Saturday, 3 November 2012

The Daily Teaser — 3-11-2012: Hangin’ Around … 

Well … 

It’s definitely Saturday … !

Which I think we’d guessed, hadn’t we … ?   It’s also see’s something a touch experimental.

Yes: it’s a bit of a themed Teaser, today.

And not one that’s inspired by the day being something special.   It’s more inspired by the one’s I’ve done for the Brentwood Gazette: which tend to have a theme to them, based on something that’s happened on the day.

So … with that in mind … ?   Let’s get moving on … !


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: along with nominating me for the Liebster Blog Award*, she’s ALSO managed to prove her Big Beastª status, by mentioning the OTHER person the Ethiopian emperors claimed descent fromº … !

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s themed questions, shall we?

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

Q1) 3rd November, 1783, saw John Austin become the last person publicly  — judicially — executed at Tyburn: how was he executed … ?
Q2) More to the point, in which year were the last judicial executions in the UK: 1962, 1963 or 1964 … ?
Q3) Where was Britain’s last Gallows to be found … ?
Q4) And in which year was it dismantled … ?
Q5) And finally … name any of the three types of felon who — in the UK — were traditionally supposed to be hanged with a silken rope …
And here s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 2nd November, 1936, saw the BBC establish the BBC Television Service: what was this renamed, in 1964 … ?
A1) BBC1.
Q2) More to the point, in which year did BBC2 start broadcasting … ?
A2) Funnily, 1964.
Q3) Moving on … 2nd November, 1889, saw two states admitted to the USA: name either.
A3) North and South Dakota.
Q4) 2nd November, 1930, saw Haile Selassie named as Emperor of Ethiopia.   In which year of the 1970s was he removed from the throne … ?
A4) 1974.
Q5) As a minor point: Haile Selassie’s dynasty claimed descent from which Old Testament figure … ?
A5) King Solomon: and  Makeda
Q6) And finally … 2nd November, 2000, saw the resignation of Chris Woodhead.   As the British government inspector of what: schools, prisons or hospitals … ?
A6) Schools.
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you with this quote from George R. R. Martin …
“If you would take a man's life, you owe it to him to look into his eyes and hear his final words. And if you can not do that, then perhaps the man does not deserve to die.”George RR Martin.
And, given today’s theme … ?

This tune from The Stranglers … 

*        Cheers for that, Debbi!   I’ll be having a look at that later … !

º        I completely forgot the Queen of Sheba was involved.   Where DO I put my face … ?

ª        Of course, GIVEN that, Debbi … ?   I couldn’t help but post up a suitably attractive Big Beast.   (It’s a Snow Leopard: well, Bruce is (sort of) a Mack.   Sorry, I should’ve mentioned I’m joining Bad Puns Anonymous … )


Emma Mould said...

3) Galleries of Justice, Lace Market, Nottingham.
5)poachers, hereditary peers, and those who have freedom of the city of London.

Debbi said...

I love bad puns! In fact, Bill was always making the most terrible/awesome puns!

See ... you're so much like Bill, it's ... scary. :)

1. by hanging
2. 1964
3. Wandsworth prison
4. 1994
5. poachers who killed the "King's royal deer", hereditary peers who committed capital offences, and those who have the Freedom of the City of London