Tuesday, 28 February 2012

The Daily Teaser - 28-2-2012

Hmmm …

Did I ever tell you I’m a bit like Hal: one of the new character’s in Being Human.

Oh, lord, no, no, I’m not a several hundred’s year old vampire, who’s incredibly picky and fond of a routine.


I’m a very human human being … … … who’s incredibly picky and fond of a routine.

One of those being Radio 4 in the morning.

Who’ve just announced — on the Today show — that corporate Arts patronage is going down: something I think is a shame.

I’m not surprised, though.

After all, the show also made a point of mentioning — in near enough the same breath — that the Government’s closed a couple of tax loopholes, to claw a few billion from Barclays Bank.

Go figure.

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and, along with agreeing with me that Gary Oldman was robbed*, also bagged 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) 28th February, 1784, saw a Methodist Church chartered by whom … ?

Q2) 28th February, 1935, saw Wallace Carothers invent which famously artificial substance … ?

Q3) More to the point, name either of the cities that substance named after … ?

Q4) 28th February, 1959, saw the launch of Discoverer 1: the first satellite to go into what: equatorial orbit, geostationary orbit or polar orbit … ?

Q5) 28th February, 1991, saw a ceasefire declared, as war ends in which Middle Eastern country … ?

Q6) And finally … 28th February, 1954, saw the first colour TV sets — using the NTSC system — go on sale in the US: what does NTSC stand for … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 27th February, 1900, saw the founding of the British Labour party: who’s the current party leader … ?
A1) Ed Milliband.

Q2) 27th February, 2007, saw which stock market drop by 9%: the Shanghai, the FTSE 100, or the Dow Jones?
A2) The Shanghai.

Q3) 27th February, 1940, saw Martin Kamen and Sam Reuben discover which radioactive isotope … ?
A3) Carbon 14.

Q4) More to the point, that isotope is used for which well known test … ?
A4) Radio Carbon dating.

Q5) 27th February, 1973, saw members of the American Indian Movement occupy which small town?
A5) Wounded Knee in South Dakota.

Q6) 27th February, 1963, saw Antoine Argoud charged over an assassination attempt: on whom … ?
A6) French President, Charles De Gaulle.

Q7) And finally … 27th February, 1844, saw the Dominican Republic gain its independence … from where … ?
A7) Haiti.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll catch you later, after we’ve honoured birthday girl, Cindy Wilson of the B-52s, with a tune … !

* Not that I encourage graffiti or property, Debbi, but do you remember hearing that the phrase ‘Clapton is God’ got scrawled on assorted walls, during the sixties? Well, I’ve got to admit, I had a mental image of that phrase — ‘Oldman was robbed’ — airbrushed on the back walls of a pub, somewhere. In tasteful shades of Neon Green, obviously …


Debbi said...

I sure do remember the phrase "Clapton is God". Come to think of it, there are graffitied walls in DC that could use a bit of neon green to brighten them up. "Oldman was robbed" could look good on them. Not that I'd do anything like that. :)

1. John Wesley
2. nylon
3. New York and London
4. polar orbit
5. Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Israel
6. National Television System Committee

Nik Nak said...

Of course not, Debbi … !

Absolutely … !

*Whistles innocently*