Sunday, 27 March 2016

The Daily Teaser — 27-3-2016

Oh, I hate that … !

I’m in the UK: in case you didn’t realise.

And, early this morning, Britain’s clocks went forward: meaning it’s now British Summer Time.

Which is possibly why it’s raining, obviously … 

At ANY rate?

It ALSO means that — in theory — I’ve had an extra hour in bed.

You’d THINK I’d be relatively cheerful about that, wouldn’t you?

You’re right.

I will.

At least, once I stop yawning, I will … 


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with both scoring five out of five.

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

Here they are, along with the ">How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 27th March, 1998, saw the US Food and Drug Administration approve the use of Sildenafil.   To treat what: heartburn, male impotence or migraines?
Q2) More to the point, Sildenafil is better known as what?
Q3) Britain started the creation of an artificial reef, on 27th March, 2004: by sinking the HMS Scylla.   Off the coast of which English county?
Q4) 27th March, 1915, saw Mary Mallon quarantined: as the world’s first healthy carrier of which disease?
Q5) 27th March, 1994, saw the maiden flight of what was then called the Euro-fighter.   It’s know known — in the UK, at least — as the what: Typhoon, Taiwan or Tai Chi?
Q6) Finally … 27th March, 1914, saw the birth of actor, Richard Denning.   In which of his films did he play Dr Mark Williams?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) In Canada, 26th March is Purple Day.   The day is intended to raise awareness of which neurological condition?
A1) Epilepsy.
Q2) 26th March, 1981, saw a new political party formed in the UK: what was it called?
A2) The Social Democratic Party: or, as it was more popularly known, the SDP.
Q3) Switzerland’s national airline was formed: on 26th March, 1931.   What was that airline called?
A3) Swissair.
Q4) The Schengen Treaty came into effect: on 26th March, 1995.   The Treaty loosened borders controls.   Between some member countries of which organization: the Arab League, the European Union or the African Union?
A4) The European Union.
Q5) Finally … 26th March saw London’s Stock Exchange admit women: for the first time.   In which year of the 1970s?
A5) 1973.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I’ve always thought my soundtracks do pretty good, because they’re basically professional equivalents of a mix tape I’d make for you at home.”
Quentin Tarantino, born 27th March, 1963.
And, as it’s the birthday of the late Billy MacKenzie‡, this song …

Enjoy your day.

*        It’s WELL worth a listen, Olga.   Just don’t be TOO scandalised when someone mentions Samantha … !

†        It’s definitely worth it, Debbi: I call it a zombie film: but strictly?   The zombies are the Infected …

‡        The man died a suicide: at the age of 39.   Tragedy doesn’t even start … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Sad story about that musician.

1. male impotence
2. Viagra
3. Cornwall
4. typhoid (as in Typhoid Mary)
5. Typhoon
6. Creature from the Black Lagoon