Friday, 24 February 2012

The Daily Teaser - 24-2-2012

You know, it‘s not that often I mention the weather, it really isn’t.

But I’ve got to admit, I’ve woken up, this morning, to find that myself briefly looking out of the winow, and reciting the old nursery rhyme about the weather.

You know, ‘Red sky at night, shepherd’s delight, red sky in the morning, shepherd’s warning’ … ?

It basically means the day’s going to be awful, weatherwise.

Saying that … ?

It also looks bright, right now: welcome to Essex … !

Lets get moving on, shall we … ?

Before I have a Michæl Fish moment …


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi — all on her ownsome — putting in her answers: and, along with announcing an old fashioned promo giveaway — blimey, Debbi, you don’t see Triumphs* that age often! — also mentioning army cateringª, AND bagging 5 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) 24th February, 1955, saw the birth of Steve Jobs: what did he and Steve Wozniak sell, before selling computers, through Apple?

Q2) 24th February, 1582, saw Pope Gregory 13th announce what: Gregorian chant, the Gregorian calendar, or the first cheque-book … ?

Q3) 24th February, 2008, saw which Caribbean leader retire … ?

Q4) More to the point, as leader of where … ?

Q5) 24th February, 1971, saw the UK restrict immigration to the UK from where … ?

Q6) And finally … 24th February, 2011, saw the last launch of which of the Space Shuttles … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 23rd February, 1966, saw Salah Jadid lead a military coup: in which country … ?
A1) Syria.

Q2) 23rd February saw the US flag raised over the island of Iwo Jima: in which year … ?
A2) 1945.

Q3) More to the point, in which war … ?
A3) World War 2.

Q4) 23rd February, 1963, saw farmer Peter Hicks waiting to see if he’d be charged with assault, after electrifying his what … ?
A4) Car. (A Land rover, to be exact.)

Q5) 23rd February, 1455, saw the printing of the Gutenberg Bible, the first book printed with movable type: which language is it in … ?
A5) Latin: as it’s an edition of the Bible used by the Roman Catholic church.

Q6) And finally … 23rd February, 1836, saw the start of the Battle of the Alamo: in which US state is the Alamo … ?
A6) Texas: San Antonio, to be precise …
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll leave you with the Delaware Slide

* The very few of them you see around Brentwood — along with one or two vintage Morgans, and an AC Cobra I’ve seen — actually sound like cars: most modern cars sound like washing machines: these things, though … ? Just go vrooooooooom, in a very satisfying way.

ª Yeah, but hang on, Debbi: an army marches on it’s stomach. Which is odd, because I always thought legs were involved … … … … …

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I absolutely loved that Triumph. I thought it was the coolest car ever.

I'll have to post a photo of my Miata convertible. It's not quite the same, but we've nicknamed the car "Mrs. Peel". :)

1. the "blue box" device that allowed free long distance calls (Source:
2. the Gregorian calendar
3. Fidel Castro
4. Cuba
5. Asia
6. Discovery