Thursday, 17 May 2012

The Daily Teaser — 17-4-2012

Hmmm … 

The know, I’ve got to admit, Debbi, bless, mentioned yesterday about Monty Python’s ‘Chinese Watch’ sketch.

Not long after I’d played the notorious Douglas and Dinsdale Piranha series* of — very silly — sketches.

I’m blowed if I can find it, Debbi … !

But I did managed to find a song from the Python’s regular tunesmith, if that’s any help … ?

Called I Like Chinese.

And I don’t know if you could get away with, these days!

I’ve got it on replay, if you must know.

Here … 

Strange … !

Now … 

Let’s get moving on, shall we?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and, along with mentioning that sketch, also bagged 7 out of 7.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s Teaser, shall we?   Here’s the questions, along with the ‘How To’, License and video … 

Q1) The night of the 17th May, 1943, saw an RAF raid on dams on 3 German rivers: name any of them.
Q2) More to the point, what was the name of the operation … ?
Q3) Equally to the point, what was the name of the RAF squadron … ?
Q4) Who designed the famous bombs used for it … ?
Q5) As a FINAL one … what was the name of the 1955 film about the raid … ?
Q6) Moving on … 17th May, 1997, saw Zaire officially change its name to what … ?
Q7) 17th May, 1970, saw Thor Heyerdahl begin his attempt to cross what in the Ra 2?
Q8) And finally … 17th May, 1978, saw who’s stolen body found, in Switzerland … ?

And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 16th May, 1868, saw which US president acquitted in an impeachment trial … ?
A1) President Andrew Johnson.
Q2) More to the point, by how many votes … ?
A2) One.   Just 1.   (I think the technical term is ‘Squeaky Bun Time …’)
Q3) 16th May, 2005, saw the Kingdom of Kuwait permit women to what: wear trousers, attend university or vote … ?
A3) Vote.
Q4) 16th May, 1968, saw three people killed in East London killed as one corner of a what collapsed … ?
A4) The Ronan Point Tower block.
Q5) 16th May, 1951, saw the first transatlantic flights between Heathrow Airport: and which New York airport … ?
A5) Idlewild.
Q6) More to the point, what’s that airport now called … ?
A6) John F Kennedy International Airport.
Q7) And finally … 16th May, 1966, saw the Chinese government release the 16th May Notification: what did this see the start of … ?
A7) The Cultural Revolution.

Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll leave you with this tune from Enya … 

Just because … !

*        Oh, no, wait, hang on … !   It’s the line Michael Palin uses, on the phone to his mother, isn’t it, Debbi … ?   ARRRGGGHHH!!!

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Yes, the Chinese Watch was part of the Piranha Brothers skit. :) I like the song, though. And Enya.

1. the Möhne, Sorpe and Eder Rivers
2. Chastise
3. Squadron 617
4. Dr. Barnes Wallis
5. The Dam Busters
6. the Democratic Republic of the Congo
7. the Atlantic Ocean
8. Charlie Chaplin