Saturday, 24 May 2014

The Daily Teaser — 24-5-2014

Right, I think we can say it’s definite, then.

Dr Who series 8, the first with Peter Capaldi as the 12th Doctor … 

Starts in August.

The reason we know this … ?

Is the fact that the BBC released a Teaser trailer to YouTube, last night.

Here … 

You notice, of course, it doesn’t say when in August … ?

I’m betting, though, it’ll be one of the last two Saturdays: the 23rd or 30th, giving us an season end in mid to late November.

Just enough time to get excited for Christmas … 

But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring five out of five.

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) 24th May, 1991, saw the conclusion of Operation Solomon, an Israeli operation to evacuate Jewish people: from which African country … ?
Q2) Two years later, 24th May, 1993 saw part of that African country become independent.   What’s that now independent nation called?
Q3) 24th May, 1994, saw four men convicted of trying to bomb where, in 1993?
Q4) 24th May, 2007, saw the birth of Maru: a cat who’s since gone on to find fame on which website … ?
Q5) Finally … 24th May, 2002, sign the SORT treaty on arms reduction: also known as the Treaty of where … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 
Q1) 23rd May, 1995, saw the original release of the Java programming language.   By which company: Sun Microsystems, Microsoft or Adobe?
Q2) 23rd May, 1707, saw the birth of Carl Linnaeus, the man responsible for our system of scientific names for living things.   Which European country was he born in … ?
A2) Sweden.
Q3) 23rd May, 1883, saw the birth of Douglas Fairbanks.   In which 1920 film did he play Don Diego Vega?
Q4) 23rd May, 1907, saw the Parliament of Finland open for the first time.   Who elects Finland’s Prime Minister?
A4) Finland’s Parliament.
Q5) Finally … 23rd May, 2006, saw the eruption of Mount Cleveland, in the USA.   In which US state is Mount Cleveland?
A5) Alaska.
I’ll leave you with Paul Paray’s† Symphony No. 2 in A major … 

And this thought …
“To form a truly free constitution, that’s to say, truly just and wise, the first point, the main point, the capital point, is that all the laws be agreed on by the people, after considered reflection, and especially having taken time to see what’s at stake”
Jean-Paul Marat‡, in a letter to Camille Desmoulins.
Have a good day.

*        My pleasure, Debbi.   (Let me know if those tips help!)   Oh, August … You might want to keep your eyes peeled, in August … 

†        24 May 1886 – 10 October 1979.

†        24 May 1743 – 13 July 1793.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Oh, yes. The Doctor! Can't wait!!

1. Ethiopia
2. the Somali Region
3. the World Trade Center
4. I am Maru
5. Moscow