Wednesday, 11 September 2013

The Daily Teaser — 11-9-2013: The Day The World Changed

Wouldn’t you know it … ?

Somehow, I’ve woken up, this morning, with one hell of an ear-worm going through my head.

Linton Kwesi Johnson’s Reality Poem, from his Forces Of Victory.

Which is possibly a very appropriate piece to have going through my head: given today’s date.

Hmmm … 

Let’s give the man a turn, shall we?

And move on … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with letting me know she’ll be letting me know, she also bagged five out of six.

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

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

Q1) 11th September saw the notorious attacks on the World Trade Centre, in New York.   In which year … ?
Q2) Name either of the flights that crashed into the World Trade Centre.
Q3) Which of the Towers collapsed first: North or South … ?
Q4) A third plane, American Airlines Flight 77, was crashed into where … ?
Q5) Finally … what informal name was to the World Trade Centre site, in the aftermath of the attacks … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 10th September, 1846, saw Elias Howe patent a sewing machine.   Which American actor and inventor made his fortune from his range of sewing machines … ?
A1) Isaac Singer.
Q2) 10th September, 1967, saw the people of where, vote to stay a UK dependency … ?
A2) Gibraltar.
Q3) More to the point, remaining British, rather than be part of which European country … ?
A3) Spain.
Q4) 10th September, 2002, saw which famously neutral country join the United Nations … ?
A4) Switzerland.
Q5) 10th September, 1939, saw the birth of Cynthia Powell: famously, whose first wife … ?
A5) John Lennon’s.
Q6) Finally … 10th September, 1823, saw who elected as President of Peru … ?
A6) Simon Bolivar.
Enjoy those.

Given the date, I’ll leave you with just this quote …
“We will rebuild. We're going to come out of this stronger than before, politically stronger, economically stronger. The skyline will be made whole again.”
New York Mayor, Rudy Giuliani.
Have a good day.

*        It certainly does, at that, Debbi … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Can you believe I'd completely forgotten about the 9/11 anniversary? I'll let you know about my idea as soon as possible.

Between medical appointments and so on, things have been rough, but I'm hanging in there! :)

1. 2001
2. American Airlines Flights 11 and 175
3. South
4. the Pentagon
5. Ground Zero