Saturday, 24 January 2015

The Daily Teaser — 24-1-2015

You know, getting up later than usual can be fun.

No, really!

Especially if you’ve had a late night, watching a movie.


Granted Lucy wasn’t a stunner.   It was enjoyable, though.

Enjoyable, but very flawed.

Either way, it meant I had a late night, after writing the post about it.

Only to discover — this morning — I was out of the medication that helps me deal with my under-active thyroid.

Looks like I’m off to my GP’s, then.   Who close early, on Saturday.

Let’s I don’t miss them!


So 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) 24th January, 41 AD saw the assassination of Emperor Caligula: by members of the Prætorian Guard.   The Guard had originally been what: a police force, bodyguard or firefighters?
Q2) 24th January, 1742, saw Charles 7th named as Holy Roman Emperor.   What was the capital of the Holy Roman Empire?
Q3) 24th January, 2003, saw the US Department of Homeland Security begin operations.   The Department is headquarter in which US city?
Q4) 24th January, 1705, saw the birth of Italian singer, Farinelli.   What sort of singer was he: a tenor, a castrato or a soprano?
Q5) Finally … 24th January, 1917, saw the birth of actor, Ernest Borgnine.   For which 1955 film did he win a Best Actor Oscar?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 23rd January, 1368, saw the Hongwu Emperor ascend the throne of China.   Which dynasty did he start: the Han, Ming or Song?
A1) The Ming.
Q2) 23rd January, 1571, saw the formal opening of the Royal Exchange: in London.   Which monarch opened it?
Q3) 23rd January, 1997, saw Madeleine Albright named as the first woman to serve in which US government position?
Q4) 23rd January, 1941, saw Charles Lindbergh testify before the US Senate.   The aviator was recommending a neutrality agreement with whom: Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy or Imperial Japan?
Q5) Finally … 23rd January, 1783, saw the birth of writer, Marie-Henri Beyle.   How was he better known: Hergé, Stendhal or Saki?
A5) Stendhal.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“It’s all false pressure; you put the heat on yourself, you get it from the networks and record companies and movie studios. You put more pressure on yourself to make everything that much harder.”

John Belushi, January 24, 1949 – March 5, 1982.
With this tune … 

And with this: marking Belushi’s fellow birthday boy, Jools Holland … 

Enjoy your day.

*        I’m pretty sure Kaiju and the gang are watching.   :D   (I’m also aware I’m getting a couple of people re-tweeting me.   Which is always handy … )

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Awesome! Tell 'em to please come by! :)

1. bodyguards
2. Rome
3. Washington, DC
4. a castrato
5. Marty (good movie!)