Tuesday, 24 May 2016

The Daily Teaser — 24-5-2016


What … ?!

I’m a film fan … well … armchair film fan, at any rate.

One who, over the years, has picked up one distinct impression.

That films based on video games aren’t necessarily much good.

Which has what’s mostly encouraged me not to watch: that and the fact I’m not exactly a video games fan.

Then, courtesy of the BBC?

I learnt one company has achieved something of a coup.


Threshold Global Studios are planning a trilogy of movies … based on Tetris.

I’d love to see the script for that lot … !


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: scoring four and a half in the process.

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

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

Q1) 24th May, 2015, saw the death of author, Tanith Lee.   In addition to her many novels, she wrote two episodes of which TV series?
Q2) The first actor to be knighted in the UK, was knighted on 24th May, 1895.   Who was he?
Q3) Which nursery rhyme was first published on 24th May, 1830?
Q4) The US Consulate in Quebec was bombed on 24th May, 1968: by members of the FLQ.   The FLQ were a paramilitary force, fighting for the independence of where?
Q5) Finally … Drilling started on the Kola Superdeep Borehole: on 24th May, 1970.   The borehole is in which country?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 23rd May, 1907, saw the first meeting of which country’s Parliament: Finland’s, Greece’s or Hungary’s?
A1) Finland’s.   (It’s called the Eduskunta, so you know.)
Q2) Raoul Salan received a life sentence: on 23rd May, 1962.   He was deeply opposed to which country’s independence from France?
Q3) 23rd May is World Turtle Day.   Are turtles reptiles, mammals or viruses?
A3) Reptiles.   (I’m DESPERATELY trying to think if I know anyone with a turtle obsession …)
Q4) Mathematician, John Forbes Nash, Junior, died on 23rd May, 2015.   What was the name of the film of his life, starring Russell Crowe?
Q5) Finally … four people were killed, and dozens injured: on 23rd May, 1984.   At an explosion in a water plant in which English county?
I’ll leave you with this thought … 
“How could liberty ever have established itself amongst us? Apart from several tragic scenes, the revolution has been nothing but a web of farcical scenes… But it is in the nation’s senate that the most grotesque parades have taken place.”
Jean-Paul Marat, 24 May 1743 – 13 July 1793.
And this song … 

Have a good day.

You are in error.
No-one is screaming.

*        I think I can say I’ve got something prepped up, Debbi!   (Oh, sorry about the half point, Debbi: the country is Algeria: Algiers is the capital city!)


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Blake’s 7
Q2) Henry Irving
Q3) Mary Had a Little Lamb
Q4) Quebec
Q5) Russia
Probably I won't be able to catch up tomorrow but it's going to be a bit of a moveable feast... Tetris...

Debbi said...

Whoops! Should've known that! :)

1. Blake's 7
2. Sir Henry Irving
3. Mary Had a Little Lamb
4. Quebec
5. Russia