Friday, 16 March 2012

The Daily Teaser - 16-3-2012

Now, I’ve GOT to admit, that was a bit of an adventure, yesterday.

One that also basically means I’ve had to borrow a few quid from my mother.

Which she got a big ‘Thank you’ for, so you know.

But basically … ?

I had to do that, after I ran out of gas!

I’m on a pay as you go gas meter, and of course, it’s in the carpark at the back of my flat.

And not an easy thing to check, so you know: that carpark is a gated one, for the private owners and tenants in the next road. When I do top up my gas meter, I have to either climb out of my back window.

Or walk around the corner, go through a block of flats called Helen House before 12·30 — so I can get through via the tradesman entrance — and across the carpark.

Oh, well …

At least it means I got some exercise, yesterday, along with a text from Kevin D*.

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi — all on her ownsome — putting in her answers: and, along with mentioning a clip from Attack the Block I’d put up couldn’t be viewed in the USª, 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) 16th March, 37 AD, saw Caligula named as Emperor of Rome, after replacing his great-uncle who … ?

Q2) 16th March, 1995, saw the last US state formally ratify the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution: what did this ban … ?

Q3) More to the point, what was the state … ?

Q4) 16th March, 1689, saw the founding of the 23rd Regiment of Foot: how is this regiment also known … ?

Q5) 16th March, 1968, saw between 350 to 500 people killed in the My Lai Massacre: during which war … ?

Q6) And finally … 16th March, 1872, saw Wanderers FC win the first FA Cup: who did they beat … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answer …
Q1) 15th March, 2011, saw the death of Smiley Culture: what was the highest position his song, Police Officer, reach in the charts?
A1) 12.

Q2) 15th March, 44BC, saw the death of Julius Cæsar: March 15th — in the Ancient Roman Calendar — was known as what: the Tides, Sides or Ides … ?
A2) The Ides.

Q3) 15th March, 1906, saw the incorporation of which car company … ?
A3) Rolls Royce.

Q4) More to the point, what was the name of that company’s first badged car … ?
A4) The Rolls-Royce 10 hp.

Q5) 15th March, 1985, saw the end of military government in which South American country … ?
A5) Brazil.

Q6) And finally … 15th March, 1956, saw the debut of which musical, on Broadway … ?
A6) My Fair Lady.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll catch you after I’ve left you with a tune from birthday boy, Flavor Flav.

Oh, and as we gave it a mention, yesterday …

* Ha, HA, Kevin!

ª John Harvard’s probably turning in his grave at that, Debbi … ! Here … does this help … ?

1 comment:

Debbi said...

That's great, Paul. Thanks! :)

BTW, I've signed the St. James Road petition online. I hope it's okay for someone who may be secretly British to do so. LOL!

1. Nero Claudius Drusus or Tiberius
2. slavery (unbelievable!!!)
3. Mississippi (figures :))
4. the Royal Welch Fusiliers
5. the Vietnam War
6. the Royal Engineers