Tuesday, 10 February 2015

The Daily Teaser — 10-2-2015

Oh, blimey … Turn’s out the BBC are repeating New Tricks.

And when I New Tricks, I mean some of the earlier series, complete with the original cast: Alun Armstrong, Amanda Redman, James Bolam and Dennis Waterman, as Brian Lane, DSI Sandra Pullman, Jack Halford and Gerry Standing.

Now, usually, I’m not one for police procedurals.

But New Tricks?   With either old or new cast, was always worth a watch.


But let’s move on, shall we?

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

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

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video

Q1) 10th February is the Feast Of Saint Paul’s Shipwreck.   On which European island?
Q2) 10th February, 2014, saw the death of Shirley Temple.   In 1989, George Bush, senior, appointed her as US Ambassador to where?

Q3) 10th February, 1355, was the date of the Saint Scholastica’s Day Riots: which saw the death of at least 63 people.   The riots were in which English University town: Oxford, Cambridge or Bristol?
Q4) 10th February, 1920, saw Poland get married: to what?
Q5) Finally … 10th February, 1942, saw Glenn Miller awarded the world’s first Gold record: for his version of which Swing tune?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 9th February, 1900, saw the very first Davis Cup held.   The Cup is contested between male players of which sport: Tennis, Golf or Darts?
A1) Tennis.
Q2) What’s the women’s equivalent of the Davis Cup: the Ryder Cup, Fed Cup or the Gordon Bennett Trophy?
A2) Fed Cup.
Q3) 9th February, 1959, saw the first R7 become operational: Russia’s first ICBM.   The ICBM is an Intercontinental Ballistic what?
A3) Missile.   (Originally designed for nuclear missiles, the R7 has gone on to be used for launching many of Russia’s spacecraft.)
Q4) 9th February, 1950, saw Senator Joseph McCarthy accuse 200 members of staff of being Communists: in a speech in Ohio.   The staff concerned were workers in which US department?
Q5) 9th February, 1830, saw the birth of Abdulaziz: the 32rd Sultan of which empire?
A5) The Ottoman Empire.
Q6) Finally … 9th February, 1986, saw the last appearance — to those of us on Earth — of Halley’s comet.   It’s next due, when: 2060, 2061 or 2062?
A6) 2061.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“It is not enough to demand insight and informative images of reality from the theater. Our theater must stimulate a desire for understanding, a delight in changing reality.”

Bertolt Brecht, 10 February 1898 – 14 August 1956.
And this tune … 

Enjoy today … 

*        Me, too, Debbi†.   There’s not much that get’s me annoyed: but that’s ONE of my goat grabbers … !

†        Oh … Apparently, today is Internet Safety Day, Debbi.   Wish I’d known: I could’ve written a Teaser about that … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Internet Safety Day. We should celebrate that every day! :)

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