Tuesday, 16 October 2012

The Daily Teaser — 16-10-2012

Well, it’s OFFICIALLY official.

I have had to crack out the emergency trousers!

As I think I’ve already mentioned, I’ve an interview, today: in London.

What’s annoyed me is the simple fact that — bless ’em — Marks & Spencer managed to not deliver the trousers I’d ordered: hence digging up the emergency pair.


Here’s hoping that doesn’t affect my chances too much.

Let’s get moving in, shall we?

Let’s … !


Yesterday’s teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and, along with admit she found the plural of TARDIS* a tricky one, 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) 16th October is, of course, World Food Day.   What’s the theme of this years’sWorld Food Day: farmers co-ops, biodiversity or food security … ?
Q2) More to the point … Which UN organisation organizes World Food Day … ?
Q3) 16th October, 1984, saw the debut of Britain’s longest running police show: what was it called … ?
Q4) 16th October, 1996, saw the British government ban handguns, after the Dunblane Massacre: which famous Scottish tennis player survived that massacre … ?
Q5) 16th October, 1967, saw singer, Joan Baez, arrested at a Vietnam War protest: what was her biggest UK hit … ?
Q6) And finally … 16th October, 1793, saw Marie Antoinette guillotined at the height of the French Revolution: which French King was she married to … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 15th october, 1888, saw investigators receive a letter from where … ?
A1) Hell.
Q2) More the the point, who — apparently — wrote that letter … ?
A2) Jack the Ripper.
Q3) 15th October, 1956, saw which programming language available to programmers: FORTRAN, Basic or Python … ?
Q4) 15th October, 1964, saw which Russian, suddenly retire … ?
A4) Nikita Khrushchev.
Q5) 15th October, 1987, saw Sir Penaia Ganilau resign as Commonwealth Governor General of where … ?
A5) Fiji.
Q6) And finally … 15th October, 1987, saw the Great Storm of 1987 hit the UK.   How much did this eventually cost insurers: £2 billion, £3 billion or £4 billion … ?
A6) £2 billion.
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you with this quote from Angela Lansbury
“A sitcom. I hate that word.”
Angela Lansbury, born 16 October 1925.
And with this song from birthday girl, Icelandic singer, Yohanna … 

*        I’ll be honest, Debbi, I can never work out if it’s TARDISeseseseses or TARDISii.   One Djini, many Djinii.   Debbi, is it me or can we milk this for years … ?

1 comment:

Debbi said...

We could probably milk it for eons, if we wanted. Is it radii or radiuseseseses or radiiiiii?

I'm leaving for the Austin Film Festival on Thursday, so after tomorrow (or today, in your time zone) I'll be offline for a while. Again!

Hoo boy. So much traveling. :) I wish I had a TARDIS.

1. agricultural cooperatives
2. the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
3. The Bill
4. Andy Murray
5. There But For Fortune
6. Louis XVI