Thursday, 31 May 2012

The Daily Teaser — 31-5-2012

Hang on, hang on … 

HOW much … ???¿?

I’ve got Radio Four on in the background at the mo, and they’ve just announced the price of a pint of lager at some of the Olympic venues.

And repeat my initial question.

HOW much … ?

They’ve even told us the price … 

Dear GODS!

I’ll make a suggestion, here, if you’re coming to the UK for the Games, or the Jubilee: or just on a visit.

DON’T buy a pint at one of those venues.

Get yourself done over by honest muggers, they probably need the money … !

Either that … ?   Or stick to coffee!


Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and, along with putting up this post*, 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) 31st May, 1279 BC saw Ramses the Great assume the throne of Egypt: was he Ramses the 1st, 2nd or 3rd … ?
Q2) 31st May, 1669, saw who make the last entry in his diary … ?
Q3) 31st May, 1962, saw the execution of which war criminal … ?
Q4) 31st May, 1957, saw Arthur Miller found guilty of Contempt of Congress: as a result of being called before what … ?
Q5) And finally … 31st May, 1998, saw who leave the Spice Girls … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 30th May, 1631, saw the publication of France’s first newspaper: what was it called … ?
A1) La Gazette.   (And if Neville Wilson’s reading this, and get’s it wrong … ?   WELL!)
Q2) 30th May, 1859, saw the first chimes of Big Ben ring out in London.   What’s the name of the clock tower Big Ben is in … ?
A2) The Clock Tower.   (Occasionally referred to as the Clock Tower of The Palace of Westminster.)
Q3) 30th May, 1981, saw the assassination of Zia Rahman: which country was he the president of … ?
A3) Bangladesh.
Q4) 30th May, 1431, saw Joan of Arc burnt at the stake: during which war was she active … ?
A4) The Hundred Years War.
Q5) More to the point, for how many years did this war last.
A5) Debatably, 116 years: the term Hundred Years War covers a period from 1337 to 1453, and includes anything up to six different wars and an Incident … !
Q6) And finally … 30th May, 1913, saw the end of the First Balkan War: which country became independent, after the relevant treaty was signed … ?
A6) Albania.
Enjoy those, everyone.

Although, as it’s Clint Eastwood’s birthday … ?

I’ll leave you with quote from him at the end of today’s Teaser animation … 

And a quick tune … 

*        FANTASTIC piece of work, there, Debbi!   And thanking YOU for the mention! :D   Incidentely, about the Quo’s Rockin’ All Over The World … ?   You DO know that’s the song that opened the original Live Aid, back in 1985 … ?   You can’t go wrong with ol’ fashioned twelve bar boogie†!

†        I’ve ALSO seen both Status Quo and Dr Feelgood referred to as Delta Blues.   THAMES Delta Blues … 


Anonymous said...

Hi...big Ben rang out over London on 31st may for the first time...

Debbi said...

Thank you, Paul! :) It was my pleasure. Honestly, I wish I could remember where I first saw your blog. I remember including it on the blogroll, probably because of Doctor Who and maybe something you wrote. Then, time went by and I just happened to look at it again. And, well ... here we are. :)

1. 2nd
2. Samuel Pepys
3. Adolf Eichmann
4. the House Un-American Activities Committee
5. Geri “Ginger Spice” Halliwell