Sunday, 31 March 2013

The Daily Teaser — 31-3-2013: Get an Eiffel of This … 

It s official.

Britain is now on British Summer Time.

Basically, that means everyone puts their clocks one hour forward.

Personally … ?   I’ve got to admit, I still don’t know why it’s done: I grew up being told it’s generally helpful to farmers.

With nobody, even in a town that’s surrounded by farmland, any the wiser as to how.

If I ever find out … ?   I’ll let you know … !

Let’s move on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Debbi and Mr Strict putting in their answers: with Mr S getting his answers in first*, and Debbi letting us know she’ll be watching last night’s episode of Dr Whoº, later, it saw Mr S bagging 4 out of 6, and Debbi 6 out of 6.

Let‘s see how they — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we … ?

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

Q1) 31st March saw the inauguration of the Eiffel Tower: in which year of the 1880s … ?
Q2) In which Parisienne park is the Eiffel Tower … ?
Q3) 1925 saw conman, Victor Lustig, sell the Eiffel Tower how may times … ?
Q4) 1957 saw what added to the top of the Tower … ?
Q5) And finally … 1987 saw A. J Hackett make one of his first whats from the Eiffel Tower … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 
Q1) 30th March, 1856, saw the signing of the Treaty of Paris: which war did the Treaty of Paris mark the end of … ?
A1) The Crimean War.
Q2) That Treaty was signed by the Russian Empire, and the four powers that opposed it: name one of them.
A2) The Ottoman Empire, British Empire, Second French Empire and Kingdom of Sardinia.
Q3) 30th March, 1981, saw the attempted assassination of President Reagan, by John Hinckley, junior.   Which film star was Hinckley famously obsessed with … ?
A3) Jodie Forster.
Q4) 30th March 1909, saw the opening of the Queensboro Bridge, in New York: name either of the New York boroughs it connects … ?
A4) Queens and Manhattan.
Q5) 30th March, 2002, saw the death of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.   What had her title been, before her husband inherited the throne … ?
A5) The Duchess of York.
Q6) And finally … 30th March, 1867, saw US Secretary of State, William H. Seward purchase what … ?
A6) Alaska.
I’ll leave you with this quote from Carl Rae Jepsen …
“I just saw someone get proposed to right as I passed by the Eiffel Tower! I felt like I was watching a romantic movie!”
Carly Rae Jepsen
And with this song from the strangely named The Plot To Blow Up The Eiffel Tower … 

Gosh, they’re noisy.

Happy Easter … !

*        And thus — as I’m in that sort of mood — earning the Official Clap: the round of applause due to the person getting their answers in first … 

º        Oh, Debbi, feel free to have a look at my post about it: there’s spoilers, though … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I saw the show! Great stuff! I thought so, anyhow. I was reminded at one point of your remark while I was there about the great number of surveillance cameras in Britain.

1. 1889
2. the Champ de Mars
3. twice
4. a radio antenna
5. bungee jumps