Friday, 31 May 2013

The Daily Teaser — 31-5-2013

You know, I HAVE to admit, I went to see WarHorse, yesterday.

The play, I should add.

Quite an amazing thing to watch I should add.

The story’s one that immediately twangs the emotional guitar strings.

And the horse … ?

Phew … !

I know they’re puppets*: and quite beautiful ones at that, operated by three people at a time.

But, my word … !

You see those things on stage, you’re not watching puppets: you’re watching a pair of horses … 

Now … 

Let’s move on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: along with putting up this post†, also bagging 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) 31st May, 1911, saw the launch of the RMS Titanic.   Which city was she built in … ?
Q2) 31st May, 1985: in light of the Heysel Stadium Disaster, two days earlier, the FA ban English teams from playing where … ?
Q3) 31st May, 1921, saw race riots in the US city of Tulsa.   In which US state is Tulsa … ?
Q4) 31st May, 1973, saw the US Senate vote to stop bombing where … ?
Q5) And finally … 31st May, 1998, saw Geri Halliwell leave The Spice Girls.   What was the first post-Geri Spice Girls single … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 30th May saw the attempted assassination of Queen Victoria.   In which year of the 1840s … ?
A1) 1842.
Q2) On which London road: Constitution Hill, Pall Mall or Hyde Park Corner … ?
A2) Constitution Hill.
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 … ?
A3) Pearl Hart.
Q4) 30th May, 1972, saw the Angry Brigade go on trial in the UK.   How many bombings had they committed: 5, 15 or 25?
A4) 25.
Q5) 30th May, 1925, saw the Shanghai Municipal Police shoot thirteen protestors to death.   Shanghai is now in which country … ?
A5) China.   (Or the People’s Republic of China, if you’re being precise.)
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 … ?
A6) Liberia.
I’ll leave you with this thought from from Terry Waite …
“Freeing hostages is like putting up a stage set, which you do with the captors, agreeing on each piece as you slowly put it together; then you leave an exit through which both the captor and the captive can walk with sincerity and dignity.”
Terry Waite, born 31 May 1939
And with a bit of folk … 

Enjoy your day … 

*        Operated and designed by a South African company called Handspring.

†        Oh, I like that post, Debbi! :D (Oh, just in case you’re interested, Debbi, Warhorse is playing Baltimore, in February, 2014: I’d really suggest tickets are in order … !)

‡        Regulars will know already: but for newcomers … all it means is that you’re free to copy, use, alter and build on each of my quizzes: including the Teasers, Gazette Teasers and the Friday Question Sets.   All I ask in return is that you give me an original authors credit on your event’s flyers or posters, or on the night: and, if you republish them, give me an original authors credit AND republish under the same license.   If you’d like to back to here, as well, that would be nice … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Glad you liked the post, Paul! :) Looks like the book will be coming out soon.

1. Belfast
2. all European competitions
3. Oklahoma
4. Cambodia
5. Look at Me