Saturday, 31 January 2015

The Daily Teaser — 31-1-2015: I’m Lovin’ It … 

You know, it’s got to be said, Britain’s had a mild winter, so far.

At least, this part of the UK has.

This morning, though … ?

This morning, I’m up, about … 

And definitely shivering in the cold.

It’s not snowing, in Brentwood.


But’s there’s a definite frost on the ground … 


But let’s move on, shall we?   I’d like to top my heating up … !

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

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

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video

Q1) 31st January saw the first McDonald’s restaurant opened in Soviet Russia.   In which city?
Q2) In which year of the 1990s?
Q3) That same year saw the company open where in mainland where: China, Hong Kong or India?
Q4) The company’s famous Big Mac debuted in Russia, that year.   In which year of the 1960s did the company introduce the burger across the US?
Q5) The special sauce on the Big Mac is a version of what: Mayonnaise, Thousand Island Dressing or ketchup?
Q6) Which McDonald’s product is known — in France — as the Royale with cheese?
Q7) In 1992, McDonald’s started baking one of their products: instead of deep frying it.   Which product?
Q8) One McDonald’s product started life being sold to devout Catholics,  who wouldn’t eat meat on a Friday.   WHICH product?
Q9) McDonald’s branches in one Asian nation, don’t sell beef or pork products.   Which nation?
Q10) Finally … The McDonald’s branches in which country, were temporarily closed on health and safety grounds, in 2012?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 30th January saw the assassination of Mohandas K. Gandhi: in which year of the 1940s?
A1) 1948.
Q2) By an extremist from which religion?
A2) Hinduism.
Q3) What did the K stand for, in Mohandas K. Gandhi’s name … ?
Q4) Gandhi was also known as Mahatma Gandhi.   Mahatma is a nickname meaning what: Big gun, wild tiger or great soul?
Q5) Gandhi achieved fame for helping India achieve independence from the UK: what was the name generally used for British India?
A5) The Raj: or British Raj.   (It was a mix of directly ruled parts of India, and princely states that accepted effective vassalage under the British crown.)
Q6) Who was the first British Emperor — or Empress — of India?
Q7) Prior to the monarch mentioned in Q6, who ruled India on behalf of Britain: the British West Indian Company, the British East Indian Company or Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank?
A7) The British East India Company.   (This question was sponsored by HSBC: the World’s local bank.)
Q8) Prior to helping India gain Independence, Gandhi famously organized protests in which African nation: Kenya, Gambia or South Africa?
A8) South Africa.   (In Pretoria, to be precise.)

Q9) Who played Gandhi in the 1982, Richard Attenborough film, Gandhi?
Q10) Which American Civil Right leader was famously inspired by Gandhi: Malcolm X, W. E. B. DuBois or Dr Martin Luther King?
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Over the course of my McDiet, I consumed 30 pounds of sugar from their food. That’s a pound a day. On top of that, I also took in 12 pounds of fat. Now, I know what you’re saying. You’re saying nobody’s supposed to eat this food three times a day. No wonder all this stuff happened to you. But the scary part is: there are people who eat this food regularly.”

Morgan Spurlock, in Supersize Me.
And this tune … 

Have a good day … !

*        I’m looking forward to it, I know that, Debbi: I’ll probably have a post up at some point … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Looking forward to that!

1. Moscow
2. 1990
3. Hong Kong
4. 1968
5. Thousand Island Dressing
6. a Quarter Pounder
7. apple pies
8. Filet-O-Fish
9. India
10. Russia