Tuesday, 14 February 2012

The Saint Valentine’s Dat Teaser — 14-2-2012

Bleaugh … !

I know, I know, it’s Saint Valentine’s Day!

We’re supposed to be happily leaping out on some unsuspecting soul, and offering them roses.

Or chocolate.

Or sacrificial goats/turtles/bread-fruit, depending on our cultural preferences.

But frankly … ?

I’m on my second cuppa in the space of 45 minutes.

Anyone tries giving me a ceremonial goat, I THINK I’ll spill me tea on them … !

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

Before I get seriously cynical … !


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and, looking pretty good for a self confessed dinosaur, bagging 5 out of 5.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s Saint Valentine’s Day teaser, shall we? Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video
Q1) In which romantic comedy did Meg Ryan famously fake an orgasm?

Q2) Eros was also called Eleutherios, by the Ancient Greeks: but did it mean the Liberator, the Lover or the Horned One?

Q3) Which fruit was known as the love apple?

Q4) Bigamy is being illegally married to two people, but what is digamy?

Q5) A special mass was celebrated to celebrate marriage in 2008, by the catholic Archbishop of Westminster: what’s his name?

Q6) Moving on, 14th February, 1852, saw the founding of the first hospital for sick children in the English speaking world: where is it … ?

Q7) 14th February, 1984, saw Ice dancers Christopher Dean and Jayne Torvill win Olympic Gold: after a winning performance to which of Maurice Ravel pieces … ?

Q8) 14th February, 1949, saw the first convening of which country’s Parliament … ?

Q9) 14th February, 1989, saw author Salman Rushdie sentenced to death … by whom … ?

Q10) And finally … 14th February, 1946, saw which British institution nationalized … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 13th February, 1981, saw two miles of streets in Louisville, Kentucky, destroyed by explosions in what … ?
A1) Sewers.

Q2) 13th February, 1967, saw American researchers discover the Madrid Codices, in the National Library of Spain: who wrote those Codices … ?
A2) Leonardo da Vinci.

Q3) 13th February, 1961, saw the discovery of the Coso Artifact: an apparently 500, 000 year old piece of rock that seemed to hold what … ?
A3) A spark-plug.

Q4) 13th February, 2011 saw members of the Umatilla Native American tribe allowed to hunt what, in over a century … ?
A4) Bison.

Q5) And finally … 13th February, 1978, saw Anna Ford make her debut as an ITN newsreader: which BBC show had she — briefly — been a reporter on … ?
A5) Tomorrow’s World.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll leave you with one of the ODDER uses of All You Need Is Love, shall I … ?
Along with the original, of course …


Mr Strict said...

1> When Harry met Sally.
2> The Liberator.
3> Tomato.
4> Remarriage after DIvorse?
5> Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor. Phfeeew.. what a name ;)
6> Montreal, Canada
7> Bolero.
8> Israel's parliament. The Knesset.
9> Ayatollah Khomeini.
10> The Bank of England.

Debbi said...

Great selection of songs! The juxtaposition of the two versions makes for quite a contrast. :)

1. When Harry met Sally
2. the Liberator
3. the tomato
4. a second legal marriage after the first ends
5. Cormac Murphy-O’Connor
6. London
7. Bolero
8. Israel
9. Ayatollah Khomeini
10. The Bank of England