Thursday, 16 February 2012

The Daily Teaser - 16-2-2012

Oooh, well that’s something …

Seemingly … ?

Seemingly, The Now Show is back on Radio 4, tomorrow.

Which I’ve got to admit, I’ve not actually heard in years.

On the other hand … ?

On the other hand, I do know I’ve always enjoyed Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis’s output.

OK, GRANTED they’re maybe not hugely radically edgey comedians.

But they ARE funny.

Which is the important bit, isn’t it … ?

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

Yes, let’s …


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Mr Strict and Debbi putting in their answers: with Debbi telling us I’d picked another good tune*, it also saw her and Mr S BOTH bagging 6 out of 6.

Let’s see how they — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we? Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video
Q1) 16th February, 1899, saw the founding of Knattspyrnufélag Reykjavíkur: Knattspyrnufélag Reykjavíkur is Iceland’s first what … ?

Q2) 16th February, 1985, saw whistle blowing civil servant, Clive Ponting, resign: over his part in a leak about the sinking of which ship … ?

Q3) 16th February, 1940, saw which German tanker boarded by British sailors … ?

Q4) 16th February, 2006, saw the last what decommissioned by the US Army … ?

Q5) 16th February, 2005, saw the Kyoto Protocol come into force: what does the Kyoto Protocol intend to slow … ?

Q6) And finally … 16th February, 1921, saw the birth of Reverend John Galbraith Graham: under the pen-name, Araucaria, what does he compile for The Guardian … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 15th February, 1906, saw the founding of which British political party … ?
A1) The Labour party.

Q2) More to the point, what was the name of that party’s first Prime Minister … ?
A2) Ramsey MacDonald.

Q3) 15th February, 1971, saw Britain introduce decimalized pounds sterling: in which year was the 20p piece introduced … ?
A3) 1982.

Q4) 15th February, 2003, saw protests — in roughly 600 cities — against war, where … ?
A4) Iraq.

Q5) 15th February, 1564, saw the birth of which astronomer … ?
A5) Galileo Galilei.

Q6) And finally … 15th February, 1942, saw which city surrender to the Japanese army … ?
A6) Singapore.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll catch you later.

AFTER I’ve left you in the gentle hands of Ice Tº …

* Oooh … I’ll look forward to that, Debbi … !

º I STILL can’t believe he got voted off the US edition of The Weakest Link: I mean, this is ICE T we’re talking about, rap’s answer to Chuck Norris!


Mr Strict said...

1> Icelands Oldest Athletics Club.
2> Argentine navy warship General Belgrano
3> German tanker Altmark, known as a Hell ship.
4> The last Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH)
5> The Emmisions of global greenhouse gases.
6> The Crossword.

Debbi said...

1. football club
2. the Belgrano
3. Altmark
4. MASH unit
5. global warming
6. crosswords

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