Friday, 25 October 2013

The Daily Teaser — 25-10-2013

Drat … ! Drat, drat, DRAT … !

I hate sleeping through my alarm, I do.

That’s not happened, today.

Oh, no.

I didn’t actually turn it on, last night, so I’m up late.

And rushing!

Drat … !

Let’s get a move on, then … !


Moving on, yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with thanking me for some information, she also bagged five out of five.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions: here they are, along with the ‘How To,’ License and video … 

Q1) 25th October, 1976, saw the Queen open the National Theatre.   On which bank of the Thames is the National Theatre?
Q2) More to the point, name any of the three permanent theatres that make up the National Theatre.
Q3) 25th October, 2001, saw the retail release of Windows XP.   What was XP short for … ?
Q4) 25th October, 1881, saw the birth of artist, Pablo Picasso.   What European country was he from … ?
Q5) 25th October, 1900, saw Britain annex the Transvaal.   In which country is the Transvaal, now … ?
Q6) Finally … 25th October, 1983, saw US troops seize control of which Caribbean island … ?
Here’s yesterday’s Wall Street questions and answers …
Q1) 24th October, 1929, was Black Thursday: the start of the Wall Street Crash.   Wall Street is which US city’s financial district?
A1) New York’s.
Q2) Roughly how far did the Wall Street markets fall, that day: nine, ten or eleven percent?
A2) 11.
Q3) Up until this date, the 1920s had been known as what: the Raging, Roaring or Rocking Twenties?
Q4) Was name is usually given to the depression the Crash led to … ?
Q5) Finally … the effect of the Crash on which European country, is held to be a big factor in the start of World War Two?
A5) Germany.
I’ll leave you with this thought from the late John Peel …
“You’ll notice I’ve perked up in the last ten minutes - this is one of the benefits of having diabetes and then eating a biscuit. Fantastic!”
In Memory of the late John Peel 30 August 1939 – 25 October 2004.
And this tune … 

Have a good day … 

*        My pleasure, Debbi, any time. :D

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thanks again. Have a good weekend.

I'll be offline mostly.

1. South
2. the Old Vic
3. eXPerience
4. Spain
5. South Africa
6. Grenada