Thursday, 30 May 2013

The Daily Teaser — 30-5-2013

Hmmm … 

Looks like I’m going to have to work fast, this morning.

Believe it or not, I’ve got a bit of a family do. today.

We’re all off to see the musical, Warhorse, today.

Which I’ll probably try and write about: but we’ll have to see.

At any rate … ?

Let’s move on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: along with letting us know she’s finished editing Identity Crisis†, she also bagged five out of six*.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we?   Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, license and video … 

Q1) 30th May saw the attempted assassination of Queen Victoria.   In which year of the 1840s … ?
Q2) On which London road: Constitution Hill, Pall Mall or Hyde Park Corner … ?
Q3) 30th May, 1899, saw which female outlaw hold up a stage coach in Arizona: Myra Maybelle Shirley Reed ‘Belle’ Starr, Pearl Hart or Martha Jane ‘Calamity Jane’ Canary … ?
Q4) 30th May, 1972, saw the Angry Brigade go on trial in the UK.   How many bombings had they committed: 5, 15 or 25?
Q5) 30th May, 1925, saw the Shanghai Municipal Police shoot thirteen protestors to death.   Shanghai is now in which country … ?
Q6) And finally … 30th May, 2012, saw Charles Taylor given a fifty year sentence for his part in Sierra Leone’s Civil War.   Where had he been president of … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 29th May, 1453, saw the fall of Byzantium, after a 53 day siege.   It had been besieged by forces from which Empire … ?
A1) The Ottoman Empire.
Q2) Byzantium is now known as which city … ?
A2) Istanbul.
Q3) In which modern country is it in?
A3) Turkey.
Q4) Byzantium was also known as Constantinopolis, in honour of its founder: which Emperor was he … ?
A4) Constantine 1st: also known as Constantine the Great.
Q5) Byzantium was one of the capitals of which empire?
A5) The  Roman Empire.
Q6) And finally … Which church still refers to the city as Constantinople … ?
A6) The Eastern Orthodox Church: who refer to the Patriarch as His Most Divine All-Holiness, the Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch.   (The current holder is Bartholomew 1st, who’s regarded as a successor to Saint Andrew.)
Given it’s Benny Goodman’s birthday, today, let’s all head off on a Jazz Holiday … 

And, in Memory of the late Mel Blanc, leave you with one of his better known lines …
“That’s All, Folks”
Mel Blanc, May 30, 1908 – July 10, 1989

Enjoy the day … 

*        Oh, you’re right, Debbi: it was the Byzantine capital, obviously.   But was also one of two Roman Imperial capitals, during the Eastern Roman Empire period … 

†        I’m betting you’re pleased about that … ! :D

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Cute, Paul! :)

1. 1842
2. Hyde Park Corner
3. Pearl Hart
4. 25
5. China
6. Liberia

There you go! Have a nice day! :)