Wednesday, 6 April 2016

The Daily Teaser — 6-4-2016

Bleugh … !

I hate early(ish) starts at work.

Basically, it means I’m up an hour early than usual, so I can get four posts done*: and then get to work on time.

Frankly … ?   Starry eyed, I’m not!


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s teaser saw Olga† putting in her answers, scoring five out of five in the process.

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

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

Q1) 6th April, 1893, saw Latter Day Saint leader, Wilson Woodruff, dedicate the Salt Lake Temple: the largest such temple, by floor area.   It’s in which US city?
Q2) The Latter Day Saints, themselves, are informally known as what?
Q3) 6th April, 1869, saw John Wesley Hyatt patent a process to coat billiard balls with what: ivory, celluloid or bakelite?
Q4) 6th April, 1973, saw the launch of NASA’s Pioneer 11 probe.   Contact was lost with probe on September 30th of which year?
Q5) The night of 6th April, 1968, saw many US cities rocked by escalating  riots.   Following whose death?
Q6) Finally … 6th April, 1939, saw the birth of former Apple CEO, John Sculley.   Before being hired by Steve Jobs, which drinks company had Sculley led?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 5th April, 2008, saw the death of Charlton Heston.   He received his first Golden Globe nomination for which film?
Q2) 5th April, 1976, saw the death of millionaire, Howard Hughes.   From what: heart disease, kidney failure or pancreatic cancer?
A2) Going by the BBC article, kidney failure.
Q3) 5th April, 1946, saw the birth of actress, Jane Asher.   In which BBC play did she play Jill Greeley?
A3) The Stone Tape.
Q4) Jess Willard become Heavyweight Champion of the World on 5th April, 1915: in a fight in Cuba.   Who did he knock out?
Q5) Finally … A team from England played the first international Rugby game, on 5th April, 1904: against a team of Scottish and Welsh players.   Rugby League or Rugby union?
A5) League.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I don’t particularly have any magical ambitions, but then, I never did. I just enjoyed the game.”

Paul Daniels, 6 April 1938 – 17 March 2016.
And this tune … 

Have a nice day … !

*        Today’s Teaser, plus the relevant ones for the Gazette.   Well, it’s Wednesday … 

†        Actually, I don’t either, Olga.   I tend to keep the BBC news Channel on: unless there’s something I definitely want to watch … 

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