Sunday, 15 April 2012

The Daily Teaser — 15-04-2012

Hmmm … 

You know, I’ll be honest, I’m off to the doctor’s again, tomorrow.

Just to get the chest checked out.

But while I’m there … ?

I think I may just have a quiet word about my side.   I think I’ve just had one of the worst night’s sleep I’ve ever had.

Mostly because I seem to have developed a rather nasty pain in my side.

Lord knows what that’s about, but better safe than sorry, eh … ?

Let’s move on.


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi and Mr Strict putting in their answers: with Debbi giving Harold Lloydº a mention, it saw her bagging 6 out of 7*, with Mr S bagging 7.

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) 15th April, 1912, saw the RMS Titanic finally sink after hitting an iceberg: at what time was the collision … ?
Q2) 15th April, 1955, saw Ray Kroc open his first McDonalds restaurant.   In which year did it open it’s first drive-thru restaurant … ?
Q3) More to the point, in which US state was this … ?
Q4) Equally to the point, in which city is the only kosher McDonalds: outside Israel … ?
Q5) During the 1920s, 15th April saw mine owners announce more wage cuts, leading to the UK’s General Strike: in which year of the 1920s?
Q6) 15th April, 1755, saw the first publication of Dr Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary of English: what’s the first word in that dictionary … ?
Q7) And finally … 15th April, 1738, saw the premiere of Serse: an operetta written by whom … ?

And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 14th April, 1912, saw the beginning of the sinking of the RMS Titanic: at what time … ?  
A1) 11:40pm.
Q2) More to the point, what’s the name of the first English language film about the sinking … ?  
A2) Saved From the Titanic.
Q3) 14th April, 1968, saw student unrest worsen: in which city … ?  
A3) West Berlin.
Q4) 14th April, 1865, saw the assassination of which US president … ?  
A4) Abraham ‘Honest Abe’ Lincoln.
Q5) More to the point, by whom … ?  
A5) John Wilkes Booth.
Q6) 14th April, 1956, saw the first demonstration of what, in Chicago: the desktop calculator, the transistor radio, or the videotape recorder … ?  
A6) The videotape recorder.
Q7) And finally … 14th April, 1931, saw the first edition of the Highway Code, published in the UK: it’s published on behalf of which government department … ?  
A7) Department for Transport.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll catch you later.

After I said — in honour of the late Joey Ramone — Hey, Ho, Let’s Go … 

*        That link’s about out of date, Debbi: the more current equivalents are here and here … 

º        Pointless bit of trivia about another of the Greats: blowed if I can remember where I read it, but apparently Jackie Chan’s something of a Buster Keaton fan.   Which makes sense … … … … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Ah! Okay. I'm afraid I'm not keeping up with British regulations. :)

BTW, great Ramones song! Joey was awesome. Such a shame. :(

1. 11:40 p.m. (ship's time)
2. 1975
3. Arizona
4. Buenos Aires
5. 1926
6. A
7. Handel