Tuesday, 27 March 2012

The Daily Teaser - 27-3-2012

Hmmm …

Well, that’s a result.

Do you remember me saying, yesterday, that my bed had collapsed … ?

Well, I HAVE to admit, I’ve now officially spent my first night on the floor.

Well …

On a mattress, on the floor: I’ve actually had to dismantle the bed, as a couple of important crossbars have bent.

Oh, well …

Guess I’ll have to see what happens …

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: an, along with admitting she’s misread a question, yesterday*, 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) 27th March, 1886, saw which Apache warrior surrender to the US Army … ?

Q2) 27th March, 1915, saw Mary Mallon put into quarantine: which disease was she carrying … ?

Q3) More to the point, what was her nickname … ?

Q4) 27th March, 1854 saw the UK declare War on Russia: how was this war known … ?

Q5) Equally to the point, which noted British statistician came to prominence during that war … ?

Q6) And finally … 27th March, 1981, saw which union go on strike for four hours … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
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 … ?
A1) Jimmy Carter.

Q2) More to the point, who was the Egyptian President … ?
A2) Anwar Al-Sadat.

Q3) Equally to the point, who was the Israeli PM … ?
A3) Menachem Begin.

Q4) Moving on … 26th March, 1973, saw women allowed into the London Stock Exchange: in which London Square is the current LSE building … ?
A4) Paternoster Square.

Q5) 26th March, 1934, saw the UK introduce what … ?
A5) A driving test.

Q6) 26th March, 1636, saw the formal founding of which Dutch university … ?
A6) Utrecht University.

Q7) And finally … 26th March is one of the traditional dates of which prophet’s birthday … ?
A7) Zoroaster. (Also known as Zarathustra.)
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll leave you with the magnificent voice of the late Billy MacKenzie, born this day in 1957ª.

* I wouldn’t worry THAT much, Debbi: what do you think got me checking Faisal’s place of birth in the first place … ? *Bows extravagantly at the Old Peculiar’s Resident Big Beast and Legal Brain* :D

ª And who committed suicide in 1997: depression is a terrible condition, especially when it kills someone with a voice like MacKenzie’s. I should probably get hold of more of those albums, I really should …

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thank you so much for that extravagant bow! This humble author and Internet hobo is very grateful. :)

I'm sorry to hear the singer killed himself due to depression. The Bloggess always says depression is a liar. I've decided not to listen, which feels great. :)

Guess I should answer the questions, huh? :)

1. Geronimo
2. typhoid fever
3. Typhoid Mary
4. the Crimean War
5. Florence Nightengale
6. Solidarity