Sunday, 9 March 2014

The Daily Teaser — 9-3-2014

Oh, well, that’s something … !

Turns out this week’s The Tomorrow People got repeated, last night!

Phew … !

Last night’s episode is proving as entertaining as always.

Personally, though?   I have to say, going on what I’ve seen of it Agents Of SHIELD is a better made series.

But I’ve given up on the latter, purely and simply because Channel 4’s had it on, then off, then on, then off, I’ve given up on it … !

Oy, veh … !


But let’s move on, shall we?

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

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

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 9th March, 1964, saw the birth of actress, Juliet Binoche: what was the name of her début English language film … ?
Q2) 9th March, 1981, saw the jailing of rapist, John Lambe: who committed his crimes in areas not far from which motorway … ?
Q3) 9th March, 1997, saw an eclipse over parts of China, Siberia and Mongolia: a rare one that allowed what to be seen of those countries … ?
Q4) 9th March, 1925, saw bombing of parts of Pakistan take place, the first independent operation by the junior part of Britain’s armed forces.   What IS that force … ?
Q5) Finally … 9th March, 1954, saw the broadcast of an episode of a US documentary series, called See It Now: one highly critical of which US senator?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 8th March is International Women’s Day: marking the day women in Russia went on strike.   Which Russian Revolution did that strike kickstart … ?
Q2) In which Russian city was this … ?
A2) Saint Petersburg.   (Variously known as Petrograd and Leningrad, during parts of it’s history.)
Q3) 8th March, 1010, saw the completion of the Shahnameh: the epic poem describing the mythical history of which country: Iran, Afghanistan or Tajikistan … ?
A3) Iran.
Q4) 8th March saw tech company, Phillips, introduce the compact disc.   CD’s are optical discs: as are DVDs … and what else … ?
A4) Blu-ray discs.
Q5) In which year did Phillips release the CD … ?
A5) 1979.
Q6) 8th March, 1974, saw which airport open in Paris … ?
Q7) Finally … 8th March, 2000, saw the recovery of Donald Campbell’s boat, the Bluebell, from Coniston Water, in the Lake District.   In which English county is Coniston Water … ?
A7) Cumbria.
I’ll leave you with John Cale’s Paris 1919 … 

And this thought …
“I enjoyed the rich color spectrum of the earth. It is surrounded by a light blue aureole that gradually darkens, becoming turquoise, dark blue, violet, and finally coal black.”
Yuri Gagarin 9 March 1934 – 27 March 1968.
Enjoy your day … 

*        I know the episodes you mean, Debbi: those were Cybernauts … !   (Funny thing, Debbi, I’m sure I read — somewhere … ! — that the Borg, in Star Trek were partly inspired by the Cybermen.)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I wouldn't be surprised!

1. The Unbearable Lightness of Being
2. the M5
3. Comet Hale-Bopp
4. the Army Cadet Force
5. Joseph R. McCarthy