Tuesday, 14 April 2015

The Daily Teaser — 14-4-2015

You know, I think — possibly — I’ve done something … provocative.


You know I’m a Terry Pratchett fan, yes?   And one saddened by his passing.

And angered — and saddened — by his contracting Alzheimer’s Disease: especially considering the condition killed a beloved grandmother.

With the election coming up … ?

The BBC are doing a #BBCAskThis hashtag: where you can submit a question — via a short video — and send it to them.

One like this … 

Whether it get’s asked, I don’t know: I don’t know that I’ve phrased it well enough to be aired.

But that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be asked.


But let’s move on, shall we?

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

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

Here they are, along with the How To, License and video … 

Q1) 14th April, 1931, saw the first publication of the UK’s Highway Code.   How many rules does the current (online) version contain?
Q2) 14th April, 1939, saw the first publication of The Grapes Of Wrath.   Who wrote The Grapes Of Wrath?
Q3) 14th April, 2014, saw bombs go off in the city of Abuja.   Abuja is the capital of which African nation?
Q4) 14th April, 1979, saw Yusufu Lule sworn in as his country’s president.   What country was that?
Q5) His installation was in the wake of a civil war: after which dictator was deposed?
Q6) Finally … 14th April, 1929, saw the birth of Gerry Anderson.   What was the name of the puppet show that made Anderson’s name, internationally?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 13th April, 1598, saw Henry 4th of France grant religious freedom to the French Huguenots.   The Huguenots were French what: Catholics, Protestants or Jews?
Q2) 13th April, 1994, saw which US city seriously affected by flooding?
A2) Chicago.
Q3) 13th April, 1899, saw the birth of Alfred Mosher Butts: creator of which rather wordy board game?
A3) Scrabble.
Q4) 13th April, 1954, saw the birth of keyboard player, and song writer, Jimmy Destri.   Who was he the keyboard player for?
A4) Blondie.
Q5) Finally … 13th April, 1944, saw New Zealand open diplomatic relations: with which communist country?
A5) The USSR: what’s now Russia.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I always used to think that they were terrible.   I didn’t see much on screen but the faults.   I couldn’t get a puppet to pick something up, or to walk.   Their mouths were like letterboxes flapping open and shut.   But I got to the point where I thought I’d better stop running down these pictures, because everybody in the world except me seems to like them.”

Gerry Anderson, 14 April 1929 – 26 December 2012.
And this tune … 

Enjoy your day … 

*        The book usually is, Debbi!   (It’s a hell of a look shorter, I know that … !)

1 comment:

Debbi said...


1. 225
2. John Steinbeck
3. Nigeria
4. Uganda
5. Idi Amin
6. Thunderbirds