Saturday, 27 October 2012

The Daily Teaser — 27-10-2012

I HAVE to admit, I’ve got last night’s episode of QI on, in the background.

Amazing what you learn, from QI!

Especially when the subject of deeply fossilised … um … waste … get’s a mention.

Oh … 

As did the Famous Five.

But let’s get moving on, shall we?

Before I have to explain what tonight’s guest are doing with those boxes … !


Yesterday’s OK Corral Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and, along with telling where she found Entwhistle*, 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) 27th October is the Roman Catholic feast day of Saint Frumentius of Ethiopia.   On which day does the Ethiopian Orthodox Church celebrate the day … ?
Q2) More to the point, what does the Ethiopia Church claim to have, in its church in the city of Axum … ?
Q3) Moving on … 27th October, 1961, saw NASA launch the first in a series of which rocket … ?
Q4) 27th October, 1275, is the traditional founding date of which Netherlands city:  … Rotterdam, Utrecht or Amsterdam?
Q5) 27th October, 1936, saw which American file for her second divorce … ?
Q6) And finally … as of 27th October, how many days are left until the end of the year … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 26th October, 1881, was the day of the notorious Gunfight at the OK Corral: in which Arizona town was the OK Corral … ?
A1) Tombstone.
Q2) Which precious metal did the town mine a lot of: silver, gold or platinum … ?
A2) Silver
Q3) Name any of the Earp brothers involved in the gunfight …
A3) Wyatt, Virgil and Morgan.
Q4) More to the point, which dentist joined the Earp brothers, that day … ?
A4) John Henry Doc Holliday..
Q5) Name any of the Clinton-McLaury gang the Earps faced that day … ?
A5) Billy Clanton, Tom McLaury and Frank McLaury.
Q6) Finally … The OK Corral was a pen for what: sheep, cattle or horses … ?
A6) Horses.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll leave you with a quick fugue from birthday girl, Vanessa Mæ … 

And with a few words from Ivan Reitman …
“I don’t think there will be another Ghostbusters. I think we’re all too old to do it. I think we’ve done it a couple times and there is not that much to get out of it, to do that would be fresh in it.”
Ivan Reitman, born October 27, 1946

*        I know what you mean, though, Debbi, about searchs.   Always amazes me what comes up in them … !   Actually … Remind me to tell you about Googlewhacking … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Well, I'm happy to report that I've relaunched the campaign and received my first post-relaunch contribution! :)

Yay!! I've blogged about my efforts, of course, on Midlist Life.

Here's hoping that big storm doesn't kill our electricity. Ha ha ha ...

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