Thursday, 12 March 2015

The Daily Teaser — 12-3-2015: It’s The Real Thing … 

 Did I mention I had a copy of The Imitation Game?

And that I’d both successfully figured out how to copy the thing — or back it up, strictly speaking — AND managed to watch it.

Last night, in fact.

Can I make a suggestion, here … ?

Go catch The Imitation Game.   It’s seriously worthwhile.


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) 12th March saw the first Coca Cola bottling plant opened: in which US state?
Q2) In which year of the 1890s?
Q3) In which US city was the drink first made?
Q4) It was originally sold as French what cola?
Q5) The original recipe called for thirty pounds of what: sugar, salt or pepper?
Q6) Some US retailers managed to create demand for Coca Cola made with cane sugar.   This version is usually exported from which Central American country?
Q7) In which year was Coca Cola declared Kosher?
Q8) Two halal alternatives to Coca Cola have been made in Europe: in France and England.   Name either.
Q9) In which year of the 1980s was New Coke introduced?
Q10) Finally … In which year of the 1960s, did Coke introduce the It’s the Real Thing slogan?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 11th March, 1985, saw Mikhail Gorbachev named as leader of the Soviet Union.   As such, he was the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union’s … what?
A1) Central Committee.   (The Politburo, or Preasidium, was the separate policy-making body.)
Q2) Mr Gorbachev’s middle name, Sergeyevich, isn’t actually a middle name.   What is it?
A2) A patronymic: in other words, it tells you what his father’s name is.
Q3) 11th March, 1867, saw the first performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s Don Carlos.   The central character, is heir to the throne of which European country?
A3) Spain.
Q4) 11th March, 2014, saw which disputed territory declare itself independent of the Ukraine?
A4) What’s now calling itself the Republic of Crimea.
Q5) 11th March, 1990, saw which Baltic state declare itself independent of the USSR?
A5) Lithuania.
Q6) Finally … 11th March, 1977, saw who charged with rape?
I’ll leave you with a well-known advertising slogan …
“Coke Is It.”

Coca Cola advertising slogan, 1981.
And this tune … 

Have a good day: and don’t over-do the fizzy pop!

*        You do … ?   There’s a nice ambiguous statement, Debbi† … ! :D

†        Back when I did drink, I liked a good Scotch.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Scotch is good, too. A good Scotch, that is. :)

1. Mississippi
2. 1891
3. Atlanta, GA
4. Wine Coca
5. sugar
6. Mexico
7. 1935
8. Mecca Cola
9. 1985
10. 1969