Saturday, 13 December 2014

The Daily Teaser — 13-12-2014

Blimey … 

Right at the moment … ?   Right at the moment, I’ve got last night’s episode of QI on: which is hysterical, as ever.

And, going by one question?

Apparently, it turns out the chimps and gorillas trained to use sign language, back in the 1970s … could lie … 

Lie … 

Quite what to make of that, I don’t know.

But if that doesn’t get you — as it got me — getting pensive … ?

Well … 


But let’s move on, shall we?   Before we get to pensive.

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

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

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

Q1) 13th December, 1936, saw the birth of the fourth Aga Khan, leader of a denomination of what: Shia Islam, Sunni Islam or Sufi Islam?
Q2) 13th December, 1577, saw Sir Francis Drake begin out on his circumnavigation of the world.   He set out from which port city?
Q3) 13th December is Saint Lucy’s Day.   It’s celebrated in parts of Europe: and on which Caribbean island?
Q4) 13th December, 1923, saw the birth of noted gangster, the late Frankie Fraser.   How many years did Mad Frankie spend in prison: 32, 42 or 52?
Q5) Finally … 13th December, 1972, saw Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt start the last extra-vehicular activity of the Apollo 17 mission.   This meant they were the last humans to walk on what?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 
Q1) 12th December, 1901, saw Guglielmo Marconi make his first transatlantic radio transatlantic radio broadcast.   Which Canadian province received that signal: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia or Newfoundland & Labrador?
A1) Newfoundland & Labrador: On what’s called Signal Hill, in the town of Saint John’s.
Q2) More to the point, which English county received that signal?
A2) Cornwall.
Q3) In which Essex town did Marconi set up his famed Marconi Company?
Q4) Which sunken ship famously carried two of Marconi’s employees, as wireless operators … ?
A4) The RMS Titanic.
Q5) Radio Caroline, Laser 558 and Dread Broadcasting Corporation were all what?
Q6) In which year did the BBC start broadcasting radio: 1921, 1922 or 1923?
A6) 1922.
Q7) Who had a 1978 hit with Radio, Radio: Ian Dury and the Blockheads, Elvis Costello and the Attractions or Jonah Lewis?
Q8) Which member of Queen, wrote their hit, Radio Gaga?
A8) Roger Taylor.   (Seemingly, the name comes from a phrase his toddler son, used: ‘Radio ca ca … ’)
Q9) Set in the 1960s, The Boat That Rocked was a 2009 film about a pirate radio station in the North Sea.   Who played The Count, the station’s rather loud resident American DJ?
A9) Phillip Seymour Hoffman.   (I have to admit, that’s a fantastic little film, well worth a watch … )
Q10) FINALLY, what’s the name of the 2009 film about a small Canadian radio station, besieged by zombie like attackers?
A10) Pontypool .(Which is ANOTHER cracker … !)
I’ll leave you with this song … 

And this thought …
“I think, the Van Dyke Show and Mary Poppins are two of the best periods of my life. I had so much fun, I didn’t want it to end.”

Dick van Dyke, born 13th December, 1925.
Have a good day.

*        Actually, Debbi†, I’ve a whole playlist of clips from Merlin: Atlantis is nice, but not quite the same … 

†        Oh, I used MPeg Stream to create most of those: the big advantage it enjoys over the versions of iMovie that I’ve used, is that it can add the little copyright notice I put in the

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I have to learn more about streaming and such. So many technical things. And it's hard enough to write with one and a half hands! :)

1. Shia Islam
2. Plymouth
3. Saint Lucia
4. 42 (the answer to life, the universe, etc.!)
5. the moon