Wednesday, 4 November 2015

The Daily Teaser — 4-10-2015

You know, I HAVE to admit, I had a late night, last night.

Well … 


I actually went to … THE PUB!

No, I didn’t get drunk, I should add.

I did manage to head out, though: for a a former workmate’s leaving do.

Quite a good couple of hours out, I should add.   But the knock on effect meant I went to bed a little later than normal.

With the result … ?   I’m mildly headachy.

Still … I THINK we can say Steve, the co-worker concerned … ?   Had a good send off!

That makes it worth it, I think … 


But let’s move on, shall we?

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

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

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video

Q1) 4th November, 1921, saw the SA assault protestors opposed to a speech given by Adolf Hitler.   The SA were the paramilitary wing of which political group?
Q2) 4th November, 1916, saw the birth of the most trusted man in America.   Who was he?
Q3) 4th November is the founding date of UNESCO: the UN’s scientific and cultural arm.   UNESCO was founded on the 4th November of which year of the 1940s?
Q4) 4th November, 1839, was the date of the Newport Rising: the last large scale armed rebellion in mainland Britain.   It happened when up 5000 armed Chartists rioted in which country of the UK?
Q5) Finally … Partners, James Ritty and John Birch, received the world’s first patent.   Of which device: the mechanical calculator, the cash register or the revolver?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 3rd November, 1783, saw the public hanging of highwayman, John Austin.   This was the last public hanging at which London gallows?
A1) Tyburn.
Q2) A solar eclipse was visible in parts of Europe, Africa and North and South America: on 3rd November, 2013.   Solar eclipses — seen from Earth — occur when when what body passes between the Sun and Earth?
A2) The Moon.
Q3) More to the point, where would you be, if you were watching the Earth pass between you and the sun?
A3) The Moon.
Q4) One, World Trade Center opened: on the 3rd November, 2014.   Built as a replacement for the buildings destroyed in the 9/11 attacks, it’s been informally dubbed the what tower?
A4) The Freedom Tower.
Q5) Dominica became independent: on the 3rd November, 1978.   From where?
A5) The UK.
Q6) More to the point, is Dominica ALSO the Dominican Republic?
A6) No: the latter country shares an island — Hispaniola — with Haiti.   Dominica, itself, is between Guadeloupe and Martinique.
Q7) Finally … 3rd November, 1838, saw the debut issue released, of the world’s mostly widely circulated English language newspaper.   Which paper is it?
A7) The Times Of India.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Wine drinking goes back at least 6000 years.   Wine writing probably began a year or two later.”
Frank J. Prial, November 4, 1930 – November 6, 2012.
And these tunes … 

Have a good Wednesday … 

*        Sounds like the blog post’s going to be an interesting read, Debbi … ! :D


Debbi said...

Yeah, as soon as I can write the thing! :)

1. the Nazi Party
2. Walter Cronkite
3. 1946
4. Wales
5. the cash register

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) The Nazi party
Q2) Walter Leland Cronkite
Q3) 1945
Q4) Wales
Q5) The Cash register… (30th of January it said…?)