Tuesday, 6 March 2012

The Daily Teaser - 06-3-2012

You know, I HATE nights like that … !

I’ve got to admit, I had the evening to myself, last night: complete with a copy of Black Swan*.

The only problem … ?

Was that I just couldn’t get a wink of sleep, afterwards.

That’s …

Well, I can but refer me honourable reader to my opening words.

I can’t stand it when it happens: I was tossing and turning for a good couple of hours, before I dropped off.

That’s no excuse: I just hope you’ll understand me, when I tell you I feel a touch grouchy … !

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and, along with telling us she’s decided she’s GOT to try some Marmite and tempting us with the opening words from her latest novel, Riptideº, ALSO bagging 5 out of 5.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions: here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video
Q1) 6th March, 12BC, saw Emperor Augustus of Roma named as Pontifax Maximus: what exactly was the Pontifax Maximus … ?

Q2) 6th March, 1961, saw the death — from a heart attack — of George Formby: which instrument was he famed for playing?

Q3) 6th March, 1981, saw which famed news anchorman sign off for the last time … ?

Q4) 6th March, 1869, saw the first version of the Periodic Table presented to the Russian Chemical Society, by its creator: who was he … ?

Q5) And finally … 6th March, 1964 saw the Honourable Elijah Mohammed rename whom … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 5th March, 1975, saw the first meeting of the Homebrew Computer Club: which notorious Phone Phreak was a member … ?
A1) John Draper: otherwise known as Cap’n Crunch.

Q2) 5th March, 1993, saw which sprinter banned from the Olympic Games, after being found guilty of doping … ?
A2) Ben Johnson.

Q3) 5th March, 1953, saw rumours circulating about which Russian leaders health?
A3) Joseph Stalin’s.

Q4) 5th March, 1936, saw the birth of the first President of Zimbabwe: what was his name … ?
A4) Canaan Banana.

Q5) And finally …5th March, 1496, saw Henry 7th authorize who to begin exploring … ?
A5) John Cabot and family.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll catch you later.

After I’ve given you some money.

Well … It IS Dave Gilmour’s birthday …

* Good film: but more on that later …

º I’m impressed, Debbi! (And definitely giving Brentwood Library a poke: I’ve STILL not heard about Least Wanted … !)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thanks, Paul! :) And thanks for sharing the sample chapter with your readers. More to come.

Let me know when your library gets Least Wanted, okay? It'll take a bit longer for Riptide to come out in print.

1. the high priest of the College of Pontiffs in ancient Rome
2. banjolele (banjo ukelele)
3. Walter Cronkite
4. Dmitri Mendeleev
5. Cassius Clay, aka Muhammad Ali