Tuesday, 19 March 2013

The Daily Teaser — 19-3-2013

Hmmm … 

You know, I was in the Work Programme I have to go to, yesterday.

And I’ve come away, convinced that the company* running it is either hopeles: or having staffing problems.

After all, I’ve had my — let me think — seventh advisor in a year: and, seemingly, I’m ALSO due to have another, the next time I go.

See what I mean … ?

I said, yesterday, that a fresh pair of eyes is nice.

But my WORD, so is continuity: after all, there’s only so many times you can tell someone the time you can get to where you’re going is dependant on the bus!

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

Yes … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers.

Along with showing us her new blogº, she ALSO managed to bag 5½ out of 6.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with todays questions.

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

Q1) 19th March, 1943, saw the death of Frank Nitti: who had he replaced as boss of the Chicago mob … ?   
Q2) 19th March, 1931, saw gambling legalized in Nevada.   In February of this year, how many different kinds of casino chips are legal in Nevada: five, ten or fifteen?   
Q3) 19th March, 1982, saw Argentina start the Falklands War, by landing on South Georgia.   Who was Prime Minister of the UK, at the time … ?   
Q4) More to the point, who was the leader of Argentina’s military junta, at the time … ?   
Q5) 19th March, 1992, saw Prince Andrew and his wife, Sarah, announce their separation.   Andrew was — and still is — Duke of which English county … ?   
Q6) And finally … 19th March, 2008, saw scientists spot the furthest item visible to the naked human eye: was it a gamma ray burst, a supernova or a nebula … ?   
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 18th March, 1950, saw the birth of actor, Brad Dourif.   Which character did he play in the Lord of the Rings trilogy … ?
A1) Grìma Wormtongue.
Q2) 18th March, 1314, saw Jacques DeMoley burnt at the stake: which religious order had he been the head of … ?
A2) The Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon: or Knights Templar.
Q3) 18th March, 1834, saw 6 farm workers from Tolpuddle sentenced to be transported to Australia.   For attempting to form what … ?
A3) A Trade Union.
Q4) More to the point, how are these farm workers remembered … ?
A4) The Tolpuddle Martyrs.
Q5) 18th March, 1850, saw Henry Wells and William Fargo found American Express: which other company did they found … ?
A5) Wells Fargo and Co.
Q6) And finally … 18th March, 1965, saw which Russian cosmonaut, become the first person to walk in space … ?
A6) Aleksei Leonov.
I’ll leave you with this thought from noted theologian, Dr Hans Küng …
“The Pope would have an easier job than the President of the United States in adopting a change of course. He has no Congress alongside him as a legislative body nor a Supreme Court as a judiciary. He is absolute head of government, legislator and supreme judge in the church. If he wanted to, he could authorize contraception over night, permit the marriage of priests, make possible the ordination of women and allow eucharistic fellowship with this Protestant churches. What would a Pope do who acted in the spirit of Obama?”
Hans Küng, born March 19, 1928.
And given he shares his birthday with Terry Hall … ?   I’ll leave you with a tune from the Fun Boy Three.

Enjoy the day … 

*        The company’s called SEETEC, and is what — in the UK — is called a Quango: a Quasi Autonomous Non-Government Organisation.   In other words, it’s a body the government pays to do something.

º        That’s cool, Debbi! :D Although I have to admit, I think I need a haircut … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I think your hair looks great! :) Perfect, actually.

FWIW, I tweeted this post, which mysteriously vanished from my blog: https://twitter.com/debbimack/statuses/314158438320074753


I don't know if you'll see it or not. Ha!

1. Al Capone
2. five
3. Margaret Thatcher
4. General Leopoldo Galtieri
5. York
6. gamma ray burst