
Q4) How long — in the Long Count Calendar — was a Tun: 360 days, 7200 days or 144000 days … ?
A4) 360 days.
Q5) According to some people, Earth — at some point, today — will be hit by a rogue planet called what … ?
A5) Nibiru: or Planet Ⓧ.     (The woman that first wrote about Nibiru claimed she’d been told about it by aliens: who communicated with her through an implant in her brain.   Quit that, this is SERIOUS … !!!)
Q6) Which Roland Emmerich film is all about a disastrous 2012 … ?
A6) 2012.
Q7) Which Will Smith sci-fi film is set in 2012 … ?
A7) I Am Legend.
Q8) And finally … In which book of the Bible do the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse appear … ?
A8) Revelations.
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you with a quote from the late Joe Strummer, who died ten years ago today …
“What I like about playing America is you can be pretty sure you're not going to get hit with a full can of beer when you're singing and I really enjoy that!”
Joe Strummer, 21 August 1952 – 22 December 2002
And — marking the birth of Robin and Maurice Gibb — this tune … 

*        Giant mutant star goat references courtesy of the late Douglas Adams … 

º        Debbi, did I tell you to have a read of the opening to today’s post … ?    Like I say, it never stopped Harold Camping: bless him … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Yeah, people will believe what they want to, huh? :)

BTW, I posted this on my book blog:

I hope to blog about the 2nd Amendment tomorrow. Assuming I can get my fingers to function. :)

Tell Trevor his books are on the way. And thanks so much!!!

1. The X-Files
2. Berlin
3. the Italian Constitution
4. Japan
5. the A-4 as a "vengeance weapon"