Tuesday, 16 December 2014

The Daily Teaser — 16-12-2014

I have to say, THAT was a late night at work!

No, really … !

I was on the Six ’til Twelve shift: which means, of course, I actually got home at 12·30.

Now, it has to be said, the best thing about getting in that late … ?

Was the late night shower I had when I got home.

And, boy, that was good … !


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring five 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) 16th December, 1969, saw the House Of Commons vote to abolish the death sentence for murder.   How big was the majority in favour of abolition: 148 votes, 158 votes or 168 votes?
Q2) 16th December, 1991, saw Kazakhstan become independent: from where?
Q3) 16th December, 1914, saw German naval forces bombard Hartlepool, Scarborough and where else?
Q4) The Taj Mahal Palace and Tower Hotel opened, on 16th December, 1903: in Bombay, India.   These days, Bombay is better known, how?
Q5) Finally … 16th December, 1850, saw the first of the Canterbury Pilgrims arrive at their destination.   Where were they emigrating to?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 15th December, 37AD, saw the birth of Roman emperor, Nero: Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, to give him his full name.   Nero was the last emperor from which Roman dynasty?
A1) The original one, the Julio-Claudians.
Q2) 15th December, 1859, saw the birth of L. L. Zamenhof, the man who created Esperanto.   Kie estas la necesejo translate’s into English as ‘Where’s the’ …what?
A2) Toilet.   (The same phrase in Klingon is ‘nuqDaq 'oH puchpa''e'?’.   Amazing what you learn … )
Q3) 15th December, 1905, saw the opening of the Pushkin House, in Russia: honouring and studying the work of Alexander Pushkin.   The House is in which Russian city?
A3) Saint Petersburg.   (It now studies all forms of Russian literature.)
Q4) 15th December, 1960, saw King Mahendra impose direct rule on his country.   What IS his country?
A4) Nepal.
Q5) Finally … 15th December, 1960, saw Richard Pavlick arrested: for plotting to assassinate whom?
I’ll leave you with this song … 

And this thought …
“Next week I shall begin my operations on my hat, on which you know my principal hopes of happiness depend.”
Jane Austen, 16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817.
Enjoy your day … 

*        Will do, Debbi!   (Especially as I’ve the day off, today!)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Awesome! :)

1. 158
2. Russia or the USSR
3. Whitby
4. Mumbai
5. New Zealand (Lyttelton, in particular)