Sunday, 25 March 2012

The Daily Teaser - 25-3-2012

Bleaughhhhhhhhhhhhhh …

Says I.

I’ve got to be honest, I think I hate it when the clocks change, I really do.

I mean, in theory, I’ve got up at 6:47.

Except of course, for the fact that — as the UK is now operating on British Summer Time, our version of Daylight Saving — it actually turned into 7:47.

See what I mean … ? It means I lose an hour’s sleep.

AND have to fanny about putting the timer on boiler and clock on my phone, forward.

I’m just happy that the DVD recorder — and Bruce, bless him — are set to automatically update.

I’d hate to be resetting everything … !

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

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Yesterday’s teaser saw Debbi — all on her ownsome — putting in her answers: and, along with retweeting me, ALSO bagging 6* out of 6.

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) In Western Christianity, 25th March is The Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed … whom … ?

Q2) 25th March, 1634, saw the first settlers arrive in which US state … ?

Q3) According to hoary old legend, 12 Noon, 25th March, 421AD, saw the founding of which Italian city … ?

Q4) 25th March, 1995, saw the founding of the world’s first Wiki site: what was it called … ?

Q5) More to the point’s that site’s name is derived from which language … ?

Q6) And finally … 25th March, 1975, saw the assassination of King Faisal of where … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 24th March, 1603, saw Tokugawa Ieyasu named as what … ?
A1) Shogun.

Q2) More to the point, in which city was the institution he set up based?
A2) Edo: what’s now Tokyo.

Q3) More to the point, who was named as King of England, on that same day … ?
A3) James 1st: also known as James 6th of Scotland.

Q4) 24th March, 1981, saw who rescued by Barbados police, after being kidnapped.
A4) Great Train robber, Ronnie Biggs.

Q5) 24th March, 1903, saw the birth of author, Malcolm Muggeridge: which 1979 film did he famously accuse of being blasphemous … ?

Q6) And finally … 24th March, 1896, A. S Popov make the first broadcast — between to University buildings — by what … ?
A6) Radio.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll leave you with some advice from the Queen of Soul, herself …


















* Couldn’t resist those links, Debbi: well, what’s a boy to do, when he sees THAT number? Now … about that frogª … :D

ª How on EARTH did Terry Jones manage to do that in one take … ?

3 comments:

X-FSG Drone said...

Q1) In Western Christianity, 25th March is The Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed … whom … ? That would be the Virgin Mary (If Roman Catholics treat her as some kind of deity why are they so keen on having children?)
Q2) 25th March, 1634, saw the first settlers arrive in which US state … ? Maryland
Q3) According to hoary old legend, 12 Noon, 25th March, 421AD, saw the founding of which Italian city … ? That's Venice, the Birmingham of the South.
Q4) 25th March, 1995, saw the founding of the world’s first Wiki site: what was it called … ? WikiWikiWeb
Q5) More to the point’s that site’s name is derived from which language … ? Hawaiian (I may have miscounted the a's and i's there.
Q6) And finally … 25th March, 1975, saw the assassination of King Faisal of where … ? Saudi Arabia

But more importantly, Happy Birthday to the actor who appeared in The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971), Hobson's Choice (1954), Treasure Island (1950), Hamlet (1948), The Way Ahead (1944) and The 39 Steps (1935) and told us we were "DOOMED" in Dad's Army - Mr John Laurie!

Nik Nak said...

It is … ?

Good LORD, you’re right, Drone … !

It IS … !

I THINK that means we’re practically obliged to be watching Private Frazer at his magnificent … !

Debbi said...

Wow! What an awesome cornucopeia (sp?) of videos! :)

I wish I could donate to Karen's campaign, but I don't have any pounds. Sorry. :(

I'll RT any messages seeking donations, if you put my Twitter handle on them, FWIW. :)

1. the Virgin Mary
2. the great state of Maryland :)
3. Venice
4. WikiWikiWeb
5. Hawaiian
6. Riyadh