Sunday, 23 March 2014

The Daily Teaser — 23-4-2014

Oooh, HECK … 

When do the clock’s go forward … ?

Today … ?   Or next weekend … ?

I have to admit, I kind of always look forward to the clocks going forward.

If for no other reason than it means I can look forward to saving a few — helpful — quid on my electricity bill.

But I alway forget to check when the clocks change.

Not that it’s necessarily important.

But, my word, it’s helpful … !


But let’s move on, shall we?

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

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

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Q1) 23rd March, 1933, saw the German Reichstag pass the Enabling Act of 1933: allowing who to effectively be named as Germany’s dictator?
Q2) What’s the name of the current version of the Reichstag?
Q3) 23rd March, 1919, saw Benito Mussolini found the Italian Fascist movement.   In which Italian city … ?
Q4) 23rd March, 1989, saw Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischman announce their discovery of which technique … ?
Q5) 23rd March, 1857, saw the first lift — elevator for my US readers — installed in a tower block.   Who was the New York resident who invented it … ?
Q6) Finally … 23rd March, 1965, saw the launch of NASA’s first two-man space mission: was this Gemini 3, Mercury 4 or Apollo 5?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 22nd March, 1630, saw the Massachusetts Bay Colony outlaw the possession of dice.   How many sides do commonly used dice have?
A1) Six.
Q2) More to the point, the numbers on opposite sides usually add up to what … ?
A2) Seven.
Q3) Equally to the point, what shape is one of those dice?
A3) Cube shaped.
Q4) What shape are four-sided dice … ?
Q5) The Colony also banned playing cards on that day.   How many suits make up the standard, French-style, deck … ?
A5) Four.
Q6) Name one of those suits.
A6) Hearts, Diamonds and Spades and Clubs.
Q7) Finally … which playing card is sometimes called the death card … ?
A7) The Ace Of Spades.
I’ll leave you with Parklife, as a nod to Blur’s usual singer, Damon Albarn … 

And this thought from the late Elizabeth Taylor …
“The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they’re going to have some pretty annoying virtues.”
Elizabeth Taylor, February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011.
Have a good Sunday … 

*        I definitely could’ve done with that, I know THAT much, Debbi … !   (Oh, sorry about the score, Debbi.   Strictly speaking, a four-sided-dice is tetrahedral: its faces are triangular, but it isn’t.)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Ah, of course.

1. Hitler
2. the Bundestag
3. Milan
4. cold fusion
5. Elisha G. Otis
6. Gemini 3