Thursday, 26 January 2012

The Daily Teaser - 26-1-2012

Well, that’s a thing: it LOOKS like the course thingy that the Job centre want me to go on will come in handy, Job wise.

It doesn’t actually start for at least another week.

Hopefully, it’ll offer up something: HOPEFULLY.

At any rate … ?

One bit of uplifting news, from where I’m sitting … ?

Is that Dr Who has done rather well at last night’s National Television Awards: with both Matt Smith and Karen Gillan bagging Best Actor/Actress gongs.

Good for them … !

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

Yes, lets … !


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi — all on her ownsome* — putting her answers: and, along with telling us some more about the mill/mall she mentioned, yesterday, also saw her bagging 7 out of 7.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we? Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video
Q1) 26th January, 2004, saw what explode in a small town, in Taiwan … ?

Q2) 26th January, 1950, saw India become a Republic, and swear in it’s first President: what was his name … ?

Q3) 26th January, 1808, was the date of the Rum Rebellion, the only successful — though short-lived — armed takeover of which government … ?

Q4) 26th January, 1982, saw UK unemployment reach 3 million, for the first time since when: the 1920s, 1930s or 1940s … ?

Q5) And finally … 26th January 1861, saw which US state secede, during the US Civil War … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 25th January saw the birth of Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns: in which year … ?
A1) 1759.

Q2) More to the point, in what’s now which Scottish county: South Ayrshire, North Ayrshire or Dumfries and Galloway … ?
A2) South Ayrshire.

Q3) According to one of Burn’s poems, the deil’s awa — the devil’s away — with whom?
A3) The Exciseman: ironic, as Burns worked for HM Customs and Excise for two years.

Q4) Moving on … 25th January, 2011, saw civil protests start in which North African country … ?
A4) Egypt.

Q5) 25th January, 1996, saw the death of the last person in the US to be executed how … ?
A5) Hanging.

Q6) 25th January, 1981, saw the Gang of Four form the Social Democrat Party: which British party were they dissident members of … ?
A6) The Labour Party.

Q7) And finally … 25th January, 1971 saw Idi Amin seize control of Uganda: what was the name of the 2006 film about Idi Amin … ?
A7) Appropriately enough, The Last King Of Scotland.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll catch you later …

After I’ve left you with a word or two from Scotland’s finest …

* You HAVE to wonder, Debbi, if Trevor was feeling a touch chicken, seeing all those questions … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

What? Trevor the Big Beast a chicken? :) I think if a slightly gimpy author can handle 7 questions, a Big Beast like Trevor can. ROFL!!

1. a whale (not another exploding whale! :))
2. Dr. Rajendra Prasad
3. Australia
4. the 1930s
5. Louisiana

Great news about the cast members of Doctor Who! :-D Awesome!