Saturday, 5 January 2013

The Daily Teaser — 5-1-2013

Oh, nice to know.

It looks like the BBC4 series, Only Connecthas been recommisioned for another series.

And I’ve been asked to provide contestants.

Well … 

I’ve had the flyer about it, at any rate.

At any rate, if you’re interested in putting a team together, and giving it a go, then you’ll need to email the show at, before the 25th January closing date.

Let me know how it goes, folks … 


Moving on … Yesterday’s teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and managing to bag 8 out of 10*.

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) 5th January, 1981, saw a man arrested in connection with the Yorkshire Ripper killings.   What was his name … ?
Q2) At the time, how many women was he charged with killing … ?
Q3) More to the point, in which hospital is he now serving his sentence … ?
Q4) Moving on … 5th January, 1919, saw the founding of the German Workers Party: how did it — more notorious — become known?
Q5) 5th January, 1985, saw the end of the Israeli mission to move thousands of Jewish refugees: from which African country … ?
Q6) 5th January, 1976, saw which country renamed as Kampuchea … ?
Q7) And finally … 5th January, 1949, saw the Fair Deal programme announced: by which US president … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 4th January saw the Scouts given a Royal Charter: in which year … ?
A1) 1912..
Q2) Who was on the British throne, at the time … ?
A2) George 5th.
Q3) Who founded the Scouts … ?
A3) Robert Baden-Powell.
Q4) That founder — and first Chief Scout — had been a hero of the Second Boer War.   During which siege had he won recognition … ?
A4) The Siege of Mafeking.
Q5) The first Chief Scout wrote the book that inspired the movement: which was called Scouting For what: boys, girls or drugs.
A5) Boys.
Q6) What’s the motto of the Scouts … ?
A6) Be Prepared.
Q7) Who’s the current UK Chief Scout … ?
A7) Survivalist, and TV presenter, Bear Grylls.
Q8) What’s the term for a group of Beaver Scouts, the youngest Scouts in the UK … ?
A8) A colony.
Q9) Which former Scout famously — or infamously — was arrested in a public toilet in Beverly Hills … ?
A9) George Michael.   Which  gives a whole new meaning to Scouting for Boys
Q10) And finally … which former Scout co-wrote Paint It Black … ?
A10) Keith Richards.
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you with Picture This, by Blondie: it is co-writer, Chris Stein’s birthday, today.

And there’s this quote from Umberto Eco.
“After all, the cultivated person’s first duty is to be always prepared to rewrite the encyclopædia.”
Umberto Eco born 5th January 1932
Enjoy the day … 

*        Sorry, Debbi: but it’s actually a colony

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Whoops! I misread the question. Oh, well. :)

Here we go ...

1. Peter Sutcliffe
2. 13
3. Broadmoor High Security Hospital
4. the Nazi Party
5. Ethiopia
6. Cambodia
7. Harry S Truman