You know, I’ve got to be honest, I’ve got the BBC’s news channel on, at the moment.
And have to admit, I think I’m kinda of glad that the civil war — insurgency? revolution? — is almost over in Libya.
I know it’s nice to see that the people, there, are finally starting to be able to choose their own way forward in their political life.
Or, at least, get rid of a dictator.
For me, though … ?
It’s ALSO meant that the news has been a touch too focused on one big international event, when there’s still plenty of legs in other stories.
Cynical … ?
But I’ve got to admit, I’m in a bit of a cynical mood just recently, for some reason.
Lets get moving on, shall we … ?
Before I open me mouth and say something … !
Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Debbi and PrettyMade — also known as Nina, I should add — putting in there answers: and BOTH scoring 6 out of 6.
Lets see how they — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we? Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video …
Q1) 31st August, 12 AD, saw the birth of Emperor Caligula: or Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, to give him his full name. What does Caligula actually mean, in English … ?Q2) More to the point, who played him in the BBC version of I, Claudius … ?Q3) 31st August, 1963, saw North Borneo and Sarawak become independent, prior to joining the Federation of Malaysia. Along with which city-state … ?Q4) More to the point, the Federation of Malaysia — or Malaya, as it was, then — became independent on 31st August of which year … ?Q5) 31st August, 1993, saw the closure of the British naval base, the HMS Mercury: was it the site of the Royal Navy’s Signals School, Royal Marines or Naval Chaplaincy services?Q6) And finally … 31st August, 1888, saw the death of Mary Anne Nichols, the first victim of Jack the Ripper: in which Whitechapel street was she found … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 30th August, 1968, saw members of the Royal Family attending whose funeral … ?A1) HRH Princess Marina of Kent.Q2) 30th August, 1909, saw the discovery of the Burgess Shale fossil field: in which country is the Burgess Shale … ?Q2) Canada.Q3) 20th August, 1984, saw the launch — on its maiden voyage — of which of the space shuttles … ?A3) The Discovery.Q4) 20th August, 1835, saw the founding of which Australian city … ?A4) Melbourne. (Did you hear about the Aussie bisexual … ? Who got sick of Sydney and went back to Adelaide … ? Sorry, sorry, couldn’t resist it … )Q5) 30th August, 1918 saw Fanny Kaplan shoot — and seriously injure — who … ?A5) Vladimir Ilyich Lenin.Q6) And finally … 30th August, 1939, saw the birth of DJ, presenter and journalist, John Peel: which band recorded the most Peel Sessions?A6) The Fall.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll catch you later …