Saturday, 15 August 2015

The Daily Teaser — 15-8-2015

You know, the weather’s a weird old thing.


It’s August.   You’d worked that out, already: anyone using the same calendar as the UK, will have worked that out.

But my point is this.

It’s August.   And I’ve got my heating on.

Mostly because it is — for August — rather chilly.

OK, we’re not talking Arctic.

But we are talking noticeable.

I can only hope the weather improves, over the next few days.

I’d hate to see this get worse, by September … 


But let’s get moving on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring five 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) 15th August, 1947, saw Pakistan become independent from the British Empire.   Who was the country’s first Governor General?
Q2) 15th August, 1945, saw the Allies celebrate the very first VJ Day: marking the end of World War 2.   ‘VJ’ stands for ‘Victory in …’ where?
Q3) 15th August, 2013, saw the Smithsonian announce the discovery of the Olinguito: a new species of carnivore.   Which family of animals is it a relative of: raccoons, beavers or weasels?
Q4) 15th August, 1946, saw the birth of actor, Tony Robinson.   Who did he play in each series of Blackadder?
Q5) Finally … 15th August, 2005, saw Israel start evicting Jewish settlers from the West Bank.   And where else?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 14th August, 1370, saw Emperor Charles the 4th grant city privileges to what’s now Carlsbad: or Karlovy Vary, in its native language.   Carlsbad is in which European country?
A1) The Czech Republic.
Q2) An audio recording of The Lost Chord became one of the first recordings ever played: on 14th August, 1888.   Who wrote The Lost Chord?
A2) Arthur Sullivan: of Gilbert and Sullivan fame.   (Apparently, it’s a version of the C♯9sus4 … )
Q3) The British government sent in troops: on 14th August, 1969.   Into which province?
Q4) 32 years later, and in that same province, problems were caused in the peace process: on 14th August, 2001.   Those problems were caused when who withdrew an offer to stop using weapons?
A4) The Provisional IRA.
Q5) Finally … 14th August, 1975, saw the debut of the Rocky Horror Picture Show: at the Westwood Theatre, in Los Angeles.   The world’s longest released film was c0-written by Richard O’Brian.   Who did he play, in the film?
A5) Riff Raff.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“There is no bond like having read and liked the same books.”

E. Nesbit, 15 August 1858 – 4 May 1924.
And — given Lady Miss Kier’s birthday — this tune … 

Have a good day.

*        I could EQUALLY say it’s very rock and roll, Debbi!   (I read Angie Bowie’s second autobiography, Backstage Passes, a few years ago.   She says she once had dinner with Reed: who claimed his extensive drug use was the only sensible way to cope with the air pollution in New York.   Takes all sorts … )

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I can see why she'd say that. In fact, my sister thinks New York City is a dump! :)

1. Muhammad Ali Jinnah
2. Japan
3. raccoons
4. Baldrick
5. the Gaza Strip