Saturday, 3 May 2014

The Daily Teaser — 3-5-2014

Hmmm … 

You know, I might just have to go and see my doctor, at some point.

Remember Thursday … ?

Thursday, I got hit by a rather nasty migraine: nasty enough that I’ve been (jokingly) asking friends for any heroin they’ve got spare.

It seems to have not shifted, either.

Or, at least, only got milder, over the past couple of days.

When usually … ?   These light triggered headaches usually die down after a day!

Yeah … 

A quiet word with my Doctor might be the thing.

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

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

As she’s planning to be off for a few days, let’s see how you do with today’s Teaser, shall we?

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

Q1) 3rd May, 1951, saw the opening of the Festival Of Britain: by Britain’s then king.   Who was that king … ?
Q2) More to the point, what’s the one venue left, from the Festival of Britain … ?
Q3) 3rd May, 1952, saw the first televised version of the Kentucky Derby: traditionally run by Thoroughbred horses.   Thoroughbreds have their origins in 17th and 18th Century where … ?
Q4) 3rd May is World Press Freedom Day.   Freedom of the Press is mention in which article of the UN Declaration of Human Rights … ?
Q5) 3rd May, 1921, saw West Virginia introduce a what: highway code, sales tax or public library system … ?
Q6) Finally … 3rd May, 1867, saw the birth of cricketer, J. T. Hearne.   He spent most of his county career playing for which side … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 2nd May, 1946, saw the start of the Battle of Alcatraz: an escape attempt from the notorious prison.   Alcatraz is on an island in the harbour of which US city … ?
Q2) More to the point, what’s the name of the island the prison is on … ?
Q3) 2nd May, 1885, saw the Congo Free State established: by King Léopold of where … ?
A3) Belgium.
Q4) More to the point, the Congo Free State is NOW better known as which country … ?
Q5) 2nd May, 2000, saw President Bill Clinton announce that what would be made available for civilian use … ?
A5) The Global Positioning System, or GPS.   (Thus leading to lost truck-drivers, the world over.)
Q6) 2nd May, 1808, saw the people of Madrid start a rebellion, against their French occupiers.   Which Spanish artist painted The Second Of May 1808, to commemorate the event … ?
Q7) Finally 2nd May, 1932, saw Jack Benny’s radio programme debut on US airwaves.   Which brand of soft drink sponsored the show … ?
I’ll leave you with this song from Bing Crosby … 

And this thought …
“I think popular music in this country is one of the few things in the twentieth century that have made giant strides in reverse.”
Bing Crosby May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977.
Enjoy the day … !

*        Enjoy the time off, Debbi: don’t party TOO hard … !

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