Friday, 16 January 2015

The Daily Teaser — 16-1-2015

Another day, another dollar … 

And another late night.

Another late night, happily working, I should add.

Saying that … ?

Saying that, I was glad to get home: get off, showered, and off my aching feet.

And in bed, with a good read.   I’ve a few more days before I have to get The Royal Assassin back to the library: I’d like to finish it, before I do.

So last night … ?   Last night, I was up a little than I should have been.

The Royal Assassin is worth the effort, I think.


But let’s move on, shall we?

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

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we?

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

Q1) 16th January, 1970, saw Buckminster Fuller receive a Gold Medal: from the American Institute of Architects.   What kind of dome was Fuller’s best known creation?
Q2) 16th January, 2006, saw Ellen Johnson Sirleaf become Africa’s first female head of state: being elected President of where?
Q3) More to the point, in which year was she successfully re-elected?
Q4) 16th January, 2001, saw President Bill Clinton award a posthumous Medal of Honour: to which former President?
Q5) 16th January, 1920, saw the first council meeting of the League Of Nations.   In which European city?
Q6) Finally … 16th January, 1969, saw the first docking of manned spacecraft: whilst in space.   The two craft were Soyuz capsules: from which nation?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 15th January saw the British Museum open to scholars.   In which year of the 1750s?
A1) 1759.
Q2) The Museum was housed in Montagu House, on the grounds of cost.   It refused to use which palace, on the same grounds?
A2) Buckingham House: what’s now called Buckingham Palace.
Q3) The Museum is in which London area: Bloomsbury, Kensington or Chelsea?
Q4) The Museum’s original collection was from Sir Hans who: Jones, Sloane, or Beckenbauer?
A4) Sir Hans Sloane.
Q5) The ‘Old Royal Library’ was donated to the Museum.   By which king: George 2nd, 3rd or 4th?
Q6) The British Museum’s Natural History branch is in South Kensington: and shares Exhibition Road with two other famous museums.   Name either of them.
Q7) The British Library is also a branch of the British Museum: and one of the two largest libraries on the planet.   What’s the other largest library?
A7) The Library of Congress, in the USA.
Q8) The British Museum famously contains the Parthenon Gallery: also known as the Elgin … what?
A8) The Elgin Marbles.
Q9) One of the Museum’s departments is devoted to Numismatics.   In other words, coins … and what else?
A9) Medals: both are the preserve of the appropriately named Department of Coins and Medals.
Q10) Finally … the Sutton Hoo Treasure is housed in the British Museum.   Which English county was it found in?
A10) Suffolk.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“A celebrity now is someone who’s on the telly.”

Kate Moss, 16 January 1974.
And what is arguably, the show tune … 

Have a good day!

*        I’m thinking I might go back to bed, myself, Debbi … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Can't believe I got 10 out of 10! Wow! :)

1. the geodesic dome
2. Liberia
3. Theodore Roosevelt
4. Paris
5. the USSR