Sunday, 7 September 2014

The Daily Teaser — 7-9-2014

It’s Sunday … 

It’s Officially Sunday … 

And I’m thinking it’ll be a long day: with little to do.

Still, I’ll find SOMETHING, I’m sure.

One good thing … ?

Is the simple fact that — bless her — my mum managed to pick up a fluorescent tube for me.

Something I can get installed, tonight.

Here’s looking forward to that … !

But let’s get a move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring 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) 7th September, 1893, saw the founding of the Genoa Cricket and Athletic Club: by a group of British expatriates.   The club is now one of Italy’s oldest what?
Q2) 7th September, 1940, saw the start of the London Blitz: the bombing of London, by the German air force.   What was the name of the (then) German air force?
Q3) 7th September, 1952, saw Prime Minister Aly Maher o usted from his post: after a bloodless coup.   Which North African country had he been Prime Minister of?
Q4) 7th September, 1953, saw Nikita Khrushchev named as First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.   Who succeeded him, in 1964?
Q5) Finally … 7th September, 2013, saw the Liberal Party of Australia win the Australian General Election.   Who was named as Australia’s Prime Minister as a result: Julia Gillard, Kevin Rudd or Tony Abbott.
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
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?
A1) 2.5 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?
A2) Off.   (An old joke springs to mind about this kind of ferry: that it stands for roll on, roll over.   OK … I said it was a joke, I didn’t say it was good taste … )
Q3) 6th September, 1955, saw Jewish, Greek and Armenian groups persecuted by the government of Turkey.   In which Turkish city?
A3) Istanbul.   (Not Constantinople.)
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?
A4) Petrograd.
Q5) Finally … 6th September, 1879, saw the birth of Actor, Max Schreck.   In which 1922 film did he play Count Orlok?
A5) Nosferatu.
As it’s Chrissie Hynde’s birthday, I’ll leave you with this song … 

And with this thought …
“The Group was the best thing professionally that ever happened to me. I met two wonderful men. Lee Strasberg and Harold Clurman, both of whom were around thirty years old. They were magnetic, fearless leaders. During the summer I was an apprentice, they were entertaining in a Jewish summer camp… At the end of the summer they said to me: ‘You may have talent for something, but it’s certainly not acting.’”
Elia Kazan, September 7, 1909 – September 28, 2003.
Have a good Sunday!

*        You SHOULD have a message in your inbox, Debbi: courtesy of WeTransfer … !   (Oh, the programme I’ve sent you mentions TOR.   You can get that here.   I should warn you, though, Debbi, it’s very good at keeping anything you do online, very private: but also gives to access to stuff on the Dark Web.   Stuff that isn’t especially nice.   Sam’s client in Least Wanted … ?   Yeah … stuff like that … )

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Yeah, one must be careful.

1. Italian football club
2. the Luftwaffe
3. Egypt
4. Leonid Brezhnev
5. Tony Abbott