Friday, 31 July 2015

The Daily Teaser — 31-7-2015

Right … That’s the kettle coming in …

Bless her, my mother’s decided to help out: by picking me up a kettle.

Which is handy: and something I’m thankful for.

Money, after all, is tight.

Especially as the cheaper ones I’ve been able to pick up — usually from Wilkinsons — are usually fine.

But have a tendency to blow my fuses.

What can I tell … ?

Apart from the fact I’m going to have to clean that saucepan … !


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* and Olga† putting in her answers: with both scoring ten out of ten.

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

Here they are, along with the How toLicense and video

Q1) 31st July was Black Tot Day.   In which year: 1969, 1970 or 1971?
Q2) The day was the last in which the Royal Navy issued what: uniforms, a rum ration or orders?
Q3) 31st July, 1930, saw the debut of The Shadow: as the narrator of the radio show called Detective Story Hour.   In which year did The Shadow Magazine debut: 1930, 1931 or 1932?
Q4) 31st July, 2007, saw the end of Operation Banner: the British’s army’s longest running operation.    Where WAS Operation Banner?
Q5) 31st July see the High Court of Justice close.   The closure comes at the end of what’s called what: Trinity Term, Easter Term or Hilary Term?
Q6) Finally … 31st July, 1974, saw the birth of actress, Emilia Fox: star of Silent Witness.   Which jackal is her father?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 30th July saw the birth of novelist, Emily Brontë.   In which year: 1817, 1818, or 1819?
A1) 1818.
Q2) Emily was the 3rd youngest child of the Brontë siblings: which Brontë sister was the youngest of the family?
A2) Anne Brontë.   (She was two years younger than Emily.)
Q3) Who was the oldest surviving sibling?
A3) Charlotte Brontë.
Q4) Who was the only surviving Brontë brother?
A4) Patrick Bramwell Brontë: usually known as Branwell.
Q5) The name of the one novel Emily wrote and published was Wuthering … what?
A5) Wuthering  Heights.
Q6) The story tells us of the love between Heathcliff and Catherine.   Catherine who?
A6) Catherine Earnshaw.
Q7) Who, in 1978, released a song based on Emily’s novel?
A7) Kate Bush.
Q8) Emily’s sister, Anne, wrote two novels.   Her first was Agnes Grey.   What was her second called?
A8) The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.
Q9) Emily’s other sister, Charlotte, wrote four published novels: name any of them.
A9) Jane Eyre, Shirley, Villette and The Professor.
Q10) Finally … in which year of the 1840s did Emily die?
A10) 1848.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I had faith in the concept and the theory that all Americans are endowed with the right to a fair trial and I would be fairly judged and fairly tried.”
Wesley Snipes, born 31st July, 1962.
And this tune …

Have a good day … !

*        Don’t know what you’ll make of today’s tune, Debbi, but I liked it.   (Oh, there’s more people quoting a certain Mr Ecclestone!   I can’t help but think that, when he says ‘the people at the top,’ he meant Russell T. Davies, himself.)

†        Eighteen!  Blimey, Olga, that’s prolific!   (EITHER way … ?   I’ll get a link up, underneath Debbi’s, if that’s OK … ?   And that lot looks rather interesting … )

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I'm so happy for Olga! Writing is a great thing to do with your life. Even if it's not always ... um ... profitable! :)

I like the song and the quote!

1. 1970
2. a rum ration
3. 1930
4. Northern Ireland
5. Trinity Term
6. the one in The Day of the Jackal