Monday, 2 January 2012

The Daily Teaser: 2-1-12

Yep, I’ll be frank: Jude’s decided to say ‘Hello’, again!

I’ve got to admit, at the weekly family get-together, yesterday … ?

I think I managed to surprise him. By showing him how to use the light-switch in the bathroom, at bath-time.

You should have seen his face! Sheer excited surprise, especially when I put the light-switch in his hands, so he could have a go himself.

Let’s leave that there, shall we … ?

Before I start to sound really soppy, telling you about what he thought you could do with my phone …


Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Trev-v and Debbi putting in their answers: with Trevor* bagging 9 out of 9, and Debbi bagging scoring 8º.

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) 2nd January, 1969, saw which Australian gain a foothold in Fleet Street … ?

Q2) More to the point, by taking over which group of newspapers?

Q3) 2nd January, 1920, saw the birth of science fiction writer, Isaac Asimov: who famously studied what at college?

Q4) More to the point, which of his short stories is considered to be one of the best science fiction stories every written … ?

Q5) 2nd January is Berchtoldstag, or Berchtold’s Day, in Switzerland, the Alsace … and which small European country: Vatican City, Luxembourg or Liechtenstein … ?

Q6) 2nd January, 1980, saw Britain’s what go on strike: steel-workers, dockers or merchant seamen … ?

Q7) And finally … 2nd January, 1927, saw Catholic rebels in which Central American country revolt … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 1st January became the start of the New year in the UK and its colonies, when: 1752, 1753 or 1754 … ?
A1) 1752.

Q2) Nowruz is New Year’s Day in which ancient calendar: Iranian, Sumerian or Mesopotamian?
A2) Iranian.

Q3) The Julian calendar was introduced on 1st January, 45BC, by Julius Caesar: in which Roman year … ?
A3) 709 Anno Urbis Conditae.

Q4) The Gregorian calendar replaced the Julian calendar: which Pope devised the Gregorian calendar?
A4) Pope Gregory 13th.

Q5) As it’s New Year’s Day: is 2012 a Leap Year?
A5) Yes.

Q6) 1st January, 2011 saw which former Soviet State adopt the Euro … ?
A6) Estonia. (Which is possibly looks bad, with hindsight …)

Q7) 1st January, 1806, saw the abolition of which calendar … ?
A7) The French Revolutionary calendar.

Q8) 1st January, 2011, saw who step down as Governor of California … ?
A8) Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Q9) And finally … 1st January, 1985, saw Britain’s first mobile phone call made, by comedian Ernie Wise: what’s the name of the mobile phone company that call was made on … ?
A9) Vodaphone.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll catch you later …

* Trevor’s the original Big Beast, so you know, Debbi.

º It’s was the Roman year, Debbi: although, technically … ? 45BCE is when 709AUC actually happened


trev-v said...

Q1 Rupert Murdock
Q2 News of the World newspaper group.
Q3 Seth Low Junior College and then to Columbia University
Q4 Nightfall
Q5 Liechtenstein
Q6 steel-workers (I come from a steel town)
Q7 Mexico


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Debbi said...

Yeah, I was having a tough time converting or otherwise figuring out the whole Roman calendar year thing. And I'm not a cheater. :)

1. Rupert Murdock
2. News of the World
3. Seth Low Junior College, then Columbia University
4. Nightfall
5. Liechtenstein
6. steel-workers
7. the Cristero War or the Cristiada in Mexico