Thursday, 5 December 2013

The Daily Teaser — 5-12-2013: The Bermuda Triangle

Well, it’s officially sorted.

My building’s communal aerial problem is now fixed.

It seems the last three flats problems were down to the plates on the walls of each: where the aerial cable from the communal junction box entered the flats.

They were causing electrical shorting.

Personally … ?

I’m glad EVERYONE now has a working signal.

Although it’s taken my landlords quite some time to get it ALL fixed.

I think I can safely say there’s people unhappy about that … 


Let’s move on, though.   Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and, thanking me for the thought, also scored ten out of ten!

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s Triangular Teaser, shall we?

Here it is, along with the ‘How To,’ License and video … 

Q1) 5th December saw the first recorded disappearance over the Bermuda Triangle… What was the name of the vanished squad of bombers: Flight 19, Flight 20 or Flight 21 … ?
Q2) More to the point, in which year of the 1940s was this … ?
Q3) What was the name of the writer who wrote the standard book about the Bermuda Triangle … ?
Q4) More to the point, what was the name of the book … ?
Q5) That same writer wrote ‘The Philadelphia Experiment’, about a vanishing what: tank, battleship or plane … ?
Q6) Back to where we started, now: the northern-most point of the Bermuda Triangle is just off the coast of Bermuda.   Where’s it’s most southerly point: Cuba, Haiti or Puerto Rico … ?
Q7) Equally to the point, the Triangle’s most westerly point is on the coast of which US state … ?
Q8) In which bit of sea is the Bermuda Triangle: the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico or the Caribbean … ?
Q9) According to the old Barry Manilow song, The Bermuda Triangle makes people  disappear.   Between 1976 and 1983, which South American country saw many people ‘disappear’ … ?
Q10) And finally … The Bermuda Triangle is off Bermuda.   What’s the name of the equivalent, roughly 100 kilometers south of Tokyo … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 4th December saw the Mary Celeste, found floating adrift.   In which ocean … ?
A1) The Atlantic Ocean.
Q2) To which Straits was she heading, when found … ?
Q3) In which year of the 1870s was the Mary Celeste found … ?
A3) 1872.
Q4) Who was the Mary Celeste’s captain: Benjamin Briggs, Nicholas Briggs or Robert Briggs … ?
Q5) What was the name of the ship that found the Mary Celeste: the Opus Dei, the Dei Gratia or the Deo Volante
Q6) According to the most plausible theories of what happened, the ship was abandoned as the crew feared the cargo would explode: that cargo consisted of 1701 barrels of industrial what … ?
A6) Alcohol.
Q7) Who, in a 1884 short story, famously renamed the ship as the Marie Celeste … ?
Q8) The first film about the Mary Celeste was released in 1935: and called what … ?
A8) The Mystery Of The Marie Celeste: also known, in the US, as The Phantom Ship.
Q9) Heavy Metal band, Huron released an album called Mary Celeste: in which year?
A9) 2011.
Q10) Finally … there’s a memorial to the Mary Celeste, on Spencer’s Island: off the coast of which Canadian province … ?
I’ll leave you with this thought, from comedian, Stephen Wright …
“The Bermuda Triangle got tired of warm weather. It moved to Alaska. Now Santa Claus is missing.”
Comedian, Stephen Wright.
And with possibly the ONLY song one could play with these questions … 

*        Congratulations, Debbi! Back on form … !   (Oh, remember mentioning the storms … ?   We SHOULD be ok: although there’s going to be higher tides than usual.   I don’t think they’ll affect Brentwood, though, we are a distance from a river …)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

That's excellent! :) Stay warm. And please give my regards to Karen Chilvers!

1. Flight 19
2. 1945
3. Charles Berlitz
4. The Bermuda Triangle
5. battleship
6. Puerto Rico
7. Florida
8. Atlantic
9. Argentina
10. The Devil's Sea or The Formosa Triangle