Friday, 17 May 2013

The Daily Teaser — 17-5-2013: Norwegian What … ?

Hmmm … 

You know, I don’t know whether I’m surprised or not.

But a report that’s just floated past my ears, on Radio 4, has highlighted the fact that MPs in the  House Of Commons have an ‘unhealthy drinking culture’.

Surprise, surprise … 

It also highlights the fact that the House has nine whole bars.

Nine of them.

So let me get this straight, some MPs have criticised the poorer amongst us for drinking too much.   And yet, the House — not even the size of Brentwood High Street, if I’ve understood things correctly — has more bars than Brentwood High Street.

Anywhere else … ?   I’ve a feeling the phrase ‘Drunken MP Scandal’ doesn’t necessarily cover it … 

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Debbi* and Mr Strict† putting in in their answers: with Mr S bagging 6½ out of seven, and Debbi bagging seven, it also saw Mr S showing us this video … 

And Debbi sharing this post.

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

Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video … 

Q1) 17th May is Constitution Day in Norway.  In which year was the Norwegian Constitution signed: 1813, 1814 or 1815 … ?
Q2) How many clauses make up the Norwegian Constitution: 112, 113 or 114 … ?
Q3) In which year did Norway become independent: 1895, 1905 or 1915 … ?
Q4) More to the point, which country did Norway become independent from … ?
Q5) Norway, Sweden and Denmark all make up which part of Europe … ?
Q6) Which of the countries named in Q5 are on the Scandinavian Peninsular … ?
Q7) Which island group isn sometimes considered part of Scandinavia … ?
Q8) Those islands are roughly halfway between Norway and which famously volcanic island … ?
9) Moving backwards, slightly … May 17th is also Constitution Day on the small island of Nauru: in which Ocean is Nauru … ?
Q10) And finally … on which Beatle album would you find the song, Norwegian Wood … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 16th May, 1990, saw the death or Muppets creator, Jim Henson.   What was the name of the first TV show the Muppets appeared in?   A1) Sam And Friends.
Q2) Which children’s show are they famously associated with … ?   A2) Sesame Street.
Q3) Who are the current owners of the Muppets … ?   A3) Disney.   (They also own the Bear In The Big Blue House: but not the Sesame Street or Fraggle Rock characters)
Q4) The signature Muppet show — The Muppet Show — was made by Associated Television. In which country … ?   A4) The UK.
Q5) Steve Whitmire has — since 1990 — been the performer behind which green Muppet … ?   A5) Kermit the Frog.
Q6) Which Muppet famously performed a version of I’m Just Wild About Harry, with Jean Stapleton … ?   A6) My personal hero, Crazy Harry.
Q7) And finally … who appeared with Link Hogthrob and Dr Julius Strangepork, in Pigs In Space … ?   A7) The one and only Miss Piggy.
Enjoy those: I’ll leave you with this quote from FDR …
“If there is anyone who still wonders why this war is being fought, let him look to Norway. If there is anyone who has any delusions that this war could have been averted, let him look to Norway; and if there is anyone who doubts the democratic will to win, again I say, let him look to Norway.”Franklin D Roosevelt.
And, of course, the Norwegian National Anthem … 

Have a good day.

*        Have fun with that, Debbi!    (Oh, and there’s Bruce’s photo … ! :D)

†        Like I say, Mr S, I’m glad about copy and paste … ! 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Yes, we went today, Paul! :) It was awesome. I hope to have one for our anniversary. I hope! :D

1. 1814
2. 112
3. 1905
4. Sweden
5. Scandinavia
6. Norway and Sweden
7. the Danish Islands and Jutland
8. Jan Mayen
9. Pacific Ocean
10. Rubber Soul

That was one of my favorite LPs, when I was going through my big Beatles phase, when I was fifteen. :)