Monday, 14 October 2013

the Daily Teaser — 14-10-2013

You know, that — purely from the view point of an armchair historian, like me — is fascinating stuff.

Bless ’em, the BBC have done a documentary series about the old Ottoman empire: I’ve got episode 2 on, as we speak.

It’s — literally — an eye-popping piece of work.

Both the series, capably presented by Rageh Omar.

And the Empire, itself.   Who, it turns out, were negotiating with Elizabeth 1st, not long after her excommunication by the pope.

And had managed — by a metaphorical whisker — to miss conquering Vienna.

It only makes you wonder, doesn’t it … ?


But let’s move on.

Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Debbi* and Trevor† putting in their answers.   With both scoring seven out of seven, it saw Debbi saying hello to Karen, and Trevor telling us he’d caught Red Dwarf, in its early days.

Let’s see how they — and you — do with today’s Teaser, shall we?

Here it is, along with the ‘How To,’ License and video … 

Q1) 14th October, 1322, saw Robert the Bruce defeat Edward 2nd.   Name  the country either ruled … ?
Q2) Many years later, 14th October, 1586, saw Mary Queen of Scots go on trial: for conspiring against whom … ?
Q3) 14th October, 1957, saw the monarch of Canada open Canada’s parliament.   Which monarch are we talking about … ?
Q4) 14th October, 1979, saw the first US Gay Rights march: on which US city … ?
Q5) Finally … 14th October, 2012, saw who, famously make a very high jump: from the stratosphere … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 13th October saw the debut of much loved children’s character, Paddington Bear.   In which year of the 1950s?
A1) 1958.
Q2) Name the writer who created Paddington.
Q3) Who, originally, illustrated the Paddington Bear book … ?
Q4) What was the surname of the (human) family who adopted him … ?
A4) The Browns.
Q5) In which London station did the family find Paddington Bear … ?
A5) Where else?   Paddington Station.
Q6) Obviously, Paddington likes sandwiches: filled with what … ?
A6) Marmalade.
Q7) Finally … Which South American Country does Paddington come from … ?
A7) Darkest Peru.
Enjoy those.

I’ll leave you with thought from Roger Moore …
“I love cash.”
Roger Moore, born 14th October, 1927.
And this tune … 

Have a good day.

*        Will do, Debbi, as soon as I see her … !

†        As you’ve mentioned it, Trevor … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thanks, Paul! :)

1. Scotland
2. Elizabeth I
3. Elizabeth II
4. Washington, DC
5. Felix Baumgartner