Saturday, 30 March 2013

The Daily Teaser — 30-3-2013

Right … 

NOW, we’re cooking on gas … !

Well, strictly, I’m cooking on electric, but you’ll forgive the expression: especially when you consider that Dr Who’s back on, tonight.

You’ve possibly already worked out I’m a fan: and one who’s looking forward to that … !

Yeah … 

I’ll have the post up, later … 

But I’ll also show you the trailer for tonight.

Let’s move on, shall we … ?   Before I bore the non-fans … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with commiserating that some never learn, she ALSO bagged six out of eight.

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) 30th March, 1856, saw the signing of the Treaty of Paris: which war did the Treaty of Paris mark the end of … ?
Q2) That Treaty was signed by the Russian Empire, and the four powers that opposed it: name one of them.
Q3) 30th March, 1981, saw the attempted assassination of President Reagan, by John Hinckley, junior.   Which film star was Hinckley famously obsessed with … ?
Q4) 30th March 1909, saw the opening of the Queensboro Bridge, in New York: name either of the New York boroughs it connects … ?
Q5) 30th March, 2002, saw the death of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.   What had her title been, before her husband inherited the throne … ?
Q6) And finally … 30th March, 1867, saw US Secretary of State, William H. Seward purchase what … ?

And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …

Q1) 29th March, 1886, saw Dr John Pemberton brew up the first batch of Coca Cola: in which Georgia city … ?
A1) Atlanta.
Q2) Pemberton originally sold the drink as Pemberton’swhat … ?
A2) French Wine Cola.
Q3) Pemberton’s original recipe called for thirty pounds — or fourteen kilograms — of what: sugar, salt or pepper … ?
A3) Sugar.
Q4) Some US retailers managed to create demand for Coca Cola made with cane sugar.   This version is usually exported from which Central American country … ?
A4) Mexico.
Q5) In which year was Coca Cola declared Kosher … ?
A5) 1935.
Q6) Two halal alternatives to Coca Cola have been made in Europe: in France and England.   Name either.
A6) Qibla-Cola and Mecca-Cola.
Q7) In which year of the 1980s was New Coke introduced … ?
A7) 1985.
Q8) And finally … In which year did Coke’s advertisers introduce the “It’s the Real Thing” slogan … ?
A8) 1969.

I’ll leave you with this thought from renowned Jewish philosopher, Maimonides …
“Accept the truth from whatever source it comes.”
Maimonides, 30th March 1135 to December 12, 1204
And with this song from Norah Jones … 

Enjoy your day … 

*        Very true, Debbi, very true … Now … I’m going to set my dvd’s timer for 6.15: I’ll have a post up, later, Debbi, just in case … ! :D


Mr Strict said...

1> American Revolutionary War.
2> Great Britain.
3> Jodie Voster.
4> Queens.
5> Queen consort of the United Kingdom.
6> Alaska from Russia.

Debbi said...

I like your quote, Paul. I'll have to find that song on YouTube. We're DVRing Doctor Who and will watch it tomorrow. :)

1. the Crimean War
2. the Ottoman Empire, the British Empire, Second French Empire, and the Kingdom of Sardinia
3. Jodie Foster
4. Queens and Manhattan
5. Duchess of York
6. Alaska