Thursday, 29 March 2012

The Daily Teaser - 29-3-2012

Arggghhhhh …

I know perfectly well that I HATE sleeping through my alarm.

I really do.

Equally … ?

I have to admit to kicking myself when I forget to put my alarm on.

I HATE doing that as well … !

Hmmmm …

Let’s see if I can’t get a post done at speed, shall we?

I’d HATE to not give myself a deadline.


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and , along with admitting she’s excited about the upcoming book from Jenny Lawson*, the Bloggess, 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) 29th March, 1871, saw Queen Victoria open which London concert hall … ?

Q2) 29th March, 1981, saw the first London Marathon take place: in which London borough will this year’s marathon start … ?

Q3) 29th March, 1549, saw the founding of Salvador da Bahia: this was the first capital city of which country … ?

Q4) 29th March, 1857, saw Sepoy Mangal Pandey begin the Sepoy Mutiny: against whom … ?

Q5) And finally … 29th March, 1974, saw the Mariner 10 probe fly by where … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 28th March, 37AD, saw who given the Roman Imperial titles?
A1) Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus: otherwise know as Caligula.

Q2) More to the point, in which year was that Emperor assassinated … ?
A2) 41AD.

Q3) 28th March, 845, saw which French city sacked by Vikings … ?
A3) Paris. (I have a confession: it’s TEMPTING to tell you that Ragner Lodbrok went up to Paris, and said “You’re fired” … But I’ll forbear, shall … ? I mean, it’s not a very good joke … )

Q4) 28th March, 1930, saw the Turkish city of Angora change its name: to what … ?
A4) Ankara.

Q5) 28th March, 1819, saw the birth of engineer, Sir Joseph Bazalgette, who famously deigned London’s sewers: his great-great-grandson, Peter Bazalgette, is one of the brains behind which TV company: CNN, Endemol or Turner?
A5) Endemol.

Q6) And finally … 28th March, 1991, saw an inquest deliver a verdict of Accidental Death, on 95 people: at which sporting disaster … ?
A6) Hillsborough.
Enjoy those, everyone: as it’s Eric Idle’s birthday, I’ll leave you with a tune that’s deeply symbolic of the nature of our amazingly expanding universe …

Oh, ta hell with it: I’ll ALSO point you at his saddest song: or, at least, that’s how I remember it from Graham Chapman’s funeral …

* I’ve got to admit, I’m intrigued, Debbi: especially once I read her Wil Wheaton Collating page. Wonderful way of dealing with that sort of message, I’ll have to come up with something along those lines!


Debbi said...

The Bloggess is truly amazing, isn't she? And she also suffers from various health problems. Arthritis in her hands. Anxiety disorder. Then, she wrote the toughest post ever: This kind of inspired me to be more honest about my condition. I hope people who suffer silently with similar conditions feel less alone. :)

1. The Royal Albert Hall
2. Greenwich
3. Brazil
4. the British East India Company's army
5. Mercury

That eulogy was awesome! I'd love if someone said that at mine. :D Not that I'd know. I guess.

Nik Nak said...

Yes, I know: not that we would, but it’d be quite a thought, wouldn’t it … ? I mean, the Monty Python gang … !