Thursday, 31 December 2015

The Daily Teaser — 31-12-2015: The Review of 2015

It’s the last day of the year.


It’s the last day of the year: and frankly … ?

Well, I’m not TOO worried about seeing in the new year.

Frankly, I’d rather be in bed.

On the other hand … ?

On the OTHER hand hand, I’ve got a day off.

And as my employees usually pay everyone on Friday — a bank holiday — they’ve decided to pay us early.

Today, in other words.

To be honest … ?   I might just start a savings account.

Assuming my bank’s online savings account is easy to open.

Saving money I’m hopeless at doing: it might just pay me, for once …


But let’s move on, shall we?   2015’s getting older …

Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Debbi* and Olga† putting in their answers: with both scoring five out of five.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s 2015 themed questions, shall we?

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

Q1) What country adopted the Euro, in January of 2015: Lithuania, Estonia or Latvia?
Q2) February, 2015, saw the death of actor, Leonard Nimoy.   Which character did he play, in Star Trek?
Q3) March saw the death of my favourite author, the late Terry Pratchett.   What was the name of the fantasy world he created in a long series of novels?
Q4) April of 2015 saw the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s daughter.   What did they christen her?
Q5) The UK had a general election in May of 2015.   Who became Prime Minister, as a result?
Q6) Which sporting official announced he was resigning, in June of this year: during a corruption scandal surrounding the organization he led?
Q7) July, 2015: and the New Horizons spacecraft gets to the dwarf planet it was due to study.   What is that dwarf planet?
Q8) August, 2015: and suicide bombers hit a Hindu shrine in Bangkok.   Shrine, attack and city are in which country?
Q9) September, 2015, marked this year’s celebration of Eid al Adha.   In which world religion is Eid al Adha celebrated?
Q10) The most intense hurricane in the Western Hemisphere took place in October of 2015.   It was named … what?
Q11) Major talks on climate change started: on the last day of November, 2015.   In which European city?
Q12) Finally … December of 2015, saw company, SpaceX make the first successful vertical landing of a what?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 30th December, 1977, saw WHICH serial killer escape from prison?
A1) Ted Bundy.
Q2) The most recent tropical cyclone to form in the North Atlantic, formed on the 30th December, 2005.   What was it called: Alpha, Gamma or Zeta?
A2) Tropical Storm Zeta.
Q3) In 1853, 30th December saw the US make the Gadsden Purchase: buying land from Mexico.   The purchase was made, in order for the US to build what: railways, dams or farms?
A3) Railways.
Q4) The use of what was phased out: on the 30th December, 1986?
A4) Coal mine canaries.
Q5) Finally … 30th December, 39 AD, saw the birth of Roman Emperor, Titus.   In which year was he named Emperor?
A5) 79AD.
I’ll say “Happy New Year” to all of my readers.

And leave you with this tune: as it spent 17 weeks in the UK chart, this year … 

Have a good night …

*        Phew!   Glad to hear it, Debbi‡^!

†        Oh, I think it’s ‘Bundy,’ Olga‡^.   Blowed if I could ever finger out how to pronounce it!

‡        Happy new year to you both!

^        Either way, I’ve been over Ted Bundy’s Wikipedia entry.   The guy sounds nasty: even for a serial killer.


Debbi said...

And a happy new year to you! :)

1. Lithuania
2. Spock
3. Discworld
4. Charlotte
5. David Cameron
6. Sepp Blatter
7. Pluto
8. Thailand
9. Muslim
10. Patricia
11. Paris
12. a rocket

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Lithuania
Q2) Mr Spock
Q3) Discworld
Q4) Charlotte Elizabeth Diana
Q5) David Cameron
Q6) Sepp Blatter
Q7) Pluto
Q8) Thailand
Q9) Islam
Q10) Patricia
Q11) Paris
Q12) Falcon 9 Rocket
Happy New Year and good luck with saving!