Monday, 20 April 2015

The Daily Teaser — 20-4-2015

Blimey, that’s a thought, I’m back at work, today.

Which is possibly something you’re excited about, aren’t you?

I can tell, you know!

But at any rate … ?

At ANY rate, it means I’m back, doing my bit for the company charity.
I don’t know how much everyone else has picked up.

But going by the little cards on the store’s walls?

I’ve managed to raised £268.

I’m not complaining: it means I’ve done some good.

That’s something to be pleased about.


But let’s get a move on, shall we?   Time’s a wasting …

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

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

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

Q1) 20th April, 1884, saw Pope Leo 13th issue an Encyclical called Humanum Genus.   Which fraternal organization did this encyclical condemn?
Q2) 20th April, 2010, saw the Deepwater Horizon rig explode: and cause the worst oil spill in US history.   The rig was in which Gulf?
Q3) 20th April, 1908, saw the first matches played, as organised by he New South Wales Rugby League.   How many players does each team have on the field, during a rugby League match: 11, 12 or 13?
Q4) 20th April, 1800, was the date of the founding of the Septinsular Republic.   The Republic was made up of seven islands now part of which European nation: Spain, Portugal or Greece?
Q5) Finally … 20th April is UN Chinese Language Day.   ‘Standard’ Chinese is based on the version of Mandarin spoken around which Chinese city?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 19th April is Primrose Day, in the UK: making the death of Benjamin Disraeli.   What was the highest post he held, in the UK’s government: Prime Minister, Chancellor of the Exchequer or Minister of Modern Slavery And Organised Crime?
A1) Prime Minister.   (The post of Minister of Modern Slavery And Organised Crime is a recent one, and didn’t exist in Disraeli’s day.   I also want to ask … does the Minister of Modern Slavery And Organised Crime commit organised crime … or does she prosecute it … ?)
Q2) Under which British monarch did Disraeli hold the post?
Q3) 19th April, 1993, saw the end of the siege in Waco: in Texas.   The siege was of a compound of owned by the Branch Davidian sect.   The sect was a breakaway group: from which church?
Q4) 19th April, 1973, saw the founding of the Socialist Party: in Bad Münstereifel, in Germany.   The party is the Socialist Party of which country: Spain, Portugal or Italy?
A4) Portugal.   (The founders were all exiles from Portugal: then ruled by the Fascist regime of Antonio de Salazar.)
Q5) 19th April, 1971, saw the launch of the USSR’s Salyut 1.   What WAS Salyut 1: a space station, a telescope or a communications satellite?
Q6) Finally … 19th April, 1987, saw the first episode of The Simpsons aired: during an episode of which comedy show?
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Performance capture is a technology, not a genre; it's just another way of recording an actor's performance.”

Andy Serkis, born 20 April 1964.
And this tune … 

Have a good day … 

*        That’s possibly a good thing, Debbi: some of the dialogue was a bit … ahh … stilted … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Heh ... :)

1. the Freemasons
2. the Gulf of Mexico
3. 15
4. Greece
5. Beijing