Saturday, 17 January 2015

The Daily Teaser — 17-1-2015

You know, gently playing in the background, right now … ?

Is The Good Traitor, last night’s episode of The Musketeers.

Frankly … ?

I have to admit, I’m thoroughly enjoying series two!

OK, granted, it’s probably nothing like the original novels.

But it’s great fun!


But let’s get a move on, shall we?

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

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video

Q1) 17th January, 1904, saw the debut of Anton Chekov’s The Cherry Orchard.   Who directed this version?
Q2) 17th January, 1946, saw the first meeting of the UN Security Council.   Name any of the permanent members of the Council.
Q3) 17th January, 2008, saw the crash of British Airways Flight 38: the first Boeing 777 to crash.   The plane crashed, just as it reached which British airport?
Q4) Mount Nyiragongo erupted on 17th January, 2002.   The volcano is in which African country?
Q5) Finally … 17th January, 1899, saw the birth of Al Capone.   Capone became notorious as mob boss of which US city?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 16th January, 1970, saw Buckminster Fuller receive a Gold Medal: from the American Institute of Architects.   What kind of dome was Fuller’s best known creation?
A1) A geodesic dome.
Q2) 16th January, 2006, saw Ellen Johnson Sirleaf become Africa’s first female head of state: being elected President of where?
A2) Liberia.
Q3) More to the point, in which year was she successfully re-elected?
A3) 2011.
Q4) 16th January, 2001, saw President Bill Clinton award a posthumous Medal of Honour: to which former President?
Q5) 16th January, 1920, saw the first council meeting of the League Of Nations.   In which European city?
A5) Paris.
Q6) Finally … 16th January, 1969, saw the first docking of manned spacecraft: whilst in space.   The two craft were Soyuz capsules: from which nation?
A6) The USSR.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.”

Muhammad Ali, born 17th January, 1942.
And this tune: as a nod to Slits front-woman, Ari Up†.

Enjoy your day.

*         You did well on that one, Debbi: I think you missed one, though, yesterday … !

†        The late Ari was John Lydon’s step-daughter: in case you didn’t know.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

How interesting! :)

1. Constantin Stanislavski
2. the US of A
3. Heathrow
4. the Democratic Republic of the Congo
5. Chicago, IL

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