Friday, 17 July 2015

The Daily Teaser — 17-7-2015

Hmmm … 

Well, that’s that done with.

Practically, at any rate.

Remember me saying that last Saturday — at work — was a bit … rough … ?

Basically, we had a pair of stroppy customers in.

It’s rare, but unfortunate, sort of thing to have happened.

It’s ALSO the only time management has asked mo to make a statement of events.

Something I’ve finished last night.

I’m … concerned: understandably, I believe.   After all, it’s something I’ve never had to do.

Hopefully, though … ?

Hopefully the statement I’ve done will be helpful.

AND be of use.

I’m mildly worried I’ve got this wrong … 


But let’s get moving on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: scoring seven out of ten.   (The day before, also saw Olga† putting in a comment: after spending her day gardening and shed painting.)

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

Here it is, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 17th July, 1955, saw the founding of which theme park: Disneyland, Disney World or Disneyland Paris?
Q2) More to the point, the resort is in which US state?
Q3) 17th July, 1989, saw the first test flight of the Northrop Grumman B2 Spirit.   What IS the B2: a nuclear submarine, a stealth bomber or supersonic boat?
Q4) Mohammed Zahir Shah was deposed: on 17th July, 1973.   Where had he been king of?
Q5) 25th African countries boycotted the 1976 Olympics: which opened on 17th July 1976.   In which Canadian city were the Games held?
Q6) Finally … 17th July, 1899, saw the birth of actor, James Cagney.   In which film did he play Arthur ‘Cody’ Jarrett?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 16th July marks the formal start of the Islamic Calendar.   In which year of the Western Calendar: 622, 623 or 624?
A1) 622.
Q2) The current Islamic year is 1436 AH: AH stands for Anno … what?
A2) Anno Hegirae.
Q3) That first year was chosen, as it marked the Prophet’s travels to which city?
A3) Medina.
Q4) 16th July corresponds to the first day of the first month of the first year of Islamic calendar.   Is that month Muharram, Rabi’ al-thani, Sha’aban or Dhu al-Hijjah?
A4) Muharram.
Q5) That first month has a name that comes from the Arabic word, ‘haram’.   ‘Haram’ means what: forbidden, forbearance or forgiveness?
A5) Forbidden.   The month is, apparently, the second most sacred to the Faithful: who are discouraged from doing anything sinful, or ‘haram’.
Q6) What’s the holiest month of the Islamic year?
A6) Ramadan.   The month marks the time the Prophet received the Koran, and runs from 18th June to 16th July, this year.
Q7) Name either of the two major schools of Islam.
A7) Shia and Sunni Islam.
Q8) What’s the name of the mystical school of Islam?
A8) Sufism.
Q9) The Five Pillars of Islam — the basic beliefs common to all forms of Islam — include a once in a lifetime pilgrimage to which Saudi city?
A9) Mecca.
Q10) Finally … Islam’s holiest site is in that city: what’s it called?
A10) The Ka’aba: also spelt as ‘Kaaba’.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I’m acting for the audience, not for myself, and I do it as directly as I can.”

James Cagney, July 17, 1899 – March 30, 1986.
And this tune … 

Have a good day … ! :D

*        It’s one of those films, Debbi, that tends to crop up on ‘Must See’ lists.   I’m always thinking it should pencil it into my wish list, but never actually have … !

†        I have to admit, Olga, I’m just glad I don’t have a garden: I was never keen on gardening!   (Painting the fence, AND the shed … ?    Hmmm … Mind having a look at my walls … ?   I’m SURE they need a going over … !)


Debbi said...

I know the feeling! :)

1. Disneyland
2. California
3. a stealth bomber
4. Afghanistan
5. Montreal
5. White Heat

Olga Nunez Miret said...

I'm terrible at painting. I dare with the shed and the fence because nobody else sees them (well, next door neighbour a bit of the fence but...). As long as the fence is still standing I consider it job done...:) Oh, I hope it goes well at work.