Tuesday, 21 February 2012

The Daily Teaser - 21-2-2012

Well, that’s something … !

I’ve none officially both finish writing, and making the video for, the Teaser for the 29th February, this year.

And, boy, I’m glad that only comes up once every four years.

Trust me, that was hard work!

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

And worry about today’s teaser … !


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi — all on her ownsome — putting in her answers: and, along with mentioning The Boy With The Striped Pyjamas*, again, again, also 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) 21st February is International Mother Language Day: how many official languages does the United Nations have … ?

Q2) More to the point, name one of them.

Q3) Even MORE to the point: name any of those languages that don’t usually use the Latin alphabet.

Q4) 21st February, 1965, saw the death of activist, Malcolm Little: how was he better known … ?

Q5) 21st February, 1612, saw Mikhail 1st named as Tsar: which dynasty did he found as a result … ?

Q6) 21st February, 1878, saw New Haven, Connecticut, issue the world’s first what … ?

Q7) And finally … 21st February, 1848, saw the original publication of The Communist Manifesto: name either of the authors.
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 20th February, 1547, saw who crowned as King of England: Edward 4th, Edward 5th or Edward 6th … ?
A1) Edward 6th.

Q2) 20th February, 1962, saw John Glenn become the first American to orbit the Earth: in which year did he go into space on the Space Shuttle?
A2) 1998.

Q3) 20th February, 2005, saw the death of writer, Hunter S. Thompson: which of his books chronicled his time with California’s most notorious biker gang … ?
A3) Hell’s Angels: The Strange And Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs.

Q4) 20th February, 1877, saw which of Tchaikovsky’s ballet’s have it’s debut performance … ?
A4) Swan Lake.

Q5) More to the point, at which theatre … ?
A5) The Bolshoi, in Moscow.

Q6) And finally … 20th February, 1943, saw the birth of which British director … ?
A6) Mike Leigh.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll catch you later.

After I’ve played you some Twisted Sister, of course: for no other reason than I’ve had this tune bouncing around my head all morning …

* Oh, that it is, Debbi: and not one to miss, I’m thinking. Compulsive viewing, as well …

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Looks like it's me all on my ownsome again, eh? :)

1. 6
2. English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Arabic
3. Chinese
4. Malcolm X
5. Romanov
6. classified telephone directory
7. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels