Sunday, 12 April 2015

The Daily Teaser — 12-4-2015

You know, I’ve done some daft things in my time.

Quite a few things, actually.

Right at the moment?

Right at the moment, the daft thing in question is having a late night — watching a very long movie — before having to get up early to go to work.

Oy … veh … !

The upside … ?

The upside is that at least I get a good long run up to do the post.

About the movie … !!


But 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) 12th April, 1956, saw the birth of actor, Andy Garcia: in which Francis Ford Coppola film did he play Vincent Mancini?
Q2) 12th April, 1877, saw the UK annex the Transvaal.   The Transvaal is now part of which country?
Q3) 12th April, 1955, saw the vaccine designed by Dr Joseph Salk declared safe for human use.   Against which disease?
Q4) 12th April, 1981, saw the first launch — on a full mission — of NASA’s Space Shuttle.   Which shuttle was it?
Q5) Finally … 12th April 1994 saw a small legal firm release — through Usenet — the world’s first commercial what?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 
Q1) 11th April, 1976, saw the original release of the Apple 1 computer.   To which hobbyist group did its creator, Steve Wozniak, d1emonstrate it: the Chaos Computer Club, the Homebrew Computer Club or the Boston Computer Club?
Q2) 11th April, 1990 saw UK Customs officers seize parts for a very large gun: bound for where?
A2) Iraq.
Q3) Many years later, 11th April, 2006, saw that country’s President announce their scientists has successfully enriched what: Gold, Uranium or Caesium?
A3) Uranium.
Q4) 11th April 2015 marks — in the UK, at least — the end of Passover.   Passover marks the time when the Jews were freed from slavery: where?
A4) Egypt.
Q5) Finally … 11th April, 45 AD, saw the birth of Roman Emperor, Septimius Severus.   Severus was born Leptis Magna: in what’s now which continent?
A5) Africa.
I’ll leave you with this thought … 
“So I went to the BBC and said, ‘Can I do a little Clangers film about the election?’   It’s basically about the narrator, that’s me, being the interlocutor as well, telling the Clangers that they’ve got to vote, either for the Froglet or for the Soup Dragon.   And they refused point blank to have anything to do with it.”
Oliver Postgate, 12 April 1925 – 8 December 2008.
As, as another nod to Oliver Postgate?   The very first episode of Ivor The Engine

Enjoy your day … !

*        I seem to recall Time after Time made a fairly good impression on me, Debbi: but it’s been a while since I’ve seen it.   Which reminds me, I really should try re-reading Gotham By Gaslight … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I love that movie! It was Rick and my first date movie! :)

1. The Godfather: Part III
2. South Africa
3. polio
4. Columbia
5. newsgroups or bulletin boards

Whenever I see Mary Steenbergen, I always say, "Wait, Herbert! Take me with you!" :)