Wednesday, 7 March 2012

The Daily Teaser - 07-3-2012

You know, I THINK I’m going to be kicking up a stink at some point.

You’ll probably know I’ve been campaigning against further development in the area.

Well, I’ve got to admit, I had word, last night, that the plans have been marked up for approval.

I’m fuming.

And hope to cause a stink at the planning committee meeting about it … !

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

Yes, let’s …


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi — all on her ownsome — putting in her answers: and, along with being encouraging about going picking up Least Wanted from the library*.

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) 7th March, 321AD saw Constantine 1st decree Sunday as a day of rest. Who was the general exception: farm workers, legionaries, or shoe makers … ?

Q2) Constantine 1st called Sunday the Dies Solis Invictus: what does this translate into English as … ?

Q3) While we’re dating — ish — what’s the International Organization for Standardization standard that helps define dates … ?

Q4) 7th March, 1985, saw which charity song have it’s international release … ?

Q5) More to the point, what was the name of the band that released it … ?

Q6) 7th March, 1969, saw Golda Meir named as Israel’s first female PM: who was her Defense Minister … ?

Q7) And finally … 7th March is Teacher’s Day: in which Eastern European country … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 6th March, 12BC, saw Emperor Augustus of Roma named as Pontifax Maximus: what exactly was the Pontifax Maximus … ?
A1) Rome’s highest priest.

Q2) 6th March, 1961, saw the death — from a heart attack — of George Formby: which instrument was he famed for playing?
A2) The ukelele: specifically, the banjo ukelele.

Q3) 6th March, 1981, saw which famed news anchorman sign off for the last time … ?
A3) Walter Cronkite.

Q4) 6th March, 1869, saw the first version of the Periodic Table presented to the Russian Chemical Society, by its creator: who was he … ?
A4) Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev.

Q5) And finally … 6th March, 1964 saw the Honourable Elijah Mohammed rename whom … ?
A5) Mohammed Ali: (from his former name of Cassius Clay.)
Enjoy those, everyone: as it’s Taylor Dayne’s birthday, today, we’ll close with her one big UK hit, Tell It To My Heart.

Just because the odd bit of 1980s cheesiness doesn’t hurt …

Occasionally …

Actually …

Here, lets have the Frankies doing their thing …
Oh …

And La Roux doing the Bulletproof retro thang …

* Think I’ll head up there, today, again, Debbi, to see what I can see.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Cool. Love the videos as always. Keep 'em coming, please. :)

1. farm workers
2. day of the unconquerable sun
3. ISO 8601
4. We Are the World
5. USA for Africa
6. Moshe Dayan
7. Albania