Monday, 26 March 2012

The Daily Teaser - 26-3-2012

Wouldn’t you just KNOW it … ?

Wouldn’t you just, though … ?

Do you remember me writing — yesterday — that the clocks going forward always put me out … ?

It does that.

So did something, last night.

Would you believe it, my bed collapsed.

My bed … collapsed … !

The bed has a cross bar under the headboard and foot: that also hold and lock a third crossbar that holds the board the mattress sits on in place.

Basically, the cross bar under the headboard has collapsed: meaning that my head was a lot nearer the floor than my feet.

Lord knows how THAT’S happened.

I mean, it’s not as if my head’s THAT fat … !

Let’s get moving on, shall we?

Before I get on to rearranging my bedroom …


Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Debbi and X-FSG Drone putting in their answers: with the Drone doing his usual sterling job with details and Debbi doing offering to retweet this post, when she see’s it go past, it also saw the Drone bagging 6 out of 6, and Debbi scoring 5½*.

Let’s see how they — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we? Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video
Q1) 26th March 1979, saw Egypt and Israel sign a peace treaty, at the White House: who was the US president that helped broker the deal … ?

Q2) More to the point, who was the Egyptian President … ?

Q3) Equally to the point, who was the Israeli PM … ?

Q4) Moving on … 26th March, 1973, saw women allowed into the London Stock Exchange: in which London Square is the current LSE building … ?

Q5) 26th March, 1934, saw the UK introduce what … ?

Q6) 26th March, 1636, saw the formal founding of which Dutch university … ?

Q7) And finally … 26th March is one of the traditional dates of which prophet’s birthday … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) In Western Christianity, 25th March is The Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed … whom … ?
A1) Mary.

Q2) 25th March, 1634, saw the first settlers arrive in which US state … ?
A2) Maryland. (Hopefully, a certain Baltimore based recovering lawyer I know WON’T get that one wrong … )

Q3) According to hoary old legend, 12 Noon, 25th March, 421AD, saw the founding of which Italian city … ?
A3) Venice.

Q4) 25th March, 1995, saw the founding of the world’s first Wiki site: what was it called … ?
A4) WikiWikiWeb.

Q5) More to the point’s that site’s name is derived from which language … ?
A5) Hawaiian.

Q6) And finally … 25th March, 1975, saw the assassination of King Faisal of where … ?
A6) Saudi Arabia.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll leave you with birthday girl, Diana Ross, doing her chain reaction thing … !

* Yeah, it was Faisal, he was King of ALL Saudi Arabia: but getting his birthplace was was enough to bag half a point, Debbi. Or I thought so …

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Oops! I think I misread the question. Oh, well. *hanging head in shame*

Onward and upward, then?

1. Jimmy Carter
2. Anwar Sadat
3. Menachem Begin
4. Paternoster Square
5. driving tests
6. Utrecht University
7. Zarathushtra