Tuesday, 20 March 2012

The Daily Teaser - 20-3-2012

Hmmmm …

You know, I’ve GOT to admit, I THINK I’m going to be having a VERY long day, somehow.

I’ve some leaflets to deliver: I’m officially giving Karen a hand, in trying to win this years council by-election.

Or, and head out to do a little shopping.

Oh, and that reminds me, I’ve MORE photos to scan in: not including the one I’ve posted of Jude, at the family Mother’s Day meal, on Saturday*

I think he managed to confuse the waitress, I know that.

And DEFINITELY didn’t like the chocolate cake!

And on top of that … ?

I’ve got to do a bit of job hunting.

Which …

Well, you can probably guess how well it’s going, when I tell you I’m still at it.

Hmmm …

You know, I think having a word with my GP might be an idea: I THINK slowly being driven bonkers by boredom isn’t necessarily a good think.

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

Before I go rabid at you … !


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and, along with the admitting she wouldn’t mind see that photo of Judeº, also bagged 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) 20th March, 2012, is this year’s Spring Equinox: from which language does the word equinox come … ?

Q2) More to the point, what’s the term — again, derived from Latin — for a Spring equinox?

Q3) 20th March, 1616, saw who released from the Tower of London … ?

Q4) 20th March, 1950, saw the US Senate ratify a peace treaty with which country … ?

Q5) 20th March, 1974, saw a kidnap attempt launched at which member of the Royal Family … ?

Q6) March 20th, 1813, saw the birth of author, Ned Buntline: which gun company — allegedly — made him a custom version of one of their revolvers … ?

Q7) And finally … 20th March, 1914, saw New Haven, Connecticut, play host to the first world championships in which sport … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 19th March, 1649, saw the House of Commons try to abolish what … ?
A1) The House of Lords. (363 years later … )

Q2) 19th March, 1931, saw Gambling legalized in which US State … ?
A2) Nevada. (Which, along with its generous tax laws, legalized brothels, and easy divorces, also has the USA’s harshest laws on drugs. And laxest Smoking bans … )

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 … ?
A3) Willy Brandt.

Q4) More to the point, in which of the Germanys did they met … ?
A4) East Germany: the town of Erfurt, to be precise.

Q5) 19th March, 1982, saw the event that started the Falklands War, when a group of Argentinians land on which of the Falklands … ?
A5) South Georgia.

Q6) And finally … 19th March, 1979, saw which US body begin broadcasting on C-SPAN … ?
A6) The House Of Representatives.
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’m thinking I’ll leave you with two videos, today.

As it’s Scratch Perry’s birthday, here’s his own remake of The Upsetter.
And here’s a quick tune from Jean Michel Jarre.

That’s sort of appropriate to the day …

* It was cheaper, believe it or not, despite being Saint Patrick’s Day. I’m sort of grateful we went Italian … … … !

º Debbi, did I tell you he’s started to say “Ta” whenever you hand him something … ? Oh, and I swear he said “Daisy,” the other day … !!!!!

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Awww ... that's awesome about Jude. :)

Good luck with Karen's campaign! And your job hunt. :)

1. Latin
2. vernal equinox
3. Sir Walter Raleigh
4. Japan (however, according to this, the year was 1952: http://www.brainyhistory.com/days/march_20.html)
5. Princess Anne
6. Colt
7. figure skating