Tuesday, 31 January 2012

The Daily Teaser - 31-1-2012

Oooooooh …

But my word, that first shot of caffeine in the morning’s good, isn’t it … ?

Well …

That first cuppa …

And, in my case, BBC Radio Four.

VERY civilised!

Although at the moment, in between their reports about tuition fees … ?

Is the odd mention of Iran.

Oh …

And the breaking news that Blackie HASN’T been nominated for a Golden Collar.

Apparently, a certain Mr Scorcese is rather upset about that …

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Trevor and Debbi going head to head: with both bagging 6 out of 6, it ALSO saw Trevor quoting four different people — including George Bernard Shaw — and Debbi mentioning she’s very definitely an expresso* fan.

Let’s how they — and you — do with todays questions, shall we? Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video
Q1) 31st January, 1958, saw the launch of the first US satellite: what was it called … ?

Q2) 8 years earlier, 31st January, 1950, saw which US president announce that the USA was to develop a hydrogen bomb … ?

Q3) January, 31st, 1902, saw the birth of actress, Tallulah Bankhead: who played her in the 1991 musical, Tallulah Who?

Q4) 31st January, 1946, saw Yugoslavia’s Constitution go into force: name any of Yugoslavia’s constituent countries.

Q5) And finally … 31st January, 1990 saw the first branch of which fast food joint open in Moscow?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 30th January, 1790, saw the first boat to be tested as what, in the UK … ?
A1) Lifeboat.

Q2) More to the point, on which English river?
A2) The Tyne.

Q3) 30th January, 1913, saw the House of Lords reject a bill about what: ID cards, that year’s Budget or Irish Home Rule … ?
A3) Irish Home Rule.

Q4) 30th January, 1952, saw peace talks in which war famously stall … ?
A4) The Korean War.

Q5) 30th January, 1862, saw the launch of the first US ironclad ship: what was it called … ?
A5) The USS Monitor.

Q6) And finally … 30th January, 1826, saw the opening of which bridge … ?
A6) The Menai Suspension Bridge. (Or Pont Grog y Borth, if you’re inclined to be Welsh about it … )
Enjoy those, everyone: Ill catch you later …

* I’ve got to admit, Debbi, my favourite mug is a pint sized one — I’m an ex-barman of some 15 years experience, and spotted that from the off! — from my local Starbucks. (Which is a few yards away from Café Nero, Brentwood’s genuine Italian coffee-shop. Which has always struck me as odd: most of the staff are about Italian as I am … )

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Excellent! I look forward to trying espresso in the UK in a genuine Italian coffee-shop staffed by British people. It'll be almost like home, except with great accents. :)

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