Monday, 11 May 2015

The Daily Teaser — 11-5-2015

Hmmm … 

Did I tell you I’d occasionally used marijuana?   A long time ago, I should add!

It’s something I’ve since given up: while it’s something I found occasionally enjoyable, I also came to believe it wasn’t a healthy thing to do.

As a general rule?   That doesn’t mean I think anyone else should stop.

One of my neighbours certainly agrees with that idea: and smokes cannabis.   Very noticeably, smokes cannabis.

I have no problem with that: you live your life how you want to.

Where I object, is where I can smell, or am affected by, by you doing something.

In this case?   I’m affected because the neighbour concerned seems to live very near to me.   With the result that I can smell cannabis when they’re using it: and occasionally get off on the stuff, when whoever it is has a really strong joint on the go.

As they were, last night.

Personally?   I have no problem with the way someone chooses to live.

But … ?   Frankly, when it starts impacting on my life, to the point where I start wanting to phone the police?   That’s when I start objecting strongly.


But let’s get a move on, shall we?

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 they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 11th May, 1998, saw India announce it had done underground tests of what: nuclear weapons, particle accelerators or tachyon detectors?
Q2) 11th May, 1956, saw the British government announce an African nation would become independent of British rule.   Which nation?
Q3) The Diamond Sutra was printed for the first time: on 11th May, 868 AD, becoming the oldest known printed book in existence.   In which country was it printed?
Q4) 11th May, 330 AD, saw Constantine the Great rename Byzantium, ‘Nova Roma’: although the city’s more commonly known as Constantinople.   At the time, the city was capital of which empire?
Q5) Finally … 11th May, 1997, saw Gary Kasparov beaten at Chess: by the IBM super computer, Deep Blue.   How many individual games did they play in this second series?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 10th May is the Feast Day of Saint Damien of Molokai.   Molokai is part of which chain of islands?
A1) The Hawaiian Islands.
Q2) Saint Damien is the patron saint of lepers.   Leprosy is also known as what disease: Hansard’s Disease, Hansen’s Disease or Hangul’s Disease?
Q3) 10th May, 1940, saw Winston Churchill take over the UK’s government: becoming Prime Minister as a result.   What’s address of the PM’s official London residence?
A3) 10, Downing Street.   (It’s ALSO the residence of the First Lord Of The Treasury: a post the PM has held, for quite some time.)
Q4) 10th May, 1920, saw the birth of Bert Weedon.   Which stringed instrument did he notably play?
A4) The guitar.   (Practically every UK based guitar god you’ve ever heard of — INCLUDING Eric Clapton — picked up the basics from Bert Weedon’s Play In A Day tutorials.)
Q5) 10th May, 2006, saw the death of director, Val Guest.   He directed The Quatermass Xperiment, Quatermass 2 and The Abominable Snowman: for which British studio?
A5) Hammer.
Q6) Finally … 10th May, 1872, saw Victoria Woodhull Martin become the first woman nominated for which post?
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“We learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. One becomes in some area an athlete of God.”

Martha Graham, May 11, 1894 – April 1, 1991.
And this song … 

Enjoy your day … !

*        I should hope so, Debbi, after all THIS time … ! :D

1 comment:

Debbi said...

One word today: Ouch! :) Still recovering from surgery.

1. nuclear weapons
2. Ghana
3. China
4. the Byzantine Empire
5. 6