Friday, 6 May 2016

The Daily Teaser — 6-4-2016

You know, I think I’m looking forward to today.


We’ve got the political bits done with.  I’ve got time off …

And it’s payday, today.

It’s the first time — in some time — that I’ve been able to get all my shopping, and pay all my bills …

On the same day

Handy … !


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: scoring eight and a half in the process.

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

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

Q1) 6th April, 1937, saw the Hindenburg catch fire: whilst attempting to dock in New Jersey, USA.   The Hindenburg was what: a biplane, airship or helicopter?
Q2) George 5th became king of the UK, on 6th May, 1910: after the death of his father.   Who WAS his father?
Q3) One of the world’s first practical computers, the EDSAC, went into operation on 6th May, 1949.   At which university: Oxford, Cambridge or Harvard?
Q4) 6th May, 1536, saw Henry 8th issue orders that a specific item should be placed in churches.   What: a Torah scroll, an English language Bible or an minaret?
Q5) Finally … Saint Matin de Porres was canonized by the Pope: on 6th April, 1962.   By which Pope?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 5th May, 2016, sees many local elections take place in the UK: including in my home town of Brentwood.   Brentwood, and 50 other district councils, will see how many seats contested: one third, two thirds or all seats?
A1) ⅓rd.
Q2) Twelve district councils will be contest ALL of their seats.   True, or false?
A2) True.
Q3) Prince Zylinski, Siân Berry and Peter Writtle are all standing for one major elected position.   Which elected position?
A3) London Mayor.   (The mayor of London — Boris Johnson, when this set was written — is mayor of Greater London.   The Lord Mayor of London is a different — and largely ceremonial — post: and just Mayor of the City of London, London’s smaller, and ancient, financial centre.)
Q4) Thirty-six counties across England will be electing a police … what?
A4) Commissioner.
Q5) London is electing members to its governing body, today.   The body is called the London … what?
A5) The London Assembly.   (The various members are elected on a mix of lists and constituencies)
Q6) Bristol, Milton Keynes and Thurrock are holding elections, today.   These are what: County Councils, metropolitan boroughs or unitary authorities?
A6) Unitary authorities.
Q7) Lord Ellis-Thomas, Elin Jones and Kirsty Williams are all facing re-election … for which regional government?
A7) The National Assembly for Wales.
Q8) Elections are being held, today: in Scotland.   To the 129 member Scottish … what?
A8) Scottish Parliament.
Q9) How old must you be: in order to vote in Scottish elections?
A9) 16.   (It’s 18 in the rest of the UK: the change has caused some debate …)
Q10) Finally … elections are held held for the Northern Irish Assembly.   The assembly meets where?
A10) Stormont Castle.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“He that has eyes to see and ears to hear may convince himself that no mortal can keep a secret.”
Dr Sigmund Freud, 6 May 1856 – 23 September 1939.
And this tune …

Enjoy your day!

*        Yeah, but hang on, Debbi, that’s forgetting something: politics isn’t civil … !   (Oh, sorry about the half point, there, Debbi, I really should’ve phrased that NI Assembly question a little better: I was actually after Stormont Castle, Northern Ireland’s equivalent to the Senedd, Holyrood or the Palace of Westminster … )


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Airship
Q2) Edward VII
Q3) Cambridge
Q4) English language Bible
Q5) John XXIII. And he was canonized in 2014.
Friday! I had a very busy Thursday (now I have a radio programme every Thursday, I had a meeting in the evening (online but looooooong) and I was finishing a translation, but at least all that is done for the weekend. I hope you have a great Friday

Debbi said...

Ah! Gotcha. Hey, I'm just a dumb Yank! :)

1. airship
2. Edward VII
3. Cambridge
4. an English language Bible
5. John XXIII