Sunday, 19 August 2012

The Daily Teaser — 19-08-2012

Well, THAT was a comfortable night … !

Says I, laying on as much irony as possible.

Seemingly, yesterday was one of the hottest days of the year, so far, with parts of the UK hitting 32.4 ºC.

Which was nice, actually, very sunny.

But made for a very uncomfortable night’s sleep.

Let’s get moving on, shall?

The sooner I can get my windows open, the happier I’ll be.


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers, and Grub letting us know the precise details of yesterday’s fourth question: along with mentioning she’ll be passing my regards to her sister, Debbi 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) 19th August, 43 BC, saw Augustus Cæsar elected as Consul of Rome: was this as part of the First, Second or Third Triumvirate … ?
Q2) More to the point, name either of the other two members of that Triumvirate …
Q3) 19th August, 1612, saw the start of of the Samlesbury Witch Trials: in which English county is Samlesbury … ?
Q4) 19th August, 2012, will be marked by British Muslims as Eid al-Fitr: the formal end of which celebratory month … ?
Q5) And finally … 19th August, 1945, saw the Viet Minh take power in which Vietnamese city … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 18th August, 1634, saw Father Urbain Grandier burnt at the stake for sorcery: who him in the 1971 film, The Devils … ?
A1) Oliver Reed.
Q2) More to the point, who played Sister Jeanne in that film … ?
A2) Vanessa Redgrave.
Q3) 18th August, 1971, saw which two Commonwealth countries withdraw troops from the Vietnam War … ?
A3) Australia and New Zealand.
Q4) 18th August, 1989, saw Manchester United sold to tycoon, Michæl Knighton: what’s the name of its home ground … ?
A4) Old Trafford.
Q5) 18th August, 1969, was the last day of the Woodstock Festival: who, reportedly, declined to close the festival with a rendition of Happy Trails … ?
A5) Roy Rogers.
Q6) And finally … 18th August, 1877, saw the discovery of the Martian moon, Phobos: what’s the name of the other Martian moon … ?
A6) Deimos.
Enjoy them, everyone: I’ll leave you with Another One Bites The Dust, performed by Queen, and written by birthday boy — and bassist — John Deacon … 

And a quote from the late Coco Chanel …
“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion* is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”
Coco Chanel, 19 August 1883 – 10 January 1971

*        Is it just me, Debbi, or is that the cue for a song … ?   Or just the cue for a pithy comment about how style’s important, not fashion … ?

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Excellent selection! You really should be a deejay. :)

1. the Second Triumvirate
2. Mark Antony and Marcus Lepidus
3. Lancashire
4. Ramadan
5. Hanoi