Tuesday, 9 February 2016

The Daily Teaser — 9-2-2016

Oh … 

Nice … !

You’ve probably worked out I’m a fan of writer, Terry Pratchett.   One upset by his death, and the Alzheimer’s that was a contributing factor in it, but one who treasures the collection of work by the man: still sitting on my shelves.

At any rate … ?   I’ve got up, this morning, and done my usual thing: making a cuppa, cleaning my teeth … and quickly checking the BBC news site, before opening up a new post, here.

One thing caught my eye.

The news that Salisbury Council have approved plans for a statue of Terry Pratchett.

Personally … ?

I think that’s entirely appropriate.


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: scoring six out of six in the process.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?

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

Q1) 9th February, 1979, saw the first million pound transfer of a football player: from Birmingham City, to Nottingham Forest.   Which player was transferred?
Q2) 9th February, 1901, saw the birth of actor, Brian Donlevy.   Which Nigel Kneale character did he play, on film?
Q3) Zeno was crowned as emperor: on 9th February, 474 AD.   Of where: Greece, Byzantium or Rome?
Q4) The Balkan Pact was signed on the 8th February, 1934.   Name one of the four counties that signed it.
Q5) Finally … 9th February, 1966, saw the UK government announced that a nuclear reactor would be built: in Dounreay.   Dounreay, and the reactor, are in which country of the UK?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 8th February, 1942, saw the start of the Battle of Singapore.   The battle saw the start of the invasion of Singapore: by which Axis power?
A1) Japan.
Q2) 8th February, 1915, saw the theatrical debut of The Birth of a Nation.   Who directed it?
A2) D. W. Griffiths.
Q3) Controversially, the film showed which far-right group in a flattering light?
A3) The Ku Klux Klan.
Q4) 8th February, 1950, saw the founding of the Stasi.   The Stasi were the secret police in which Communist nation?
A4) The German Democratic Republic: also called East Germany.
Q5) Which Stock Market index opened for the first time, on 8th February, 1971: the FTSE, the NASDAQ or the Dow Jones?
Q6) Finally … 8th February, 1828, saw the birth of Jules Verne.   Which of his novels follows the adventures of Captain Nemo?
A6) Vingt mille lieues sous les mers: Tour du monde sous-marin: Better known in English as Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“An author’s first duty is to let down his country.”
Brendan Behan, 9 February 1923 – 20 March 1964.
And these tunes: the last of which a fan of The Prisoner should recognise …

Have a good day … !

*        It’s well worth it, Debbi!   (Oh, how’s the video for today’s Teaser, Debbi?   I’ve been experimenting with some of iMovie’s sound effects: just to shake things up … )


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Trevor Francis
Q2) Bernard Quartermass
Q3) Byzantine Empire
Q4) The Balkan Pact was signed on the 8th February, 1934. Name one of the four counties that signed it. Countries? Greece, Turkey, Romania and Yugoslavia
Q5) Scotland

Debbi said...

Cute! I love it! :)

1. Trevor Francis
2. Prof. Bernard Quartermass
3. Byzantium
4. Greece, Turkey, Romania and Yugoslavia
5. Scotland

Speaking of The Prisoner, I sorely hope they do a decent job on the latest remake. If they can't, maybe I'll do my OWN remake! :)