Wednesday, 28 May 2014

The Daily Teaser — 28-5-2014

Oh, yum … … … 

I have to admit, I’m literally just out of bed.

Have you ever felt as if bits of you are just about to drop off?

Or are going twang … ?

Or as if your eyeball are teetering on the edge of slowly falling out of their sockets?

And making an entertaining ‘splat’ noise as they hit the floor … ?

Yeah … yum … 

I hate mornings like this.   What’s makes it worse … ?

Is it’s not as if I had a late night … !

Either way — and with a lot of creaking — we’ll get a move on.

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

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) 28th May, 1907, saw the first run of the Isle of Man TT Race.   What DOES the TT stand for … ?
Q2) Who won that first race … ?
Q3) 28th May, 1998, saw Pakistan test nuclear missiles: sparking international protest.   They fired theirs in response to tests by which neighbouring country … ?
Q4) 28th May, 2002, saw the Mars Odyssey craft observe large amounts of which gas, on Mars: Hydrogen, Helium or Lithium … ?
Q5) 28th May, 2012, saw security firms announce the discovery of the Flame virus.   Flame attacked computers in which part of the world: the Middle East, Far East or Europe … ?
Q6) Finally … 28th May, 1993, saw Monaco join the United Nations.   What’s the name of the ruling family of Monaco … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 27th May, 1703, saw Tsar Peter the Great found Saint Petersburg.   On which river does the city stand: the Moskva, Volga or Neva?
A1) The River Neva.
Q2) Which gulf does that river empty into?
A2) The Gulf of Finland.
Q3) The city was renamed by Russia’s Tsar, during World War 1.   What did he call it … ?
A3) Petrograd.
Q4) More to the point, what was it renamed in 1924 … ?
A4) Leningrad: as a move to honour V. I. Lenin, who’d died a few days before.
Q5) Saint Petersburg is Russia’s second biggest city, by population.   What’s Russia’s biggest city … ?
A5) Moscow.
Q6) Saint Petersburg is one of three cities seen as Federal Cities of the Russian Federation, with Moscow being another.   Which very disputed Crimean city is the third?
Q7) Which Saint Petersburg museum was founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great?
A7) The Hermitage, or State Hermitage.
Q8) Natalia Makarova, Rudolf Nureyev and Mikhail Baryshnikov have all lived or worked in the city: what have they all worked as … ?
Q9) Russia’s president — Vladimir Putin — was born in Saint Petersburg: in which year of the 1990s did he enter politics?
A9) 1991.
Q10) Finally … Saint Petersburg is twinned with two cities in the UK.   Name either.
A10) Edinburgh and Manchester.
I’ll leave you with this song … 

And this thought …
“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.”
William Pitt, the Younger, 28 May 1759 – 23 January 1806.
Have a good day … 

*        Yeah, it’s one of those odd ones, Debbi: I forget where I saw it, but it’s floated around my head, ever since … !   (Apparently, all the singers and dancers in it, are all major Bollywood stars.   It’s Bollywood’s equivalent to Mamma Mia, say, or Les Misérables: every Hollywood star who fancied a quick sing-song, turns up.   Or, at least, auditioned … !)

1 comment:

Debbi said...


1. Tourist Trophy
2. Charlie Collier
3. India
4. hydrogen
5. the Middle East
6. the House of Grimaldi