Wednesday, 11 January 2012

The Daily Teaser - 11-1-2012

Whoah … !

I love mornings, I really do.

On the OTHER hand, though … ?

I’ve also got to admit to having a very ambiguous relationship with my alarm clock.

Hmmm …

You know, you can tell the job situation’s getting to me, can’t you … ?

Usually, getting up in the morning something I love doing … !

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

Before I start really whinging …


Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Debbi and Trevor putting in their answers: it saw Trevor putting in a quote or two from Victor Borge and Bob Hope, and Debbi* putting in a rather yummy post, hereº.

On top of that, they both scored 6 out of 6. Let’s see how they — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video
Q1) 11th January, 1787, saw William Herschal discover two moons of Uranus: what did he name them … ?

Q2) More to the point, after characters in which of William Shakepeare’s plays … ?

Q3) Moving on, 11th January, 1935, saw who become the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California … ?

Q4) 11th January, 1973, saw which UK University award its first degrees … ?

Q5) A banquet on 11th January, 1927, saw who announce the creation of the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences: by whom?

Q6) And finally … 11th January, 1759, saw the first life insurance company opened in the US: in which US city … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 10th January, 236 AD, saw Pope Fabian named as Pope: was he the 20th, 21st or 22nd.
A1) 20th.

Q2) 10th January, 1861, saw which US state secede from the Union … ?
A2) Florida.

Q3) 10th January, 1990, saw the formation of which company, after a rather large merger … ?
A3) Time Warner.

Q4) 10th January, 1985, saw safety concerns raised over the Sinclair C-5: who invented the Sinclair C-5 … ?
A4) Sir Clive Sinclair.

Q5) 10th January, 2011, saw the Lockyear Valley region of Queensland hit by flooding: what’s the capital of Queensland … ?
A5) Brisbane.

Q6) And finally … 10th January, 1901, saw the first oil gusher in which US state … ?
A6) Texas.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll leave you with this video a Certain Ms Mack posted …

* That he does, Debbi: it was the inspiration behind the quotes I put in the Daily Teaser video …

º Oh, the Talons of Weng-Chiang, Debbi … ? Writer, Robert Holmes could knock out some good stuff, when he was on form … ! (Getting quoted first thing in the morning does help wake one up … !)


trev-v said...

Q1 Titania and Oberon
Q2 A midsummer night’s dream
Q3 Amelia Mary Earhart
Q4 Open University
Q5 Louis Burt Mayer. Are there two questions here or just 1?
Q6 Philadelphia

“The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.” – Albert Einstein

“The only thing that sustains one through life is the consciousness of the immense inferiority of everybody else, and this is a feeling that I have always cultivated.” – Oscar Wilde

Word of the day “Purlieu” (origin Approximately 1482; from Middle English, 'purlewe': a piece of land on the border of a forest, alteration (influenced by Middle French, 'lieu': place) from 'porale': royal or official perambulation; from Anglo-French, 'purale,' 'puralee': a going through; from Old French, 'porale,' from 'poraler': to go through, to traverse ('por-,' from Latin, 'pro': forth + 'aler': to go, also see English, 'alley')).


Debbi said...

Your quote was great! Besides, Tom Baker was brilliant as the Doctor.

All due respect to Robert Holmes, of course. Without the writer, there'd be no Doctor, right? :)

1. Titania and Oberon
2. A Midsummer Night’s Dream
3. Amelia Earhart
4. the Open University
5. Louis B. Mayer
6. Philadelphia

Hey, congrats on being quoted in the paper! You'll find another nice surprise on Random and Sundry Things. :)

Nik Nak said...

You (sort of) right, there, Trevor, that is badly phrased … 

And Debbi, thanks for the mention! I think the more this gets known about, the better … !

(And, yes, you’re write*, there … !)

* Sorry, couldn’t resist it … !