Tuesday, 1 September 2015

The Daily Teaser — 1-9-2015

You know, I’ve had the TV on, in the background.

Or, at least, had it switched to radio.

And … ?

Well … according to the weather presenter the BBC news channel had on, before I switched to Radio 4, it’s “the start of autumn, on the meteorological calendar.”

Which is a good point to make.

A very point point to make.

But I can’t help but think is bloody obvious.

After all, I’ve had my heating on, in the morning, for a couple of days, now … 


But let’s move 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) On 1st September, 1960, the government of the UK announced betting shops would be legal: as from May of which year?
Q2) 1st September, 1604, saw Guru Granth Sahib installed at the Harmandir Sahib.   The guru is the holy scriptures: of which religion?
Q3) 1st September, 1532, saw Lady Anne Boleyn was named as Marquess of Pembroke: by her fiancé.   Who WAS her fiancé?
Q4) 1st September, 1939, saw Action T4 signed into law, by Adolf Hitler.   This allowed Germany’s Nazi regime to kill whom: Jews, Gypsies or the disabled?
Q5) Finally … 1st September, 1952, saw the first publication of the last book by Ernest Hemingway: at least, the last to be published during his lifetime.   Which of his novels was it?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 31st August, 1056, saw Empress Theodora die childless.   She, and the dynasty she represented, ruled which empire?
A1) The Byzantine Empire.
Q2) 31st August, 1994, saw the Provisional IRA declare a ceasefire.   ‘IRA,’ in this case, stands for Irish Republican … what?
A2) Army.
Q3) 31st August, 1932, saw the birth of actor and trumpeter, Roy Castle.   Which children’s show did he present, until his death in 1994?
Q4) 31st August, 1963, saw the birth of actor, Todd Carty.   In which series did he play Tucker Jenkins?
Q5) Finally … Kyrgyzstan declared independence: on 31st August, 1991.   What’s the capital city of Kyrgyzstan?
A5) Bishkek.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
 “At this time the mail-order company offered me an excellent position if I wanted to come back.   If I had accepted it, I would probably have been fixed for life with a good living salary.   Yet the chances are that I would never have written a story, which proves that occasionally it is better to do the wrong thing than the right.”
Edgar Rice Burroughs, September 1, 1875 – March 19, 1950 
And this tune … 

Have a good day … 

*        He’s worth a look, Debbi, I know that much.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I like that quote! :)

1. 1961
2. Sikhism
3. Henry VIII
4. the disabled
5. The Old Man and the Sea