Monday, 19 March 2012

The Daily Teaser - 19-3-2012

You know, I’ve GOT to ask, what the HELL is going through my head … ?

I’ve got up this morning, as I do on quite a FEW mornings.

But instead of doing what I usually do —swearing — I’ve had the phrase “Get up off of that biscuit” drive it’s way through my head.

In a sort of James Brown way, I should add: “Get up offa that, Get up offa that, Get up offa that biscuit … !”.

LORD knows why … !

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ? BEFORE I start singing about Jammie Dodgers …


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and along with wishing us all a Happy Mothers Day* also saw her bagging 8 out of 10.

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) 19th March, 1649, saw the House of Commons try to abolish what … ?

Q2) 19th March, 1931, saw Gambling legalized in which US State … ?

Q3) 19th March, 1970, saw the meeting of Willy Brandt and Willi Stoph, the leaders or East and West Germany. Which of them was the West German leader … ?

Q4) More to the point, in which of the Germanys did they met … ?

Q5) 19th March, 1982, saw the event that started the Falklands War, when a group of Argentinians land on which of the Falklands … ?

Q6) And finally … 19th March, 1979, saw which US body begin broadcasting on C-SPAN … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 18th March, 2012, is Mothering Sunday, in the UK: the US equivalent is traditionally on the second Sunday in which month?
A1) May.

Q2) In the UK Mothering Sunday falls on the fourth Sunday of what?
A2) Lent.

Q3) Which rock legends released a 1994 album Atom Heart Mother?
A3) Pink Floyd.

Q4) Which science fiction movie classic featured a ships computer called Mother?
A4) Alien.

Q5) 18th March, 1967, saw the Torrey Canyon run aground, between Land’s End, and the Scilly Isles: in which English county is Land’s End?
A5) Cornwall.

Q6) 18th March, 2003, saw British MPs vote in favour of military action in which country … ?
A6) Iraq.

Q7) 18th March, 1850, saw Henry Wells and William Fargo found which company … ?
A7) American Express.

Q8) 18th March, 1949, saw the birth of snooker player, Alex Hurricane Higgins: in which year did he first win snooker’s World Championship title?
A8) 1972.

Q9) More to the point, how old was he?
A9) 22.

Q10) And finally …18th March, 1865, saw which American body adjourn its last meeting … ?
A10) The Congress of the Confederate States. (And BOY, there’s so many ways I could’ve phrased this … )
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll catch you all later.

AFTER I’ve left you with a classic bit of Lindy-hopping from Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry … !

* It went well enough, Debbi, although we actually ha the meal the day before: remind me to show the photo of Jude, eyeing up the pudding menu … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Sounds like you had a nice day. And this will serve as your reminder about the pudding photos! ;)

1. the House of Lords
2. Nevada
3. Willy Brandt
4. East Germany
5. South Georgia
6. the U.S. House of Representatives