Saturday, 25 October 2014

The Daily Teaser — 25-10-2014

 Right … 

The clocks go back, tonight.

Now, I know we’ve been doing it for years: the twice yearly movement of the clocks, backwards and forwards.

But I, personally, could never put my finger on why it happens.

Oh, we’ve been told it’s to help farmers.   Or hinder them.   Or that — like pub opening hours — it’s a leftover from World War 1.

Who knows.

Either way … ?

Well, either way, it happens.

I’m personally just glad near enough every clock I have, changes automatically!


Yesterday’s Teaser: was quiet: with no-one putting in their answers.

So let’s see who we can persuade to try today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the  and  … 

Q1) 25th October, 1984, saw the European Economic Community donate £1.8 million*: to relieve famine in which country?
Q2) 25th October, 1760, saw the crowning of George 3rd, as king of Great Britain and Ireland.   When he fell seriously ill in 1810, who became regent?
Q3) 25th October, 1940, saw Benjamin O. Davis Senior, named as the first African American general in the USA’s armed forces.   With which branch of the Armed Forces did he serve: the Army, Navy or Airforce?
Q4) In that year’s British Crime Survey, 25th October, 2001, saw crime in the UK reach its lowest point for 20 years.   Who was Home Secretary at the time?
Q5) Finally … 25th October, 1944, saw the USS Tang sunk: by one of its own malfunctioning what?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 24th October, 1945, saw the founding of the United Nations, when its Charter came into international force.   How many member nations are there on the UN Security Council?
A1) 15.
Q2) How many of those members are permanent?
A2) 5.
Q3) Name any of those permanent members.
A3) China, France, the United Kingdom, the USA and Russia.
Q4) Which international body has more members: the UN or FIFA?
A4) FIFA with 209.
Q5) How many members does the UN have: 191, 193 or 195?
A5) 193. (And, yes, before you ask: I’ve counted them … )
Q6) What’s the name of the UN body that deals with refugees?
A6) The UNHCR or United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, if you want to be picky.
Q7) What’s the name of the UN’s world health organization? 
A7) The WHO: or World Health Organization.
Q8) What was the name of the UN’s predecessor?
Q9) The founding date is when a majority of the founding nations ratified what?
A9) The UN Charter.
Q10) Finally, who’s the current UN Secretary General of the UN?
A10) Ban Ki-moon.   (I’ve counted him, too: there’s only one of him … )
I’ll leave you with this tune … 

And this thought …
“Of all the things I am not very good at, living in the real world is perhaps the most outstanding.”

Anne Tyler, born 25th October, 1941.
Keep your eye’s peeled for tonight’s episode of Dr Who: I should have something posted.

Have a good day … !

*        Thirty years later, of course, money the EU’s demanding is causing issues … 

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