Monday, 14 March 2016

The Daily Teaser — 14-3-2016

That was … odd … and slightly unnerving.

I have dreams.   We ALL do.

One I had last night … ?

Had me getting invited to a group: that, as it turned out, was one that was unacceptable.

Seriously unacceptable.

And not one I’d want to join.

My dream self … ?   Turned down the offers.

For which I’m truly thankful.

But it leaves me wondering what on EARTH my subconscious is telling me … !


But let’s get moving on, shall we?

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

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

Here they are, along with the How To, License and video … 

Q1) 14th March is the earliest date of Lazarus Saturday.   In Eastern Orthodox Churches, it’s the day before what?
Q2) It’s named for Lazarus of Bethany, the man Jesus is said to have raised from the dead.   This Lazarus is found in which book of the Bible?
Q3) Gunmen attempt to shoot Gerry Adams: on 14th March, 1984: in Belfast.   Adams was and is an important figure, in Sinn Fein: and a senior member of the Provisional … what?
Q4) Anne Miller was treated by Orvan Hess, and John Bumstead: on 14th March, 1942.   In doing so, Anne became the first patient treated with what?
Q5) 14th March, 2007, saw the first celebration of World Maths Day.   Which Greek philosopher defined mathematics as “the science of quantity”?
Q6) Finally … 14th March, 1908, saw the birth of business man, Phil Vincent.   The company he founded, made what: motorcars, motorbikes or trams?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 13th March, 1988, saw the opening of the Seikan Tunnel: then, the longest undersea tunnel on the planet.   The tunnel’s in which country: Japan, China or South Korea?
A1) Japan.
Q2) Who was elected as Pope: on 13th March, 2013?
A2) Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio: now know as Pope Francis.
Q3) 13th March, 1996, saw spree killer, Thomas Hamilton, kill 16 children.   In a primary school in which small Scottish town?
A3) Dunblane.
Q4) 13th March, 2007, saw the Bank of England issue a new £20 note.   The note features a picture of which economist?
A4) Adam Smith.
Q5) Finally … Uranus was first observed on 13th March, 1781.   By which British astronomer?
A5) Sir William Herschel.   (Initially, he felt it was a comet.)
I’ll leave you with this thought from a noted Art Critic …
“Both men and women are fallible. The difference is, women know it.”
Eleanor Bron, born 14 March 1938.

And this tune …

Have a good day … !

*         Oh, I don’t know if that’s going anywhere, Olga: although the young lady concerned IS rather nice!

†        Very true, Debbi: I might just pencil it in for next year: it makes for a nice addition to World Book Night … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Cool! :)

1. Palm Sunday
2. John
3. Irish Republican Army
4. penicillin
5. Aristotle
6. motorbikes