Sunday, 20 January 2013

The Daily Teaser — 20-1-2013

Oh, hang on: I think the word of the morning is ‘Whoops … !’

I’ve managed a few themed Teasers over the past few months: usually with an appropriate poster.

Unfortunately … ?   I think I’ve managed to miss to today’s theme.

Still … I’m hoping you’ll let me off … ?   Just this once … ?

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

Yes, let’s … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: along with remind us that great mind think alike*, and thanking Douglas Adams, she ALSO bagged 7 out of 7.

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

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

Q1) 20th January, 1977, saw the inauguration of President Jimmy Carter: what product did he earn money farming … ?   
Q2) More to the point, was he the 38th, 39th or 40th President … ?   
Q3) EQUALLY to the point: who was inaugurated as US President on 20th January, 2009 … ?   
Q4) 20th January, 1945, saw who inaugurated as US president … ?   
Q5) Was that for his fourth, fifth or sixth term … ?   
Q6) And finally … 20th January, 1961, saw John F. Kennedy inaugurated as US President.   Was he the first Catholic, Mormon or Muslim President … ?  
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers.
Q1) 19th January, 1661, saw Thomas Venner hung, drawn and quartered: for which crime …?
A1) High Treason.
Q2) More to the point, when was that particular sentence withdrawn, in the UK … ?
A2) 1870.
Q3) 19th January, 1966, saw who named as Prime Minister of India … ?
A3) Indira Gandhi.
Q4) 19th January, 1935, saw Coopers sell the first what … ?
A4) Briefs: or y-fronts, if you prefer the term.
Q5) 19th January, 1983, saw the arrest of which Nazi war criminal … ?
A5) Klaus Barbie.
Q6) In which South American country … ?
A6) Bolivia.
Q7) And finally … 19th January, 1983 saw Apple announce the Apple Lisa: who was it named after … ?
A7) Steve Jobs eldest daughter, Lisa Brennan-Jobs.
Enjoy those.

I’ll leave you with this quote from President Obama …
“Today, on this day of possibility, we stand in the shadow of a lanky, raw-boned man with little formal education who once took the stage at Old Main and told the nation that if anyone did not believe the American principles of freedom and equality, that those principles were timeless and all-inclusive, they should go rip that page out of the Declaration of Independence.”   
President Barack Obama.
And the almost obligatory tune … 

Have good day.

*        That they do, Debbiº … !   (Oh, read the Douglas Adams post: how’s the hand, today … ? *Worries*)

º        Oh, this might put a smile on your face, Debbi: it’s a link to a BBC news piece about Bird Sheet Music.   No, hang on, SHEET music … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Oh, Paul. My hand is what it is. But your blog always puts a smile on my face. :)

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