Friday, 15 November 2013

The Daily Teaser — 15-11-2013

Now, it’s got to be said, I was going to tell you about something I saw on TV, last night.

BBC2 managed to show The Science of Dr Who, last night, as presented by physicist — and former keyboard player — Dr Brian Cox.   (Turns out both him and Daniel Craig are — literally — a day older than me.   Something’s gone wrong somewhere … !)

But I thought I’d also mention that the show’s going to be showing a ‘Greatest Monsters’ countdown over the weekend: on BBC3, and starting from tonight.

Oh … 

There’s also The Night Of The Doctor minisode: which certainly took me by surprise.

The fact, in all this, that the Roman Catholic Church is having a survey to see what people think of it, hardly gets a mention … 


But let’s get a move on.

Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Mr Strict and Debbi putting in their answers:with Debbi telling us she’d like yesterday’s song, the day also saw Mr S ahead by a point: with him scoring seven out of ten, and Debbi* baggin’ six.

Let’s see how they — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we?   Here they are, along with the ‘How To,’ License and video … 

Q1) 15th November saw the first modern revival of the Olympic Games: in which year of the 1850s?
Q2) In which city were they held … ?
Q3) Moving on, somewhat, 15th November, 1971, saw Intel release the world’s first commercially available, single chip microprocessor, the 4004.   Name either of Intel’s successors to the 4004.
Q4) 15th November, 1951, saw rebels kill eleven people: on a rubber plantation in what’s now which country … ?
Q5) 15th November, 1943, saw Heinrich Himmler order whom to be placed into concentration camps … ?
Q6) Finally … 15th November, 2006, saw the worldwide launch of which TV channel?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 14th November saw the first publication of the UK Singles Charts.   By which magazine … ?
A1) The New Musical Express, or NME.
Q2) In which year of the 1950s … ?
A2) 1952.
Q3) What — according to the chart — was the first UK № 1?
A3) Al Martino’s Here in My Heart.
Q4) In which year was the first ‘official’ — or BBC co-financed — chart published?
A4) 1969.
Q5) Name any of the currently accepted formats that count towards a song’s UK chart position.
A5) CD, DVD, vinyl record, digital download, MiniDisc, cassette and flexi-disc.   (A FLEXI-DISC … ?   Good grief, I remember flexi-discs … !)
Q6) BBC Radio 1 currently broadcast’s the weekly chart show: on which day of the week … ?
A6) Sunday.
Q7) Who’s the current presenter of the Chart Show … ?
Q8) Which TV show was BBC 1’s chart program for many years … ?
Q9) Which Frankie Laine song was — at 18 weeks — was Britain’s longest running № 1.
A9) I Believe.
Q10) Finally, who — with twenty-five songs, and a total of ninety-nine weeks in the position — is credited with the most UK № 1s … ?
A10) Sir Paul McCartney.
Enjoy those.

In a rare double,  I’ll leave you with this thought from Anni-Frid Lyngstadt of ABBA.
“The kind of music I like depends very much on my mood.”
Anni-Frid Lyngstad, of ABBA, born 15th November, 1945.

Have a good day … !

*        Figured it might appeal, Debbi!   (Of, if that Night Of The Doctor minisode doesn’t show up, you might want to google for it: it does explain a few things … … … !!)

1 comment:

Debbi said...


1. 1856
2. Athens
3. 4040
4. Liberia
5. gypsies
6. Al Jazeera