Thursday, 11 February 2016

The Daily Teaser — 11-2-2016

You know, I have to confess, I do like listening to Radio Four’s Today programme, first thing in the morning.

Personally … ?

I’ve always thought breakfast time TV was a bit … distracting … 

And frankly … 

It’s got a bit more of a mix to it.

After all, they’s just done a piece about the US’s beloved show, Sesame Street, moving to HBO: the home of Game of Thrones.   Which does get you wondering exactly how many dragons the Count CAN count.

And they’ve moved pom to a brief interview with former Deputy PM, Nick Clegg, about the government’s draft Investigatory Powers bill.

And then moved on to the weather.

Like I say … always a good mix.


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with both bagging 6 out of 6, the day also say Olga sporting a dating mistake I’d made.

Let’s see how everyone — including me! — do with today’s set, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How To, License and video

Q1) 11th February, 1997, saw the Space Shuttle Discover launched.   On a mission to what: the Moon, the Hubble Space Telescope or the International Space Station?
Q2) The world’s first science-fiction TV show was aired: on 11th February, 1938.   The play was a version of Rossum’s Universal … what?
Q3) More to the point, the play was aired by which channel: ITV, BBC 1 or Channel Four?
Q4) The US Congress received a petition about abolishing slavery: on 11th February, 1790.   From whom: the Methodists, Quakers or the Roman Catholic Church?
Q5) 11th February, 660 BC, is the tradition date for the founding of Japan.   What’s the name of the Japanese Parliament: the National Senate, the National Knesset or the National Diet?
Q6) Finally … Amadeo 1st abdicated: on 11th February, 1873.   As king of where?
Here’s yesterday’s (corrected) questions and answers …
Q1) 10th February is Saint Scholastica’s Day.   She’s the patron saint of whom: Priests, nuns or monks?
A1) Nuns.
Q2) She’s also the patron of which rather racy French city?
A2) Le Mans.   (That’s on top of sounding like an old Britpop band.)
Q3) In many Western churches, 10th February, 2016 is what: Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday or Lenten Thursday?
Q4) Police launched a mass murder investigation, on 10th February, 1983.   After finding human remains in what: a field, drains or shopping trolley?
A4) Drains.   (The remains were what was left of the victims of Dennis Nilsen: who’d disposed of the chopped up remains by flushing them down the loo.)
Q5) 10th February, 1962, saw the first solo exhibition by whom: Jackson Pollock, Lucien Freud or Roy Lichtenstein?
Q6) Finally … 10th February, 1893, saw the birth of which noted pianist and comedian?
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“There are few things better than falling asleep in a field and being woken up by an inquisitive cow.”
Mary Quant, born 11th February, 1934.
And this tune … 

Enjoy your day … 

*        DRAT!   You’ve discovered my evil secret, Olga!   Curses!   On a more serious note notes, yes, that’s typo: one I’ve corrected.   Cheers for spotting it, I’d’ve never noticed!   (Oh, blimey … I’ve only just noticed you’ve plonked yesterday’s answers on the Gazette Teaser post!   Looks like we’re both having senior moments, aren’t we?)

†        If it goes ahead, Debbi … ?   I can only hope it’s NOT a dog’s dinner!


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) The Hubble Space Telescope
Q2) Robots (invented the word and all)
Q3) BBC1
Q4) Quakers
Q5) National Diet. Intriguing
Q6) Spain

Debbi said...

A dog's dinner -- I like that one! :) One nice thing about the Doctor Who recent repeats is the explanation they include for the more obscure British slang phrases! :)

1. the Hubble Space Telescope
2. Robots
3. BBC One
4. Quakers
5. the National Diet
6. Spain