Thursday, 18 April 2013

The Daily Teaser — 18-4-2013

Blimey, it never rains, but it pours.

Says I , after the news comes in that a) there’s been an explosion in a fertiliser plant in Texas, and b) a chap called Paul Lamb has waived his right to anonymity in his Right To Die case.

I don’t know if you realised I’m something of a fan of the author, Terry Pratchett: so that latter item is going to be something I’m following.

With interest, obviously … !

Let’s get moving on … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saws Debbi* putting in her answers: although with admitting she thoroughly enjoyed toast — with Marmite — also bagged three out of five.

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) 18th April, 1930, saw the BBC Radio service announce nothing newsworthy, worth broadcasting, had happened: what did they broadcast, instead … ?
Q2) Many years earlier, 18th April, 1881, saw who escape the Lincoln County Jail, in New Mexico … ?
Q3) 18th March, 1899, saw Queen Victoria grant a royal charter to the St. Andrew’s Ambulance Service: in which country of the UK does it operate … ?
Q4) 18th March, 2002, saw the death of Norwegian ethnographer, Thor Heyerdahl.   What was the name of the boat he crossed the Pacific in, in 1947 … ?
Q5) And finally … 18th April, 1955, saw the death of Albert Einstein.   For what did he receive his one Nobel Prize: the special theory of Relativity, the photoelectric effect or the mass-energy equivalence effect formula … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 17th April, 1397, Geoffrey Chaucer formally read The Canterbury Tales to the court of the King of England.   Which king … ?
A1) Richard 2nd.
Q2) In which English county is Canterbury … ?
A2) Kent.
Q3) The pilgrims in The Canterbury Tales were planning to visit the shrine of which saint … ?
A3) Thomas à Becket
Q4) Which of the tales sees a knight trying to find out what women really want … ?
A4) The Wife of Bath’s Tale.
Q5) And finally … which of the Tales is about a Miller from Trumpington … ?
A5) The Reeve’s Tale.
Enjoy those: I’ll leave you with this quote from Lucrezia Borgia …
“If people knew the reasons for my fears, they would be able to understand my pain.”
Lucrezia Borgia 18 April 1480 – 24 June 1519
And, marking the birth of the late Bernard Edwards of Chic, these songs … 

*        Hang on, you mean it’s never been released over there, Debbi … ?   I think that’s an excuse for a song … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Great songs! No, apparently this is the first time it's been released over here. Exciting! :)

I love the "no news" item! I had to mention that on my blog. :)

1. piano music
2. Billy the Kid
3. Scotland
4. Kon-Tiki
5. his explanation of the photoelectric effect