Thursday, 5 April 2012

The Daily Teaser — 05-04-2012

Hmmm … 

Remember me saying, yesterday, that I was convinced that someone had knocked on my front door … ?

And THEN went on to say I was hoping it wasn’t Poe’s Raven.

Well, I think I’ve managed to definitely rule that particular bird out.

Considering it was hanging around Grub’s car-park, when I went to see him, yesterday … … … … 

Yeah, let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

Before I follow up with a few words about the hosepipe ban now in force in the south-east of England*.


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi — bouncing back to near her usual sparkling form — putting in her answers: and, along with admitting Gary Oldmanº is awesome, also bagging 6 out of 7.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s Teaser, shall we?   Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video
Q1) 5th April, 1987, saw the debut of which US TV network?
Q2) 5th April, 1904, saw the first international Rugby League match played, between England and Other Nationalities: but in which English town … ?
Q3) How many players are there in a Rugby League team … ?
Q4) 5th April, 1955, saw Sir Winston Churchill resign as Prime Minister: as of today, how many former British PM’s are still alive … ?
Q5) More to the point, name one of them …
Q6) And finally … 5th April, 1792, saw President George Washington become the first US president to do what: declare war, veto a bill or address the Senate … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 4th April, 1721, saw who become the head of Her Majesty’s government … ?A1) Sir Robert Walpole.
Q2) More to the point, what name is usually given to this post … ?A2) Prime Minister.
Q3) Equally to the point, what actual title did the head of government then — and still — hold … ?A3) First Lord of the Treasury.
Q4) 4th April, 1958, saw CND introduce its peace symbol: a branch of which tree is a traditional peace symbol … ?A4) And olive branch.
Q5) 4th April, 1984, saw women evicted from a peace camp in which part of Berkshire … ?A5) Greenham Common.
Q6) 5th April, 1960, saw France grant independence to Senegal and French Sudan: how is French Sudan now known … ?A6) Mali.
Q7) And finally … 4th April, 1923, saw the birth of English actor, Peter Vaughan: which character did he play in Porridge … ?A7) Genial Harry Grout: or Grouty.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll catch you later … 

And as today marks the anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death … ?

Well …

*        Just so my international readers know, there’s a hosepipe ban in the south-east of England.   Meanwhile, parts of the north-east of England — and Scotland — there’s either serious rain … or at least an inch of snow.

º        Actually, that’s a point, Debbi, remind me to dig up State Of Grace: I seem to remember being very impressed with it, when I saw it.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Wow! Sean Penn and Gary Oldman. There's a combination. :)

Thanks for putting in the Nirvana video. I was so shocked when he killed himself. For me, it was as upsetting as John Lennon's death.

I had used a song by The Clash in this post:, but I substituted yours when I realized it was the anniversary of Cobain's death.

Here are my answers:

1. Fox
2. Wigan
3. 13
4. 4
5. Margaret Thatcher
6. veto a Congressional bill