Thursday, 24 May 2012

The Daily Teaser — 24-5-2012

It’s official: I’m knackered.

Knackered … and good and bloody angry!

Did I mention last night … ?

I was up at Brentwood Town Hall, last night.

Where frankly … ?

The people of Brentwood West — or Rollason Way, Wharf Road, Saint James Road and Chase Road — got stitched up.

But I’ll leave you to read this post, shall I … ?

I get FAR more blunt, to be honest.


Let’s get moving on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in here answers: along with admitting her husbands managed to get a photo off his phone, of her and Jenny Lawson*, she also managed to bag 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) 24th May, 1595, saw Leiden University Library become the first library to introduce a what: a printed catalogue, tickets or date stamps … ?
Q2) 24th May, 1930, saw Amy Johnson become the first women to fly from England to Australia: in which Northern Territory city did she land … ?
Q3) More to the point, roughly how many miles is it from England to Australia: 11000, 12000 or 13000 … ?
Q4) 24th May, 1976, saw which US state do rather well in the 1976 Judgement of Paris?
Q5) More to the point, what sort of contest was the Judgement of Paris … ?
Q6) 24th May, 15 BC, saw the birth of Roman noble, Germanicus Julius Caesar: which Roman emperor was he the father of … ?
Q7) And finally … 24th May, 1956, saw the very first Eurovision Song Contest: which country won … ?

And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 23rd May, 1911, saw the dedication of which New York public building … ?
A1) New York Public Library.
Q2) 23rd May, 1533, saw whose marriage annulled … ?
A2) Henry 8th’s: to Catherine of Aragon, if you’re curious.
Q3) 23rd May, 1934, saw the deaths of Bonnie and Clyde: in which US state … ?
A3) Louisiana.
Q4) More to the point, they were killed in an operation by the FBI: what does FBI stand for … ?
A4) Federal Bureau Of Investigation.
Q5) 23rd May, 1568, saw the Netherlands declare it’s independence: from which European country … ?
A5) Spain.
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 … ?
A6) Javanese Coffee: apparently, the language’s developers drank gallons of the stuff.

Enjoy those, everyone.

As it’s Cameo frontman, Larry Blackmon’s birthday … ?


*        Now, now, Debbi! The UPSIDE to looking half dead … ?   Is that you ALSO look half alive: and only need a decent coffee/tea/cocoa to get you started … !   See … ?   There’s positives to everything … !


Debbi said...

Ha ha ha ... that's what I tell my husband every time I blog about not being dead. He thinks I'm being depressing, when the point is that I'm alive. :)

I think it's a Monty Python thing.

Maybe I think it's funny because I'm secretly British. :)

That explains a lot, actually.

1. printed catalogue
2. Darwin
3. 11,000
4. California
5. wine tasting
6. Caligula
7. Switzerland

Today (as in when you read this) is Towel Day. So happy Towel Day! :)

Nik Nak said...


And to you, Debbi. And it’s funy you should mention that … !