Friday, 26 February 2016

The Daily Teaser — 26-2-2016

Well … 

I’ve officially finished watching the first series of The Strain.

And have to admit, that’s a damn good series.

It’s not THAT often I mention the box-sets I’ve been watching, here in the Teasers … 

But The Strain, along with Penny Dreadful … ?

Are both worth catching.


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† 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) 26th February, 1616, saw the Roman Catholic Church ban a very known scientist from teaching that the Earth moved around the Sun.   WHICH scientist?
Q2) A suspected car bomb went off: on 26th February, 1993.   Under which New York office block?
Q3) The General Synod voted to accept women priest: on 26th February, 1987.   The Synod is the governing body of what: the Roman Catholic Church, the Church of England or the Greek Orthodox Church?
Q4) 26th February, 1846, saw the birth of soldier, hunter and showman, William Frederick Cody.   He’s better known, how: Buffalo Bill, Wigwam Willie or Firecracker Fred?
Q5) Finally … 26th February is Saviour’s Day: according to which US based religion?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 25th February saw Mr S. Colt patent his famed revolver.   Are revolvers repeating weapons?
A1) Yes.
Q2) The gun was called the Colt Paterson: after the small town it was made in.   Was Paterson in New Jersey, New York or New Hampshire?
Q3) How many bullets could the gun’s cylinder hold, at one time: four, five or six?
A3) Five.
Q4) In which year of the 1830s did Mr Colt receive the patent?
A4) 1836.
Q5) That original revolver had a .28 caliber.   The caliber — or calibre — of a gun is the approximate width of what?
A5) Depending on who you ask, either the internal width of the barrel, or the width of the appropriate bullet.
Q6) In making his guns, Colt made one big innovation.   What innovation: interchangeable parts or an assembly line?
A6) Interchangeable parts.   (Such parts had been made earlier in the century: but Colt introduced machine made, interchangeable parts.)
Q7) Those early revolvers saw use against the Seminole Indians.   The Seminole were a tribe in which US state: Alabama, Florida or Georgia?
A7) Florida.
Q8) Come the US Civil War, Mr Colt made money selling guns to which side?
A8) Both.
Q9) One of Colt’s most famous revolvers — the Colt SAA — was first made for who: the US Army, the US Navy or the Texas Rangers?
A9) The US Army.   (Indeed, ‘SAA’ stands for ‘Single Action Army’.   A version of this gun used a .45 calibre bullet: and was known as the ‘Gun that Won the West.’)
Q10) Finally … Wyatt Earp was supposed to have carried a custom Colt revolver: called the Buntline Special.   How long — in inches — was the barrel of these guns: 10”, 12” or 16”?
A10) His version was 12 inches.   (As far as any one can tell, short story writer, Ned Buntline made up the story about commissioning the things, and presenting them to Earp.   Nonetheless, the Colt company makes a ‘Buntline Special’ with a 16” barrel, as a result.)
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I honestly think that if Scotland, provided that we play a reasonable form at all, we will qualify and I think a medal of some sort will come and I pray and hope that it is the gold one.”

Ally MacLeod, 26 February 1931 – 1 February 2004.
And this tune … 

Have a good day …

*        Oh, Olga, did I tell you … ?   I’ve been accepted as a World Book Night volunteer: I’ll be handing out free books on the 23rd April.   (That’s why I was asking about old Catalonian traditions … )

†        Glad to hear it, Debbi! :D   (Oh, by the way … did I ever mention Penny Dreadful to you and Rick, Debbi … ?   Eva Green’s a revelation …)


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Sounds fabulous! I should be back in the UK by then... :)
Q1) Galileo Galilei
Q2) World Trade Centre
Q3) The Church of England
Q4) Buffalo Bill
Q5) Nation of Islam

Debbi said...

I think you may have mentioned it. So many shows, so little time! :)

1. Galileo
2. the World Trade Center
3. the Church of England (and good for them!)
4. Buffalo Bill (Wigwam Willie? LOL!)
5. the Nation of Islam