Wednesday, 1 February 2012

The Daily Teaser - 01-2-2012

Bleaugh …

I’ve got to admit, I think I’m developing something of a tea obsession.

Which, I’ll admit, is a bit better than one or two of the things I’ve ingested over the years.

Still, if nothing else … ?

It means I’m up, about …

And ready for whatever the day throws at me.

Well …

That’s the theory, at any rate.

Let’s move on, shall we … ?

Before I turn into a whinging pom*.


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi — all on her ownsome — putting in her answers: and, along with mentioning looking forward to coming to the UKº, this year, she also managed to score 5 out of 5.

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) 1st February, 1865, saw Abraham Lincoln sign the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution into law: what did this ban … ?

Q2) 1st February, 1920, saw the Royal Canadian Mounted Police begin operation: what creature features o the Mounties Coat of Arms?

Q3) 1st February, 2004, saw who have a wardrobe malfunction at the 38th Superbowl … ?

Q4) 1st February, 1327, saw who crowned as King of England?

Q5) And finally … 1st February, 1994, saw British MPs condemn the sale of which car company … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 31st January, 1958, saw the launch of the first US satellite: what was it called … ?
A1) Explorer 1.

Q2) 8 years earlier, 31st January, 1950, saw which US president announce that the USA was to develop a hydrogen bomb … ?
A2) President Harry S. Truman.

Q3) January, 31st, 1902, saw the birth of actress, Tallulah Bankhead: who played her in the 1991 musical, Tallulah Who?
A3) Suzie Quatro.

Q4) 31st January, 1946, saw Yugoslavia’s Constitution go into force: name any of Yugoslavia’s constituent countries.
A4) Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia

Q5) And finally … 31st January, 1990 saw the first branch of which fast food joint open in Moscow?
A5) McDonald’sª.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll catch you later.

* There’s an old old Australian joke, I first heard many years ago: “How can you tell a plane-load of poms has just landed? The engines will stop, but the whining won’t.” I’m in that kind of mood, today …

º Hopefully, by then I’ll have a job, and be able to buy you that expresso, Debbi.

ª Someone I worked with, many years ago, visited Moscow as part of a Russian language course: he said you could tell that Russians who were visiting it for the 2nd time … they brought cutlery …

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Here's wishing you well in your job search, Paul. I know what it's like to be without a job and scraping by. Not fun.

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