Friday, 18 January 2013

The Daily Teaser — 18-1-2013


I can’t believe it!

I forgot to put my alarm on … !

AND got up late … !

AND got a reasonable night’s sleep … !

… !

Yeah … I think I’d better get a move on, hadn’t I … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: along with suggesting I’d be able to make some extra dosh*, she also bagged 5 out 7.

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

Here it is, along with the ‘How To’, License and video … 

Q1) 18th January, 2012, saw which website undergo a voluntary blackout, in protest at US anti-piracy legislation … ?
Q2) 18th January, 1967, saw the Boston Strangler — Albert DeSalvo — sentenced to life imprisonment.   Who played De Salvo in the 1968 film, The Boston Strangler … ?
Q3) 18th January, 1993, was the first time which day is celebrated in all 50 states of the USA … ?
Q4) 18th January, 2005, saw the formal unveiling of what was then the world’s largest commercial jetliner: which plane was it … ?
Q5) And finally … 18th January, 1994, saw a — possible — meteoroid impact near the small village of Cando.   In which country is Cando … ?

Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 17th January, 1946, saw which UN body have its first meeting … ?
A1) The UN Security Council.
Q2) More to the point, how many non-permanent members does that body have … ?
A2) Five.
Q3) Name any of the current non-permanent members … 
A3) Argentina, Australia, Rwanda, Luxembourg and South Korea.
Q4) Moving on … 17th January, 1983, saw the BBC first air its Breakfast TV show.   What was the name of the show … ?
A4) Breakfast Time.
Q5) Equally to the point, what was the name of the rival ITV breakfast show … ?
A5) Good Morning Britain.
Q6) 17th January, 1977, saw the USA end its moratorium on execution: by executing which killer … ?
A6) Gary Gilmour.
Q7) And finally … 17th January, 2007, saw the famous Doomsday Clock set at five minutes to midnight: in response to which country’s nuclear tests … ?
A7) North Korea.

I’ll leave you with this quote from A. A. Milne.
“I wrote somewhere once that the third-rate mind was only happy when it was thinking with the majority, the second-rate mind was only happy when it was thinking with the minority, and the first-rate mind was only happy when it was thinking.”   
A. A. Milne, 18 January 1882 – 31 January 1956
And with this tune from The Temptations: as it’s David Ruffin’s birthday … 

*        Yep, that’s the term, Debbi!   Actually, have you seen the Wikipedia entry on money slang … ?   Some of the Indian and Russia terms are eye-watering.   There’s one Indian slang phrase that translates as suitcase: mostly because THAT’S what you need to carry that amount of money … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Most interesting! :) I always pick up fascinating tidbits of info from your blog.

1. Wikipedia
2. Tony Curtis
3. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
4. Airbus A380
5. Spain