Saturday, 7 January 2012

The Daily Teaser - 07-1-2012

You know, I’ve got to admit, Nik Nak and Grub’s Who Peculiar has sadly come to an end.

Bless him, Grub felt he — for various reasons — couldn’t afford the time.

Which is a shame, I feel.

Which is why — just in case you were wondering — there’s suddenly a lot of reposted stuff about The Fades first series, going up, yesterday … !

Any way … I thought I’d best let you know what was going on at some point …

Let’s get moving on, shall we? Yes, let’s …


Yesterday’s teaser saw both Debbi and Trevor putting in their answers.

With both bagging 5 out of 6, it also saw Debbi putting up this post*, and Trevor quoting Arthur C. Clarke and Christopher Hampton.

Let’s see how they — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we? Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and Video
Q1) What are Christians using the Julian calendar celebrating, today … ?

Q2) 7th January, 1980, saw who elected as India’s PM … ?

Q3) 7th January is the flag day of Italy: how many colours are in the Italian flag.

Q4) More to the point, name one of them …

Q5) 7th July, 1960, saw the first (test) usage of which missile … ?

Q6) And finally … 7th January, 1991, saw Roger Lafontant attempt a coup in Haiti: what had he previously been the leader of … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 6th January, 1977, saw EMI famously fire the Sex Pistols: what was the name of the resultant Pistol’s song about the incident … ?
A1) Funnily enough … EMI.

Q2) More to the point, what was the name of the album … ?
A2) Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols. (Or Never Mind the Bollocks, if you’re in a hurry.)

Q3) 6th January, 1929, saw who arrive as a novice in India … ?
A3) The woman later to become known as Mother Theresa of Calcutta,

Q4) 6th January, 1994, saw who attacked by a man with a crowbar … ?
A4) Figure skater, Nancy Kerrigan.

Q5) 6th January, 1941, saw President Franklin D. Roosevelt make his famous Four Freedoms State of the Union Address. Name any of those Freedoms.
A5) Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want or Freedom from fear.

Q6) And finally … 6th January, 1367, saw the birth of Richard 2nd of England: which dynasty did he belong to … ?
A6) The House of Plantagenet.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll catch you later …

Once I’ve told you to have a listen to the St Trinian’s School song

* Can I refer you to my comments about prices, there, Debbi … ? People ALWAYS get surprised about how expensive Apple and OpenOffice can be, sometimes. Oh … And can I refer you to Trevor’s quote about critics … ?


trev-v said...

Q1 Christmas Day
Q2 Indira Gandhi
Q3 3 colours
Q4 green white red
Q5 Polaris missile
Q6 Tonton Macoutes


The first degree of humility is the fear of God, which we should constantly have before our eyes.'
--St. Louis de Blois died 7 Jan 1566
Science is but an image of the truth – Francis Bacon

Word of the day “Cimmerian” - Very dark; gloomy; deep. - Classical Mythology. Of, pertaining to, or suggestive of a western people believed to dwell in perpetual darkness.

Debbi said...

Yes, I was going to say something snarky about the critics. But my fingers ran out of steam. :)

1. Christmas Day
2. Indira Gandhi
3. 3
4. green, white, and red
5. a nuclear-armed BOMARC missile, according to this source:
6. the Tonton Macoutes