Monday, 27 February 2012

The Daily Teaser - 27-2-2012

There we go …

I’m thinking it’s officially official.

I can persuade Jude to go to sleep!

OK, granted, he’d just had some milk, and watched a whole episode of In The Night Garden.

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

Yes, let’s … !


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and, along with bagging 5 out of 6, ALSO showing us a clip of the ’67 original version of Casino Royale, AND wishing Gary Oldman well at the Oscars*.

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) 27th February, 1900, saw the founding of the British Labour party: who’s the current party leader … ?

Q2) 27th February, 2007, saw which stock market drop by 9%: the Shanghai, the FTSE 100, or the Dow Jones?

Q3) 27th February, 1940, saw Martin Kamen and Sam Reuben discover which radioactive isotope … ?

Q4) More to the point, that isotope is used for which well known test … ?

Q5) 27th February, 1973, saw members of the American Indian Movement occupy which small town?

Q6) 27th February, 1963, saw Antoine Argoud charged over an assassination attempt: on whom … ?

Q7) And finally … 27th February, 1844, saw the Dominican Republic gain its independence … from where … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 26th February, 1946, saw the first of many ghost rocket sightings:in which European country … ?
A1) Finland.

Q2) 26th February, 1815, saw who escape from prison?
A2) Napoleon Bonaparte.

Q3) More to the point, where was that prison … ?
A3) Elba.

Q4) 26th February, 747 BCE, was the start of the reign of King Nabonassar … of where … ?
A4) Babylon.

Q5) 26th February, 1829, saw the birth of Jeans designer, Levi Strauss:name either of the European towns that jeans take their name from.
A5) Nîmes, in France and Genoa, in Italy: the two towns were sources for the fabric.

Q6) And finally … 26th February, 1936, saw an attempted military coup take place in which country … ?
A6) Japan.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll leave you with a tune from birthday girl — and former TLC member — Chilli.
Oh … And this clip about Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Oh, and here’s Jude, having a swinging good time …

* He lost it, Debbi: in the general stampede towards ‘The Artist’. Which I’m told is a fantastic film, and is also the first silent movieº to win since 1929. All well and good, but I’m personally thinking Gary Oldmanª — and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy — has been done over like a kipper … !

º There’s been a joke doing the rounds about the film for a while. “I’ve been had, I got a really bad pirate copy of The Artist: black and white, and the sound had gone!”

ª That’s actually the first time I’ve heard Gary Oldman speak. Usually, when I’ve seen him in a film, it’s someone else’s voice doing the talking …

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I've heard The Artist is really great. Haven't seen it yet. Even so, I agree. I think Gary Oldman and Tinker, Tailor were robbed. :-/

1. Ed Miliband
2. Shanghai
3. carbon-14
4. carbon dating
5. Wounded Knee, SD
6. Charles de Gaulle
7. Haiti