Saturday, 8 November 2014

The Daily Teaser — 8-11-2014

Hmmm … 

No, just, Hmmm … !

Basically, all of that noise … ?   Is that I think I’ve had an early morning.

No, correction, I know I’ve had an early morning!

What make’s this morning, different from yesterday morning … ?


Is simply the fact I’m starting to notice it’s getting colder, as it’s getting nearer to winter.

OK, granted, it’s not that colder.

Yet.

But I think I’m starting to feel my age … !

Now … Let’s me grab a cuppa … 

And we can move on … 

~≈§≈~

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

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

Here they are, along with the How To, License and video

Q1) 8th November, 1990, saw Mary Robinson elected as President of Ireland.   Who’s the current Irish president?
Q2) 8th November, 1965, saw the passing of the UK act that abolished the death sentence: for murder.   Which crime wasn’t it abolished for: piracy, espionage or high treason.
Q3) 8th November, 1957, saw Britain carry out testing — over Kirimati —  of what: a napalm bomb, a hydrogen bomb or cyanogen chloride?
Q4) 8th November, 1927, saw the birth of comedian and actor, Ken Dodd.   He made a brief appearance as who, in Kenneth Branagh’s 1996 version of Hamlet?
Q5) Finally … 8th November was the date of the Beer Hall Putsch: the day in 1923, when Hitler’s Nazi Party attempted a coup in which German city?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 7th November, 1918, saw the overthrow of the Wittelsbach dynasty: rulers of what’s now which German state: Bavaria, Lower Saxony or Hesse?
A1) Bavaria.
Q2) While we’re being German: 7th November, 1989, saw Willi Stroph resign.   As Prime Minister of where: East Germany or West Germany?
Q3) 7th November, 2000, saw the US Drugs Enforcement Agency raid what was — up until then — the largest drug making lab found in the US.   Which drug was it: Ecstacy, LSD or crystal meth?
A3) LSD.
Q4) 7th November, 1910, saw the Wright Brothers ship what by plane for the first time: mail, freight or people?
A4) Freight.   (200lbs of silk, so you know.)
Q5) Finally … 7th November, 1989, saw Douglas Wilder elected as the USA’s first Afro-American State Governor.   But of which US state?
A5) Virginia.
I’ll leave you with Missa In Nomine, by Arnold Rosner … 


And this thought …
“To me, ‘Blackberry Way’ stands up as a song that could be sung in any era, really. We do it with the new doing all sort of fanfare things in it and it works really well. It goes down great with audiences.”
Roy Wood, 8 November 1946.
Enjoy your day.










*        It was about their only hit, Debbi: great little tune, though … !

3 comments:

Mr Strict said...

1 Edna Kennedy.
2 High Treason
3 Hydrogen
4 Yorrick
5 Munich.


5

Debbi said...

Yes. And good see Mr. Strict back! :)

1. Michael D. Higgins
2. all three (at least, according to this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capital_punishment_in_the_United_Kingdom#Abolition)
3. a hydrogen bomb
4. Yorick (alas, poor Yorick!)
5. Munich

Nik Nak said...

Alas, poor Yorick, I knew him, Horatio!

I knew his moods, his humours … Oft time As an infant, he did dawdle me upon his knee.

Which sounds VERY suspicious … !