Tuesday, 27 January 2015

The Daily Teaser — 27-1-2015

Hmmm … 

Hmmm … … … !

Hmmm … … … … … … … !!!!!!!

It’s Tuesday.

And frankly?   Frankly, Celebrity Big Brother STILL hasn’t finished … !

OK, I’m not complaining too much.

There is, after all, plenty of interesting TV doing the rounds: including the potted history of Magna Carta I’ve got on in the background.

David Starkey always manages to knock out a good one, bless him.

But, guess what?

There’s still no Gotham.

Honk, bloody honk!


But let’s move on, shall we?

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

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

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video

Q1) 27th January, 1945, saw the Red Army liberate the Auschwitz concentration camp.   The camp was in which European country?
Q2) 27th January, 1832, saw the birth of Lewis Carroll.  What was his real name?
Q3) 27th January, 1972, saw the birth of singer-songwriter, Mark Owen.   With which band did he find international fame?
Q4) 27th January, 2011, saw demonstrations start in Sanaa.   Sanaa is in which Arabic country?
Q5) Finally … Porfirio Lobo Sosa was named as President, on 27th January, 2010.   Of where?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 26th January, 1950, saw India become a republic.   What’s India’s capital city?
A1) New Delhi.
Q2) 2014 saw India’s Mangalyaan mission reach its destination.   Where?
A2) Mars.
Q3) Viswanathan Anand is a noted Indian player of what: Cricket, chess or Kabaddi?
A3) Chess.
Q4) Name any one of the four religions that have their origins in India.
A4) Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Jainism.   (India’s also got the largest population of Parsees and Baha’is on Earth.)
Q5) The Vedas are the holy books of which of those religions?
A5) Hinduism.
Q6) India has seven of what it calls ‘Union’ territories: administrative areas run by India’s central government.   Name one of those territories.
A6) Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Damen and Diu, Delhi, Lakshwadweep and Puducherry.
Q7) The Ganges is India’s longest river.   What’s India’s biggest lake: Sambhar, Vembanad or Chilka?
A7) Chilka.
Q8) Which Indian musical instrument featured on the Beatles song, Norwegian Wood?
A8) The Sitar.   (The sitar can have anything between 18 and 20 strings.   According to one story I heard, Jimi Hendrix — arguably, the best guitarist the world’s ever produced — had a go with one of Ravi Shankar’s sitars, when the latter was touring the UK.   He gave up, after five minutes, saying words to the effect of “That’s the last time I’m trying one of THEM!”)
Q9) India’s caste system has — or had — four broad classes: or varna.   What’s the highest of those classes?
A9) The priestly, or Brahmin caste.
Q10) Finally … which traditionalal item of Indian women’s-wear can be anything up to nine yards long?
A10) The sari.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Anger is not an accepted thing for women. And, you know, I do get angry. I feel it’s a very honest emotion.”

Rosamund Pike, 27 January 1979.
And an Elmore James song … 

Enjoy your day … 

*        Oh, did I mention I’m watching a thing about Magna Carta, Debbi?   Fascinating stuff: the BBC are doing stuff to mark the 800th anniversary.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Very cool! Great document!

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