Wednesday, 7 November 2012

The Daily Teaser — 7-11-2012

Well … 

It’s officially officially … 

Barack Obama is now President Barack Obama, for a second term.

Thank heaven’s THAT’S over.

There’s only SO much Mitt Romney a body can take.

Yes … 

Let’s get moving on, shall we? 

Yes, let’s … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: along with flagging up a potted history of Catwoman* for me, in a recent post, she also managed to bag 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) 7th November, 1908, saw Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid reportedly killed.   Name either of the actors that played them, in the 1969 film, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid?
Q2) More to the point, which of those actors founded the Sundance Film Festival … ?
Q3) The other star of the film famously had his own range of salad dressing: under what label … ?
Q4) Moving on … 7th November, 1665, saw the first publication of the London Gazette.   Who’s it published by: Trinity Mirror, Pearson PLC or HM Stationary Office … ?
Q5) 7th November, 1990, saw Mary Robinson elected as the first female president of where … ?
Q6) And finally … 7th November, 1972, saw who elected for his second presidential term … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 6th November, 1944, saw the initial manufacture of Plutonium.   What’s the atomic number of Plutonium: 90, 92 or 94 … ?   A1) 94.
Q2) More to the point … what’s the standard atomic weight of Plutonium: 244, 245 or 246 … ?   A2) 244.
Q3) Moving on … 6th November, 1935, saw Edwin Armstrong present a paper on how to improve radio signal’s by what: amplitude modulation, very high frequency broadcasting or frequency?   A3) Frequency modulation.
Q4) 6th November, 1996, saw Bill Clinton win his second term as US President: which US party won majorities in the US Senate and the House of Representatives … ?   A4) The Republicans.
Q5) 6th November, 1913, saw the leader of a march of Asian miners protesting in South Africa, arrested: who was that leader … ?   A5) Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi: best known as Mahatma Gandhi.
Q6) And finally … 6th November, 1999, saw which Commonwealth country vote against becoming a republic … ?   A6) Australia.
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you with this tune from Texas: given that it’s lead singer, Sharleen Spiteri’s birthday …

And this line from Albert Camus …
“Stupidity has a knack of getting its way; as we should see if we were not always so much wrapped up in ourselves.”Albert Camus  7 November 1913 – 4 January 1960

*        I THINK Rick has a point, Debbi, that’s DEFINITELY an eye-catching piece.   The fact it’s got Michelle Pfeiffer, dressed like that, has NOTHING do with it.   Obviously … ! :D

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Actually, I picked that video without Rick's input. Not that I, in any way, resemble Ms. Pfeiffer. Ha ha ha!! As if. :)

And I'm so glad the election is done, too!! :D No more Mitt!

1. Paul Newman and Robert Redford
2. Robert Redford
3. Newman's Own
4. HM Stationery Office
5. Ireland
6. Richard M. Nixon, aka Tricky Dick