Wednesday, 11 May 2016

The Daily Teaser — 11-5-2016

Right … 

I’m back at work, today.

Frankly … ?

I’m going to be taking seem Buscopan, the stomach medication I’ve been given, with me.

Just to make sure I avoid any … you know … 

Cramps … !

Cross your fingers for me, could you … ?


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) 11th May, 1942, saw the first publication of short story collection, Go Down, Moses.   Who wrote Go Down, Moses?
Q2) The US Congress established the Glacier National Park: on 11th May, 1910.   Which US state is the park in?
Q3) 11th May, 1894, Saw the start of the Pullman Strike: in the US.   The strike was a one by workers on what: river boats, railways or aircraft?
Q4) Whistle blower, Daniel Ellsberg, had charges against him dropped: on 11th May, 1973.   He’d leaked papers from where: the White House, the Pentagon or Congress?
Q5) Finally … 11th May, 1998, saw the start of Operation Shakti: thermonuclear tests by which nation?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Bert Weedon was born on 10th May, 1920: and became one of the most influential guitarists on the planet.   What were his famous tutorial books called?
A1) Bert Weedon’s  Play in a Day.   (The likes of John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Sting, and a host of others, all cite him as a teacher.)
Q2) In two US states, 10th May is Confederate Memorial Day.   Name either one of the two states.
A2) North or South Carolina.
Q3) Winston Churchill was named as British Prime Minister: on 10th May, 1940.   Who did he replace?
Q4) One, World Trade Centre, was named as the Western Hemisphere’s tallest building.   Which US city is it in?
A4) New York.
Q5) Finally … Sony introduced the Betamax tape format in Japan: on 10th May, 1975.   Betamax lost a format war: to what?
A5) VHS.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“The real problem in speech is not precise language. The problem is clear language.”
Richard Feynman, May 11, 1918 – February 15, 1988.
And this tune … 

Have a good day.

*        You know, that’s the second time someone’s mentioned Frenzy, Olga, I’m really going to have to put it on my bucket list!

†        Yeah, I’ll try and get everything sorted for you, at this end, Debbi!!


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) William Faulkner (I love Faulkner and I wrote an essay about one of the stories in this book).
Q2) Montana
Q3) Railways
Q4) The Pentagon
Q5) India
I hope your prevention plan works.

Debbi said...

Thanks, Paul! You're awesome!

Hope you're feeling better soon.

1. William Faulkner
2. Montana
3. railways
4. the Pentagon
5. India