Saturday, 6 September 2014

The Daily Teaser — 6-9-2014

Oh, now, that’s awkward … !

My bulb’s blown … !

 Normally … ?

Normally, that wouldn’t be a problem: most of the bulbs in my flat can be easily replaced.

In fact, I’ve got a drawer-full of replacements, should any go.

Except for one particular bulb.

Yes … 

The fluorescent tube in my kitchen.

Frankly … ?

Well, frankly, I can wait until payday, before I replace it.

But, Lordy, I’m blowed if I know how much that’s going to cost … !

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

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?

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

Q1) 6th September, saw the funeral of the late Princess Diana.   Roughly how many people watched on TV: 2.5 million, 2.5 billion people or 25 billion people?
Q2) 6th September, 2009, saw the sinking of the SuperFerry9.   The ferry was what’s called a ro-ro ferry: or roll-on, roll … what?
Q3) 6th September, 1955, saw Jewish, Greek and Armenian groups persecuted by the government of Turkey.   In which Turkish city?
Q4) 6th September, 1991, saw the Russian government change the name of Leningrad: back to Saint Petersburg.   The city’s also been known as which P?
Q5) Finally … 6th September, 1879, saw the birth of Actor, Max Schreck.   In which 1922 film did he play Count Orlok?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 5th September, 1666, saw the last flames put out, on the Great Fire of London.   How many people are known to have died during the fire: five, six or seven?
A1) Six.   (Although it’s suspected there may have been a larger number, only direct deaths are recorded.   And, yes. I know I used this question last year: but Wikipedia’s entry has been clarified in the mean-time, to highlight the recorded deaths.)
Q2) 5th September, 1960, saw which noted boxer awarded Gold at the 1960 Olympic Games?
Q3) 5th September, 1918, saw the publication of On Red Terror: by the then Soviet secret police.   What were police then called … ?
A3) The Cheka.
Q4) 5th September, 1839, saw the UK declare war on Qing dynasty China.   In what’s now known as the what war: First Opium War, Second Opium War or the War Of Jenkins Ear?
A4) The First Opium War.   (We had an excuse: the fiendish Chinese weren’t letting us sell them illegally imported opium.   Even as I say that … )
Q5) Finally … 5th September, 1921, saw the death of Virginia Rappe.   At a notorious party organized by whom … ?
I’ll leave you with this song by Foxy Brown … 

And this thought …
“One of us is going to win and one of us is going to lose but it won’t be the be-all and end-all.”

Tim Henman, born 6th September, 1976.
Have a good day … !

*        Oh, that’s a thought, Debbi, are you still using the same email address … ?

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Yes, as I've said. Or wrote. Or something. :)

1. 2.5 billion
2. roll off
3. Istanbul
4. Petrograd
5. Nosferatu (scary movie!)