Friday, 30 March 2012

The Daily Teaser - 30-3-2012

Hmm …

Well, that’s probably a turn-up for the books.

It looks like former Labour party member — and Celebrity Big Brother contestant — George Galloway, has managed to get himself back into the House of Commons, after being elected as MP for Bradford West.

Hmmm …

Just goes to show, I think: that mainstream politics has its work cut out for it.

Especially when you consider that the Liberal Democrats in the area lost their deposits: and the Monster Raving Looney Party managed to get — for them — a nice number of votes.

I guess we’ll have to see what this implies for the by-elections on May 3rd!

Let’s move on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and, along with admitting she’d thoroughly enjoyed the video I’d posted — of John Cleese’s Eulogy for Graham Chapman — and posting up a piece* from the Bloggess she’d found inspiring, also bagging 5 out of 5.

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) 30th March, 1856, saw the signing of the Treaty of Paris: which war did this bring to an end … ?

Q2) 30th March, 1858, saw Hymen Lipman patent the eraser tipped pencil. Which of Shakespeare’s play’s features a (minor) character called Hymen … ?

Q3) 30th March, 1746, saw the birth of which notably artistic Spaniard: Dali, Goya or Picasso … ?

Q4) 30th March, 1822, saw the incorporation of the Territory of Florida: when first discovered, in 1513, Florida was a colony of which European country … ?

Q5) And finally …30th March, 1978, saw the Conservative’s hire which advertising agency … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 29th March, 1871, saw Queen Victoria open which London concert hall … ?
A1) The Royal Albert Hall. (At one point, one or two blues fans I know would — as a result of Eric Clapton’s annual gigs, there — laughingly refer to it as Eric’s … )

Q2) 29th March, 1981, saw the first London Marathon take place: in which London borough will this year’s marathon start … ?
A2) Greenwich.

Q3) 29th March, 1549, saw the founding of Salvador da Bahia: this was the first capital city of which country … ?
A3) Brazil.

Q4) 29th March, 1857, saw Sepoy Mangal Pandey begin the Sepoy Mutiny: against whom … ?
A4) The British East India Company.

Q5) And finally … 29th March, 1974, saw the Mariner 10 probe fly by where … ?
A5) Mercury.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll leave you with some words of wisdom from birthday boy — and recovering rapper — the Reverend Stanley Burrell …

* Words are such important things at times, Debbi, aren’t they … ? I think THAT collection of words is something that should be more widely read. And confess, I immediately hit the tweet buttonº.

º I’ll work out how I did it, at some point, but I’ve linked my Facebook and Twitter accounts. It comes in handy …

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thanks, Paul, for tweeting The Bloggess' words! That's awesome. :)

1. the Crimean War
2. As You Like It
3. Goya
4. Spain
5. Saatchi & Saatchi

Those videos you posted yesterday turned out to be just perfect for my blog on Friday. :)