Thursday, 31 October 2013

The Daily Teaser — 31-10-2013: Halloween … !

You know, I think it’s getting nearer to winter.

No, really … !

I’ve got to admit, I got up this morning: and I think we can say I was certainly the heat.

Or LACK of heat, at any rate.   Nothing a dressing gown can’t deal with.

But it certainly brings the question that’s on everyone’s lips this year — heating or eating? — into very sharp focus.

Still, I’m hoping this winter won’t be too bad.   Hopefully … !

Let’s get a move on, shall we?


Yesterday’s teaser saw no-one putting in their answers.

So, without much further ado, let’s see how everyone does with today’s Halloween questions, shall we?

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

Q1) Which country celebrates The Day of The Dead, in place of Halloween?
Q2) In Scotland, what vegetable is a Jack O’Lantern traditionally made from?
Q3) According to the saying, what exactly is “…9 parts of the law”?
Q4) Parts of which hit album was used as a theme for The Exorcist … ?
Q5) Which iconic British rock star appeared in vampire movie, The Hunger?
Q6) Which of that artist’s albums featured a song called Scary Monsters?
Q7) What — in Jewish folklore — is the name of the monstrous creature made of clay … ?
Q8) What ghostly Wagnerian ship is said to sail the seven seas?
Q9) Which former US president is said to haunt the White House?
Q10) And finally … what name is given to an apprentice printer … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 30th October, 1981, saw Nicholas Reed — secretary of Britain’s pro-euthanasia group, Exit — jailed for two and a half years.   For aiding and abetting what … ?
A1) Suicide.
Q2) 30th October, 1863, saw George 1st assume his throne, as King Of The Hellenes: effectively becoming king of where … ?
A2) Greece.
Q3) 30th October, 2005, saw the reconsecration of the Fraunkirche, in Dresden.   The church had been destroyed in which World War?
Q4) 30th October, 1991, saw a Middle East peace conference opened by George Bush.   In which European country?
A4) Spain.   (In Madrid, in fact)
Q5) Finally … 30th October saw the first patent granted, for a ball point pen.   In which year of the 1880s … ?
A5) 1888.
I’ll leave you with this line from the Bard …
‘Tis now the very witching time of night,
When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out
Contagion to this world.’
~William Shakespeare.
And this tune … 

Oh, and this … !

Oh, and I can’t NOT play this … 

Enjoy your day … 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hello and happy Halloween! :)

1. Mexico
2. turnip
3. possession
4. Tubular Bells
5. David Bowie
6. Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)
7. a golum
8. The Flying Dutchman
9. Abraham Lincoln
10. a printer's devil

Did my sister mention that I went to see The Exorcist three or four times when I was a teenager? Hmmm ...?

Or that I went by the name Regan for a while, because I thought Debbi was boring.

This was before I even knew Regan was a character in King Lear. And I really did go through a big Shakespeare period in my late teens and early 20s.

Say hello to Karen Chilvers, if you ever get around to it. Thanks! :)