Monday, 17 August 2015

The Daily Teaser — 17-8-2015

There are times I’m glad I have a family … !

I mentioned, yesterday, that my TV set had blown.

Or, at least, the transformer in it, had blown.

Thankfully … ?   Mum — along with my two kid sisters — have decided to help out, picking up a cheap TV, from my local Argos.

This one, in fact … 

I’m thankful.

If you live on your own, you don’t realise quite how reassuring a TV, or radio, is — quite how much you rely on it for company — until it’s broken.

My only thought … ?

Right now … ?

Is Phew … 


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring six out of six.

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

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

Q1) The first pedestrian to be hit by a car, was hit on 17th August, 1896: when Bridget Driscoll was hit by a Benz.  Where did this take place: the Natural History Museum, Battersea Park or the Crystal Palace?
Q2) The British government revealed the Radcliffe Line: on the 17th August, 1947.   The line was the Government’s proposed border between what’s now two countries.   Name one of them.
Q3) 17th August, 1893, saw the birth of actress, Mae West.   What was the name of her autobiography?
Q4) 17th August, 1943, saw the birth of journalist and presenter, John Humphrys.   Which Radio 4 show does he co-present?
Q5) More to the point, he’s hosted which BBC 2 quiz show?
Q6) Finally … 17th August, 1585, saw English colonists land at the Roanoke Colony, on Roanoke Island.   Had it not vanished, the colony would be in what’a now which US state?
Here’s yesterday’s questions, answers and references …
Q1) 16th August, 1930, saw the release of the first cartoon to feature both sound and colour.   Its animator, Ub Iwerks, famously worked with whom?
Q2) More to the point, what was the cartoon called?
Q3) That same day — 16th August, 1930 — saw the first British Empire Games open: in Canada.   Those games are now called what?
Q4) The first issue of Sports Illustrated released: on 16th August, 1954.   Which publishers own the magazine: Time Inc, Pearson or News Corp?
A4) Time, Inc.
Q5) 16th August, 1888, saw the birth of Thomas Edward Lawrence: best remembered as Lawrence of where?
A5) Arabia.
Q6) Finally … 16th August, 1952, saw floods hit Lynmouth.   Lynmouth is in which English county?
A6) Devon.
I’ll leave you with this personal observation …
“I’m the kinda girl who works for Paramount by day, and Fox all night.”

Mae West, August 17, 1893 – November 22, 1980.
And a little, light, Brazilian Jazz … 

Have a good day … 

*        I’ll go and have a look, Debbi† … once I’ve picked up the new TV and worked out how to switch the thing on … !

†        Bloody HELL!   Debbi, I’ve just seen how many views yesterday’s Teaser got!   Wow … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Awesome! Keep up the good work! :)

1. the Crystal Palace
2. India and Pakistan
3. Goodness Had Nothing to do With It
4. Today
5. Mastermind
6. North Carolina