Saturday, 25 February 2012

The Daily Teaser - 25-2-2012

You know, you’ve possibly already worked out I’m a regular BBC Radio 4 listener, haven’t you … ?

Well, I am: the Today programme, I’m Sorry, I Haven’t a Clue*, and Just a Minute in particular.

But right at the moment … ?

I’ll happily admit to having the Today show on in the background: possibly the only show I know of to have a short feature on the moral aspects of neurology, in relation to free will in criminal cases.

Right next to a brief piece about the G20 meeting in Mexico.

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

BEFORE I get too distracted, reading up the relevant parts of the BBC’s website … !


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi — all on her ownsome, but happily admitting she loved the childhood family car — putting in her answers: and, along with admitting her and her husband have nicknamed their Miataºª, Mrs Peel, also bagging 5 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) 25th February, 1901, saw the US Steel Corporation formed: which noted US American financier was the man who did this … ?

Q2) More to the point, what did his first and middle initials stand for … ?

Q3) 25th February, 1964, saw Cassius Clay named as Heavyweight champion of the World: what — later — did he famously change his name to … ?

Q4) 25th February, 1947, saw the formal end of which German state … ?

Q5) 25th February, 191, saw which US state become the first to impose a gasoline tax … ?

Q6) And finally … 25th February, 1570, saw Pope Pius 5th excommunicate whom … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 24th February, 1955, saw the birth of Steve Jobs: what did he and Steve Wozniak sell, before selling computers, through Apple?
A1) Blue
Boxes: devices that allowed people to make free phone calls.

Q2) 24th February, 1582, saw Pope Gregory 13th announce what: Gregorian chant, the Gregorian calendar, or the first cheque-book … ?
A2) The Gregorian calendar.

Q3) 24th February, 2008, saw which Caribbean leader retire … ?
A3) Fidel Castro.

Q4) More to the point, as leader of where … ?
A4) Cuba.

Q5) 24th February, 1971, saw the UK restrict immigration to the UK from where … ?
A5) The Commonwealth.

Q6) And finally … 24th February, 2011, saw the last launch of which of the Space Shuttles … ?
A6) The Space Shuttle Discovery.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll catch you later.

After I’ve left you with Aneka’s Japanese Boy: just because I’m feeling VERY cheesy … !

* And of you’ve not been able to keep up with a game of Cheddar Gorge, you really don’t have a clue!

º I’ve got to admit, Debbi, that looks like it’s in vroooooooom territory. Or, at least, should be. Or, at least, ‘vroooooooom’ is the noise the designers had in mind …

ª I have to admit, I never have managed to learn to drive: but there’s a couple of cars I alway’s fancied …

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Oh, No. 6's car. That was way cool.

My Miata is yellow with a black rag-top. And it's a 6-speed, stick shift. So it moves. I guess you could say it goes vrooom! :)

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