Tuesday, 13 March 2012

The Daily Teaser - 13-3-2012

Oh …

Well, that’s the burger I had, last night, out of the window … !

I’ve got Radio 4 on, and they’ve just announced — on the news — that a study at Harvard, no less, shows too much processed red meat is bad for you.

Not that I’m complaining, TOO much: I’d worked that out, already.

And I think I’ve got plenty of chicken and (hopefully) fish in my freezer.

But I can’t help but think “Tell me something I don’t know” …

Let’s move on, shall we?

Before I get really started … !


Yesterday’s Teaser has me owing Debbi a HUGE* apology, as I managed to hit the “Delete” button, instead of the “Publish” one: all is not lost, as I managed to salvage her answers and comments, and am happily able to tell you she’s both wished me well for the Planning meetingº, tonight, AND scoring 4 out 5.

Let’s see how she — and you, and hopefully me! — do with today’s questions: here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video
Q1) 13th March, 1884, saw the start of the siege of which African city … ?

Q2) In which country is that city … ?

Q3) 13th March, 1961, saw five people go on trial in the UK: accused of spying for which country … ?

Q4) Those spies were tried in England and Wales’ Central Criminal Court, in London: how is this court also known … ?

Q5) Moving on … 13th March, 2003, saw 350000 year-old human footprints found: in which European country … ?

Q6) 13th March, 2011, saw the death of LSD maker, Owsley Stanley: which band was he Sound Engineer for … ?

Q7) 13th March, 1967, saw a student protest at which London educational establishment … ?

Q8) And finally … 13th March, 1639, saw which US university named after a clergyman … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 12th March, 1622, saw the canonization of Ignatius of Loyola and Frances Xavier: which Catholic order had they founded … ?
A1) The Society of Jesus: better known as the Jesuits.

Q2) 12th March, 1921, saw the Turkish Grand Assembly adopt Turkey’s National Anthem: what’s its name … ?
A2) İstiklâl Marşı.

Q3) 12th March, 1984, saw the start of a year long strike by which British workers: carmakers, miners or steel-workers?
A3) Miners.

Q4) 12th March, 1994, saw the first women ordained as Church of England priests: what was the name of the first woman ordained in the Anglican Communion?
A4) Florence Li Tim-Oi, back in 1944.

Q5) And finally … 12th March, 1964, saw Jimmy Hoffa sentenced to 8 years in prison, on bribery charges: which US union did he lead … ?
A5) The Teamsters.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll leave you with Calendar Girl, by Neil Sedaka.

It’s his birthday, today, and as he’s the most relentless cheerful singer/songwriter to ever come out of Tin Pan Alley …

* Debbi, I’m REALLY sorry: but DID manage to salvage your answers and comments! (Can I get off my knees, now … ? I’ve got a bad cruciate ligament in me left leg … (Long story … !))

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Sorry to hear that. Aches and pains suck. :(

But we must carry on, eh?

1. Khartoum
2. Sudan
3. Russia
4. the Old Bailey (where Rumpole appeared)
5. Italy
6. the Grateful Dead
7. London School of Economics of all places :)
8. Harvard University