Friday, 2 March 2012

The Daily Teaser - 02-3-2012

Wait a minute, hang on …

Or perhaps I should quote David Tennant’s version of the Dr, and say WHAT … ?

I don’t know if my more international readers have heard of the Eurovision Song contest: but it’s a song contest the UK takes part in, annually.

One that’s usually seen as rather cheesy, for want of a better term.

It turns this years entry — whatever the song actually turns out to be — will be sung …

By Engelbert Humperdinck: best remembered for Please Release Me, and for the cult hit Lesbian Seagull. Apparently, he’ll be recording the Eurovision song in Nashville, home of seriously big hair.

Hmmm …

Yeah …

It sounds like the British entry will have seriously up the Cheese content.

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser sawDebbi putting in her answers: and, along with leaving us a comment about the ambiguities of the Western world’s calendar system*, and bagging 9 out of 10º.

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 March, 1882, saw Queen Victoria escape an assassination attempt: in which English town … ?

Q2) 2nd March, 1970, saw Prime Minister Ian Smith declare Rhodesia to be a republic: how is that country now known … ?

Q3) More to the point, who’s that country’s current president … ?

Q4) 2nd March, 1930, saw the death of writer, D. H. Lawrence: what did the D. H. stand for … ?

Q5) 2nd March, 1933, saw the premiere of the original version of King Kong: who directed that version … ?

Q6) And finally … 2nd March, 1972, saw the launch of which US space probe … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 1st March is Saint David’s Day: what’s the Welsh version of the name, Saint David … ?
A1) Dewi Sant.

Q2) In which Welsh county is his main shrine, Saint David’s Cathedral … ?
A2) Pembrokeshire.

Q3) More to the point, how many colours are there, on the Saint David’s Flag … ?
A3) Two: black and yellow.

Q4) Which Welsh island was sacred to the Druids?
A4) Anglesey.

Q5) What’s the Cornish version of the Eisteddfod.

Q6) What’s the Welsh national flower?
A6) The Daffodil.

Q7) Moving on … 1st March, 1565, saw the founding of which South American city … ?
A7) Rio De Janeiro.

Q8) 1st March, 1873, saw which company put the world’s first practical typewriter into production … ?
A8) E. Remington and Sons.

Q9) Twenty years later, 1st March, 1893, saw who demonstrate radio for the first time … ?
A9) Nikolai Tesla.

Q10) And finally … 1st March, 2006, saw the English language version of Wikipedia reach it’s 1 millionth article: what was that article about … ?
A10) Jordanhill railway station, in Glasgow.
Enjoy those, everyone.

I was going to leave you with Lou Reed’s Walk on the Wild Side, as it’s his birthday.
But instead … ? I’ll go with Engelbert’s Lesbian Seagulls
Yeah …

That’s decidedly cheesy …

* Yeah, there’s a good ton that say’s one thing, isn’t there, Debbi? But — although I’ve not done as much as research as I should — I’ve a nasty feeling there’s probably an equal amount of sites that will say the opposite thing. What can I tell you … ? :D

º As far as I can tell, Debbi, the Gorsedh Kernow is the whole festival, including the traditionally bardic festival and competition: the Esethvos Kernow is the film festival part of the it.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

OMG! Lesbian Seagulls? LMAO!!!

I haven't heard an Engleburt Humperdinck song in years. :)

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