Sunday, 9 November 2014

The Daily Teaser — 9-11-2014

You know … I love late night blogging, I really do.

Well … I like it, I should say.

But, boy … !   I’m not as young as I was, I know that.

I think I can safely say that, this morning … ?   I feel just a touch more tired than I usually do.

Still … 

I think I’ve put together a good post: about last night’s Dr Who finale episode, Death In Heaven.

A good post, about possibly what has to be the best episode of the season.

If it’s not the best episode of the rebooted Dr Who, ever.


But let’s get a move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Mr Strict and Debbi putting in their answers: with Mr S scoring three and Debbi* scoring five.

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

Here’s they, along with the How ToLicense and video

Q1) 9th November, 2014 is Remembrance Sunday: the day the UK and other Commonwealth countries mark the end of World War 1.   The UK’s national services are at which London landmark: the Cenotaph, Saint Paul’s Cathedral or Buckingham Palace?
Q2) 9th November, 1494, saw the Medici family expelled from their home city.   Which Italian city are we talking about?
Q3) 9th November, 1861, saw the first (documented) game of football take place: in Canada.   Was it American Football, Canadian Football or Association Football?
Q4) 9th November, 1979, saw a false nuclear attack alarm issued by whom: the USA’s NORAD, the UK’s Joint Chiefs of Staff or Russia’s Ministry of Defense?
Q5) Finally … 9th November, 1985, saw who become the world’s youngest World Champion Chess player: at the age of 22?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 8th November, 1990, saw Mary Robinson elected as President of Ireland.   Who’s the current Irish president?
A1) Michael D Higgins.   (He’s the first Irish president to have served in both houses of the Irish Parliament.)
Q2) 8th November, 1965, saw the passing of the UK act that abolished the death sentence: for murder.   Which crime wasn’t it abolished for: piracy, espionage or high treason.
A2) All of them.   The death sentence for these crimes was abolished later: in 1998, if I’ve read things correctly.
Q3) 8th November, 1957, saw Britain carry out testing — over Kirimati —  of what: a napalm bomb, a hydrogen bomb or cyanogen chloride?
Q4) 8th November, 1927, saw the birth of comedian and actor, Ken Dodd.   He made a brief appearance as who, in Kenneth Branagh’s 1996 version of Hamlet?
A4) Yorick.
Q5) Finally … 8th November was the date of the Beer Hall Putsch: the day in 1923, when Hitler’s Nazi Party attempted a coup in which German city?
A5) Munich.
I’ll leave you with this song … 

And this thought …
“The idea that God is an oversized white male with a flowing beard who sits in the sky and tallies the fall of every sparrow is ludicrous. But if by God one means the set of physical laws that govern the universe, then clearly there is such a God. This God is emotionally unsatisfying ... it does not make much sense to pray to the law of gravity.”
Carl Sagan November 9, 1934 – December 20, 1996.
Have a good Sunday.

*        It certain is, Debbi: welcome back, Mr S … !   Oh, by the way, Debbi … ?   HELL of a Dr Who episode … !   Christmas is looking … dark … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I can't wait to watch it!

1. the Cenotaph
2. Florence
3. Canadian Football
4. the USA's NORAD
5. Garry Kasparov