Saturday, 11 February 2012

The Daily Teaser - 11-2-2012

Hmm …

Now THAT’S a handy thing to see float past on TV …

I’ve got to admit, I’ve just had the short version of the BBC News channel’s technology show, Click, playing in the background.

And handily … ?

Kate Russell, the show’s website reviewer, has just given a mention to Bit Defender’s SafeGo apps for both Facebook and Twitter.

Which claim to keep you social network’s safe.

You know, I THINK I’ll give those a go, later.

Something like that is bound to come in useful … !

Let’s move on, shall we … ?

Yes, lets …


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and, along with giving a mention to The Producers* a mention, also bagging 7 out of 7º.

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) 11th February, 2011, saw the announcement that who had resigned as Egyptian President … ?

Q2) 11th February, 1987, saw Cynthia Payne cleared of controlling prostitutes: what, famously, did the girls who weren’t working for her, take as payment … ?

Q3) 11th February, 1916, saw anarchist, Emma Goldman, arrested for lecturing about birth control: how many weeks did she spend in prison as a result?

Q4) 11th February, 1956, saw two of the Cambridge Four — Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean — arrive in Moscow. Name either of the other two.

Q5) And finally … 11th February, 1976, saw John Curry win Britain’s first Winter Olympic gold medal for 12 years: in which sport?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 10th February, 1355, saw the Saint Scholastica Day’s Riot: in which English city … ?
A1) Oxford.

Q2) 10th February, 1870, saw the founding of which organisation … ?
A2) The Young Women’s Christian Association: or YWCA.

Q3) More to the point in which US city … ?
A3) New York.

Q4) 10th February, 2005, saw which member of the Royal family announce his engagement … ?
A4) Prince Charles.

Q5) More to the point, who to … ?
A5) Camilla Parker Bowles: of the Duchess of Cornwall, as she now is.

Q6) 10th February, 1942, saw Japanese submarines begin bombarding which atoll … ?
A6) Midway Atoll.

Q7) And finally … 10th February, 1863, saw the patenting of which safety device … ?
A7) The fire extinguisher.
Enjoy those: I’ll catch you, after I’ve left you with a tune from the late Gene Vincent …
Oh … And leave you with a word from his biggest fan …

* Oh, I don’t know, Debbi, it’d probably be a better effort than mine: I wouldn’t know where to start … !

º I have to admit, I literally had to double check my research: turn’s out I thought the relevant entry had said it was the day the YMCA had been founded. Which could’ve been awkward …

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Nice tunes! :) I love it when you include music or some sort of video.

1. Hosni Mubarak
2. luncheon vouchers (I vaguely remember that case)
3. two
4. Kim Philly and Anthony Blunt
5. figure skating