Friday, 17 February 2012

The Daily Teaser - 17-2-2012

Ooooooh …

I swear, I’ll start getting regular early nights, one of these day!

Still, I don’t think I’m as sleepy as MI5.

I don’t think ANYONE could be as sleepy as MI5.

It’s only taken them this long to release files about Charlie Chaplin’s potential communist sympathies.

Hmm …

Somehow I doubt it.

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

Before I start to burble …


Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Debbi and Mr Strict putting in their answers. With both bagging 6 out of 6, it also saw Mr S showing us this picture of the Belgrano, AND the theme tune to M•A•S•H*, AND Debbi’s announcement that her latest book, Riptide, is due out on the 12th of Marchº.

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) 17th February, 1621, saw Myles Standish named as commander of Plymouth Colony: in what’s now which US state … ?

Q2) More to the point, Plymouth holds the oldest continually operating museum in the US: what’s that museum called … ?

Q3) 17th February, 1904, saw the premiere of Puccini’s Madame Butterfly: at which Italian theatre … ?

Q4) 17th February, 1972, saw sales of which car out-do those of the Model T Ford … ?

Q5) That (1972) car was originally ordered into production by whom … ?

Q6) 17th February, 1992, saw Jeffrey Dahmer sentenced to life imprisonment by a US court: how many people had he killed … ?

Q7) And finally … 17th February, 1874, saw the birth of Thomas Watson, the chairman of IBM: what does IBM stand for … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 16th February, 1899, saw the founding of Knattspyrnufélag Reykjavíkur: Knattspyrnufélag Reykjavíkur is Iceland’s first what … ?
A1) Football club.

Q2) 16th February, 1985, saw whistle blowing civil servant, Clive Ponting, resign: over his part in a leak about the sinking of which ship … ?
A2) The General Belgrano.

Q3) 16th February, 1940, saw which German tanker boarded by British sailors … ?
A3) The Altmark.

Q4) 16th February, 2006, saw the last what decommissioned by the US Army … ?
A4) MASH — or Mobile Army Surgical Hospital — unit.

Q5) 16th February, 2005, saw the Kyoto Protocol come into force: what does the Kyoto Protocol intend to slow … ?
A5) Global Warning.

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 … ?
A6) Crossword puzzles.
Enjoy those, everyone. I’ll leave you with the video Mr S has introduced to us …

* Gosh, that bring’s back a few memories, Mr S, and raises the question: exactly how DID Klinger keep those frocks looking that good … ?

º Save me a copy, Debbi, my birthday’s on the 4th … ! (Oh, can the Bloggess get hold of a wormhole? That’ll help, time travel-wise … … … … … )


Mr Strict said...

1. Massachusetts.
2. Pilgrim Hall Museum.
3. The La Scala theatre in Milan.
4. VW Beetle.
5. None other than Fuhrer Adolf Hitler... in 1933.
6. 17, strangely he was beaten to death in prison.
7. International Business Machines.

Debbi said...

OMG! I bookmarked the Hawking article for further reading later. Amazing. :)

When I started college, I took a lot of science courses. I thought about going into engineering or physics. I was fascinated with relativity and cosmology. Heady stuff.

1. Massachusetts
2. Pilgrim Hall Museum
3. La Scala
4. the Volkswagen Beetle
5. Adolf Hitler (I guess he wasn't all bad, huh? :))
6. 17
7. International Business Machines

Nik Nak said...

Oooh, I don’t know about that, Debi: me granddad was one of the troops who liberated Dachau, I can remember him telling us kids about it.

That sort of thing DOES get you looking at anything else he inspired …