Friday, 27 January 2012

The Daily Teaser - 27-1-2012

Can I make a confession, here … ?

Can I … ?

I’m following veteran Star Trek actor and gay activist, George Takei, on Facebook.

And I HAVE to ask …

Why the HELL is the guy note a stand-up comedian … ?

He’s been posting up photos like the Gran Hermano* one for a while, now: and definitely putting a smile on people’s faces … !

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?


Yes, let’s … !

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and, along with the pair of us gently teasing Trevor, ALSO saw her congratulating Matt Smith and Karen Gillanº AND bagging 5 out of 5.

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) 27th January, 2012 is both the UK and International Holocaust Memorial Day: this is in memory of the liberation of which camp … ?

Q2) In which country was that camp … ?

Q3) Which country’s troops liberated that camp … ?

Q4) In which year was Holocaust Memorial Day — in the UK — first held … ?

Q5) Which country first celebrated International Holocaust Memorial Day, in 1996?

Q6) Moving on, 27th January, 1967, saw the USA, USSR and UK sign which treaty … ?

Q7) 27th January, 1995, saw which football player banned, after attacking a fan… ?

Q8) And finally … 27th January, 1993, saw Akebono Tarō become the first foreign born person to attain whichJapanese sports highest rank … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 26th January, 2004, saw what explode in a small town, in Taiwan‡ … ?
A1) A dead beached whale.

Q2) 26th January, 1950, saw India become a Republic, and swear in it’s first President: what was his name … ?
A2) Rajendra Prasad.

Q3) 26th January, 1808, was the date of the Rum Rebellion, the only successful — though short-lived — armed takeover of which government … ?
A3) The Australian government.

Q4) 26th January, 1982, saw UK unemployment reach 3 million, for the first time since when: the 1920s, 1930s or 1940s … ?
A4) The 1930s.

Q5) And finally … 26th January 1861, saw which US state secede, during the US Civil War … ?
A5) Louisiana.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll catch you later

* Trust me, it’s not THAT hard to translate … ! :D

º I don’t know if BBC America will show We’ll Take Manhattan, Debbi, but it’s interesting to see Karen Gillan play someone other than Amy. And very odd to hear her using something other than her native Scots accent …

What made me laugh wasn’t the amount of locals who turned up to watch the whale being taken off for autopsy — and go Boom on the way. No. It was the fact about half a dozen or so hotdog sellers that turned up …

1 comment:

Debbi said...

There's a thought. Eating a hot dog before or after watching a whale explode. :)

I would usually say, only in America, but clearly that isn't so. Ha ha ha ...

1. Auschwitz
2. Poland
3. the Soviet Union
4. 2001
5. Germany
6. disarmament & nonproliferation
7. Eric Cantona
8. sumo wrestling