Wednesday, 23 May 2012

The Daily Teaser — 23-5-2012

Well, here we go …

Obviously not yet, though.

JUST in you’re wondering what I’m on about, I’m off to Brentwood Town Hall, tonight.

It’s official.

The Planning committee has the plans for the Saint James Road development before them, tonight.

Hopefully, they’ll refuse them, but I always worry there’s going to be a stitch up.

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

I think there’s at least one more post, before the event.


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and, along with a ‘Thank You’ for the tweet about Least Wanted*, also bagged 6 out of 6.

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) 23rd May, 1911, saw the dedication of which New York public building … ?
Q2) 23rd May, 1533, saw whose marriage annulled … ?
Q3) 23rd May, 1934, saw the deaths of Bonnie and Clyde: in which US state … ?
Q4) More to the point, they were killed in an operation by the FBI: what does FBI stand for … ?
Q5) 23rd May, 1568, saw the Netherlands declare it’s independence: from which European country … ?
Q6) And finally … 23rd May, 1995, saw the release of the first version of the Java programming language: supposedly named after a version of which hot drink … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 22nd May, 1377, saw Pope Gregory 11th denounce theologian, John Wycliffe.   With how many papal bulls: 4, 5 or 6 … ?
A1) 5.
Q2) 22nd Of May is the English name of a film about the bombing of a shopping mall: in which European country was it made … ?
A2) Belgium.
Q3) 22nd May, 1990, saw Microsoft release which version of their Windows operating system … ?
A3) Windows 3.0.   (Or the Great Macintosh GUI Rip-Off, as I like to think of it … !)
Q4) 22nd May, 1987, saw the first Rugby World Cup match, played, in Australia: was it Rugby Union or Rugby League … ?
A4) Rugby Union.
Q5) More to the point, name either of the teams who played in that first match.
A5) New Zealand and Italy.
Q6) And finally … 22nd May, 1969, saw which Apollo mission fly close to the Moon … ?
A6) Apollo 10.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll catch you later.

But — as it’s the late Humphry Lyttelton’s birthday — I’ll leave you with his hit, Bad Penny Blues.

Oh … 

And a quote …
After tasting the meat pies, Samantha said she liked Mr Dewhurst’s beef in ale; although she preferred his tongue in cider.
Oh … 

I’ll leave you with a few more, while I’ve the chance: here …  

*        Oh, I am, THAT, Debbi!   I only managed the first two chapters, last night: and was seriously thinking I should stay up for the next four!   Talk about engrossing!

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thank you, Paul! Awesome! :D

1. New York Public Library
2. King Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon
3. Louisiana
4. Federal Bureau of Investigation
5. Spain
6. coffee

My husband got the photos of Jenny Lawson and me off his phone. I look like I'm half-dead, but they're still awesome. LOL!