Friday, 8 March 2013

The Daily Teaser — 8-3-2013

Arrgh … Or possibly Bleaugh … !

Actually, Bleaugh’s possibly the word.

After all, I had a fairly late night, putting together the new batch of Teaser videos.

The up-side … ?   Is that I’ve now manage to confirm — for my own satisfaction, if nothing else — that any of my backed-up video stored as mp4 files will play on my iPod Touch.

Shoved into my Dock … ?   That meant I could happily watch a lot of old Dr Who episodes.

OK … Out of a job I might be, but at least I’m not going to run out of things to watch … !

Let’s get moving on, shall we?   Yes, lets … !


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with confessing she felt mildly silly, after getting an answer wrong, the day before yesterday, she also bagged 10 out of 10.

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

Here’s those questions, along with the ‘How To’, License and video … 

Q1) 8th March 1702, saw Queen Anne, the last Stuart monarch, ascend the thrones of England, Ireland and Scotland.   Which of those two kingdoms formed Great Britain, in 1707 … ?
Q2) She was eventually succeeded by George 1st: of the House of where … ?
Q3) 8th March, 1817, saw the founding of the New York Stock Exchange: at № 11, … where … ?
Q4) 8th March, 1920, saw the founding of the world’s first Arab state: the Arabic Kingdom of where … ?
Q5) More to the point, that Kingdom suffered a coup led by the Ba’ath Party: on 8th March of which year of the 1960s … ?
Q6) And finally … 8th March, 2004, saw the Governing Council of where, ratify a new Constitution … ?
Here’s yesterday’s rather chilly questions and answers … 
Q1) 7th March saw Roald Amundsen announce he’d reached the South Pole: in which year did he make this announcement: 1912, 1913 or 1914 … ?
A1) 1912.
Q2) More to the point, Amundsen and his team reached the South Pole in December of which year … ?
A2) 1911.
Q3) The South Pole is on the Earth’s most southerly continent: is that the Arctic or Antarctic … ?
A3) The Antarctic.
Q4) Confusingly: how many South Pole’s ARE there … ?
A4) Four.  (4):   or possibly five!   The one we all think of is the Geographic South Pole, the (off-shore) Magnetic South Pole, the Geomagnetic South Pole (Blowed if I know) and the South Pole Of Inaccessibility, the most remote point in Antarctica.   (There’s ALSO a Ceremonial South Pole, where photo-shoots are done: it’s a few yards away from the real Geographic South Pole … )
Q5) The South and North Poles define the Earth’s axis of rotation: how many hours does it take to rotate?
A5) 24: one day, in other words.
Q6) More to the point, in which direction does the Earth rotate: north south, east or west … ?
A6) East.
Q7) True or False: the Antarctic continent, itself, is a desert … 
A7) True.
Q8) Who lead the 1907-09 British Antarctic Expedition … ?
A8) Ernest Shackleton.
Q9) Moving back to where we started, what nationality was Roald Amundsen?
A9) Norwegian.
Q10) And finally … who lead the British Terra Nova Expedition to the Antarctic, that was beaten to the South Pole by Amundsen’s team … ?
A10) Captain Robert F. Scott.
I’ll leave you with this quote from dancer, Cyd Charisse …
“The censors were always there when I was on the set. When I was held up, in a lift, they were up on ladders to see if I was properly covered.”
Cyd Charisse, March 8, 1922 – June 17, 2008
And with Breezing, by birthday boy, Gábor Szabó … 

Have a good Friday … !

*        Tish!   Don’t put yourself down, Debbiº … !   After all, have a look at today’s score … ! :D

º        Oh, hang on, I’m starting to sound Julian and Sandy … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thanks, Paul! :) No worries. I'm shaken, but not stirred. :)

1. England and Scotland
2. Hanover
3. Wall Street
4. Syria
5. 1963
6. Iraq