Monday, 23 December 2013

The Daily Teaser — 23-12-2013

Hmmm … 

Looks like there’s a few amber weather warnings, out, today: at least, going by the announcement just made on Radio 4’s Today programme.

Not that I think we’re too affected in Brentwood.

But … ?

Well, it DOES look like it’s going to be a touch … rainy … to say the least.

I can only hope that doesn’t affect the buses into Basildon, today: I’d hate to be late … !

Let’s get a move on, shall we?

I’m feeling rushed …  


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with wishing a mutual friend A Merry Christmas, she also bagged four out of five.

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

Q1) 23rd December, 1986, saw a plane called Voyager land at Edwards Airforce Base, in California.   The plane was the first to make a round-the-world trip without what: launching, refueling or landing … ?
Q2) 23rd December, 1823, saw the debut of the poem, ’Twas The Night Before Christmas.   Name any of the reindeer mentioned in the poem … 
Q3) 23rd December, 1972, saw an earthquake hit the Central American city of Managua.   In which country is Managua … ?
Q4) 23rd December, 1947, saw Bell Labs demonstrate the first transistor.   What did the transistor replace: the vacuum tube, the silicon chip or the lightbulb?
Q5) Finally … 23rd December, 1933, saw the birth of the current Emperor of Japan.   What’s his name … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 22nd December, 2002, saw the death of Joe Strummer: with which British punk band did he first come to prominence?
A1) The Clash.
Q2) What, in 1979, was that band’s biggest UK hit … ?
Q3) 22nd December, 1808, saw Ludwig van Beethoven premiere his Fourth Piano Concerto, Fifth Symphony and Choral Fantasy.   Which other symphony did he premiere … ?
A3) His Sixth Symphony.
Q4) 22nd December, 1990, saw which country’s Parliament vote to accept a new constitution … ?
A4) Croatia’s.
Q5) Finally … 22nd December, 1885, saw Ito Hirobumi named as the first Prime Minister of where … ?
A5) Japan.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Too often a Montmer will take one today over three yesterdays and two tomorrows.”
From Perloo The Bold, by Avi, born 23rd December, 1937
And this song … 

Have a good day … 

*        Will do, Debbi!   (Oh, by the way, Rare Exports is on the US iTunes Store, so you know … )

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thanks, Paul! Nice tune, BTW!

1. refueling
2. Dasher, Donner, Blitzen, Prancer, Rudolph, to name a few :)
3. Nicaragua
4. the vacuum tube
5. Akihito