Wednesday, 28 March 2012

The Daily Teaser - 28-3-2012

You know, in between yawning, drinking some tea, and listening to Radio 4, I’ve GOT to admit, I’ve got a song on my mind.

Why, I don’t know.

But to be frank … ?

I’ve had Billy Joel tune, She’s Alway’s A Woman To Me, floating around my head since I got up.

Lord knows why … !

I mean … I’ve alway’s preferred Goodnight, Saigon.

Let’s get moving on, shall we? Before I start singing along, and ruining a pair of perfectly good tunes …


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi — all on her ownsome — putting in her answers: and, along with reminding us depression* is a terrible thing, AND how awesome the ’netª is, 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) 28th March, 37AD, saw who given the Roman Imperial titles?

Q2) More to the point, in which year was that Emperor assassinated … ?

Q3) 28th March, 845, saw which French city sacked by Vikings … ?

Q4) 28th March, 1930, saw the Turkish city of Angora change its name: to what … ?

Q5) 28th March, 1819, saw the birth of engineer, Sir Joseph Bazalgette, who famously deigned London’s sewers: his great-great-grandson, Peter Bazalgette, is one of the brains behind which TV company: CNN, Endemol or Turner?

Q6) And finally … 28th March, 1991, saw an inquest deliver a verdict of Accidental Death, on 95 people: at which sporting disaster … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 27th March, 1886, saw which Apache warrior surrender to the US Army … ?
A1) Geronimo: or Goyaałé — ‘One Who Yawns‘ — in his native tongue.

Q2) 27th March, 1915, saw Mary Mallon put into quarantine: which disease was she carrying … ?
A2) Typhoid.

Q3) More to the point, what was her nickname … ?
A3) Typhoid Mary. (Obviously … )

Q4) 27th March, 1854 saw the UK declare War on Russia: how was this war known … ?
A4) The Crimean War.

Q5) Equally to the point, which noted British statistician came to prominence during that war … ?
A5) Florence Nightingale: who basically invented a version of the pie chart to show the British Government exactly WHAT was killing troops, during the conflict.

Q6) And finally … 27th March, 1981, saw which union go on strike for four hours … ?
A6) Solidarity, in Poland.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll leave you with a quick tune from birthday girl, Reba McEntire.

Oh …

And I’ll ALSO say Goodnight Saigon

* Depression Lies’ … ? That’s a nice turn of phrase, Debbi, that really is … ! I’ll be honest, I know where she’s coming from, as well … (Turns out her autobiography’s out, this year … )

ª ¿Hang on, that’s cat’s sitting in WHAT … ?

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I KNOW! I'm so excited about Jenny Lawson's book. I have to read it at some point. In fact, I blogged about it today!!!! I even promoted it on Random and Sundry Things! And I'll do so on Midlist, too!! Hurray for the Internet! And having five blogs. :D

1. Caligula
2. 41 AD
3. Paris
4. Ankara
5. Endemol
6. the Hillsborough Disaster (the FA Cup semi-final between Nottingham Forest and Liverpool held at Sheffield Wednesday's stadium on 15 April 1989)