Sunday, 14 October 2012

The Daily Teaser — 14-10-2012

Hmmm … 

You know, I’m thinking today is going to be one of those days.

Now you’re quite probably — and understandably — going to say “What do you mean, one of those days” … ?

I’ll be frank.

I have NO idea … !

I’ve just got a feeling that something will happen.

Yeah … 

Sounds incredibly portentous, doesn’t … ?

Let’s get moving on, shall we?   Before I turn into some form of prophet … 


Yesterday’s teaser saw Debbi* putting her answers: along with reminding me to make sure I wear trousers on Tuesday, also managed to bag 5 out of 5.

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) 14th October, 1969, saw the introduction of the 50p piece: how many edges does the 50p piece have … ?
Q2) More to the point, which note was the 50p piece designed to replace … ?
Q3) EQUALLY to the point … how many shillings made up a pound, in pre-decimal British currency … ?
Q4) Moving on … 14th October, 1656, saw the colony of Massachusetts ban which religious group … ?
Q5) 14th October, 1962, saw a U2 spy-plane overfly — and take famous photos of missiles on — which Caribbean island?
Q6) And finally … 14th October, 1926, saw the first publication of Winnie the Pooh: who wrote Winnie the Pooh … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 13th October, 54AD, saw the death of Emperor Claudius 1st: who played Claudius in the series, I, Claudius … ?
A1) Derek Jacobi.
Q2) 13th October, 1884, saw Greenwich — in London — established as the basis for GMT: what does GMT stand for … ?
A2) Greenwich Mean Time: it’s also seen as synonymous with Co-ordinated Universal Time, or UTC.
Q3) 13th October, 1923, saw Ankara replace Istanbul as capital of Turkey.   On which continent is Ankara: Europe, Asia or Africa … ?
A3) Asia: Asia Minor, or Anatolia, to be precise.
Q4) 13th October, 1925, saw the birth of Margaret Thatcher: in which year was she first elected as PM?
A4) 1979.
Q5) And finally … 13th October, 1881, saw Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, and his friends agree to use which language in conversation … ?
A5) Hebrew.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll leave you with this tune from Sir Cliff Richard, whose birthday it is … 

And with this quote from Sir Roger Moore …
“I enjoy being a highly overpaid actor.”
Sir Roger Moore, born 14 October 1927º

*        Actually, Debbi, turning up trouserless might be an idea … !   Just not necessarily a good one.   And I’d have to get to the interview, trouserless: just outside Liverpool Street Station … … … 

º        Actually … Who wouldn’t … ?

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I know that place! I can only imagine the reaction to a man appearing trouserless at Liverpool Station. What a fashion statement! :)

1. seven
2. the ten shilling note
3. 20
4. Quakers
5. Cuba
6. A. A. Milne