Saturday, 23 March 2013

The Daily Teaser — 23-3-2013: Football Crazy

It’s official.

We can safely say that Britain is chilly … !

To the point of snowing.   To be frank, western parks of the UK are having some serious problems.

Problems … 

And gas-bills … !

At least, mine will’ve gone up: and, if I’ve got it right, there’s areas having trouble, because the gas pipes are freezing.

Either way, I think big thick jumpers are going to be the thing … 

Let’s move on: it’s a good way of keeping warm.


Yesterday’s teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers.   Along with wishing she were here, Debbi also managed to bag eight out of eight.

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

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

Q1) 23rd March, 1888, saw the first meeting of the Football League.   In a hotel in which city … ?
Q2) More to the point, on the eve of the first what … ?
Q3) What was the first team to be Football League winners, in 1888 … ?
Q4) Which team’s won the most League titles: Aston Villa, Manchester United or West Bromwich Albion … ?
Q5) And finally … as originally written, in 1863, how many rules did Football have … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 
Q1) 22nd March, 1945, saw the founding of the Arab League: how many member states are there … ?
A1) 22.
Q2) Name one of them.
A2) Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, the State of Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen.
Q3) 22nd March, 1960, saw the LASER patented.   Laser beams are usually coherent forms of emitted what: microwaves, light or x-rays … ?
A3) Light.
Q4) What — in 1974 — was the first day-to-day use of a LASER most of us would have seen … ?
A4) The bar-code scanner.
Q5) 22nd March, 1979, saw Ambassador Sir Richard Sykes assassinated outside his home.   Where was he UK ambassador to … ?
A5) The Netherlands.
Q6) More to the point, who was he assassinated by … ?
A6) The Provisional IRA.
Q7) 22nd March, 1996, saw the death of guitarist, Billy Williamson.   Which iconic band rock and roll band was he a member of … ?
A7) Bill Haley and His Comets.
Q8) And finally … 22nd March, 1993, saw Intel ship the first of its Pentium chips.   Which brand of home computer has used Intel processors since 2006 … ?
A8) The Apple Macintosh.   (I’m sorry, I couldn’t resist it … !)
I’ll leave you with this quote from pundit, player and crisp advertiser, Gary Lineker … 
“Football is a simple game; 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans win.”
Gary Lineker, after a rather big German win.
And with Robin Hall/Jimmy McGregor tune, Football Crazy … 

Oh, and Vindaloo: I’m no football fan, but that one is THE terrace song … 

*        Be good seeing you here, Debbi: although you notice, each time you say that, it snows … ?   :D   Oh, and I couldn’t resist Question 8, yesterday … !   (Pointless trivia for you, Debbi: a version of the predecessor chip, the PowerPC, is used in the PS3.   Just so you know … )

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Ah, snow. Not my favorite weather. Even so, it would be nice to visit, especially if I had a real TARDIS. :)

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2. the FA Cup Final
3. Preston North End
4. Manchester United
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