Saturday, 5 May 2012

The Daily Teaser — 5-4-2012

Hmmm … … 

Right … 

I have to admit, I know it’s it important.

But … ?

But I’m also going to to admit that I’m starting to get bored with the election coverage.

After all, Radio Four, and the BBC’s News Channel, are now into the post-mortem stage of the London Mayoral elections.

And that’s the day before they get onto the French presidential elections.

You know … I think I might JUST go back to bed.

After I’ve voted.   Oh … and posted the Teaser … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi — all on her ownsome — putting in her answers: and, along with admitting suffering a stroke in a branch of Barnes and Noble was a life-saver*, 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) 5th May, 2002, saw Jacques Chirac elected as French President: which notorious right-winger did he face … ?
Q2) More to the point, who was Chirac’s successors as French President … ?
Q3) 5th May, 1925, saw South Africa adopt Afrikaans as an official language: which European tongue is it related to … ?
Q4) 5th May, 1290, saw who become leader of the Mongol Empire … ?
Q5) 5th May, 1980, saw troops from which British Army regiment help end the Iranian Embassy siege … ?
Q6) And finally … 5th May, 2005, saw Tony Blair’s Labour government win it’s third General Election: how many seats did they have as a majority … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 4th May saw Picasso’s Nude,Green Leaves and Bust sold for a record price: in which year … ?   A1) 2010: for US$106.5 million.
Q2) More to the point, the most expensive work of art ever sold was by whom … ?   A2) Paul Cezanne.
Q3) 4th May, 1972, saw the Canadian Don’t Make A Wave Committee change its name to what … ?   A3) Greenpeace.
Q4) 4th May, 1966, saw the British government give who a pay rise … ?   A4) Doctors: oh, and dentists.
Q5) 4th May, 1675, saw Charles 2nd order the construction of what … ?   A5) The Royal Observatory in Greenwich.
Q6) And finally … 4th May, 1825, saw the birth of Thomas Huxley: whose bulldog was he known as … ?   A6) Charles Darwin’s.
Enjoy those, everyone.

As it’s Delia Derbyshire’s birth, I’ll leave you with An Electric Storm In Hell … 

Oh … 

And the theme to The Tomorrow Peopleº: also one of hers … 

Of course, one can’t mention Delia, without mentioning the arrangement job she did, a few years ago …

*        Ironic, Debbi … ?   Yeah, I think I can appreciate that: and be grateful, as well.   Saying that … ?   From what you’ve written, over the years, I don’t know how I’d cope!   Thank you for being possibly the toughest person on the net … !

º        Which, along with the theme tune to Children of the Stones has got to be one of the stranger pieces of music on TV … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thank you, Paul. That's such a great compliment.

I think the trick is to not make life harder on yourself than it already is. It's not always easy, but that's it. :)

It's too bad I'll never get to meet Terry Pratchett. :( I'll bet he's awesome.

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2. Nicolas Sarkozy
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