Tuesday, 18 November 2014

The Daily Teaser — 18-11-2014

Well, here we go.

Tonight’s my second shift at my new job.

And I have to admit, it’s hard work.

Especially when you consider I’ve not been working for a while.   It does take a while to get back into the swing of things.

Thus far … ?   It’s been less berserk than the pub trade which I spent so time in.

Less berserk, more fun … and with a nicer crowd of people … 


But let’s move on.

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring four out of five.

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

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

Q1) 18th November, 13 07, saw William Tell shoot fruit off his son’s head.   What type of fruit?
Q2) 18th November, 1906, saw the birth of Alec Issigonis, designer of the best selling British car of all time.   What WAS that car?
Q3) 18th November, 1626, saw the consecration of Saint Peter’s Basilica, in Vatican  City, Rome.   According to Catholic tradition, the church is the burial place of which saint?
Q4) 18th November, 1493, saw Christopher Columbus sight which island: Puerto Rico, Jamaica or Cuba?
Q5) Finally … 18th November, 1918, saw Latvia declare its independence from Russia.   What’s the capital of Latvia?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 17th November, 1951, saw the birth of painter, Jack Vettriano.   His best known painting is The Singing …what?
Q2) 17th November, 1952, saw the birth of designer, David Emanuel.   He and his ex-wife, Elizabeth, designed the 1981 wedding dress for whom?
Q3) 17th November, 1933, saw the USA give diplomatic recognition to which state?
A3) The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics: or USSR.
Q4) 17th November, 50, saw Lhamo Dondhrub named as the 14th Dalai Lama.   Although exiled, the Dalai Lama is (technically) a religious leader of which country?
A4) Tibet.
Q5) Finally … 17th November, 1790, saw the birth of August Möbius: mathematician and discoverer of the Möbius strip.   How many sides does the strip have: one, two or three?
A5) One.
I’ll leave you with this song … 

And this thought …
“Information’s pretty thin stuff unless mixed with experience.”

Clarence Day, November 18, 1874–December 28, 1935.
Enjoy the day … 

*        You’re right there, Debbi.   Then there’s the stuff that’s WAAAAY out there … !


Tetka Rhu: Lady Picasso - YOUR Artist of creation said...

Absolutely love this thought at the end of the blog:
“Information’s pretty thin stuff unless mixed with experience.”

Lately I have been saying without experience you cannot OWN your knowledge ...
Must say I love Clarence's Way of saying it much better ..... very cool
Tetka Rhu

Debbi said...

That is a great quote!

1. an apple
2. the Mini
3. Saint Peter
4. Puerto Rico
5. Riga