Friday, 7 December 2012

The Daily Teaser — 7-12-2012

You know, I mentioned, yesterday, that the weather was bad … ?

To the point of very icy … ?

Sadly, it turns out a man was killed, yesterday, after being hit by a van.

Right outside Brentwood Station.

Personally … ?   I’m willing to bet black ice was a factor in that death.

All I can do is offer my condolences to the dead man’s family.

And urges both drivers and pedestrians in Brentwood to be careful out there.


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with wishing she could join Trevor, I and the rest of the gang for another coffee, she ALSO bagged 6 out 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) 7th December saw the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour: in which year … ?
Q2) More to the point, by which branch of the Japanese Armed forces … ?
Q3) 7th December, 1972, saw the launch of the last Apollo mission: was this Apollo 17, 18 or 19 … ?
Q4) More to the point, where was it heading … ?
Q5) 7th December, 1955, saw Clement Attlee step down as leader of the UK’s Labour party: who replaced him … ?
Q6) And finally … 7th December, 1982, saw Charles Brook Jr become the first US prisoner to be executed how … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 6th December is the feast day Saint Nicholas of Myra, often felt to be the model for Santa Claus.   What type of moneylender is he also the patron of … ?
A1) Pawnbrokers.
Q2) Saint Nicholas is also the patron of coopers: what do coopers make … ?
A2) Famously, barrels.
Q3) 6th December, 1921, saw the signing of the treaty that formed the Irish Free State: in which year did that state come into being … ?
A3) 1922: ironically, on 6th December …
Q4) What’s the modern name of the Irish Free State … ?
A4) The Republic of Ireland: or Poblacht na hÉireann, if you want it in Irish.
Q5) 6th December, 1947, saw the Everglades National Park, dedicated in the USA.   How many threatened/protected species is it home to: 34, 36 or 38 … ?
A5) 36.
Q6) And finally … 6th December, 1648, during the English Civil War, saw Colonel Pride of the New Model Army, purge Parliament of MPs sympathetic to whom: Charles 1st or Oliver Cromwell?
A6) Charles 1st.
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you with this quote from Eli Wallach …
“Having the critics praise you is like having the hangman say you've got a pretty neck.”Eli Wallach born December 7, 1915
And a touch of World music from Russia: Konstantin Sokolski, in other words … 

*        Actually, Debbi, just as a point … ?   We’ve a very good reason to avoid/not avoid Starbucks: they’ve been the victims of a boycott, over their tax affairs … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thanks for pointing that out, Paul. I'll have to include the link on my blog. :)

1. 1941
2. the Imperial Japanese Navy
3. Apollo 17
4. the moon
5. Hugh Gaitskell
6. lethal injection