Thursday, 1 October 2015

The Daily Teaser — 1-10-2015

Right … 

I’m now officially up and about.

On a day that’ll see me heading for work, this afternoon: starting at four thirty.

I’ve no complaints there.

After all, my wages pay for dinner and an internet connection.

On the other hand … ?

On the OTHER hand, I am sorely tempted to go back to bed.

A boy’s got to have some sleep, after all … !


But let’s get moving on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Debbi† and Olga* putting in their 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 To, License and video … 

Q1) 1st October, 1918, saw Arab forces capture the Syrian city of Damascus.   Which British soldier was heavily involved with the city’s fall?
Q2) October 1 is an African made, 2014 thriller, directed by Kunle Afolayan.   It was made and set in which African country?
Q3) Muhammad Ali won the Thrilla in Manila: on 1st October, 1975.   Who did Ali fight, in that match?
Q4) In the run-up to World War 2, 1st October, 1938 saw Nazi Germany annex the Sudetenland.   The Sudetenland was the German speaking part of which (then) country?
Q5) Finally … The UK’s Supreme Court started work: on 1st October, 2009.   Up until then, its judicial functions had been performed by whom: the Queen, the House of Lords or the House of Commons?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 30th September saw the first episode of Thunderbirds aired on British TV.   On which British TV channel: BBC 1, BBC 2 or ITV?
A1) ITV.
Q2) The episode was broadcast in which year of the 1960s?
A2) 1965.
Q3) That first episode was called Trapped in the … what?
A3) Sky.
Q4) The series was made by Gerry and Sylvia who?
A4) Anderson.
Q5) Sylvia famously provided the voice for which Thunderbirds character?
A5) Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward: but just Lady Penelope will be fine.
Q6) Who was that character’s driver?
A6) Aloysius “Nosey”Parker.
Q7) Thunderbirds focused on International Rescue: as run by the Tracy brothers.   Name one of the brothers.
A7) Scott, Virgil, Alan, Gordon and John.
Q8) Their father was the man in charge of International Rescue.   What was his name?
A8) Jeff Tracy.
Q9) Which of the Thunderbird vehicles was the most frequently seen on screen: Thunderbird 1, 2, 3 4 or 5?
Q10) Finally … what’s the name of the Thunderbirds island home?
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“It’s only when you look at an ant through a magnifying glass on a sunny day that you realise how often they burst into flames.”

Harry Hill, born 1st October, 1964.
And this tune … 

Have a good day … 

†        The Tim Burton ones, you mean, Debbi?   I’m impressed: those were amazing looking movies!   (Jack Nicholson as the Joker?   Class act, there … !)

*        What’s happening with it, Olga, any idea … ?   (Have you managed to clear your caches‡, and defrag your main hard drive?   That usually helps with performance.   I’d ALSO suggest getting a Mac: I’ve had a lot less problems with mine, over the years …)

‡        You can find out how to clear your browser cafes, here.   You can ALSO find out how to clear your operating system cache, here.   You can find out how to defrag your hard drive, here.   (I’m going on the assumption your using a PC, Olga: and thus a version of Windows.   Now, Debbi … Any thoughts, here … ?)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

He was an impressive speaker.

1. TE Lawrence (aka Lawrence of Arabia)
2. Nigeria
3. Joe Frazier
4. Czechoslovakia
5. the House of Lords