Thursday, 13 February 2014

The Daily Teaser — 13-2-2014

Oooh, but I think I’ve slept badly … !

No, seriously!

Right at the moment, I have a neck that’s going ‘Twang!’ when I turn around.

Which is especially nice, obviously … !

Hopefully, though, it’s something that’ll pass.


Having a  neck that feels like like’s going to make one’s head fall off, isn’t especially pleasant … 


Moving on … 

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with letting us know she get’s bad days, too, she also bagged three 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) 13th February, 1633, saw Galileo Galilei arrive in Rome: for his heresy trial.   His heresy was that Earth, orbited what … ?
Q2) 56 years later, 13th February, 1689 saw WHO named as co-rulers of England … ?
Q3) 13th February, 1978, saw Anna Ford named as ITV’s first female newsreader.   Who, three years earlier, was the BBC’s first female newsreader?
Q4) 13th February, 1849, saw Emperor Franz Joseph 1st handed a petition demanding the recognition of which nation: or ethnic group, as we’d now call it?
Q5) Finally … 13th February, 1955, saw Israel obtain four of the seven Dead Sea Scrolls.   These scrolls are generally considered to be part of the what: the Old Testament, the New Testament or the Apocrypha … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 12th February, 1689, saw Parliament declare that Britain’s last Roman Catholic monarch’s flight to France, constituted an abdication.   Who was that monarch?
A1) James 2nd.
Q2) 12th February saw civil disturbances start: in which European country?
A2) Austria.
Q3) 12th February, 1733, saw James Oglethorpe found what’s now the US state of Georgia.   Which British King was the State named after: George 1st, George 2nd or George 3rd … ?
Q4) 12th February, 1947, saw a meteor crash in the Sikhote-Alin mountain range.   That mountain range is in which country … ?
A4) Russia.
Q5) Finally … 12th February, 1946, saw the end of Operation Deadlight: a Royal Navy operation to — at the end of World War Two — scuttle German what?
A5) Submarines: or U-boat, the anglicized version of the term, u-boot, or Unterseeboot.
As a nod to New Order bassist, Peter Hook, I’ll leave you with the first hit … 

And with this quote …
“Awe and respect are two different things.”
Oliver Reed, 13 February 1938 – 2 May 1999.
Enjoy your day.

*        Oh, I know what you mean, Debbi!   At least, I think my neck’s agreeing with you … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

My hand agrees every day! :)

1. the sun
2. William III and Mary II
3. Nan Winton
4. the Vlachs
5. the Apocrypha