Sunday, 15 January 2012

The Daily Teaser - 15-1-2012

You know, I KNOW it’s Sunday …

But I’ve got to admit, I’ve managed to sleep through my alarm, again.

I’m actually mildly annoyed about that.

Absolutely determined not to beat myself to death with it, of course, but even so … !

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

BEFORE Jude charms the rocks off you … !


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and, along with saying there’s too many books, and not enough time*, AND bagging 6 out of 6.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we? Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video
Q1) 15th January, 2011, saw the death of actress, Susannah York: for which 1969 film did she receive a Best Actress Oscar nomination … ?

Q2) 15th January, 1991, saw the Queen saw laws to let Australia hand out it’s own what: MBEs, Knighthoods or Victoria Crosses?

Q3) 15th January, 1967, saw the first Super Bowl: in which US city … ?

Q4) More to the point, name either of the teams that played …

Q5) 15th January, 1984, saw which former peer named as Labour party candidate for the Chesterfield by-election?

Q6) Finally — and during the American Revolutionary War — 15th January, 1777, saw New Connecticut proclaiming its independence. How is New Connecticut now known … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 14th January, 1129, saw the formal approval of the Knights Templar take place: was this at the Council of Troyes, the Council of Trent, or the Council of Nicea?
A1) Council of Troyes.

Q2) More to the point, what‘s the full name of the Knights Templar … ?
A2) Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon: or Pauperes commilitones Christi Templique Solomonici, if you want it in Latin.

Q3) 14th January, 1975, saw the kidnapping of Lesley Whittle: which recently deceased killer was she notoriously kidnapped by … ?
A3) Donald Nielson: also know as The Black Panther

Q4) 14th January, 2011, saw President Ben Ali flee his country in what became known as the Jasmine Revolution: which North African country was it … ?
A4) Tunisia.

Q5) 14th January, 1978, saw which band break up, whilst on their first US tour … ?
A5) The Sex Pistols. (Ever had the feeling you’ve been cheated … ?)

Q6) And finally … 14th January, 1960, saw the establishment of which English speaking country’s central bank … ?
A6) Australia’s.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll catch you later …

* You’re right, there, Debbi … ! (Did I tell you I’m reading Steve Jobs’ biography at the mo … ? Fascinating stuff, but it’s built like a cinderblock: that doesn’t help … !)


Debbi said...

I'll bet that's an interesting read, but one that takes time. Of course, I read War and Peace, and that took time. I just took it one word at a time, one page at a time. :)

1. They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
2. Victoria Crosses
3. Los Angeles
4. Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs
5. Tony Benn
6. Vermont

BTW, I think you'll like the tunes I included in my latest post. ;)

Nik Nak said...

Now THERE’s one I’m going to have to have a look at, War and Peace … !

Once I’ve finished Steve Jobs, and Snuff … !