Sunday, 16 March 2014

The Daily Teaser — 16-3-2014

Oooh, OUCH, ouch ouch … !

I got run over … !

Well, no, that’s not accurate: but I got hit by a car, yesterday morning.

I’m ok, bar a few aches, pains and bruises.

I’m also both lucky — it could’ve been worse — grateful — the driver stopped to see that I was ok — and (mentally) kicking myself.

If I hadn’t been distracted by that graffiti, I’d’ve been looking where I was going, and seen the car coming!!

D’OH … !

Let’s get a move on, shall we?


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

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

Here it is, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 16th March, 1244, saw over 200 members of the Cathar heresy killed: at the end of the Siege of Montségur.   By troops loyal to which Church … ?
Q2) The besieged Château de Montségur was in what’s now which European country … ?
Q3) 16th March, 1872, saw Wanderers F. C. win the first ever F. A. final: held at what’s now which Cricket ground … ?
Q4) 16th March, 1935, saw Adolf Hitler order Germany to re-arm: in direct defiance of which post World War 1 treaty … ?
Q5) 16th March, 597BC, saw the Babylonians capture which Middle Eastern city … ?
Q6) Finally … 16th March, 1521, saw the Philippines reached: by which Portuguese explorer … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 15th March, 1906, saw Rolls-Royce Limited, incorporated.   Name either of the founders of Rolls-Royce Limited.
A1) Charles Stewart Rolls or Sir Frederick Henry Royce.
Q2) One of the first cars to be made by the company was the Rolls-Royce Silver … what … ?
A2) Ghost: the name comes from the nickname of the 12th one built, which was also the demonstration model.
Q3) In which year of the 1970s was the company nationalized … ?
A3) 1971.
Q4) The car division was spun off from the rest of the company: and named what … ?
Q5) That latter company is now owned by which German car company?
A5) BMW.
Q6) What’s the name of the most recently produced — from 2003 — Rolls Royce car?
A6) The Phantom.   (The current version is the Series 2 Phantom.)
Q7) Finally … what’s the name of the ornamental figure on the bonnet of Rolls Royce cars … ?
I’ll leave you with this tune … 

And this thought …
“It is easy to believe in freedom of speech for those with whom we agree.”
Leo McKern, 16 March 1920 – 23 July 2002
Have a good Sunday … 

*        You DO know Ripper Street got cancelled, Debbi … ?   The BBC axed it as it wasn’t getting the audience numbers.   It’s (sort of) ok, though.   It’s been picked up for a third series: by Amazon, of all people.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Yes, I read that. Glad they saved it.

1. the Hugenots
2. France
3. Snaresbrook
4. the Versailles Treaty
5. Jerusalem
6. Magellan