Sunday, 25 May 2014

The Daily Teaser — 25-5-2014

Blimey … 

It’s actually looking rather nippy out!

No, really … !

Well, ok: nippy … for the end of May, in the southern parts of the UK.

Which is going to make things fun, today.

I’m due over my Mum’s, fairly early, to help clear an old shed.

Want to know what I think … ?

I think I’m going to possibly need a jumper … 

At any rate, let’s get a move on, shall we?

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

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) 25th May, 1895, saw Oscar Wilde convicted of ‘Gross Indecency with other Male persons’: name any of the three prisons he was held at, during his sentence.
Q2) More to the point, what was the name of the famous letter he wrote, whilst in the third of these prisons.
Q3) Moving in a different direction … 25th May, 1878, saw the debut performance of HMS Pinafore.   Which composing pair wrote HMS Pinafore … ?
Q4) 25th May, 1967, saw Celtic become the first British football team to win the European Cup.   Which English city are Celtic from?
Q5) The European Cup tournament is now known as what … ?
Q6) 25th May, 567BC, saw Servius Tullius celebrate a Triumph, after winning a military victory over the Etruscans.   Servius Tullius was the sixth king of where … ?
Q7) Finally … 25th May, 240 BC, saw the first recorded sighting of what’s now known to be Halley’s Comet.   In which country was this … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 24th May, 1991, saw the conclusion of Operation Solomon, an Israeli operation to evacuate Jewish people: from which African country … ?
A1) Ethiopia.
Q2) Two years later, 24th May, 1993 saw part of that African country become independent.   What’s that now independent nation called?
A2) Eritrea.
Q3) 24th May, 1994, saw four men convicted of trying to bomb where, in 1993?
Q4) 24th May, 2007, saw the birth of Maru: a cat who’s since gone on to find fame on which website … ?
A4) YouTube.
Q5) Finally … 24th May, 2002, sign the SORT treaty on arms reduction: also known as the Treaty of where … ?
A5) Moscow.
I’ll leave you with Just Who Is The 5 O’Clock Hero, by The Jam: as a nod to frontman and birthday boy, Paul Weller …

And with this thought from Julian Clary …
“However light-hearted you try to be about it, the loss of youth, and everything that goes with it, is quite a trauma.”
Julian Clary, born 25th May, 1959.
Enjoy your day.

*        Oh, Debbi, did you ever hear of a director called Ben Wheatley … ?   Possibly one of Britain’s few authentic cinematic geniuses† … ?   I know I’ve seen Kill List, and A Field In England, and come away very impressed.   Well, he’s directed a couple of episodes of Dr Who, this year.   Should be good, I think.   There may be scenes with tents … 

†        Geniuses?   Geniuss?   Genii … ?   Blowed if I know … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thanks for the info, Paul!

1. Pentonville Prison
2. De Profundis
3. Gilbert & Sullivan
4. I found one in Glasgow (??)
5. the UEFA European Championships
6. Rome
7. China