Sunday, 20 April 2014

The Daily Teaser — 20-4-2014

Hmmm … 

Sound’s like I’ve got a provisionally got a busy day, today.

Dinner at Mum’s: which mean’s me and Jude will be creating a certain amount of havoc.   Well, a boy’d gotta have a deranged uncle … !

And hopefully, a couple of friends will be looking in: one to pick up a dictionary, another pair so I can eyeball a computer problem for them.

Busy, busy, busy … !

At least … 

I hope so … !

Either way … ?

Let’s get a move on … !

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Trevor telling us the difference between a train and a locomotive — it’s explained in this Wikipedia entry — and Debbi* putting in her answer, bagging ten out of ten in the process.

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) Midnight, 20th April, 2013, saw the last reactor in the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant finally shut down.   In which country was the plant … ?
Q2) The plant had a nuclear meltdown: as a result of being hit by what: a tidal wave, an earthquake or a hurricane?
Q3) In some parts of the world, 20th April is a counter-culture holiday: and good excuse to smoke lots of what … ?
Q4) 20th April, 1964, saw the birth of noted actor, director and author, Andy Serkis.   In which 2011 film did he play Dr Adrian King … ?
Q5) 20th April, 1906, is the date of the founding of the city of Tel-Aviv.   Tel-Aviv is in which country … ?
Q6) Finally … 20th April, 1946, saw the League of Nations formally dissolved: what replaced it?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 19th April, 1934, saw the release of Shirley Temple’s first successful film: called Stand Up And … what … ?
A1) Stand Up And Cheer.
Q2) The first feature length film Shirley received a credit for was Red Headed Alibi: released in which year of the 1930s?
A2) 1932.
Q3) Temple’s signature tune — On The Good Ship Lollipop — featured in which 1934 film … ?
Q4) Her other well known tune — Animal Crackers In My Soup — was used in which 1935 film … ?
A4) Curly Top.
Q5) What — in 1949 — was Shirley’s last film?
A5) The romantic comedy variously titled A Kiss For Corliss, Almost A Bride and Dangerous Visitor.
Q6) In which year did she get a star added to the Hollywood Walk Of Fame … ?
A6) 1960.
Q7) She was a three time Grand Marshal of the Rose Parade: the New Year’s Day Parade in which Californian city … ?
A7) Pasadena.   (She did it in 1939, 1989 and 1999.   It has to be said, there was a bit of a gap between the first two … !)
Q8) She also became one of the first women to speak about having contracted which form of Cancer … ?
A8) Breast Cancer: in 1972.
Q9) Name either country Shirley was US ambassador to.
A9) Ghana or Czechoslovakia.
Q10) Finally … in which year of the 21st Century did Shirley Temple die … ?
A10) This year: 2014.
I’ll leave you with this tune … 

And this thought … 
“And it seems to me important for a country, for a nation to certainly know about its glorious achievements but also to know where its ideals failed, in order to keep that from happening again.”
George Takei, born, April 20th, 1937
Oh … and a Simon’s Cat video: because I’m in THAT sort of mood … 

Have a good day.

*        I’ll be looking forward to it, Debbi … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I'm already jotting down ideas for the next Sam McRae mystery. I working on so much stuff it makes my head spin, but I'm hanging in there. Wish me luck. :)

1. Japan
2. a tidal wave
3. pot
4. Death of a Superhero
5. Israel
6. the UN