Monday, 6 January 2014

The Daily Teaser — 6-1-2014

Rush, rush, rush, this morning!

Would you believe I managed to sleep through my alarm, this morning … ?

Bloody awkward, as I have to be in Basildon, for my Work Programme, today.

On the upside … ?   This, and my next appointment are the last two.

I know it’s supposed to help: but it’s something of a pointless chore that I’m glad will be soon over.

With that said, let’s get a move on.


Yesterday’s teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with letting know what the last scene of Blackadder reminded her of, also scored seven out of seven.

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) 6th January, 1066, saw the coronation of the last Anglo-Saxon King of England.   Who was he … ?
Q2) That king was killed fighting Norman invaders of England: at which Battle … ?
Q3) 6th January, 1912, saw Alfred Wegener present his now famous — and initially controversial — theory.   WHICH theory … ?
Q4) That same date — 6th January, 1912 — saw New Mexico admitted to the US.   Was it the 45th, 46th or 47th state to be admitted … ?
Q5) 6th January, 1978, saw the Crown Of Saint Stephen returned to its native country: which European country WAS it returned to?
Q6) Finally … 6th January, 1946, saw the birth of singer/songwriter, Syd Barrett: which 60s era band was he a founder of … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 5th January, 1919, saw the founding of the German Workers Party: it later became more notoriously known as what … ?
A1) The National Socialist German Workers' Party, or Nazi.
Q2) Which German city was it founded in … ?
A2) Munich: or München, if you prefer the German name.
Q3) Member #55 — Adolf Hitler — was born in which German speaking country … ?
A3) Austria.
Q4) Another early member, Ernst Röhm, was the head of the SA, or Sturmabteilung : the SA were also known as what … ?
Q5) Röhm was killed on the Night of the Longwhat … ?
A5) Night of the Long Knives.
Q6) Another member — Rudolf Hess — tried organizing a peace treaty with the Allies: and flew, in 1941, to which country of the UK … ?
A6) Scotland.
Q7) Finally … the German Workers Party’s original founder was Anton … who … ?
I’ll leave you with this thought from the late Syd Barrett
“It’s awfully considerate of you to think of me here, and I’m most obliged to you for making it clear that I’m not here.”
Syd Barrett, 6 January 1946 – 7 July 2006.
And this tune, as it’s Kathy Sledge’s birthday … 

Have a good day … !

*        You know, I’m really going to have to see if there’s a box set available of M·A·S·H, Debbi: it aired regularly when I was in my teens: and I’ve never managed to catch it since … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

The movie was also quite good! :)

The TV show was great. Slightly different, of course. But really great.

1. Harold Godwinson or Harold II
2. The Battle of Hastings
3. continental drift
4. 47th
5. Hungary
6. Pink Floyd