Monday, 9 January 2012

The Daily Teaser - 09-1-2012


And, yes, that’s a definite yawn, this morning. I’m up a touch earlier, today, than normal.

For various reasons, before you ask … !

But having had a shower, already, and working my way through my first cuppa … ?

Actually feel fairly decent.

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

Before I start jumping around the room …

Or … And telling you about Scottish independence


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi and Trevor putting in their answers: with both scoring 6 out of 6, it also saw Trevor quoting Marco Polo and Aristotle, and Debbi telling about an idea she’s had.*

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) 9th January, 1878, saw who named as King of Italy … ?

Q2) Many years earlier, 9th January, 1816, saw Sir Humphrey Davy test what … ?

Q3) 9th January, 1909, saw Ernest Shackleton plant the British flag 97 nautical miles from where … ?

Q4) 9th January, 1923, saw Juan de la Cierva, make the world’s first successful flight in an autogyro: in which country … ?

Q5) And finally … 9th January, 2005, saw who win Palestinian elections … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 8th January, 1961, saw the people of France vote to give independence to which North African colony … ?
A1) Algeria.

Q2) 20 year’s later, 8th January, 1981, saw a farmer in Trans-en-Provence claim to have spotted a what … ?
A2) UFO. (That case is claimed to be the best documented, ever.)

Q3) 8th January, 2011, saw a gunman attempt to kill Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords: which US state was she a Congress member for … ?
A3) Arizona.

Q4) 8th January, 1982, saw AT&T agree to divest itself of how many divisions: 22, 23 or 24 … ?
A4) 22.

Q5) 8th January saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average top the 2000 mark: in which year … ?
A5) 1987. (According to Wolfram Alpha that is … )

Q6) And finally … What’s your star sign, if you were born on 8th January … ?
A6) Capricorn.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll let birthday girl, Gracie Fields, tell you about her aspidistra, shall I … ?

* Oooh … ! I’m thinking Ms MacRae may be hitting a screen near you … !


trev-v said...

Q1 Umberto I or Hubert I
Q2 Davy lamp – a safety lamp for mines
Q3 South Pole
Q4 Spain flown by Lt. Gomez Spencer.
Q5 Mahmoud Abbas

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Debbi said...

Actually, I had two completely different ideas for a couple of features. Plus one I've written that takes place in Washington State.

But you never know, right? :)

1. Umberto I or Hubert I
2. a Davy lamp
3. the South Pole
4. Spain
5. Mahmoud Abbas

There was an author, J.T. Cummins, who read Identity Crisis when it first came out. He worked in the film business (including screenwriting, special effects makeup and directing). He told me that he thought there was a screenwriter inside me "screaming to come out" based on his reading of my novel. :)

He's dead now. *sigh* More dead people. I wrote a post about him here: