Tuesday, 8 September 2015

The Daily Teaser — 8-9-2015

Hmmm … 

Apparently, things went rather well … 

You might remember, yesterday, that I mentioned my nephew, Jude.

Yesterday … was his first day at school.

And it has to be said, he does look a touch thoughtful in that photo.

Personally … ?

Personally, I’ve never actually HAD children: he’s my youngest relative.

So you can possibly see why I like keeping an eye on him.

The little I’ve had back, though … ?   Tells me his first day went well.

Here’s hoping the REST of his career goes well … … 


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 To, License and video … 

Q1) 8th September is International Literacy Day.   Literacy is the ability to read: and do what else?
Q2) 8th September, 1978, saw soldiers kill 88 protestors: on a day remembered as Black Friday.   The deaths took place in which country?
Q3) 8th September, 1943, saw which country surrender, during World War 2?
Q4) 8th September, 1945, saw the birth of keyboard player, Ron ‘Pigpen’ McKernan.   Which US band was he a founder member of?
Q5) Yellowstone National Park was temporarily closed: as of 8th September, 1988.   Why?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Saturday, 7th September, 1907, saw the RMS Lusitania launched: on its maiden voyage.   From which English port city?
A1) Liverpool.
Q2) The first black person to be named as Archbishop of Cape Town was named as such: on 7th September, 1986.   Who was he?
Q3) 7th September, 1940, saw London hit, by a German air-raid.   These raids on the UK were called the … what?
A3) Blitz.
Q4) 7th September, 1895, saw the first games of what, played: Rugby League, Rugby Union or American Football?
Q5) More to the point, were those games considered amateur or professional?
A5) Professional.   (Indeed, that was the basis of its split from Rugby Union.)
Q6) Finally … Brazil declared its independence: on 7th September, 1822.   From which European country?
A6) Portugal.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Carnegie Hall was real fabulous, but you know, it ain’t as big as the Grand Ole Opry.”

Patsy Cline, September 8, 1932 – March 5, 1963.
And this tune … 

Have a good day … 

*        Arrrgh … !   Turns out there’s a prequel, Debbi!   Just been doing a bit of reading, and, apparently, there’s a special prequel to the new series of Dr Who: called The Doctor’s Meditation.   Seems it was only show at US cinema screenings of Death in Heaven … !   (Can I find it online?   Can I , heck … !!!!!!!!)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Good heavens! I never knew. And I live here!

1. write
2. Iran
3. Italy
4. The Grateful Dead
5. the biggest wildfire in the park's history

Check it out! My blog got a mention in Ellery Queen Magazine!!! That's huge! :)