Saturday, 21 April 2012

The Daily Teaser — 21-4-12

Oh, Oh … !

That DEFINITELY reminds me … !

I’ve seriously got to head for Brentwood Library, today, I really do!

Did I tell you I’m a volunteer distributer for World Book Night … ?

I didn’t … ?

Well, I am.

And I’ve got to admit, I’ve got 25 copies of one of the books to give away, come Monday.

All I’ve got to do, before Monday, is pick the books up from Brentwood Library.

Here’s hoping that goes well.

And before you ask?   Yes, I would tell you which book I’m handing out.

But you never known WHEN that information’s going to be important … 


But let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and — with her and Nina asking if or when I’d be doing a Rocky Horror Show routine* — bagging 7 out of 7.

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) 21st April, 753 BC, is the traditional founding date of the city of Rome: what did AUC stand for, in the Roman Calendar … ?
Q2) More to the point, what’s the year 2012 AD, in AUC … ?
Q3) 21st April, 1945, saw the Red Army enter which city … ?
Q4) 21st April, 1994, saw the discovery of the first what: anti-matter, extra-solar planets, or artificial life … ?
Q5) 21st April, 1923, saw the birth of barrister, screen writer and author, Sir John Mortimer: which fictional legal figure did he famously create … ?
Q6) And finally … 21st April, 1934, saw the publication — in the Daily Mail — of the first photo that apparently showed what … ?

And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 20th April, 1871, saw the Civil Rights Act go into law, in the USA: which President signed it into law … ?   A1) Ulysses S. Grant.
Q2) More to the point, this was designed — in part — to protect Afro-Americans from which organisation … ?   A2) The Ku Klux Klan.
Q3) Moving on … 20th April, 1972, saw which of the Apollo missions land on the Moon … ?   A3) Apollo 16.
Q4) 20th April, 1999, was the date of the notorious Columbine High School Massacre: what was the name of the Michæl Moore documentary about US gun control, inspired by this … ?   A4) Bowling For Columbine.
Q5) 20th April, 1828, saw Frenchman, René Caillié, become the first non-Muslim to enter which African town … ?   A5) Timbuktu.
Q6) More to the point, in which African country IS that town … ?   A6) Mali.
Q7) And finally … 20th April, 2008, saw who become the first woman to win the Indy 300 … ?   A7) Danica Patrick.

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

After I’ve left you with a couple of tunes: obviously, the first one’s from birthday boy, Iggy Pop.

Oh … 

And this one from The Mobiles, as it’s been floating around my head, all morning … 

Oh, and as YouTube’s just given me a link to Lucky Number … 

*        Trust me, Debbi, I don’t think my skin could take the pace, anymore.   And as for corsetry … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Can't say I blame you. I've never worn a corset, so I won't ask you to do so. :)

1. Ab urbe condita
2. 2765
3. Berlin
4. extra-solar planets
5. Horace Rumpole (Who I love! And Sam McRae would love, of course!)
6. the Loch Ness Monster