Saturday, 3 March 2012

The Daily Teaser - 03-3-2012

Hmmm …

Which is possibly understating things.

When I possibly could be saying Blast.

Considering I forgot to put up yesterday’s 60-question-set.

I’ll have to try and remedy that, today.

All I CAN say for sure is that I had some very good excuses: amongst them, the international debate that members of the Old Peculiar #HardSquad are having.

Over what’s more edible: Marmite — myself and Mr Strict (@cuddy2977 and @derestrict) — with Anthony and Alexandra — @BudgetDude and @AlexandraFunFit, herself! — being pro- and anti-vegemite. As a final point, the conversation also saw Meredithº — @RockTique — praised the merits of corned beef*, and Kaiju — @kaijuisme — admitting Vegemite and Angelinos didn’t mix.

Let’s get moving on, though, shall we … ?

Before I leave you thoroughly confused …


Yesterday’s teaser saw Debbi — who I’m hoping hasn’t been confused by the Marmite/Vegemite/Matzos references — putting in her answersª: and 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) 3rd March, 1905, saw Tsar Nicholas 2nd of Russia agree to establish an elected parliament in Russia: what was that parliament’s name … ?

Q2) 3rd March, 1857, saw the start of the Second Opium War: name either of the countries that waged it, against China …

Q3) 3rd March, 1938, saw what discovered in Saudi Arabia.

Q4) 3rd March, 1980, saw the world’s first nuclear submarine begin the process of decommissioning: what was its name … ?

Q5) And finally … 3rd March, 1982, saw the Queen open the Barbican Centre, in London. Name either of the theatres in the Barbican Centre …
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 2nd March, 1882, saw Queen Victoria escape an assassination attempt: in which English town … ?
A1) Windsor.

Q2) 2nd March, 1970, saw Prime Minister Ian Smith declare Rhodesia to be a republic: how is that country now known … ?
A2) Zimbabwe.

Q3) More to the point, who’s that country’s current president … ?
A3) Robert Mugabe.

Q4) 2nd March, 1930, saw the death of writer, D. H. Lawrence: what did the D. H. stand for … ?
A4) David Herbert.

Q5) 2nd March, 1933, saw the premiere of the original version of King Kong: who directed that version … ?
A5) Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack: both of who also acted as producers.

Q6) And finally … 2nd March, 1972, saw the launch of which US space probe … ?
A6) The Pioneer 10.
Enjoy those, everyone.

As it’s his birthday, though … ? I’ll leave you with Ronan Keating’s Life is A Roller Coaster
Oh … and with a word from Paddington Bear…

* Which, I HAVE to admit, with a touch of salt, and some ketchup, is possibly one of the sandwich fillers of all time … !

º Meredith’s also not a big one for the classic bacon sandwich: something I know myself and Mr S were avidly eyeballing, at one point … !

ª Hmmm … I do know Kevin D gave a mention to THAT song about seagulls, Debbi: possibly the safer option, considering the ongoing Marmite discussion … ! :D


Mr Strict said...

1> State Duma of the Russian Empire.
2> Britain and France.
3> Petroleum oil.
4> USS Nautilus.
5> The Pit

AlexandraFunFit said...

I still insist Vegemite, Marmite & Bovril stink and are not really food.
1. The Duma
2. Probably Britain & France. Those 2 are like siblings; always at for no good reason
3. Peter O'Toole pretending to be Lawrence of Arabia
4. Oops
5. Um, Theatre of the Absurd?

Nik Nak said...

Ummmmm …

I think technically, Alexandra, the Theatre of the Absurd is ALSO known as the House of Commons … 

Debbi said...

I've heard of Vegemite from the song by Men at Work, but never heard of Marmite. I know what Matzo is. Everyone from New York knows what that is. :)

1. The State Duma
2. the UK and France
3. oil
4. USS Nautilus
5. Barbicon Theatre and Silk Street Theatre

Wait! I think the Theatre of the Absurd is the US Congress. LOL!

BTW, happy birthday! :D