Tuesday, 5 May 2015

The Daily Teaser — 5-5-2015

Right … 

It’s official.

I’m on … A DEADLINE!!

Well, I’m not.

But the photographer that’s heading for my place, today, is.

Remember, a few weeks ago, that the Brentwood Gazette did a story about how difficult it was to get to my gas meter.

It’s still where it was: at the back of my flat, in — effectively — next door’s car-park.   And only accessibly to those who’d climbed out of the window, or went through a tradesman’s entrance in a different building.

The Gazette, bless them, have done one follow-up story: before we had the new door put in.

And now want another, now the door’s been put in.

Which is why the deadline.  The photographer’s ’round, today: for another snap.   But has to be here well before 12.

When the Gazette goes to print.

I’d better get a move on, hadn’t I … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser was quiet: seeing no-one putting in their answers.

Let’s see who we can tempt with today’s questioned, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 5th May, 1940, saw Norwegian exiles form a government in exile.   In which European city?
Q2) 5th May, 2005, saw the Labour Party win a third UK General Election in a row.   Who became Prime Minister as a result?
Q3) 5th May, 43, saw the birth of travel broadcaster, actor, comedian and TV presenter, Michael Palin.   His best remember travel documentary — in 1989 — was based on a fictional journey originally made in which book?
Q4) 5th May, 1980, saw the end of the Iranian Embassy Siege: in London.   The siege was ended by members of Britain’s elite SAS regiment.   What does SAS stand for?
Q5) Finally … 5th May, 1950, saw the formal coronation of Rama 9th, the world’s current longest serving monarch.   Which country is he king of?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 4th May, 1972, saw the Don’t Make A Wave committee change its name to Greenpeace.   Greenpeace’s international co-ordinating body is in which Dutch city?
A1) Amsterdam.
Q2) 4th May saw Ken Livingston elected as the first Mayor of London.   In which year?
A2) 2000.
Q3) 4th May, 1959, was the date of the very first Grammy Awards.   Which Champs song won that year’s Best Rhythm And Blues Performance: A Glass Of Champagne, Gertcha or Tequila?
A3) Tequila.
Q4) 4th May, 1859, saw the opening of the Cornwall Railway.   Which county did it link Cornwall to?
A4) Devon.
Q5) Finally … 4th May, 1776, saw Rhode Island become the first American Colony to renounce allegiance to the British Crown.   Who was king, at the time?
A5) Edward 3rd.   (Also known as Farmer George, Mad King George, and George the Tree.)
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“The use of the word ‘just’ by an Australian means that whatever it is you have to do, it will not be easy, as in ‘Just pull that sword out of the stone’ or ‘Just split that atom.’”

Michael Palin, born 5th May, 1943*.
And this tune … 

Enjoy your day!

*        Quite what Old Peculiar regular Australian readers, @BudgetDude and @thefoodieworld will make of THAT quote, I don’t know!!

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thanks again, Paul, for mentioning dystonia on Twitter!

So glad to hear Stephen Fry is raising awareness!

1. Poland
2. David Cameron
3. Around the World in 80 Days
4. Special Air Service
5. Thailand

And I just LOVE Michael Palin! :)