Tuesday, 10 January 2012

The Daily Teaser - 10-01-2012

Hmmm …

You know, I’ve got to admit, I’ve just switched from the TV to the radio.

And I’m thinking I can TELL radio four’s feeling (vaguely) civilised.

OK, granted they’re now talking about footballer Thierry Henry.

But they did start out with an in depth piece on the US elections.

Just a touch less frivolous than what the BBC’s news channel was talking about.

Well …

That’s unless you think rhino’s are frivolouus: I don’t know that rhinos think so, but there we go …


Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

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

With Debbi telling us about the death of an old friend, J. T. Cummins*, and Trevor quoting Simone de Beauvoir, it also saw them both bagging 5 out of 5.

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) 10th January, 236 AD, saw Pope Fabian named as Pope: was he the 20th, 21st or 22nd.

Q2) 10th January, 1861, saw which US state secede from the Union … ?

Q3) 10th January, 1990, saw the formation of which company, after a rather large merger … ?

Q4) 10th January, 1985, saw safety concerns raised over the Sinclair C-5: who invented the Sinclair C-5 … ?

Q5) 10th January, 2011, saw the Lockyear Valley region of Queensland hit by flooding: what’s the capital of Queensland … ?

Q6) And finally … 10th January, 1901, saw the first oil gusher in which US state … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 9th January, 1878, saw who named as King of Italy … ?
A1) Umberto 1st.

Q2) Many years earlier, 9th January, 1816, saw Sir Humphrey Davy test what … ?
A2) The Davy lamp.

Q3) 9th January, 1909, saw Ernest Shackleton plant the British flag 97 nautical miles from where … ?
A3) The South pole.

Q4) 9th January, 1923, saw Juan de la Cierva, make the world’s first successful flight in an autogyro: in which country … ?
A4) Spain.

Q5) And finally … 9th January, 2005, saw who win Palestinian elections … ?
A5) Mahmoud Abbas.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll catch you later …

* Blimey, Debbi, he worked with Stan Winston … ? That had me impressed … !


trev-v said...

Q1 20th
Q2 Florida
Q3 Time Warner
Q4Sir Clive Sinclair – I was almost knocked down by 2 of them racing on the pavement when I was walking from Reigate to Redhill.
Q5 Brisbane
Q6 Texas

“I only know two pieces; one is 'Clair de Lune' and the other one isn't” – Victor Borge

“The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” – Bertrand Russell

“I don't generally feel anything until noon; then it's time for my nap.” – Bob Hope

Today’s word is “Bailiwick”.

Debbi said...

He was impressive. And just a great guy.

I finally read the article you tweeted. Most interesting! :)

1. 20th
2. Florida
3. Time Warner
4. Sir Clive Sinclair
5. Brisbane
6. Texas

"Trevor comes up with some really great quotes." - Debbi Mack