Sunday, 19 February 2012

The Daily Teaser - 19-2-2012

I have got to admit, I’m actually up, late, this morning.

But I’ll admit to having something of a late night, last night.

Family Chinese take-out at mothers: which, of course, involves a certain amount of nephew-hugging.

Jude, bless him, has a toothbrush he’s fascinated by: he spent some time, last night, brushing my teeth for me.

On top of that … ?

Bless, the family had bought me an early birthday present, an Apple trackpad that I’ve now set up, and am getting used to.

That’ll take a while, I think.

It is RATHER responsive … !

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

Yes, let’s …


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi — making a very good point about Hitler* — putting in her answers: and bagging 6 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) 19th February, 1878, saw Thomas Alva Edison patent the phonograph: were the records played on this phonograph circular, spherical or cylindrical … ?

Q2) More to the point, in which US state was Edison’s lab, Menlo Park … ?

Q3) 19th February, 1949, saw the first Bollingen Prize In Poetry award to which US poet … ?

Q4) 19th February, 1968, saw damages awarded to children who suffered damage because of which drug … ?

Q5) 19th February, 1915, saw the first naval attacks on the Dardanelles: who is this campaign now known … ?

Q6) And finally … 19th February, 356, saw Emperor Constantius 2nd issue a decree that closed all what: brothels, wine shops, or pagan temples … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 18th February, 1954, saw the first Church of what open, in Los Angeles … ?
A1) Scientology.

Q2) More to the point, which writer started that Church … ?
A2) L. Ron Hubbard.

Q3) 18th February, 1954, also saw US Army Secretary, Robert T. Stevens, order two generals ignore a summons to face whom … ?
A3) Senator Joe McCarthy and the Senate’s Permanent Investigations sub-committee.

Q4) 18th February, 1969, saw pop singer Lulu get married to which member of the Bee Gees … ?
A4) Maurice Gibb.

Q5) 18th February, 1996, saw three people killed after a bomb went off on a London bus: which terrorist group had set that bomb … ?
A5) The IRA.

Q6) And finally … 18th February, 1885, saw the first US publication of Twain’s Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn: along which river is the book set … ?
A6) The Mississippi River.
Enjoy those, everyone. Let’s have a jolly tune from birthday boy, Dave Wakeling, shall we … ?

* I know exactly what you mean, there, Debbi: I always find watching some of the documentaries about it very depressing. And as for The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Yeah, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas looks like a film requiring many hankies. Maybe a whole sheet. :)

There's an Irish author I follow on Twitter named @CarenKennedy, who called me an aul softy. I think she's onto something. :)

1. cylindrical
2. New Jersey
3. Ezra Pound
4. thalidomide
5. the Gallipoli campaign
6. pagan temples