Friday, 6 April 2012

The Daily Teaser — 06-04-2012: The NON Good Friday … 

Blast … !

No, seriously, BLAST … !

I’ve got to admit, for someone who usually manages to keep his eyes peeled on things like movable feast, I’ve only gone and dropped the ball, haven’t I … ?

And managed to completely trip over the Easter weekend!

Wouldn’t you know it … !

Still, if nothing else?   I can give you a plate load of — admittedly virtual — hot cross buns.


And news of an important development on the technology front … 

Let’s move on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and, along with admitting she’s … ahhh … borrowed a video*ª, 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) 6th April, 1896, saw the opening of the first modern Olympic Games: which Roman Emperor — as far as anyone can tell — banned the games, in 393?
Q2) What was the name of the Frenchman who instigated those first games … ?
Q3) Those first games were what’s called the Games of the ist Olympiad: what number are this year’s 2012 London Olympics?
Q4) Moving on … 6th April, 1199, saw the death of Richard 1st: what was his nickname … ?
Q5) The 6th April Youth Movement is active in which country … ?
Q6) 6th April, 1974, saw WHO win the Eurovision Song Contest … ?
Q7) More to the point, what song did that band sing … ?
Q8) And FINALLY … 6th April, 1490, saw the death of Hungarian king, Matthias Corvinus: in which series of vampire films do the Corvinus family make an appearance … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …

Q1) 5th April, 1987, saw the debut of which US TV network?
A1) Fox: or Fox Broadcasting.

Q2) 5th April, 1904, saw the first international Rugby League match played, between England and Other Nationalities: but in which English town … ?
A2) Wigan.

Q3) How many players are there in a Rugby League team … ?
A3) 13.

Q4) 5th April, 1955, saw Sir Winston Churchill resign as Prime Minister: as of today, how many former British PM’s are still alive … ?
A4) Four.

Q5) More to the point, name one of them …
A5) Baroness Thatcher, John Major, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.

Q6) And finally … 5th April, 1792, saw President George Washington become the first US president to do what: declare war, veto a bill or address the Senate … ?
A6) Veto a bill.

Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll catch you later.

After I’ve left you with a tune from Frank Black’s The Pixies …
Oh … and leave you with a relevant movie trailer …

*        Has everything gone through correctly at your end, Debbi … ?   I had to have a couple of goes, there, ’til I got to the post … !   I’m thinking Google’s various country re-directs are playing silly buggers with the links … !

ª        I’ve got to admit, Debbi, I was shocked by his death: but more upset by the death of Freddie Mercury, only a few years earlier: I’d grown up on the guys work, frankly, and it was a touch closer to home.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

The links came through just fine, Paul. Thanks! :)

I think Cobain's death upset me so much at the time, because I was just becoming really interested in his work. He could have gone on to do much more. It seemed like such a waste.

I enjoyed The Pixies. And the movie looks good. I love Bob Hoskins, and Helen Mirren rocks! :D

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