Friday, 9 March 2012

The Daily Teaser - 09-3-2012

You know, I’ve GOT to ask, after hearing the news that 6 British troops died in Afghanistan, yesterday …

What the hell are we still doing there … ?

I know, sometimes, wars are unavoidable, I’m as aware of that as anyone.

But after these deaths … ?

I’m thinking we should get out, ASAP.

Or possibly earlier.

Hmmm …

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

BEFORE I start playing 19

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi — all on her ownsome — putting in her answers: and, along with highlighting the important issues, ALSO 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) 9th March, 1009, saw the first mention — in records held by the monastery in Quedlinburg — of which European country … ?

Q2) 9th March, 2010, saw the first what take place in Washington DC: protest march, same sex marriages or open air concert?

Q3) 9th March, 1842, saw the first recorded discovery of what, in California … ?

Q4) 9th March, 1933, saw the US Congress passed the Emergency what Act of 1933?

Q5) 9th March, 1973, saw the people of Northern Ireland vote to remain where … ?

Q6) And finally … 9th March, 2011, saw what make its last landing … ?
And here‘s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) According to the UN, 8th March is International Women’s Day: name any of the four countries where it’s a holiday … for women only …
A1) China, Macedonia, Madagascar and Nepal.

Q2) More to the point, the theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is what … ?
A2) Empower Rural Women – End Hunger and Poverty. (Debbi, I’m assuming this mean’s we have to feed some really posh biscuits to a girl who’s working on a farm … On a more SERIOUS note … here’s the site …)

Q3) 8th March, 1917 saw the start of the first of the February Revolution in Russia: so named because Russia used which calendar … ?
A3) The Julian Calendar.

Q4) 8th March, 1985, saw a car bomb kill at least 45 people: in which Lebanese city … ?
A4) Beirut.

Q5) 8th March, 1950, saw Rover begin tests of the first car to be powered by what: solar power, an electric engine or a gas turbine?
A5) A gas turbine.

Q6) And finally … 8th March, 1702, saw the last Stuart monarch ascend the thrones of England, Ireland and Scotland. Who was she … ?
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll point you with a quick tune, so we can all say Happy Birthday to ABC lead singer, Martin Fry …

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Wow! Thanks for posting the bit about Marmite. That video made me grin from ear to ear. :)

By posh biscuits, do you mean Jammie Dodgers? Just curious. :)

1. Lithuania
2. same sex marriage
3. gold
4. Banking Relief
5. within the UK
6. the space shuttle Discovery