Thursday, 6 February 2014

The Daily Teaser — 6-2-2014

You know, I’ve like the occasional TV show.

And it has to be said, playing in the background, right now, is THIS week’s episode of The Tomorrow People.

Now, I’ve got to admit, it’s not as thoughtful or as slow paced as the UK original: or, at least, as I remember the UK original being.

And it’s a touch more action-adventure.

And I’m a touch more distracted by The Musketeers, frankly, Peter Capaldi making for the competent villain that he does.

STILL … ?   It’s fun, though: and definite fun.


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and bagging six out of six.

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 February, 1918, saw women in Britain being granted the vote: but only if they were at least how old … ?
Q2) 6th February, 1840, saw the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi: marking the start of British Imperial rule of where … ?
Q3) 6th February, 1649, saw Charles 2nd named as King of Great Britain: by the Parliament of Scotland.   In which year did the English Parliament invite him to be King of England … ?
Q4) 6th February, 1983, saw war criminal, Klaus Barbie, returned to France to face a war crimes trial.   Barbie was also known as the ‘Butcher of’ where … ?
Q5) Finally … 6th February, 1914, saw a pro-monarchy peasant uprising: in which Scandinavian country … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 5th February, 1939, saw who named as leader of Spain … ?
A1) General Francisco Franco y Bahamonde.
Q2) 5th February, 2004, saw rebels capture the city of Gonaïves : sparking rebellion in which island nation … ?
A2) Haiti.
Q3) 5th February, 1974, saw — according to BBC reports — the the kidnapping of Patty Hearst: by a group calling itself what … ?
Q4) Hearst and her captors were later seen robbing a what, in April of 1974 … ?
A4) Bank.
Q5) 5th February, 1969, saw the birth of singer, Bobby Brown: he was  famously — or possibly notoriously — married to … ?
Q6) Finally … 5th February, 1869, saw the largest ever alluvial gold nugget found: in which English speaking country … ?
A6) Australia.   (The nugget was called the ‘Welcome Stranger’, and apparently weighed in at 71.018kg, or 11stone, 2lbs and 9.1 ounces.   That’s a LOT os sugar!)
Given it’s the birthday of the late, great, Bob Marley, I’ll leave you with this tune … 

And this thought.
“Today, people struggle to find what’s real. Everything has become so synthetic that a lot of people, all they want is to grasp onto hope.”
Bob Marley, 6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981.
Jah Love, people.

*        Actually, Debbi, did I tell you about that nugget … ?   It was about 11 stone … !!!

1 comment:

Debbi said...

A nugget? You never told me about that. What sort of nugget? A good one, I hope. :)

1. 30
2. New Zealand
3. 1660
4. Lyon
5. Denmark