Wednesday, 15 February 2012

The Daily Teaser - 15-2-2012

Hmmm …

Well, that’s possibly going to be a first … !

It seems Radio 4 Extra — Radio 4’s supplemental digital station — has a new series on, this coming Saturday.

Believe it or not … ?

Which could be fun.

After all, I certainly thought the 2009 movie was!

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

Yes, let’s …


Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Debbi and Mr Strict putting in their answers: with Mr S commenting on the length of Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor’s names, and Debbi being flattering about the video’s I used, it also saw Mr S scoring 9 out of 10 and Debbi bagging 10!

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) 15th February, 1906, saw the founding of which British political party … ?

Q2) More to the point, what was the name of that party’s first Prime Minister … ?

Q3) 15th February, 1971, saw Britain introduce decimalized pounds sterling: in which year was the 20p piece introduced … ?

Q4) 15th February, 2003, saw protests — in roughly 600 cities — against war, where … ?

Q5) 15th February, 1564, saw the birth of which astronomer … ?

Q6) And finally … 15th February, 1942, saw which city surrender to the Japanese army … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) In which romantic comedy did Meg Ryan famously fake an orgasm?
A1) When Harry Met Sally.

Q2) Eros was also called Eleutherios, by the Ancient Greeks: but did it mean the Liberator, the Lover or the Horned One?
A2) the Liberator.

Q3) Which fruit was known as the love apple?
A3) The Tomato.

Q4) Bigamy is being illegally married to two people, but what is digamy?
A4) A legal second marriage after a divorce or death.

Q5) A special mass was celebrated to celebrate marriage in 2008, by the catholic Archbishop of Westminster: what’s his name?
A5) Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Connor

Q6) Moving on, 14th February, 1852, saw the founding of the first hospital for sick children in the English speaking world: where is it … ?
A6) Great Ormond Street, in London.

Q7) 14th February, 1984, saw Ice dancers Christopher Dean and Jayne Torvill win Olympic Gold: after a winning performance to which of Maurice Ravel pieces … ?
A7) The Bolero.

Q8) 14th February, 1949, saw the first convening of which country’s Parliament … ?
A8) Israel’s: the Knesset, in other words.

Q9) 14th February, 1989, saw author Salman Rushdie sentenced to death … by whom … ?
A9) Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

Q10) And finally … 14th February, 1946, saw which British institution nationalized … ?
A10) The Bank of England.
Enjoy those, everyone.

Unofficial video-jockey that I am, I’ll leave you with The Earth Dies Screaming, as it’s UB40 frontman, Ali Campbell’s birthday …


Mr Strict said...

1> Labour Party.
2> Keir Hardie.
3> 9th June 1982.
4> Iraq.
5> Galileo Galilei.
6> Singapore.

Debbi said...

Another great tune! In fact, I'm already picturing the post I'm going to use it in. Thanks! :)

1. the Labour Party
2. Ramsay MacDonald
3. 1982
4. Iraq
5. Galileo Galilei
6. Singapore