Monday, 27 January 2014

The Daily Teaser — 27-1-2014

You know, I’m going to state the obvious, here.

It’s Monday.

You knew that.

And, I don’t know about you, but I can always feel the the start of the working week twitching away at me.

Possibly ‘twitching’ isn’t the right choice of word, there.

But I always think the day has some sort of fresh feel to it: that’s like no other day of the week.

With that said … ?

We’d better get a move on, hadn’t we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* and — I’m assuming — Paul O putting their answers in: and both scoring ten out of ten.

Let’s see how they — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 27th January, 2010, saw Porfirio Lobo Sosa become president of which Central American country … ?
Q2) 27th January, 1945, saw the concentration camps at Auschwitz liberated: by which country’s armed forces … ?
Q3) 27th January, 1973, saw the formal end of the Vietnam War: with the signing of Peace Accords in which European city … ?
Q4) 27th January, 2006, saw Western Union discontinue what: telegraphs, telegrams or its telephone services … ?
Q5) Finally … 27th January, 1933, saw the birth of Egyptian businessman, Mohamed Al-Fayed.   Which noted London department store is he the owner of … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 26th January is Australia Day.   What’s the capital city of Australia … ?
A1) Canberra.
Q2) What’s Australia’s largest city … ?
A2) Sydney.
Q3) What name do Indigenous Australians give Australia Day … ?
Q4) Australia has six states, and two territories.   Name either of the territories.
Q5) Name any of the six states …
Q6) Which Australian marsupial famously eats a heck of a lot of eucalyptus leaves … ?
A6) The koala.
Q7) The monotremes are an order of egg laying Australian mammals that include four species of Echidna, or spiny anteaters.   The only other monotreme in Australia is the duck-billed what … ?
A7) Duck billed platypus.
Q8) The Hunter Valley, Margaret River and Barossa Valley are noted producers of Australian … what … ?
A8) Australian wine.   (The general opinion seems to be if you want a good white wine from the Antipodes, get one from New Zealand: on the other hand, go Australian if you want a good red.)
Q9) The (very) Australian pie floater consists of a meat pie — with a named meat, if you’re feeling posh — upside down in a bowl of soup made from what vegetable … ?
A9) Pea soup.
Q10) Finally … which Oscar winning Australian is also a current artistic director of the Sydney Theatre Company … ?
I’ll leave you with this tune by Tricky … 

And these words of wisdom …
“It’s very easy to get excited about a job, but it’s a big commitment because you do it and then you have to live with it when it’s finished. It’s forever in your section in the video store. It's you. It’s almost like deciding who you have a child with.”
Bridget Fonda born January 27, 1964.
Have a good day.

*        Ooh, Debbi, did I tell you I’ve got a documentary on about horror movies in the background?   Fascinating stuff: turns out Hitchcock’s Vertigo was based on a French horror novel … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Now that's interesting! :) Vertigo is an interesting movie.

1. Honduras
2. the Red Army
3. Paris
4. telegrams
5. Harrods