Tuesday, 30 October 2012

The Daily Teaser — 30-10-2012

Hmmm … 

You know, I have to admit, that’s an annoyance.

Seemingly, YouTube’s having trouble uploading today’s Teaser video, via Safari.

I MAY just have to cheat … !

Or upload today’s video straight onto here.

Either way, let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

Yes, let’s … 


Yesterday’s Teaser was a quiet one: unsurprisingly, I think, as Debbi and her partner are in the path of Hurricane Sandy.

So …

Let’s see if we can someone to have a go at today’s questions, shall we?

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


Youtube’s Corrected itself … !

Q1) 30th October saw Orson Welles broadcast his famous version of H. G. Wells’ ‘War Of The Worlds’.   In which year of the 1930s?
Q2) More to the point, from which US city was this play broadcast … ?
Q3) Even MORE to the point: how old was Welles when he produced the play … ?
Q4) Moving on … 30th October, 1957, saw Britain’s House Of Lords admit whom, for the first time … ?
Q5) 30th October, 1905, saw the Tsar of Russia grant his nation its first Constitution.   Which Tsar was this … ?
Q6) 30th October, 1961, saw the Soviet government move whose body … ?
Q7) And finally … 30th October, 1942, saw the crew of the HMS Petard recover code books from a German submarine.   Which German code did the book help crack … ?
And here’s yesterday’s …
Q1) 29th October, 1929, saw the start of the Wall Street what … ?   A1) Crash.
Q2) More to the point, this was triggered by the collapse of what … ?   A2) The New York Stock Exchange.
Q3) The day is also known to historians as what: Fat Tuesday, Black Tuesday or Pants Wednesday … ?   A3) Black Tuesday.
Q4) Moving on … 29th October, 1967, saw the murder of minor crook, Jack ‘The Hat’ McVitie: this lead to the eventual downfall of which London gangsters … ?   A4) The Krays.
Q5) 29th October, 1969, saw the first computer communications over the ARPANET: what has the ARPANET become … ?   A5) The Internet.
Q6) 29th October, 1960, saw the ‘Louisville Lip’ when his first professional fight.   Who is the ‘Louisville Lip’ … ?   A6) Cassius Clay: also known as Muhammad Ali.
Q7) And finally … 29th October, 539 BC saw Cyrus the Great enter which city … ?   A7) Babylon.
Enjoy those, everyone.

As a way of honouring the late Jam Master Jay, I’ll leave you with this video … 

And this line from Richard Brinsley Sheridan … 
“The right honorable gentlemen is indebted to his memory for his jests, and to his imagination for his facts.”Richard Brinsley Sheridan, 30 October 1751 – 7 July 1816

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