Wednesday, 11 April 2012

The Daily Teaser — 11-04-2012

Hmmm … 

Oh … 

Right, that’s how it works.   It look’s like the new Blogger interface shoves a picture in the centre of a post form.

Which is … well … 


And still something I’m getting used to, I must confess.

It’s … 

Well, something I’ll let you know about … 

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi — all on her ownsome — putting in her answers: and, along with admitting she shared my own disappointment about the Black Arrow project*, also bagging 5 out of 5.

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) 11th April, 1868, saw the formal end of the Japanese Shogunate: who was the last Shogun … ?
Q2) More to the point what does Shogun translate into English as: Regent, General or King … ?
Q3) 11th April, 1976, saw the creation of the Apple 1: who was that computer’s designer … ?
Q4) 11th April, 1945, saw US forces liberate where … ?
Q5) 11th April, 1689, saw William 3rd take the throne of England and Scotland: who was his co-ruler … ?
Q6) And finally … 11th April, 1979, saw the deposing of Ugandan dictator, Idi Amin: who played Amin in the 1977 film, Raid on Entebbe … ?

And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 10th April, 1858, saw the original casting of which bell … ?   A1) Big Ben: the bell used in the Clock Tower of the Palace of Westminster.
Q2) 10th April, 1957, saw what reopen to shipping … ?   A2) The Suez Canal.
Q3) 10th April, 1970, saw which member of The Beatles announce he was resigning from the band … ?   A3) Paul McCartney.
Q4) 10th April, 1952, saw the birth of actor and martial artist, Steven Segal: what was the name of his 1988 debut film … ?   A4) Above the Law.
Q5) And finally … 10th April, 1972, saw at least 4000 people killed in an earthquake in which country … ?   A5) Iran.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll catch you later.

Once I’ve left you with a tune from Big Countryº …

*        Here’s hoping that petition doesn’t get recycled, Debbi … !   (Actually, I’ve got to admit, I was very impressed with Mos Def, in the movie version of The Hitch-hikers Guide to the Galaxy.)

º        You know, I’m not sure if the late Mr Adamson would be flattered by the comparison, but I always found Big Country’s sound vaguely familiar …

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I'll admit that was my one concern about petitioning the Vogons. They'd probably force you to listen to them read poetry if you filed a petition, at the very least. Yuck! :-O

Maybe it's best to explore space so we can get the hell out of Dodge if the Vogons show up, huh? :)

1. Katsu Kaishū
2. commander of a force or general
3. Steve Wozniak
4. Buchenwald concentration camp
5. Queen Mary II
6. Yaphet Kotto