Wednesday, 8 February 2012

The Daily Teaser - 08-2-2012

Oooooh, but I’m thinking I hate having a cold, I really do … !

I’ll happily admit to having severly knackered my lungs, over the years: some 25 years of smoking various tobacco products does have an effect.

But a cold … ?

I swear, a cold never used to feel this horrible!

Especially the blocked up noise bit.

That’s not good.

It’s really not good.

Although, saying that … ?

I keep thinking there’s an old gag that it’s not as bad as eating oysters.

To be frank … ?

I knew there was a reason I didn’t go near seafood … !

Let’s move on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi — all on her ownsome — putting her answers in: and, along with admitting she’s keeping her fingers crossed for me*, also bagging 4 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) 8th February, 1952, saw the Queen proclaim herself Queen: in which palace did she do this … ?

Q2) More to the point, this year is the 60th anniversary of her reign: is this the Golden, Silver or Diamond Jubilee … ?

Q3) 8th February, 1960, saw Her Majesty announce that the name of her family would be what … ?

Q4) 8th February, 1971, saw the opening of which stock market … ?

Q5) 8th February, 1978, saw what broadcast on US radio, for the first time … ?

Q6) 8th February, 1855, saw the mysterious appearance of what, in South Devon … ?

Q7) And finally … 8th February, 1974, saw three US astronauts returning to Earth after spending 85 days on what… ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 7th February, 1991, saw Haiti swear in it’s first democratically elected President: who was he … ?
A1) Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

Q2) More to the point, who was his predecessor as head of government … ?
A2) General Prosper Avril.

Q3) 7th February, 1974, saw who claim to have kidnapped heiress, Patty Hearst … ?
A3) The SLA: or Symbionese Liberation Army.

Q4) 7th February, 1301, saw Edward of Cærnavon become the first English what … ?
A4) Prince of Wales.

Q5) 7th February, 1999, saw who become the King Of Jordan … ?
A5) Abdullah 2nd.

Q6) And finally … 7th February, 1964, saw The Beatles arrive in New York: on which TV show did they make their first scheduled US appearance … ?
A6) The Ed Sullivan Show.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll catch you later …

* Thanks, Debbi: everyone needs Good Mojo, don’t they … ? (I’ve got to admit, it’s needed: the job-hunting’s … slow … ! Hopefully, the work programme will help, but the fact I’ve been out of the work market for this long is starting to bite … !)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Hang in there, Paul! :) Good things happen when you least expect them. It's really true.

1. St. James's Palace
2. Diamond Jubilee
3. House of Windsor
4. the NASDAQ
5. the US Senate deliberations
6. the Devil's Footprints
7. Skylab