Sunday, 21 October 2012

The Daily Teaser — 21-10-2012

You know, I’ve got to admit to yawning a lot, at the mo.

Yes, I had a lateish night, last night.

Believe it or not, babysitting my nephew, Jude.

Which was a bit of a worry, actually: I mean, I’ve never actually changed a nappy!

Not that I actually needed to, thankfully: Jude was out light the proverbial light by 8, just in time for me to catch last night’s Merlin.

Mind you, for someone his age, he can’t half snore … !


Let’s get moving on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Mr Strict putting in his answers: and — big beast that he is — bagging 6 out of 6.

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

Q1) 21st October, 1805, saw the Royal Navy win the Battle of Trafalgar: which vice-admiral led that fleet … ?
Q2) That vice admiral was famously shot and killed in that battle: his body was famously placed in a barrel of what, for the trip home … ?
Q3) What — according to the ship’s chaplain, Alexander Scott — were the vice admiral’s last word’s … ?
Q4) Moving on … 21st October, 1824, saw Joseph Aspdin patent Portland Cement.   That cement was first extensively used in London’s what: Tube, sewers or roads … ?
Q5) 21st October, 2003, saw photos taken of which dwarf planet: Eris or Pluto … ?
Q6) And finally … 21st October, 1833, saw the birth of Swedish scientist, Alfred Nobel: which explosive was his most famous invention … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 20th October, 1720, saw the Royal Navy capture which pirate captain: Captain Jack Sparrow, Captain William Morgan, or Calico Jack … ?
A1) Calico Jack.
Q2) More to the point … what was that pirate’s real name …  ?
A2) John Rackham.
Q3) 20th October, 2011, saw the death of which Libyan … ?
A3) Muammar Gaddafi.
Q4) 20th October, 1968, saw the remarriage of Jackie Kennedy.   Who was she marrying  … ?
A4) Aristotle Onassis.
Q5) 20th October is World Osteoporosis Day: Osteoporosis being a disease that affects what: the bones, the lungs or the heart … ?
A5) The bones.
Q6) And finally … 20th October, 1632, saw the birth of scientist and architect, Sir Christopher Wren.   How many churches did he build in London, after the Great Fire of 1666 … ?
A6) 52.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll leave you Salt Peanuts from Dizzy Gillespie, as the late jazz man would’ve been 95, today … 

And with this quote from Ursula K. Le Guin
“The novelist says in words what cannot be said in words.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, born October 21, 1929
Enjoy your day … !

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