Saturday, 18 April 2015

The Daily Teaser — 18-4-2015

Ye gods, but bits of me are twanging, at the mo … !

Really … !

Frankly, I’ve been happily working quite a few hours, this week: managing to get finished, last night, at 10:30.

I got home by 11.

And posted the Friday Question Set, and got to bed, by 12.

With the net result, of course, that bits of me are … 

Well … 

Let’s just say I’m lining up cuppa number 2, as we speak.

That’s actually a good thing.


I’m back at work, again, today.

I can’t complain, to much.   It means I can look at buying my nephew something.   And think about another tattoo … 

Oy heh … 


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 ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 18th April, 1942, saw Pierre Laval named as prime minster of World War 2 era, Fascist France.   Which small French town was this version of France named for?
Q2) 18th April, 480, saw the birth of Lucrezia Borgia.   Which pope was her father?
Q3) 18th April, 1958, saw US courts release which poet released from a mental hospital: T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound or Robert Frost?
Q4) 18th April, 1961, saw the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations adopted by the relevant body of the UN.   For many countries, it forms the legal basis of what: extradition, diplomatic immunity or the declaration of war?
Q5) Finally … 18th April, 1506, saw the cornerstone of the modern Saint Peter’s Basilica laid.   Saint Peter’s in in which Italian city?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 17th April, 37, saw the release of Porky’s Duck Hunt: by Warner Bros.   Which cartoon duck saw his debut in the ’toon?
Q2) Many years later, 17th April, 1951, saw the UK name its first National Park.   Which park it it?
A2) The Peak District.
Q3) 17th April, 1964, saw the Ford Mustang debuted at the New York World’s Fair.   The Mustang was named after what: a wild horse, an island or a plane?
A3) A plane.
Q4) 17th April, 2014, saw the public announcement of the discovery of Kepler 186-f: an Earth sized planet in its star’s habitable zone.   The star the planet is orbiting is in which constellation: Cygnus, Leo or Orion?
A4) Cygnus.
Q5) Finally … 17th April, 1837, saw the birth of financier and banker, J. P. Morgan.   In 1892, he oversaw the mergers that saw the formation of which modern US company: General Electric, JP Morgan Chase or A T and T?
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Today I interviewed a squirrel in my backyard and then threw to commercial. Somebody help me.”
First tweet from Conan O’Brian, born 18th April, 1963.
And this song … 

Have a good day.

*        Going TOTALLY off the subject, Debbi†, did you see the new Star Wars trailer?   Looks rather good … 

†        Actually, the chap in the stormtrooper outfit?   Is John Boyega, who I’d last caught in Attack The Block: which I thoroughly enjoyed … 


Debbi said...

Very cool trailer! :)

1. Vichy
2. Alexander VI
3. Ezra Pound
4. diplomatic immunity
5. Vatican City

Nik Nak said...

Personally, I think Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker will make some form of appearance in the film.

You notice Luke say ‘HAS’, rather than ‘HAD’, when speaking of his family power … ?