Tuesday, 3 February 2015

The Daily Teaser — 3-2-2015

Oh … 

Well, ok … 

I’m up late: which you’d expect, given how late I finished work.

But at least I’ve the day off, today.

And … ?

Well, I’m just listening to last night’s episode of The Unbelievable Truth.   It actually amazes me what you find out, listening to it.

Apparently … ?   Ireland’s biggest flooring specialist, Lino Ritchie, named itself after a well known American singer.

Where CAN you go wrong … ?


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring nine 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) 3rd February, 1913, saw the US federal government pass the 16th Amendment: which introduced an income tax.   Income tax is a tax on a person’s what: inherited money, personal income or salt?
Q2) 3rd February, 1931, was the date of the Hawke’s Bay Earthquake, the worst natural disaster in which country: Australia, New Zealand or Vanuatu?
Q3) 3rd February, 1960, saw Harold MacMillan make his famous Winds of Change speech: about the political changes on which continent?
Q4) 3rd February, 1971 saw a well known policeman shot: during a drug raid in New York.   Which policeman?
Q5) Finally … 3rd February, 1918, saw the opening of the Twin Peaks streetcar tunnel.   The tunnel’s in which Californian city?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) In the US and Canada, 2nd February is Groundhog Day.   What is a Groundhog: a rodent, snake or monkey?
A1) A rodent.
Q2) The groundhog is also known as what: a money squirrel, a wood chuck or a cave badger?
A2) A wood chuck.   (A wood chuck could — in theory — chuck all the wood it could.   Apparently.)
Q3) Do groundhogs hibernate?
A3) Yes.   It’s why they’re in the burrow in the first place … 
Q4) According to tradition, if it’s cloudy weather when a groundhog emerges on Groundhog Day, then what, will come early: spring, summer or autumn?
A4) Spring.
Q5) The UK has a similar weather related day: in July.   What Saint is the day named for?
A5) Saint Swithun.
Q6) The largest Groundhog Day celebration is held in Punxsutawney.   Punxsutawney is in which US state: Connecticut, Pennsylvania or Maryland?
Q7) The groundhog in Punxsutawney is called Punxsutawney … who: Phil, Paul or Pat?
A7) Punxsutawney Phil.
Q8) In some Groundhog Day celebrations, you’re only allowed to speak Pennsylvania Dutch.   Pennsylvania Dutch is a version of which European language?
A8) German.
Q9) What’s Groundhog Day called in the US state of Alaska?
Q10) Finally … who plays the main character in the 1993 film, Groundhog Day?
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“If you just did a horror tone throughout an entire movie you almost, as an audience, can get a little bit used to it. But if you’re laughing one minute and, you know, somebody’s doing something quite horrific the next minute, it’s a little more shocking.”

Warwick Davis, born 3rd February 1970.
And this tune … 

Enjoy your day … !

*        Damn good series, that, Debbi†!   (I’m not going to say if it’s the best TV series to come out of the US: but it’s very watchable … !)

†        Oh, did I tell you I’ve taped The Internet’s Own Boy, Debbi?   It’s all about a chap called Aaron Schwarz, who did quite a bit of work on the Creative Commons License: well worth checking out … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...


1. personal income
2. New Zealand
3. Africa
4. Frank Serpico
5. San Francisco