Thursday, 3 May 2012

The Daily Teaser — 3-5-2012

You know, I’ve got to admit, I’m actually up comparatively early, for me.

Believe it or not … ?

Believe it or not, I’ve actually volunteered to be a teller, in Brentwood’s local council elections.

Which should be interesting …

Well, interesting …

And bloody freezing, actually: I think I’m outdoors for the first hour or so.

Better make sure I wrap up warm, hadn’t I?

Let’s get moving on, shall we …


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and, along with wish Karen Luck — as did Nina — also bagging 6 out of 6.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s Teaser, shall we?   Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video … 

Q1) 3rd May, 1936, saw who make his first appearance for the New York Yankees … ?
Q2) 3rd May, 1973, saw the Sears Tower become the World’s tallest skyscraper: what’s the current holder of the title … ?
Q3) More to the point, what’s the tallest skyscraper in London … ?
Q4) 3rd May, 2000, saw which two stock exchanges announce they were to merge … ?
Q5) 3rd May, 1937, saw the author of Gone With the Wind win the Pulitzer Prize for Literature: what was her name … ?
Q6) And finally … 3rd May is the feast of Roodmas, in the Catholic Church: also known as the Feast of the Finding of the Holy … what … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 2nd May saw the first publication of the King James Bible: in which year?   A1) 1611.
Q2) More to the point, on the orders of whom: James 1st, 2nd or 3rd … ?   A2) James 1st.
Q3) 2nd May, 1879, saw the founding of the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party: in which Spanish city … ?   A3) Madrid.
Q4) 2nd May, 2011, saw Osama Bin Laden killed by US Special forces: in which country was he hiding, when he died … ?   A4) Pakistan.
Q5) 2nd May, 2010, saw which European country bailed out by the IMF and Eurozone … ?   A5) Greece.
Q6) And finally … 2nd May, 1885, saw the founding of the Congo Free State: by whom … ?   A6) Leopold 2nd of Belgium.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll leave you with the words of the hardest working man in music, as it’s his birthday.

Or … And as it’s today … 

Oh … And possibly the biggest hit that never happened … 

Oh … 

And possibly the strangest song Annie Nightingale ever played … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Great stuff, video-wise. :)

My UK travel plans are being ironed out, and it looks like there's some kind of big thriller/crime writer's conference going on near London right around the time I'll be there. So, I can drop by and say hello to them and all! Fun, huh?

I'll let you know the details later.

1. Joe DiMaggio
2. Burj Khalifa
3. The Shard
4. the London Stock Exchange and Germany's Deutsche Boerse
5. Margaret Mitchell
6. Cross