Thursday, 12 January 2012

The Daily Teaser - 12-1-2012

Oooooh …

He says …

I think I am going to get a decidedly early night, tonight … !

I really more tired than I thought I’d be!

At any rate, I do know this much.

I think I owe Old Peculiar regular, Debbi a BIG thank you.

Thank You!

She managed give both me and (former) Councillor Chilvers a mention, yesterday: right here … !

Cheers, Debbi: every bit of favourable coverage helps.


Moving on …

Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Debbi and Trevor putting their answers: with both scoring 6 out of 6, it also saw Trevor* quoting both Einstein and Wilde, and Debbi pointing us at that post, AND giving the late Robert Holmesª a mention.

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) 12th January, 1981, saw the US debut of which TV soap … ?

Q2) Many years earlier, 12th January, 1966, saw which comic-book hero make his US TV debut … ?

Q3) By a huge co-incidence, both shows aired on which national US network … ?

Q4) Moving on … 12 January, 1971, saw the Harrisberg Seven accursed of attempting to kidnap whom … ?

Q5) 12th January, 2004, saw the (then) world’s largest ocean liner make it’s maiden voyage: what was its name … ?

Q6) And finally … 12th January, 2012 is — until sunset — which date in the Islamic calendar … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 11th January, 1787, saw William Herschal discover two moons of Uranus: what did he name them … ?
A1) Titania and Oberon.

Q2) More to the point, after characters in which of William Shakepeare’s plays … ?
A2) A Mid Summer Night’s Dream.

Q3) Moving on, 11th January, 1935, saw who become the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California … ?
A3) Amelia Earhart.

Q4) 11th January, 1973, saw which UK University award its first degrees … ?
A4) The Open University.

Q5) A banquet on 11th January, 1927, saw who announce the creation of the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences: by whom?
A5) Louis B. Mayer.

Q6) And finally … 11th January, 1759, saw the first life insurance company opened in the US: in which US city … ?
A6) Philadelphia.
And finally, before I go … ? Here’s to the crazy ones …

* You’re right, Trevor, yesterday’s Q5 could’ve been phrased better …

ª As I recall, Debbi, Mr H was definitely a fan favourite: his death, at the age of 60, was a screaming shame.


trev-v said...

Q1 Dynasty
Q2 Batman
Q3 American Broadcasting Company (ABC)
Q4 Heinz Alfred "Henry" Kissinger
Q5 RMS Queen Mary 2
Q6 18 Safar 1433


“The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.” – Joseph Conrad

“Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.” – Josh Billings

“I have long been of the opinion that if work were such a splendid thing the rich would have kept more of it for themselves.” – Bruce Grocott

Debbi said...

Thanks for the link luv! :) Your video is in my latest post, too. Go figure. Ha ha ...

1. Dynasty
2. Batman
3. ABC
4. Henry Kissinger
5. RMS Queen Mary 2
6. 18 Safar 1433 A.H.