Wednesday, 2 May 2012

The Daily Teaser — 2-5-2012

Blimey, that’s a bit of shock … !

You’ve possibly realised I’m a snooker fan, yeah … ?

Not drastically so, but definitely a fan.

So switching on Radio 4, this morning, to the news that 7 times world champion, Stephen Hendry has not only been knocked out of the tournament — losing to Stephen Maguire, 13-2* — but is ALSO retiring … !

Well, it’s a bit of a shocker: sort of on a par with Ali retiring after the Rumble in the Jungle.

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

While I reel in my chin … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: who, along with admitting Death seem’s to have missed her, and itching to get hold of some more Terry Pratchettº^, also bagging 7 out of 8ª.

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) 2nd May saw the first publication of the King James Bible: in which year?
Q2) More to the point, on the orders of whom: James 1st, 2nd or 3rd … ?
Q3) 2nd May, 1879, saw the founding of the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party: in which Spanish city … ?
Q4) 2nd May, 2011, saw Osama Bin Laden killed by US Special forces: in which country was he hiding, when he died … ?
Q5) 2nd May, 2010, saw which European country bailed out by the IMF and Eurozone … ?
Q6) And finally … 2nd May, 1885, saw the founding of the Congo Free State: by whom … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) May 1st is obviously, International Workers Day: which related Roman Catholic Saint’s day is it … ?   
A1) Saint Joseph the Worker
Q2) Name any of the three Gospels that mention him.   A2) Matthew, Luke and John.
Q3) International Workers Day was first proposed to commemorate the 1886 Haymarket Massacre: in which US city was this … ?   A3) Chicago.
Q4) May 1st is also May Day, celebrated by the Celts as Beltane: what was the Ancient Roman festival … ?   A4) The Floralia, or Florifertum: celebrating the goddess Flora.
Q5) Moving on … The final of which sporting event usually takes place on the UK’s May Day Bank Holiday … ?   A5) World Snooker Championship.
Q6) 1st May, 1931, saw the dedication of which New York building … ?   A6) The Empire State Building … ?
Q7) Sixteen years earlier, 1st May, 1915, saw which ship leave New York, on its last voyage … ?   A7) The RMS Lusitania
Q8) And finally … 1st May, 1994, saw the death of which Brazilian racing driver … ?   A8) Ayrton Senna.

Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll leave you with Link Wray’s Rumble.

Oh … 

And Step[hen Hendry’s recent 147 break … 

*        13-2 … !    That’s practically a whitewash, considering we’re talking Stephen Hendry!

º        Funny thing is, Debbi, I had copies of Good Omens sitting around here, somewhere … 

ª        Ummm … Snooker fan, Debbi: it’s actually this coming Monday, due to the way public holidays  are scheduled in the UK.

^        I don’t know if it’s any help, Debbi: but I know Apple’s iWork suite includes a Small Caps option in the Format menu: I think Final Draft and MS Word should have something similar.   Shame Safari doesn’t, you never know when it’ll come in handy.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thanks for the formatting tips. I can always use them. :)

Best of luck to Karen tomorrow! I posted my absentee ballot on my blog. :)

1. 1611
2. James 1st
3. Madrid
4. Pakistan
5. Greece
6. King Leopold II of Belgium