Friday, 27 June 2014

The Daily Teaser — 27-6-2014

You know, I have to admit to liking a documentary, now and again.

I’ve just been watching a Channel 4 one I taped, last night: Meet the Mormons.

Which followed a pair of Mormon missionaries, in Leeds.

That’s … 

Odd … 

Yes, odd’s the word.    I don’t think I’ve come across a religion quite that controlling.   The Church’s press officer was CONSTANTLY around, as were the companions: each missionary’s co-worker.   Nor can I understand quite why someone would volunteer for it: Mormon Missionary work seems even more isolating and isolated than severe forms of monasticism.

They are also have weekly expense of £29 a week: roughly half what I’m on!

I usually try not to criticise a person’s religion.

But, to me … ?   That seems … a little too severe … 

But let’s move on, shall we?

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

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

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

Q1) 27th June, 1497, saw Michael An Gof and Thomas Flamank executed at Tyburn.   After leading a rebellion form WHICH English county … ?
Q2) 27th June, 1946, saw which country’s Parliament introduce an act, defining its form of citizenship … ?
Q3) 27th June, 1985, saw what removed from the US Highway system?
Q4) 27th June, 2013, saw NASA launch the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph probe.   What is the probe observing?
Q5) Finally … 27th June, 1966, saw the birth of director, J. J. Abrams.   The film he’s currently working on will be released next year: and is the next entry in which film franchise … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and and answers …
Q1) 26th June saw the signing of the original United Nations Charter: in which year of the 1940s … ?
A1) 1945.
Q2) The Charter was signed in San Francisco: in which US state is San Francisco … ?
Q3) In the opening line of the Charter, it says that the peoples of the UN will try and save succeeding generations from the scourge of what … ?
A3) War.
Q4) 26th June, 1945, saw the signing of the UN Charter, in San Francisco.   How many of the original members nations signed that day … ?
A4) 50, out of the original 51.
Q5) What was the only original nation NOT to sign … ?
A5) Poland.   (It signed two months later,)
Q6) That original charter was ratified by the five permanent members of the UN Security Council.   Name any one of those (then) members.
A6) The UK, France, the USA, the USSR and the Republic of China.
Q7) Two of those permanent members now have new names.   What are either of those nations now called … ?
Q8) The UN Security Council has 15 members all told.   The ten non-permanent members are all appointed by which UN organ … ?
Q9) Name any of the six official languages of the United Nations … 
Q10) Who’s the current Secretary General of the United Nations … ?
I’ll leave you with Kiss Me: although you don’t have to, if you don’t want to … 

And this thought …
“I try to push ideas away, and the ones that will not leave me alone are the ones that ultimately end up happening.”
J. J. Abrams, born 27th June, 1966.
Have a good day.

*        Think I’ve found it, Debbi: I’ll have a look, later!

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I"m glad you liked it! :)

1. Cornwell
2. Canada
3. Route 66
4. the sun
5. Star Wars