Monday, 5 March 2012

The Daily Teaser - 05-3-2012

You know, that’s REALLY not a stunning photo of Jude and I, is it … ?

But I’ve got to admit, I’m thinking he’s got a tooth thing going on.

Either that … ?

Or he decided he’s birthday present to me was to give me some dinner.

Well …

He’d had some of the Black Horse’s very sweet parsnips …

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

Yes, let’s …

Before I turn into a restaurant critic …


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and, along with telling me she thought I was in my 30s* — possibly worth an extra point, but that’s just me — and bagging 7 out of 7: she also managed to direct us to this site about the various Confederate flags.

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) 5th March, 1975, saw the first meeting of the Homebrew Computer Club: which notorious Phone Phreak was a member … ?

Q2) 5th March, 1993, saw which sprinter banned from the Olympic Games, after being found guilty of doping … ?

Q3) 5th March, 1953, saw rumours circulating about which Russian leaders health?

Q4) 5th March, 1936, saw the birth of the first President of Zimbabwe: what was his name … ?

Q5) And finally …5th March, 1496, saw Henry 7th authorize who to begin exploring … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) I share my birth with notorious criminal Jack Sheppard. Also known as Jack the Lad, how many times did he escape from prison … ?
A1) Four times.

Q2) More to the point, where was he hung, once successfully caught … ?
A2) Tyburn.

Q3) While we’re on birthdays … 4th March, 1947, saw the birth of actor and author, Gunner Hansen: which (fictional) killer did he play the first version of … ?
A3) Leatherface: in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

Q4) 4th March, 1968 is my birthday: I share it with which — rather obscure — South African cricketer … ?
A4) Shafiek Abrahams. (He’s only ever actually played one One Day International … Oh, and apparently, he’s from Port Elizabeth … )

Q5) Moving on from birthdays … 4th March, 1861, saw the Confederate States of America adopt what … ?
A5) Its first national flag, the so-called Stars and Bars.

Q6) 4th March 1794, saw the US Congress pass the 11th Amendment to the Constitution: what did this introduce … ?
A6) Sovereign Immunity: the idea that a state or sovereign can’t be prosecuted.

Q7) And finally … 4th March, 1918, saw the first case of which pandemic disease … ?
A7) Spanish Flu.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll leave you with Craig and Charlie Reid’s BIG hit … !

* Thanking you, Debbi: that’s made my weekend: anyone THAT flattering is welcome to the UK, any timeª … !

ª Oh, about Marmite, though: please be very aware that — as the advertisers have made a point of reminding us, for the past few years — Marmite is very divisive, for something that goes on toast. People literally love it or hate it.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Well, anything that divisive is a thing that must be tried. :)

1. John Draper
2. Ben Johnson
3. Joseph Stalin
4. Canaan Banana
5. John Cabot and his sons