Thursday, 25 October 2012

The Daily Teaser — 25-10-2012

You know, I really think I have to start getting some really nights.

Seriously … !

I had something of a late night, writing up what I thought of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Killer.

I was impressed with it.

As was the chap who commented … 

Nice to know I’m getting a response: that makes the amount of yawning I’m doing worth the time … 

Let’s move on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with thanking me for the repost, and admitting she’s blogged some more about her Adventures in Texas, ALSO bagged 5 out of 6.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s question’s shall we?

Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video … 

Q1) 25th October, 1415, saw Henry 5th of England win the Battle of Agincourt: against the forces of which nation … ?
Q2) More to the point, which English weapon is always felt to have been key to that victory … ?
Q3) In a famous speech from Shakespeare’s Henry V, what Saint’s day does the battle fall on … ?
Q4) What’s the modern name of Agincourt … ?
Q5) Moving on … 25th October, 2004, saw Fidel Castro ban transactions in Cuba, in which currency … ?
Q6) 25th October, 2010, saw Mount Merapi being a series of eruptions: in which peninsular nation is Mount Merapi … ?
Q7) And finally … 25th October, 2001, saw the British Crime Survey reveal the lowest crime rate since when: 1981, 1982 or 1983 … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 24th October, 1945, saw the founding of the United Nations, in Washington DC: what does DC stand for … ?
A1) District of Columbia.
Q2) More to the point, in which US city is the UN’s HQ … ?
A2) New York.
Q3) Equally to the point, name any of the UN’s five principle organs … 
A3) The General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council , Secretariat and the International Court Of Justice.
Q4) Moving on … One year earlier, 24th October, 1944, saw the sinking of the Japanese ship, Zuikaku: during which World War 2 battle … ?
A4) The Battle of Leyte Gulf.
Q5) 24th October, 1983, saw serial killer, Dennis Nilsen go on trial: accursed of how many murders … ?
A5) Six.
Q6) And finally … 24th October, 2003, saw which plane make its last commercial flight … ?
A6) Concorde.
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you with California Gurls by birthday girl, Katy Perry: complete with some VERY strategic squirty bottles!!!!!

And with this quote from Zadie Smith.
“Most literary prizes are only nominally about literature. They are really about brand consolidation for beer companies, phone companies, coffee companies and even frozen food companies.”
Zadie Smith, born 25 October 1975.

*        My pleasure, Debbi, anytime … !   And I figured there’d be a relaunch happening, when I read that initial post: you mentioned you’d been picking up pointers … :D   Did you want me throwing in a link … ?

1 comment:

Debbi said...

That would be awesome, Paul! :)

Here's the link to the Facebook page:

Thank you so much! :)

The British contingent is coming through nicely. :)

1. France
2. the English longbow
3. Saint Crispin
4. Entwistle
5. the American dollar
6. Indonesia
7. 1981