Friday, 30 October 2015

The Daily Teaser — 30-10-2015

You know, it’s a Friday.

Which means, of course, it’s payday.

And the day I usually start looking at bill-paying and  shopping: mostly, me being me, for myself.

But, given there’s only a few weeks to go … ?

I’m going to have to start looking at Christmas presents.

I know this much.   One relative, my nephew, Jude?

Is quite probably going to get spoiled rotten.

Rockets, cars and Thunderbirds seem to be the thing.

Oh, and Ninja Turtles!

Oh … 

I do know World of Poo might just go down well.

Don’t quote me on that, those … !


But let’s move on, shall we?

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

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

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

Q1) 30th October, 1918, saw the end of the First World War: in the Middle East.   It ended when which empire signed the Armistice?
Q2) 30th October, 2014, saw one nation become the first EU member to give formal diplomatic recognition to Palestine.   Which EU nation was it: Norway, Sweden or Denmark?
Q3) Four prospectors founded the capital of Montana on 30th October, 1864: at was then called Last Chance Gulch.   What’s the city now called?
Q4) John J. Loud patented what, on the 30th October, 1888: the petrol engine, the ball-point pen or the elevator?
Q5) Finally … President Roosevelt approved the Lend-Lease Act: on 30th October, 1941.   This gave how much financial aid to the Allies, during WW2: $1 billion, $2 billion or $3 billion?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 29th October saw the end of the conference that founded the International Committee of the Red Cross.   In which Swiss city was it held?
A1) Geneva.
Q2) More to the point, the conference was in which year of the 1860s?
A2) 1863.
Q3) How many of the delegates at the conference were from nations: 16, 18 or 20?
A3) 18.   From some 14 countries.
Q4) The Red Cross exists, in part, to make sure warring countries are behaving according to the protocols and articles of the what Conventions?
Q5) The Red Cross also has a tracing services: that looks for people who have gone what, during conflict?
A5) Missing.
Q6) The Red Cross movement is made up of many member societies.   Ones in Middle Eastern countries use a red what, as a symbol?
A6) A red Crescent.
Q7) Finally … The Red Cross movement also recognizes a third red symbol: usually used by member movements not comfortable with a cross, OR the symbol mentioned in Q6.   It’s called the Third Protocol Emblem: or Red what?
A7) Crystal.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“But the one thing you should not do is suppose that when something is wrong with the arts, it is wrong with the arts ONLY.”
Ezra Pound, 30 October 1885 – 1 November 1972.
And this tune … 

Enjoy your day … 

*        OK, cool, Debbi: enjoy the gig!   If we can avoid falling of the stairs, and slipping over in the shower, that’d be good!   I THINK I’ve got a bathmat, spare … 

1 comment:

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) The Ottoman Empire
Q2) Sweden
Q3) Helena
Q4) First ballpoint pen
Q5) 1 billion
Nice bathmats!