Friday, 4 May 2012

The Daily Teaser — 4-5-2012

You know, I think there’s a certain amount of mixed feelings out there: especially after last nights elections.

But I’m VERY aware that Karen Chilvers — who’s occasionally commented, here, AND been very helpful over the Saint James Road planning application — is now OFFICIALLY Councillor Karen Chilvers, of Brentwood West ward.

I’m thinking congratulations are in order, there.


Now … 

Karen … ?

About the seat on that bus stop … ?


Let’s get moving on, shall we?

Yes, let’s … 

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and, along with bagging 6 out of 6, also telling us her planned UK trip is firming up*: and that she’s enjoyed yesterday’s videosº.

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) 4th May saw Picasso’s Nude,Green Leaves and Bust sold for a record price: in which year … ?
Q2) More to the point, the most expensive work of art ever sold was by whom … ?
Q3) 4th May, 1972, saw the Canadian Don’t Make A Wave Committee change its name to what … ?
Q4) 4th May, 1966, saw the British government give who a pay rise … ?
Q5) 4th May, 1675, saw Charles 2nd order the construction of what … ?
Q6) And finally … 4th May, 1825, saw the birth of Thomas Huxley: whose bulldog was he known as … ?

And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 3rd May, 1936, saw who make his first appearance for the New York Yankees … ?   
A1) Joe DiMaggio.
Q2) 3rd May, 1973, saw the Sears Tower become the World’s tallest skyscraper: what’s the current holder of the title … ?   
A2) The Burj Khalifa, in Dubai.
Q3) More to the point, what’s the tallest skyscraper in London … ?   
A3) The Soon to be completed Shard.
Q4) 3rd May, 2000, saw which two stock exchanges announce they were to merge … ?   
A4) The London Stock Exchange, and the Deutsche Boerse.
Q5) 3rd May, 1937, saw the author of Gone With the Wind win the Pulitzer Prize for Literature: what was her name … ?   
A5) Margaret Mitchell.
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 … ?   
A6) Cross.

Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll leave you with Bucks Fizz, doing their thing … 

As it’s singer Jay Ashton’sª birthday.

*        I’m looking forward to it, Debbi!

º        Actually, Debbi, that last one: the Barnes and Barnes tune, Fish Heads … ?   One half of the act is a chap called Bill Mumy: yeah, that Bill Mumy.   You know … Will Robinson, from Lost In Space … ?   You know, I think that’s a cue … 

·        She’s the one in yellow, in case you didn’t know … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I'm looking forward to the trip, also. :)

I updated my post, because I realized that having my stroke at B&N probably saved my life. Isn't that ironic?

1. 2010
2. Paul Cézanne
3. Greenpeace
4. doctors and dentists
5. the Royal Greenwich Observatory
6. Darwin's