Wednesday, 14 March 2012

The Daily Teaser - 14-3-2012

Hmmm …

I’m going to admit something, here.

I had quite the late night, last night.

After all, it was Brentwood Council’s planning meeting.

And I have to admit, I’m even more opposed, I think, to these plans: let’s just say the reps from Taylor Wimpey really didn’t impress me, let’s put it that way.

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

Before I get annoyed, again …


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and, along with putting in a comment, here*, also leaving me a sympathetic one on the Teaser, itself, leaving us an interesting link about the LSE and bagging 8 out of 8.

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) 14th March, 1991, saw the release of the Birmingham Six, after they were false accused of bombing two pubs in Birmingham: name any one of the six.

Q2) More to the point, name either of the two pubs they were falsely accused of bombing.

Q3) 14th March, 1931, saw the release of India’s first sound movie: what was it’s name … ?

Q4) 14th March, 1958, saw the birth of Prince Albert of where … ?

Q5) More to the point, who was his mother … ?

Q6) And finally … 14th March, 1903, saw the US Senate pass the Hay-Herran Treaty: what did allow the US to build … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 13th March, 1884, saw the start of the siege of which African city … ?
A1) Khartoum.

Q2) In which country is that city … ?
A2) Sudan.

Q3) 13th March, 1961, saw five people go on trial in the UK: accused of spying for which country … ?
A3) The USSR.

Q4) Those spies were tried in England and Wales’ Central Criminal Court, in London: how is this court also known … ?
A4) The Old Bailey.

Q5) Moving on … 13th March, 2003, saw 350000 year-old human footprints found: in which European country … ?
A5) Italy.

Q6) 13th March, 2011, saw the death of LSD maker, Owsley Stanley: which band was he Sound Engineer for … ?
A6) The Grateful Dead.

Q7) 13th March, 1967, saw a student protest at which London educational establishment … ?
A7) The London School of Economics.

Q8) And finally … 13th March, 1639, saw which US university named after a clergyman … ?
A8) Harvard University: named for John Harvard. (Who, seemingly was from Southwark. One of the two poshest colleges in the States … and it’s named after a bloke from one of the rattier parts of London … ? You’re joking … !)
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll leave you with Jasper Carrott’s Funky Moped.

There’s a quote from him at the end of the teaser video, as well.

Well, it’s his birthday …

* Got to admit, I’ve done a little bit of light editing, there, Debbi, JUST in case … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

How wonderfully ironic about Harvard University. I wonder if the alumni boast about that part of the school's history. A real point of pride, I'm sure. :)

1. Hugh Callaghan, Patrick Joseph Hill, Gerard Hunter, Richard McIlkenny, William Power and John Walker
2. the Mulberry Bush and the Tavern in the Town
3. Alam Ara
4. Monaco
5. Grace Kelly
6. the Panama Canal