Monday, 6 October 2014

The Daily Teaser — 6-10-2014

You know, I like a documentary or two.

No, really … !

Bless ’em, BBC 2 just started one, last night: about the world’s sacred rivers.   At least, the big ones!

Last night’s was all about the Nile, to give you an example.

OK, it’s doesn’t really do justice to all of the history of the cultures — ancient and modern — along the banks of the river.

But it’ll do as a brief introduction.


But let’s move on, shall we?

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

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

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

Q1) 6th October, 1985, saw the death of PC Keith Blakelock: in riots in an estate in Tottenham, in London.   What was the name of the estate?
Q2) 6th October, 2007, saw adventurer Jason Lewis complete Expedition 360: the first human powered circumnavigation of Earth.   In which year of the 1990s did he start?
Q3) 6th October, 1995, saw the discovery of the exoplanet, 51 Pegasi b: in orbit around 51 Pegasi.   51 Pegasi is in which constellation: Pegasus, Perseus or Pisces?
Q4) 6th October, 1973, saw the birth of actor, Ioan Gruffudd.   Which soap opera provided him with an early career break?
Q5) Finally … Which Commonwealth county’s High Court sat for the first time, on 6th October, 1903: Australia’s, New Zealand’s or Canada’s?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 5th October saw the formal start of the Jarrow March, in protest at poverty and unemployment in Jarrow.   Its main industry was what: ship-building, coal-mining or agriculture?
Q2) Jarrow stands on the bank of which river?
A2) The Tyne.
Q3) The march started in which year of the 1930s?
A3) 1936.
Q4) The Marchers were heading London landmark?
A4) The Palace of Westminster: the Houses of Parliament, in other words.
Q5) The March took place during what’s now called the Great what: Suppression, Depression or Oppression?
Q6) MP, Ellen Wilkinson supported the March: by taking part.   Which party did she represent?
A6) The Labour Party.
Q7) Cooking equipment, and camping gear, went with the Marchers.   Carried on a second hand what: bus, lorry or tram?
A7) Bus.
Q8) The longest part of the route was from Northampton to Bedford.   That leg covered how many miles5: twenty, twenty-one or twenty-two?
Q9) Con Shiels, Jnr, the last survivor of the March, died in which year of this century?
A9) 2012.   (He was on the last leg of the March.   His father, Con Shiels, Snr, drove the bus.)
Q10) Finally … The March took a petition to its destination.   A petition signed by how many people: 9000, 10000 or 11000?
A10) 11000.
I’ll leave you with this tune … 

And this thought …
“I have always really liked Tom Jones and I can’t wait to see him in action. One thing is for sure, I would rather be singing for a living than getting punched on the head.”

Boxer, Ricky Hatton, born 6th October, 1978.
Enjoy today.

*        I’m with you there, Debbi!   (Saying that … ?   That’s near enough ALL they got: at least until about 1939, when ship building for the war started.)

1 comment:

Debbi said...


1. Broadwater Farm
2. 1994
3. Pegasus
4. Pobol y Cwm
5. Australia