Saturday, 26 October 2013

The Daily Teaser — 26-10-2013

You know, THAT was a strange one … 

I have dreams: and nightmares.   It’s not often I remember them, but sometimes I do.

One I had, last night … ?   Was … unnerving, to say the least.   From what I can recall, I was being chased around by zombies.

And ended up stuck in a cupboard.

Why, I don’t know.

I do know it was unnerving: very much so.

Especially when you consider it had me up at three in the morning, feeling rather panicky.

Amazing what the mind can do when you’re sleeping, isn’t it … ?

Let’s move on, shall we?   While we ponder that point.


Yesterday’s teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and, along with letting us know she’ll be off-line, for a few days, also scoring five out of six.

Given she’ll be off, let’s see how you do with today’s questions, shall we?   Here they are, along with the ‘How To,’ License and video … 

Q1) 26th October, 1863, saw the first meeting of England’s Football Association: in a pub in which English city … ?
Q2) 26th, October, 1994, saw two Middle Eastern countries sign a peace treaty on their borders.   Name either country.
Q3) 26th October, 1985, saw what returned to native Australian tribes?
Q4) 26th October, 1936, saw electricity generators turned on at a well-known dam on the Colorado River.   WHAT dam … ?
Q5) Finally … 26th October, 2010, saw the death of Paul the Octopus: an octopus who’d shot to fame predicting the results of matches during which football World Cup … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 25th October, 1976, saw the Queen open the National Theatre.   On which bank of the Thames is the National Theatre?
A1) The South Bank.
Q2) More to the point, name any of the three permanent theatres that make up the National Theatre.
A2) The Olivier, Lyttelton and Cottesloe.
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 … ?
A4) Spain.
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 … ?
A6) Grenada.
Enjoy those.

I’ll leave you with this point from François Mitterrand …
“There exists in our country a solid continuity of Bonapartism, where the vocation for grandeur of France, the monarchist tradition, and the passion for national unity, the jacobin tradition get together.”
François Mitterrand, 26 October 1916 – 8 January 1996.
And, given it’s Don Was’ birthday … ?   We’ll let the woodwork squeak … 

Have a good day … 

*        Not for too long, I hope, Debbi … ?   I’ll miss having you here … !

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