Friday, 6 September 2013

The Daily Teaser — 6-9-2013

You know, I’ve got the repeated edition of Who Do You Think You Are on, at the moment: the episode featuring EastEnders actor, Nitin Ganatra.

Quite an emotional episode to watch: on a par the the first episode of the series, many moons ago, with Bill Oddie.

Turns out Nitin’s family migrated to Kenya to build the British Empire’s railways.   And THEN to the UK, when Kenya became independent, and started to insist every take up Kenya citizenship.

One thing I noticed … ?   Typical me, the one thing I noticed is that Nitin is left handed.   Which gives me a question or two for next years Left Hander’s Day Teaser … !

Hmmm … Talking of Teasers … ?

Let’s move on …


Yesterday’s Teaser Debbi* putting in her answers: and, along with letting us know she’s got a post planned, soon, that she feels I and Trevor would enjoy, 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) 6th September, 1620, saw Puritan settlers found the town of Salem, in the USA.   Which state is Salem now part of … ?
Q2) More to the point, in which Arthur Miller play did Salem feature … ?
Q3) 6th September, 1968, saw Swaziland become independent: of where … ?
Q4) 6th September, 1885, saw Eastern Rumelia became part of which European country … ?
Q5) 6th September, 1972, saw nine Israeli athletes killed, during the 1972 Munich Olympics.   What was the name of the Steven Spielberg directed film, about the Israeli government’s reaction to the killings … ?
Q6) And finally … 6th September, 1997, saw the funeral of Princess Diana: who’s buried in the family estate in Althorp.   What’s the name of her family … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) If you’ve been born on the 5th September, what — in traditional astrology — is your star-sign … ?
A1) Virgo.   (According to the traditional form of the belief, Virgos are born between the 23rd of August and the 23rd of September.)
Q2) 5th September, 1921, saw the death of actress, Virginia Rappe: at a party hosted by whom … ?
A2) Roscoe ‘Fatty Arbuckle’.
Q3) 5th September, 1960, saw Léopold Sédar Senghor elected as the first president of which African company … ?
A3) Senegal.
Q4) 5th, September, 1666, was the last day of the Great Fire Of London.   How many people died in that fire: six, seven or eight?
A4) According to this part of the Wikipedia entry, Eight.
Q5) The Second Great Fire Of London was during the Blitz air raids of which world war … ?
A5) World War Two.
Q6) Finally … 5th September, 1960, saw the forming of the Benelux Customs Union: name any of the three countries that joined … ?
A6) Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.
Enjoy those.

I’ll leave you with this song by the late Sylvester, the Queen of Disco … 

And with this thought from Akira Kurosawa …
“I like silent pictures and I always have. They are often so much more beautiful than sound pictures are. Perhaps they had to be.”
Akira Kurosawa, March 23, 1910 – September 6, 1998
Enjoy the day …

*        I’ll keep my eyes peeled for it, Debbi.


Debbi said...

Awesome! :)

1. Massachusetts
2. The Crucible
3. the UK
4. Bulgaria
5. Munich
6. Spencer

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