Tuesday, 26 November 2013

The Daily Teaser — 26-11-2013

The aerial situation really couldn’t get any sillier: it couldn’t, I swear … !

The team that was going to repair the ærial actually turned up, yesterday.

With all the needed kit.

Including the cherry-picker needed to get to get to the ærials themselves, up on the roof of the building.

They couldn’t actually do the work.


They needed to move a car, so they could get the cherry-picker as close as possible to the building.

But couldn’t: because the owner was at work … !

The ærial situation is getting stupid.   I’m also thinking that Circle Anglia’s failure to let us, its service users, know what’s going on is … … 

Well, let’s call it bad, for the moment, and leave it there.

Let’s move on.


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with letting us know she was looking forward to the Dr Who special, also bagging four out of five.

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

Q1) 26th November, 2003, saw the last English flight of which supersonic plane … ?
Q2) 26th November, 1944, saw the birth of singer, Jean Terrell: which band was she a member of, between 1970 to 1973 … ?
Q3) 26th November, 1949, saw India’s Constituent Assembly present what … ?
Q4) 26th November, 1953, saw the House of Lords vote to allow commercial TV, in the UK.   What’s the name of the UK’s main commercial terrestrial TV channel … ?
Q5) Finally … 26th November, 1965, saw the launch of the Diamant-A rocket, from a facility in the Sahara Desert.   Which European country launched the rocket … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 25th November, 1491, saw a siege start, of the last Islamic city in Spain.   Which city was it: Madrid, Granada or Seville … ?
A1) Granada.
Q2) 25th November, 1973, saw President George Papadopoulos deposed in a military coup: in which European country: Greece, Italy or Albania … ?
A2) Greece.
Q3) 25 years later, 25th November, 1998, saw the government of which European country collapse … ?
A3) Turkey.
Q4) Many years earlier, 25th November, 1936, saw two countries sign the ‘Anti-Comintern Pact.’   Name either country.
A4) Germany and Japan.
Q5) Finally … 25th November, 1981, saw Pope John Paul 2nd appoint Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith: which was notoriously also known as what … ?
A5) The Supreme Sacred Congregation of the Roman and Universal Inquisition: and also as just the Inquisition.
I’ll leave you with this thought from Tina Turner …
“I’m self-made. I always wanted to make myself a better person, because I was not educated. But that was my dream - to have class.”
Tina Turner, born November 26, 1939
And this tune.

Enjoy the day!

*        Hmmmm … Any idea if BBC America has it’s own iPlayer service, Debbi … ?   If it does, it should be on there.   (I know the UK iTunes stores is doing a hell of a lot of Fiftieth Anniversary stuff: you might just get lucky, there … !)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I'll check for the iPlayer service. Thanks!

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