Wednesday, 22 February 2012

The Daily Teaser - 22-2-2012

I’ll be frank …

That’s a really old photo, isn’t it … ?

I’ve been happily scanning in a bunch of old — decades old — family photos, just recently: in point of fact, I’ve a few more to do, in this batch.

And it’s fascinating stuff to see.

Fascinating …

And sort of scary, too.

After all, it’s a touch frightening to see quite how thin I was, back in the day!

AHEM … !

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

Before I dig some of the really embarrassing* shirts I had … !


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi — all on her ownsome, and definitely leaving comments about itª — putting in her answers: AND bagging 7 out of 7.

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) 22nd February, 1983, saw the opening — and closing — of Moose Murders, Broadway’s worst play: in which theatre … ?

Q2) More to the point, who wrote Moose Murders?

Q3) 22nd February, 1959, saw Lee Petty win the debut what … ?

Q4) 22nd February, 1879, saw Frank Woolworth open the first of his Woolworths store: these were what’s called a what store … ?

Q5) 22nd February, 2006, saw six men stage Britain’s biggest robbery: in which Kentish town … ?

Q6) And finally … 22nd February saw the death of actor Nicholas Courtney: which character did he famously play in Dr Who … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 21st February is International Mother Language Day: how many official languages does the United Nations have … ?
A1) Six.

Q2) More to the point, name one of them.
A2) Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

Q3) Even MORE to the point: name any of those languages that don’t usually use the Latin alphabet.
A3) Arabic, Chinese and Russian.

Q4) 21st February, 1965, saw the death of activist, Malcolm Little: how was he better known … ?
A4) Malcolm X: and as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, later in life.

Q5) 21st February, 1612, saw Mikhail 1st named as Tsar: which dynasty did he found as a result … ?
A5) The Romanov.

Q6) 21st February, 1878, saw New Haven, Connecticut, issue the world’s first what … ?
A6) Telephone directory.

Q7) And finally … 21st February, 1848, saw the original publication of The Communist Manifesto: name either of the authors.
A7) Karl Marx, or Friedrich Engelsº.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll leave you with a few words of wisdom from Neil the Hippie …

* Bright pink paisley, before you ask …

ª Debbi, what can I tell you … ? You just don’t get the comments … ! (I’ll be keeping me fingers crossed: we’ll have to see who’s paying attention … )

º I’m not sure how true it is, but I’m sure I read — somewhere — that Marx hated Engels’ misstress: and felt she was common. I mean … Common … ?

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Hmm ... do I need to say outrageous things? :)

Wars are a terrible thing. Is that outrageous?

1. The Eugene O'Neill Theatre
2. Arthur Bicknell
3. Daytona 500
4. Five and Dime
5. Tonbridge
6. Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart