Thursday, 2 February 2012

The Daily Teaser - 02-2-2012

You know, I’ve said it before, and I’ll no doubt say it again, BBC Radio 4 — along with its Today show — is possibly one of the most civilised starts to a morning.

It really is.

Naughtie*, Humphries, Stoughton, Webb and Montague genuinely do manage to make for an interesting morning.

And a LESS distracting one than, say, the BBC News channel.

Today point of interest … ?

Was an article describing how Putin-supporting factory workers are forming — get this — workers committees … !

Hmmm …

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ? Before we start talking about how familiar that sounds …


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi — who’s being followed by Nancy Sinatra … ! — putting in her answers: and along with bagging 4 out of 5º, ALSO managing to leave me a comment, here.

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) 2nd February, 2004, saw who named as the world’s No 1 men’s tennis player … ?

Q2) 2nd February, 1922, saw the original publication of James Joyce’s Ulysses: in which city is Ulysses set … ?

Q3) 2nd February, 1979, saw who found dead — of a Heroin overdose — in New York?

Q4) 2nd February, 1935, saw Leonarde Keeler test the world’s first what … ?

Q5) And finally … 2nd February, 1899, saw a conference of Australian politicians decide to put the Australian capital between Sydney and Melbourne: what’s the name of Australia’s capital … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 1st February, 1865, saw Abraham Lincoln sign the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution into law: what did this ban … ?
A1) Slavery and involuntary servitude.

Q2) 1st February, 1920, saw the Royal Canadian Mounted Police begin operation: what creature features o the Mounties Coat of Arms?
A2) A Bison.

Q3) 1st February, 2004, saw who have a wardrobe malfunction at the 38th Superbowl … ?
A3) Janet Jackson, during the halftime show.

Q4) 1st February, 1327, saw who crowned as King of England?
A4) Edward 3rd.

Q5) And finally … 1st February, 1994, saw British MPs condemn the sale of which car company … ?
A5) Rover.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll catch you later.

After I’ve left you with something on the groovy sideª …

* It’s a Scottish surname, so you know, and pronounced KNOCHT-tie …

º It’s actually a bison of some description, Debbi. WHY it’s a bison, I don’t know: I mean, they don’t make the saddles …

ª With all due credit to Debbi, in an especially groovy mode, for finding that… !


Mr Strict said...

1> Roger Federer.
2> Dublin.
3> Sid Vicious.
4> Polygraph machine. ...No Lies ;)
5> Canberra.

Anonymous said...

no idea
no idea


Debbi said...

Groovy! :) Very Austin Powers. LOL!

1. Roger Federer
2. Dublin
3. Sid Vicious, aka, John Simon Ritchie
4. polygraph machine
5. Canberra

I'll be heading out to the seminar tomorrow, so I'll be offline until Sunday, at the earliest. This should be fun and different! :)

Nik Nak said...

Good luck with THAT Debbi … !