Monday, 30 January 2012

The Daily Teaser - 30-1-2012

You know, I’m thinking it looks — looks — like the weathermen were right.

While Brentwood’s not actually covered in snow — he says, having a quick look out of my window — it is definitely what I call nippy in my front room.

Nippy …

Bordering on chilly: verging on biting in the kitchen …

Yeah …

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

Before I go off like John Kettley


Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Debbi and Trevor putting in their answers. With both bagging 5 out of 5, it ALSO saw Trevor quoting at least four different people, and Debbi commenting on this coffee*.

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) 30th January, 1790, saw the first boat to be tested as what, in the UK … ?

Q2) More to the point, on which English river?

Q3) 30th January, 1913, saw the House of Lords reject a bill about what: ID cards, that year’s Budget or Irish Home Rule … ?

Q4) 30th January, 1952, saw peace talks in which war famously stall … ?

Q5) 30th January, 1862, saw the launch of the first US ironclad ship: what was it called … ?

Q6) And finally … 30th January, 1826, saw the opening of which bridge … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 29th January, 1979, saw Brenda Spencer kill two — and injure 8 — people at the Grover Cleveland Elementary School: what was the name of the Boomtown Rats song this incident inspired … ?
A1) I Don’t Like Mondays.

Q2) 29th January, 1996, saw France announce it was halting its nuclear testing: who was the French president that made the announcement … ?
A2) President Jaques Chirac.

Q3) 29th January, 2002, saw President George W. Bush call three countries the ‘Axis of Evil’: name any of those three countries …
A3) Iraq, Iran and North Korea.

Q4) During the Crimean War, 29th January, 1856, saw Queen Victoria institute the Victoria Cross: what two words are on the VC … ?
A4) For Valour’.

Q5) And finally … 29th January, 2005, saw the first commercial flights from mainline China — since 1949 — to which island … ?
A5) Taiwan.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll catch you later …

After I’ve made a — completely non-ironic — nod to birthday boy, the late Steve Marriottº.

* You can see why tea’s popular over here, can’t you, Debbi … ?

º Don’t quote me, but I think he went for Nescafé instant …


trev-v said...

Q1 Lifeboat
Q2 Tyne
Q3 Irish Home rule
Q4 Korean war
Q5 USS Monitor
Q6 Menai Suspension Bridge (Pont Grog y Borth)


It was 4 quotes by 3 different people.

“My theory of evolution is that Darwin was adopted.” – Steve Wright

“Misquotations are the only quotations that are never misquoted.” – Hesketh Pearson

“If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.” - George Bernard Shaw

“To err is human--and to blame it on a computer is even more so.” – Robert Orben

Debbi said...

I'm a big coffee fan myself. Espresso, in particular, ever since we went to Italy. The UK does have coffeehouses, right? :) I know you like tea, but espresso is awesome, too.

1. a lifeboat
2. the River Tyne
3. Irish Home Rule
4. the Korean War
5. USS Monitor
6. Menai Suspension Bridge