Saturday, 24 March 2012

The Daily Teaser - 24-3-2012

Hmmm …

Well, that’s not necessarily good, I think.

I’ve got to admit, I’ve been listening to Radio 4, this morning: quite definitely the UK’s most civilised radio station, and the only one that could’ve commissioned Just a Minute*.

¿And today?

I’ve had Farming Today on: they’ve been reporting about various irrigation experiments and pilot schemes, in assorted parts of the UK.

OK, granted: I wouldn’t know the difference between a tractor and a combine harvest if you paid me.

But it was fascinating stuff, none the less.


Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Debbi and Nina putting in putting in their answers: with both scoring 6 out of 6, it ALSO saw Nina welcoming Debbi back, Debbi welcoming Nina back, Nina offering Bruce a quiltº, AND Debbi admitting she’s both alive and kickingª.

But let’s see how they — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we? Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video
Q1) 24th March, 1603, saw Tokugawa Ieyasu named as what … ?

Q2) More to the point, in which city was the institution he set up based?

Q3) More to the point, who was named as King of England, on that same day … ?

Q4) 24th March, 1981, saw who rescued by Barbados police, after being kidnapped.

Q5) 24th March, 1903, saw the birth of author, Malcolm Muggeridge: which 1979 film did he famously accuse of being blasphemous … ?

Q6) And finally … 24th March, 1896, A. S Popov make the first broadcast — between to University buildings — by what … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 23rd March, 1956, saw Pakistan declare itself as an Islamic Republic: name any of the other three countries that call themselves Islamic Republics.
A1) Mauritania, Iran, and Afghanistan.

Q2) 23rd March, 1983, saw which US President announce the Strategic Defence Initiative?
A2) Ronald Reagan.

Q3) More to the point, what was that initiative nicknamed … ?
A3) Star Wars.

Q4) 23rd March, 1708, saw who land at the Firth of Forth … ?
A4) James Francis Edward Stuart: otherwise known as the Old Pretender.

Q5) 23rd March, 1962, saw the launch of the world’s first nuclear powered cargo/passenger ship: what was it’s name … ?
A5) The NS Savannah.

Q6) And finally … 23rd March, 1980, saw who deliver a famous appeal to the El Salvadorian army … ?
A6) Archbishop Óscar Romero.
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you with birthday boy, Nick Lowe, hit, I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass.
Oh, and as someone’s told us we’re alive and kicking, here’s the late Billy MacKenzie …

* Actually, Debbi, Nina, I don’t know if you can pick up the Just a Minute repeats on the BBC’s World Service: but the recent shows from Mumbai are hysterical … !

º Tempting, Nina: but I’ll let you know. (I kinda like that stark naked look. Besides, I still think this is an amazing modification … )

ª Hang on, Debbi, you’re not thinking of taking up kick-boxing … ? Go for it … !!!! :D (Actually, Debbi, remember mentioning the dead frog … ? Thought I’d wave this at you … )

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Crunchy dead frog. :D Monty Python is totally awesome! LOL!

1. shogun
2. Edo
3. James I
4. Ronnie Biggs
5. Monty Python's Life of Brian (speak of the Devil :))
6. radio transmission