Sunday, 5 May 2013

The Daily Teaser — 5-5-2013: Come The Revolution … 

Oy … 

You’d THINK a good night’s sleep would help, wouldn’t you … ?

But here I am, on a Sunday morning, still feeling as if an extra half hour wouldn’t hurt.

Hmmm … 

I might just have a lie in.


I might just watch The Crimson Horror, last night’s Dr Who: it’s a bit good … !

At any rate … back to bed, or otherwise, let’s move on to today’s big bit’s, shall we … ?

Yes, let’s … 


Yesterday’s teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: along with telling letting me know that a Certain Novel*’s going into a new edition, also bagged seven out of seven.

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

Here it is, along with the ‘How To’, License and video … 

Q1) 5th May saw the birth of Karl Marx, founder of Communism.   In which year … ?
Q2) More to the point, in what’s now which European country … ?
Q3) In May of 1849, Marx moved to which UK city … ?
Q4) Who co-wrote many of Marx’s works … ?
Q5) And finally … In which cemetery is Karl Marx buried … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 4th May, 1675, saw the start of construction of the Royal Greenwich Observatory.   By which King … ?
A1) Charles 2nd.
Q2) In which English city is Greenwich … ?
A2) London.
Q3) The Observatory is the site of the Prime Meridian.   The meridian is the navigation baseline for what: longitude or latitude … ?
A3) Longitude.
Q4) It’s ALSO used as the basis for time in many parts of the world: when it’s known as GMT.   What does GMT stand for … ?
A4) Green Mean Time.
Q5) Who was the first Royal Astronomer … ?
A5) John Flamsteed.
Q6) Who’s the current royal astronomer … ?
A6) Martin Rees, Baron Rees of Ludlow.
Q7) And FINALLY … at what time — GMT — does the famous Greenwich Observatory Time Ball drop … ?
A7) 1 PM.   (Or 13:00, if you want to be like that … )
Enjoy those.

I’ll leave you with this thought …
“The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.”
Karl Marx.
And with this tune … 

Have a good day.

*        Oh, I’m getting a mention in Identity Theft … ?   Oh, bless you … !   And thank you … ! :D

1 comment:

Debbi said...

And bless you, Paul. I can't thank you enough. Really! :)

1. 1818
2. Germany
3. London
4. Engels
5. Highgate Cemetery