Friday, 8 August 2014

The Daily Teaser — 8-8-2014

Bleaugh … !

And DOUBLE bleaugh … !

I’m back at the Job Centre, this morning: nice and early, again.

And frankly … ?

I’m up … showered … clean … 

And already feeling more than a little bit sweaty … !

August, in England.

You’ve got to love it … !

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) 8th August, 1921, saw the birth of synchronized swimmer and actress Esther Williams.   She commentated on the synchronized swimming in which Summer Olympics: the 1980, 1984 or 1988?
Q2) 8th August, 1929, saw a famous airship star a round-the-world trip.   Was this the Graf Zeppelin, R101 or the USS Los Angeles … ?
Q3) 8th August is the feast day of Saint Dominic.   Dominic is the traditional founder of which group of monks: the Jesuits, Dominicans or Franciscans?
Q4) 8th August, 1876, saw Thomas Edison patent his mimeograph machine.   Was the mimeograph an early photocopier, printer or computer?
Q5) Finally … 8th August, 1981, saw the birth of the (current) world number 3 men’s tennis player.   Who is he … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 7th August saw construction begin on the Mauthausen Concentration Camp: in which year of the 1930s … ?
A1) 1938.
Q2) In which European country was Mauthausen … ?
A2) Austria.
Q3) Mauthausen was intended as one of the toughest camps possible, and labelled what: Grade One, Two or Three … ?
A3) Grade Three.
Q4) The camp was physically built by inmates from which camp: Dachau, Buchenwald or Belsen … ?
A4) Dachau.
Q5) Which famous Nazi hunter was a survivor of Mauthausen … ?
Q6) Brian Stonehouse was one of the few British prisoners of the camp: captured on a mission for which wartime organisation … ?
Q7) Jewish people were famously persecuted in camps like Mauthausen.   Along with members of which nomadic ethnic group … ?
A7) The Roma, or Gypsies.
Q8) Mauthausen was notoriously used as a source of slave labour for German companies, making over how many Reichsmarks: ten million, eleven million or twelve million … ?
A8) Eleven million.
Q9) Which German pharmaceutical company had a factory in the Mauthausen camp … ?
A9) Bayer.
Q10) Finally … what’s the legal term for the sort of mass murder practiced at German camps … ?
A10) Genocide.
I’ll leave you with this … 

And this …
“For me, that term ‘pop’ is like a candy bar. You buy it because you like it, you eat it, and then you throw it away.   It has no long-term meaning or value.”
U2 guitarist, The Edge, born 8th August, 1961.
Enjoy your day … 

*        Actually, Debbi, did I tell you I’m re-reading Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four … ?   Utter classic … !   I might have to check out one or two other dystopias, as well … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Been a long time since I read that one.

1. 1984
2. Graf Zeppelin
3. Dominicans
4. photocopies
5. Novac Djokovic