Sunday, 10 August 2014

The Daily Teaser — 10-8-2014

You know, I don’t think I’m unsympathetic person.


So I can’t help but be sympathetic to the plight of the various minorities in Iraq, at the moment.

Sympathetic … 

And generally approving of the US and UK airdrops of supplies to the various minority groups in the area.

I’m also very aware that, at some point, we could well get refugees coming to the UK.

I’d welcome that, too.

I’m very aware, though, that some of my countrymen will object in such a situation: quite forcefully.
  • “We don’t have the room!”
  • “They should go home!”
  • “They’re coming over here, stealing our jobs!”

I think I can guarantee a few other responses, as well:  many of them won’t be as polite.

Many will border on the violent.

Not something I’d agree with, I should add.

Either way … ?   I think if the UK gets refugees from Iraq, right now?

I think they’re no going to get the welcome they deserve.

That might not be as bad as what they’re going through, now … 

But isn’t going to help … 


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* — complete with her new Catwoman identity! — putting in her answers: and scoring nine 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) 10th August, 1792, saw the effective end of the French monarchy: when the Tuileries Palace was stormed, during the French Revolution.   In which year of the 19th Century, was the French monarchy restored?
Q2) 10th August is the International day … of which fuel … ?
Q3) 10th August, 1990, saw the Magellan probe arrive at its target planet: Venus.   Venus’ dense atmosphere is largely made up of which gas: carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide or hydrogen chloride?
Q4) 10th August, 1988, saw President Ronald Reagan sign the act that compensated Japanese-Americans for their internment: when?
Q5) Finally … 10th August, 1889, saw the birth of games designer, Charles Darrow.   What board game is his best known game … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 9th August is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples.   Where would you find the Māori people?
Q2) Which Pacific Island is the home of the Rapanui?   (Pronounced ra-pa-NEW-e.)
Q3) There are less than how many Indigenous Australian languages currently spoken: 150, 250 or 350?
A3) 150.
Q4) Most of the world’s Uyghur — pronounced WE-gear — people live where: China, Japan or Thailand … ?
A4) China.
Q5) The Tuareg live where: Europe, Africa or North America?
A5) Northern Africa: mostly in the dustier parts of Niger, Mali and Algeria.
Q6) If you’re Manx, you come from a small island off the coast of mainland … where?
A6) Britain: the Manx Are from the Isle of Mann, in-between mainland England, and Ireland.
Q7) The Aka, Efé and Mbuti people of Africa are better known as what … ?
A7) Pygmies.
Q8) Laplanders are more correctly called what: Sami, Sheltok or Suomi?
A8) Sami.   (Both Joni Mitchell and bassist, Jaco Pastorius can claim Sami descent.)
Q9) The Caribbean takes its name from which indigenous people?
A9) The Carib.
Q10) Finally … the Mohave, Shasta and Yurok are Native American tribes … where?
A10) California.
I’ll leave you with this tune … 

And this thought …
“If something is easy to repair, it is easy to construct.”
Leo Fender, August 10, 1909 – March 21, 1991.   (Leo Fender is unique: in that, when inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, he was the only member who couldn’t play the instrument he was known for.)
Have a good day … !

*        Aha!   Looks like the new version of the How To’s been helpful, Debbi!


Mr Strict said...

Bio diesel.
Carbon dioxide.

Debbi said...

Actually, that was totally accidental! But it's out there in case I choose to start another blog. Can you imagine? :)

1. 1814
2. biodiesel
3. carbon dioxide
4. during WWII
5. Monopoly