Sunday, 5 February 2012

The Daily Teaser - 05-2-2012

It’s Officially Officially!

Brentwood is now covered in — you’ve guessed it —snow.

As you’ve possibly noticed from the photo!

And I’ve got to admit, I am thinking one thing.

It means that I may just get the chance to test out some snow grips I’ve got.

You know, the little snow grip things you can shove over the soles of your shoes … ?

I hope they work!

Keep your fingers crossed for me on that … !

That’s get moving on, shall we … ?

Before I start to sound Captain Scott … !


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbiº — our Girl at the Seminar — putting in her answers: AND bagging 5* 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) 5th February, 1919 saw four famous Hollywood stars found an equally famous Hollywood studio: which studio … ?

Q2) More to the point, name any of the four …

Q3) 5th February, 1988, saw Manuel Noriega indicted on drug smuggling and money laundering charges: which South American country had he been military governor of … ?

Q4) 5th February, 1982, saw Laker Airways famously go into Receivership: what was the name of the company’s chairman … ?

Q5) 5th February, 1940, saw the birth of Swiss artist H. R. Giger: on which Ridley Scott film did he famously do design work for … ?

Q6) And finally … 5th February, 1924, saw the Royal Greenwich Observatory start broadcasting what … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 4th February is Independence day in Sri Lanka: how was Sri Lanka known, until 1972 … ?
A1) Ceylon.

Q2) 4th February, 1945, saw the start of the WW2 era, Yalta Conference. Yalta is in what’s now which country … ?
A2) The Ukraine.

Q3) 4th February, 2004, saw the original founding of Facebook, by Mark Zuckerberg: what’s the name of the 2010 film about its founding … ?
A3) The Social Network.

Q4) 4th February, 1998, saw 4000 people feared killed in an earthquake in which country … ?
A4) Afghanistan.

Q5) 4th February, 1789, saw who elected as US President?
A5) George Washington.

Q6) And finally … 4th February, 1968, saw Asian people fleeing which African country arrive in Britain … ?
A6) Kenya.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll catch you later …

* OK, The Crimea’s in the Ukraine … !

º I’ll look forward to that one, Debbi! Sounds like a fantastic time was had all round!


Debbi said...

It was fantastic! Apart from nearly breaking my neck. Or my skull. :)

1. United Artists
2. D. W. Griffith, Charles Chaplin, Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks
3. Panama
4. Sir Freddie Laker
5. Alien
6. hourly time signals

Nik Nak said...


Yeah, I’ve just got the post up, now … !

And crowbarring my chin off the floor … !