Friday, 13 April 2012

The Daily Teaser - 13-4-2012

Oooh … Now that’s caught my attention … !

Now, I’ve got to admit that, while I’m not a huge fan, I’ve been getting more and more fond of German electronic band, Kraftwerk, over the years.

I don’t know if they were a huge influence on the British music scene.

But I do know people like John Foxx, OMD, and various others, have all admitted they’re had an impact.

So it’s quite nice to know they’ve not got a gig just anywhere.

Oh, no … 

They’ve bagged one in the Museum of Modern Art, in New York.

Good for them.

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and, along with speculating that Tiny Tim would’ve been an equally big influence on Pee Wee Herman and Weird Al Yankovitz*, ALSO bagging 5 and a halfº out of 6.

Let’s see how she — and you — do on the Ides of April, shall we?   Here‘s the questions, along with the ‘How To’, License and video
Q1) Who plays Vince Ferro, in the 2010 film, 13?
Q2) What name is given to the fear of Friday 13th … ? 
Q3) How many Friday 13th’s are there, this year … ?
Q4) 13th April, 1997, saw who become the youngest winner of the US Masters Tournament?
Q5) 13th April, 2029, is the theoretical date that WHICH asteroid nears Earth … ?
Q6) 13th April, 1964, saw Sidney Poitier become the first black American male to win the Best Actor Oscar: for his role in which film … ?

Q7) More to the point, who was the first black person to win an Oscar … ?
Q8) 13th April, 1953, saw CIA director, Allen Dulles introduce the MKULTRA project: what did this research … ?
Q9) And finally … 13th April, 1852, saw the birth of F. W. Woolworth: the American chain of Woolworth’s stores is now called what … ?

And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 12th April, 1877, saw the UK annex which South African province … ?  
A1) The Transvaal.
Q2) 12th April, 1877, also saw the first recorded use of a protective mask: in which sport … ?  
A2) Baseball.
Q3) 12th April, 1606, saw Great Britain adopt the Union Flag, sponsored by the joint monarch of England and Scotland: who was he … ?  
A3) James 1st.   (Or James 6th, of Scotland.)
Q4) More to the point, name either of the Saints crosses that made up that version of the flag.  
A4) The Saint Georges and Saint Andrews Cross.   (The Saint Andrews Cross is also known as the Saltire: there’s also been an unofficial Scottish version of the flag.)
Q5) 12th April, 1961, saw the Soviet Union put the first man in space: who was he … ?  
A5) Yuri Gagarin.
Q6) And finally … 12th April, 1934, saw the strongest gust of wind, then recorded: on which US mountain … ?  
A6) Mount Washington.   (Which also gets a mention in one of my favourite series of novels, Julian May’s Galactic Milieu series)
Enjoy those, everyone: as it’s Staind frontman Aron Lewis’ birth … ?   I’ll leave you with a tune from them.

Oh … And just as I’ve mentioned Kraftwerk … 

*        I’ve got to admit, I really don’t know that much about either, Debbi: well … beyond having a copy of Eat It, as a youngster … 

º        Just a half, I’m afraid, Debbi: the version of the flag with an Irish component didn’t appear until 1801 … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I think you'd really like both of them. Especially "Weird Al." I'll have to dig up some "Weird Al" and post it, just for fun. :)

Wait! I already did. It's my most popular post ever:


1. Sam Riley
2. friggatriskaidekaphobia
3. 3
4. Tiger Woods
5. Asteroid 2004 MN4 (source:
6. Lilies of the Field
7. Hattie McDaniel
8. mind control
9. Foot Locker