Monday, 21 May 2012

The Daily Teaser — 21-5-2012

Right, that’s it.

I am definitely getting an early night, tonight … !

Because I have to confess that — at the moment — I am yawning at my keyboard.

Despite having a cup of tea by my side that’s practically liquid caffeine !

Oh, well … 

At least if nothing else, I know I’ve something of a rather riveting read lined up.

Let’s get moving on, shall we?   Before my head hits ax hsuiwq ctey8 … !


Quite … !

Ahem … !

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and, along with admitting she’d met personal hero, Jenny Lawson*, 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) 21st May, 1991, saw the former Prime Minister of India killed by a bomb: what was his name … ?
Q2) 21st May, 1961: during the American Civil Rights movement, Governor John Malcolm Patterson introduce martial law.   In which US state … ?
Q3) 21st May, 1904, saw the founding of football’s governing body, FIFA: what does FIFA stand for … ?
Q4) More to the point: who has more member nations, FIFA or the United Nations … ?
Q5) 21st May, 2001, saw France enact a law, recognising the slave trade — and slavery — as what … ?
Q6) And finally … 21st May, 1894, saw Queen Victoria open what: the Grand Union Canal, the Manchester Ship Canal or the Bridgewater Canal … ?

And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 20th May, 1570, saw Abraham Ortelius publish the world’s first modern what … ?
A1) Atlas.   (He called his version the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, or Theatre of the World.)
Q2) 20th May, 1965, saw the Home Secretary announce British Police would be armed with what: truncheons, tear gas or Tasers?
A2) Tear gas.
Q3) 20th May, 1521, saw Ignatius of Loyola wounded in battle: which Roman Catholic order did he found?
A3) The Society of Jesus: also known as the Jesuits.
A4) Thomas Edison.
Q5) 20th May, 1873, saw Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis receive the patent for copper riveted jeans.   What were the rivets for … ?
A5) Reinforcing the pockets.
Q6) And finally … 20th May, 2002, saw Portugal recognise the independence of which island … ?
A6) East Timor.

Enjoy those, everyone.

And, as today would’ve been his fortieth birthday, I’ll leave you with a tune from Biggie Smalls … 

*        Who, on her The Bloggess blogº, has been putting a smile on my face for a while.   Including the various post about her book tour.

º        I’ve got her on an RSS feed, Debbi: she’s EVEN more prolific than you, me and Terry Pratchett put together … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Her blog is absolutely hilarious. She's also a great speaker. :)

1. Rajiv Gandhi
2. Alabama
3. Fédération Internationale de Football Association
5. crimes against humanity
6. the Manchester Ship Canal