Sunday, 29 March 2015

The Daily Teaser — 29-3-2015: The Royal Albert Hall

Hang on, what … ?

What … ??

Have you been watching the news?

Then I’m sure you’re aware that Top Gear presenter, Jeremy Clarkson, has been suspended.

As a result?   As a result, BBC Director General, Lord Tony Hall — the man who suspended Clarkson — is getting 24-hour a day police protection.

As a result of getting death threats over Clarkson’s sacking.

Can I ask a question, here?

How bloody stupid is that … ?

Look, I can understand people being upset about Clarkson’s sacking: even though I feeling his suspension’s the right thing to do, given the circumstances.

But death threats?

Exactly what kind of bloody idiot issues death threats over a TV show?

Dear GOD!


But let’s get a move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring fit e 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) 29th March, 1871, saw the Royal Albert Hall formally opened.   By which British monarch?
Q2) Who made the opening speech, on that monarch’s behalf?
Q3) What — technically — is the Hall’s full name?
Q4) The Hall has played host to which series of famous concerts?
Q5) The Hall’s also played host to the world — and royal — premières of two James Bond movies.   Name one of those movies.
Q6) Which noted British blues guitarist compared playing at the Hall to “… playing in my front room”?
Q7) Electric lighting was first installed into the Hall: in which year of the 1880s?
Q8) The Hall was designed by engineers from which corp of the British Army?
Q9) Which of the Hall’s feature’s was built by Henry Willis and Sons: the Dome, the main entrance or the Grand Organ?
Q10) Finally … when viewed from the top, the Hall is what shape: square, circular or elliptical?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 28th March, 845 AD, saw the French city of Paris sacked and raided.   By whom: Vikings, Goths or Visigoths?
A1) Vikings.
Q2) 28th March, 1566, saw the foundation stone laid: of the capital city of the island of Malta.   What’s that city called?
A2) Valletta.
Q3) 28th March, 1802, saw the discovery of 2 Pallas: the second asteroid discovered by humanity.   Which Greek goddess is the asteroid named for?
A3) Athena.
Q4) 28th March, 1946, saw the US State Department issue a report.   About the international control of what: baseball, nuclear power or chemical weapons?
Q5) Finally … 28th March, 1972, saw the birth of actor and comedian, Nick Frost.   In which 2011 film did he play Clive Gollings?
A5) Paul.
I’ll leave you with quote: taken from up high …
“This hall was erected for the advancement of the arts and sciences and works of industry of all nations in fulfillment of the intention of Albert Prince Consort.”

From the Exterior Roof of The Royal Albert Hall.
And this video … 

Enjoy the day … 

*        The effort, Debbi, is VERY appreciated … !   (Oh, did I tell you about the #GNUTerryPratchett thing that’s doing the rounds … ?)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Haven't heard of it, no.

1. Queen Victoria
2. Edward VII
3. the Royal Albert Hall of Arts and Sciences
4. the Royal Choral Society's performance of Handel's Messiah
5. Skyfall
6. Eric Clapton
7. 1888
8. the Royal Engineers
9. the Grand Organ
10. elliptical