Monday, 20 February 2012

The Daily Teaser - 20-2-2012

Boys and their toys, eh … ?

I’ve got to admit, I’m having a whale of a time with the recently acquired Apple trackpad.

Actually, to the point where I’ve switched Inertialess scrolling back on.

Trust me, I’m having as much fun as Jude was, Saturday, with a toothbrush … !

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

Yes, lets …


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi — all on her ownsome — putting in her answers: and, along with admitting that she suspected she’d need a hanky or two for The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas*, and bagging 6 out of 6.

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) 20th February, 1547, saw who crowned as King of England: Edward 4th, Edward 5th or Edward 6th … ?

Q2) 20th February, 1962, saw John Glenn become the first American to orbit the Earth: in which year did he go into space on the Space Shuttle?

Q3) 20th February, 2005, saw the death of writer, Hunter S. Thompson: which of his books chronicled his time with California’s most notorious biker gang … ?

Q4) 20th February, 1877, saw which of Tchaikovsky’s ballet’s have it’s debut performance … ?

Q5) More to the point, at which theatre … ?

Q6) And finally … 20th February, 1943, saw the birth of which British director … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 19th February, 1878, saw Thomas Alva Edison patent the phonograph: were the records played on this phonograph circular, spherical or cylindrical … ?
A1) Cylindrical.

Q2) More to the point, in which US state was Edison’s lab, Menlo Park … ?
A2) New Jersey.

Q3) 19th February, 1949, saw the first Bollingen Prize In Poetry award to which US poet … ?
A3) Ezra Pound.

Q4) 19th February, 1968, saw damages awarded to children who suffered damage because of which drug … ?
A4) Thalidomide.

Q5) 19th February, 1915, saw the first naval attacks on the Dardanelles: who is this campaign now known … ?
A5) The Gallipoli campaign.

Q6) And finally … 19th February, 356, saw Emperor Constantius 2nd issue a decree that closed all what: brothels, wine shops, or pagan temples … ?
A6) Pagan temples.
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you with the Stone Roses’ I Wanna Be Adored, as it’s Ian Brown’s birthday …

* I’ll be honest, Debbi, it wasn’t so much hankies needed, when I saw it with friends: but if it doesn’t leave you silent at the ending, I’d be very surprised …

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Sounds like quite a movie.

1. Edward 6th
2. 1998
3. Hell's Angels
4. Swan Lake
5. Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre
6. Mike Leigh