Friday, 10 February 2012

The Daily Teaser - 10-2-2012

Hmmm …

That’s …

An interesting piece of news.

It seems that the Ministry of Justice has decided to pilot a 24/7 Sobriety Programme, in parts of London.

Mmmm …

Not wanting to sound doubtful, here, but I’m doubtful. I’m a non-drinker, myself, after realising it was an issue for me.

And can’t help but think that any kind of compulsive element would be self-defeating: I can’t not see someone who’s been coerced into joining it NOT wanting to celebrate coming off it, with a pint or several.

Guess we’ll have to see, won’t we … ?

Let’s get moving on, shall we? Yes, that’s possibly wise …


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and, along with confessing she has plans*, she ALSO bagged 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) 10th February, 1355, saw the Saint Scholastica Day’s Riot: in which English city … ?

Q2) 10th February, 1870, saw the founding of which organisation … ?

Q3) More to the point in which US city … ?

Q4) 10th February, 2005, saw which member of the Royal family announce his engagement … ?

Q5) More to the point, who to … ?

Q6) 10th February, 1942, saw Japanese submarines begin bombarding which atoll … ?

Q7) And finally … 10th February, 1863, saw the patenting of which safety device … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 9th February, 1964, saw the Beatles make their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. How many viewers did they attract: 69 million, 71 million, or 73 million?
A1) 73 million.

Q2) 9th February, 1979, saw Trevor Francis become Britain’s first £1000000 football player when his contract was sold to Nottingham Forest. Which team had he played for, until then … ?
A2) Birmingham City.

Q3) 9th February, 1969, saw the first test flight of which Boeing plane … ?
A3) The Boeing 747.

Q4) 9th February, 1966, saw a nuclear reactor open in which part of Scotland … ?
A4) Dounreay.

Q5) And finally … 9th February, 1922, saw which South American country join the Berne Convention on Copyright … ?
A5) Brazil.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll catch you later …

After keeping my fingers crossed: today is the late Jerry Goldsmith’s birthday. I’m just hoping the tune I’ve chosen as the soundtrack isn’t going to jinx me.

* Hang on, Debbi, when you say thinking of production work? I’ll keeping me finger’s crossed it’s going to be not as bad taste as this

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Ha ha ... I don't think I'll have quite the budget to pull off a production like Springtime for Hitler. :)

With my luck these days, my movie will probably make people want to beat me senseless or laugh like crazy. Or both. :)

1. Oxford
2. the YWCA
3. New York City
4. Prince Charles
5. Camilla Parker Bowles
6. Midway
7. the fire extinguisher