Wednesday, 25 January 2012

The Daily Teaser - 25-1-2012


He say’s … !

I’ve got to admit, I generally don’t like sleeping through my alarm.

It’s not TOO much of a worry, these day’s, considering the job situation.

But it IS when my local benefits office tells me I have to be there for 9 o’clock.

And I only woke up twenty minutes ago.

Quick shower? Check. Tea and toast … ? Check.

Teaser … ?

Let’s dive in, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Debbi and Trevor giving us their answers. With both scoring 6 out of 6, it ALSO saw Debbi commenting that a millº near her home town has been converted into a mall, and Trevor confessing he’d programmed with punch cards*.

Let’s see how they — and you — do with today’s themed questions, shall we? Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video
Q1) 25th January saw the birth of Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns: in which year … ?

Q2) More to the point, in what’s now which Scottish county: South Ayrshire, North Ayrshire or Dumfries and Galloway … ?

Q3) According to one of Burn’s poems, the deil’s awa — the devil’s away — with whom?

Q4) Moving on … 25th January, 2011, saw civil protests start in which North African country … ?

Q5) 25th January, 1996, saw the death of the last person in the US to be executed how … ?

Q6) 25th January, 1981, saw the Gang of Four form the Social Democrat Party: which British party were they dissident members of … ?

Q7) And finally … 25th January, 1971 saw Idi Amin seize control of Uganda: what was the name of the 2006 film about Idi Amin … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 24th January, 41AD, saw the assassination of which Roman emperor?
A1) Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus: otherwise known as Caligula.

Q2) More to the point, by members or which Roman body: the Prætorian Guard, the Senate or the Pontificate … ?
A2) Prætorian Guard.

Q3) 24th January saw which city named as capital of Romania … ?
A3) Bucharest.

Q4) 24th January, 1986, saw Minister, Leon Brittan quit, over the Westland scandal: which ministerial post did he hold at the time … ?
A4) Trade and Industry Secretary.

Q5) 24th January, 1965, saw the death of former Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill: how many guns were fired as a salute at his funeral … ?
A5) 19.

Q6) And finally … 24th January, 2003, saw which US department begin operation … ?
A6) The United States Department of Homeland Security.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll catch you later … !

* You notice I not making sarcastic comments, there, Trevor … ?

º Mill/mall … ? Sounds about right, Debbi: although, over here, it’d probably end up as an apartment or office block …

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Yeah, offices and apartments. Such things aren't unheard of here, either. :) There are a few offices tucked away in the mall. Very inconspicuous.

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2. South Ayrshire
3. the exciseman
4. Egypt
5. hanging
6. the Labour Party
7. The Last King of Scotland