Wednesday, 22 April 2015

The Daily Teaser — 22-4-2015

You know, I was going to start by telling you that it’s official.

Workmen have started work on building a fence around the rear of our block of flats: and will be paving the area, then putting in a door at the back of our building.

They tell me they’ll be finished by Thursday.

All good!

Until last night, when I was heading off to work.

I got curious about the fact a neighbour — over the road from me — was looking out of his window, towards the other end of Rollason Way: just before I went to work, last night.

It turns out someone got stabbed.   In Torville Court, a few doors down from where I live.

Turns out two people have been taken to Queens Hospital: at least one of whom is in a ‘serious, but stable’ condition.

It’s all go, ’round here, I know that … !


But let’s get a move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and, along with showing us her review of The Peripheral*, also 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) 22nd April, 1977, saw the first use of fibre optic cables to connect and make a telephone call.   The signal in fibre optic cables is carried by what: electricity, sound or light?
Q2) 22nd April, 1876, saw the first game played the the original US Baseball League: the National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or National League.   How many teams originally made up the League?
Q3) 22nd April, 1967, saw the birth of actress, Sheryl Lee.   One of her best known roles involved being wrapped in plastic: in a David Lynch TV series.   Which TV series?
Q4) 22nd April, 1915, saw Chlorine gas used as a weapon: during the Second Battle of where?
Q5) Finally … 22nd April, 1930, saw the signing of the London Naval Treaty: by the UK, USA, Japan, France and Italy.   It regulated warfare in what sort of ship: aircraft carrier, dreadnaught or submarine?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 21st April is Grounation Day: sacred to Rastafari the world over.   What name is given to denominations of Rastafari: houses, mansions or castles?
A1) Mansions.   (It’s from the Gospel of John, c14:v2: “In my Father’s house are many mansions.”)
Q2) 21st April, 1960, saw the founding of the city of Brasília: capital of modern Brazil.   Which city did Brasília replace, as the country’s capital?
A2) Rio de Janeiro.   (Either way?   It’s an excuse to play this tune.)
Q3) 21st April, 1923, saw the birth of barrister, screenwriter and author, John Mortimer, QC, CBE.   He conducted the defense of Virgin Records, when they were charged with obscenity: after releasing which LP?
Q4) 21st April, 1987, saw a bus bomb go off: in the city of Colombo.   Colombo is on which island?
A4) Sri Lanka.
Q5) Finally … 21st April, 753 BC, is the traditional date given for the founding of Rome: by Romulus.   What was the name of Romulus’ twin brother?
A5) Remus.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“You can’t predict a show, that is the damndest thing, you can’t predict if a show is going to work or not until it’s on the air.”

Aaron Spelling, April 22, 1923 – June 23, 2006.
And with this performance by Yehudi Menuin … 

Enjoy your day … 

*        You can watch Debbi’s† review, here … 

†        Yep, I saw it, Debbi! :D   And you’re right, Gibson does like his twisty plot lines.   It’s part of his appeal!

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I agree! A lot like hardboiled detective fiction that way! :)

1. light
2. 8
3. Twin Peaks
4. Ypres
5. submarine

And thanks for posting the review!