Wednesday, 18 June 2014

The Daily Teaser — 18-6-2014

Hmmm … 

I have to admit to liking repeats, occasionally.

I’ve got one on in the back ground, now, actually: part 2 of Fossil Wonderland.

Mostly discussing feathered dinosaurs, including our old friend, Archaeopteryx: something I was taught was the first bird, but that we now believe to have been to have been more of a link between dinosaurs and birds.

Fascinating stuff to watch.

But, after a throw away comment from the presenter, I can’t help but wonder one thing.

Did Archaeopteryx taste of chicken?

Well, you have to ask, don’t you … ?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Debbi* and Pink Fluff† putting in their answers: with Fluff bagging seven out of ten, and Debbi scoring eight, the day saw Debbi inching ahead by a point.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 18th June, 1965, saw the UK government introduce a drink driving limit: of 80 milligrams of alcohol, per 100 cc of what … ?
Q2) More to the point, in which year was the breathalyser introduced?
Q3) 18th June, 2006, saw which Stan launch its first satellite … ?
Q4) 18th June, 2009, saw NASA launch a robot spacecraft: at what object?
Q5) 18th June, 2012, saw Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud named as Crown Prince of where … ?
Q6) Finally … 18th June, 1941, saw the birth of Britain’s best-selling cookery author.   Who is she?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 17th June, 1944 — 70 years ago, today — saw Iceland become a republic: after severing formal ties from which country’s monarchy?
A1) Denmark’s.
Q2) Technically, Iceland had been a kingdom: since which year of the 20th Century … ?
A2) 1918.   (It had been effectively independent: but in personal union with the Danish King.)
Q3) What’s the name of Iceland’s Parliament … ?
A3) The Alþingi: or Althing, if you prefer the Anglicized version.   (It’s technically, the oldest Parliament on the planet.)
Q4) The head of the Icelandic government is the Icelandic Prime Minister.   The head of state is … ?
A4) The Icelandic President: the office is currently held by Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson.
Q5) Is the President’s last name a surname … ?
A5) No.   In common with most Icelanders, the President’s name is a patronymic: it’s based on his father’s first name.   If I’ve understood it correctly, his children would use the patronymic, Ólafursson or Ólafursdottir.   (Some Icelanders — like singer, Björk — have a matronymic, taken from there mothers names: Björk’s full name is Guðmundsdóttir.)
Q6) The Church of Iceland is what: Anglican, Lutheran or Methodist … ?
A6) Lutheran.
Q7) Which Chess player made his home in Iceland in the last years of his life?
Q8) Icelandic singer, Emilíana Torrini, recorded Gollum’s Song: for which of the Lord Of The Rings films?
Q9) Askja, Hekla and Laki are all Icelandic what: cities, volcanoes or mountains?
A9) Volcanoes.
Q10) Finally … what’s Iceland’s capital city?
A10) Reykjavík.
I’ll leave you with this song … 

Along with this thought from Thabo Mbeki …
“By all means, let's work together.”
Thabo Mbeki, born 18th June, 1942.
Which is a good excuse to play this … 

Have a good day … !

*        Yes, Ma’am … ! :D

†        Well, the last one was spotted in 1854, Fluff: and the glacier is Vatnajökull.

1 comment:

Debbi said...


1. blood
2. 1954
3. Pakistan
4. Pluto
5. Saudi Arabia
6. Delia Smith