Thursday, 21 April 2016

The Daily Teaser — 21-4-2016

Oh, goody!

They’re in!

I don’t know if you knew it, but Saturday is World Book Night: something I’ve been taking part in for a few years, now.

And frankly … ?

Always one who waits for the books to turn up.

I check my emails, daily, in the morning.

Partly to see who’s had a try at the Daily Teaser.

But also to see if there’s anything else that’s turned up.

I’m waiting for a Freedom of Information request I’ve put in to turn up.

But HAVE had the delivery note turn up.

The books I’m handing out on World Book Night have turned up.

All I have to do now, is picked them up.

~≈Ê≈~

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 To, License and video … 

Q1) 21st April, 1816, saw the birth of the author who originally published under the name, Currer Bell.   Bell is better remembered … as whom?
Q2) Bell’s best remember book is about which Jane?
Q3) 21st April, 1926, saw the birth of Queen Elizabeth 2nd of the UK.   In which of the British Isles is she informally known as the Duke of Normandy?
Q4) 21st April, 1934, saw the Daily Mail publish what’s now known as the ‘surgeon’s photo.’   The photo allegedly shows what?
Q5) 21st April, 1977, saw the original stage version of Annie open.   Where: London’s West End, New York’s Broadway or the High Street, Leamington Spa?
Q6) Finally … The World Digital Library was opened to the public: on 21st April, 2009.   The site is a collaboration between UNESCO: and which US body?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) René Caillié became the first non-muslim to enter the city of Timbuktu, on 20th April, 1828: and come back alive.   The city’s in what’s now which African country?
A1) Mali.
Q2) 20th April, 2010, saw the Deepwater Horizon rig explode: in the Gulf of Mexico.   The rig was owned by a company called Transocean: and leased to which oil company?
A2) BP.
Q3) James Murphy was killed: on 20th April, 1974.   He was the 1000th person to die as a result of the troubles … where?
Q4) 20th April, 1775, saw a siege start, during the American War of Independence.   Of which US city?
A4) Boston.
Q5) Finally … Pianist, Vladimir Horowitz, performed in his native county on 230th April, 1986: for the first time in 61 years.   Which country was it?
A5) Soviet Russia: then known as the USSR.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“If we believe that murder is wrong and not admissible in our society, then it has to be wrong for everyone, not just individuals but governments as well.”
Sister Helen Prejean, born April 21, 1939.
And this tune … 


Have a good day!










*        It went well, Olga: although I’m not looking forward to tomorrow’s long shift.   Mind you … ?   It’s World Book Night: so that’s going to make things entertaining … (The saying’s an old one, so you know: Terry Pratchett used it in Nightwatch, which just reminded me it was floating about.)

†        Portland’s supposed to be a lovely town, Debbi.   Which probably tells you why Sean moved to Athens, Georgia … !

2 comments:

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Charlotte Brönte
Q2) Eyre
Q3) Channel Islands
Q4) Nessie (Loch Ness monster)
Q5) Broadway (Alvin Theatre now the Neil Simon Theatre or theater…)
Q6) Library of Congress
Enjoy!

Debbi said...

Huh. Okay! :)

I'm reading a great book called Lamb by Christopher Moore. You'd love it. I think.

Here's Wikipedia description: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamb:_The_Gospel_According_to_Biff,_Christ%27s_Childhood_Pal

1. Charlotte Bronte
2. Jane Eyre
3. the Channel Islands
4. New York's Broadway
5. the U.S. Library of Congress