Sunday, 2 September 2012

The Daily Teaser — 02-09-2012

You know, I have to admit, I’m sad enough to have last night’s episode of Dr Who on again.

Fascinating episode: even though I’m not convinced it’s one of the best, it does score for good performances, writing and looks.

Enough, though!

You can read what I though, here.

And get moving on … 


Yesterday’s teaser saw both Mr Strict and Debbi putting in their answers: with both scoring 6 out of 7, it also saw Debbi telling us she almost complete the first batch of funding for her crowd-sourcing project*.

Let’s see how they — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video … 

Q1) 2nd September, 31BC, saw the Battle of Actium lost: the losing forces were led by which Roman general … ?
Q2) More to the point, which Egyptian Queen was also involved … ?
Q3) 2nd September, 1666, saw the start of the Great Fire Of London, in Pudding Lane: in what sort of establishment … ?
Q4) 2nd September, 1959, saw the birth of French Canadian entrepreneur, Guy Laliberté: which noted entertainment troop did he co-found… ?
Q5) Which Axis power surrendered on 2nd September, 1945 … ?
Q6) And finally … 2nd September, 1945, saw the Democratic Republic of Vietnam proclaim its independence: was this — until 1976 — North or South Vietnam … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 1st September, 1939, saw the formal start of World War 2, when Germany invaded Poland.   Which country joined Germany, in its invasion of Poland … ?
A1) Slovakia.
Q2) More to the point … which Asian power remained as a German ally, by the end of the war, in 1945 … ?
A2) Japan.
Q3) 1st September, 1997, saw French investigators reveal that Henri Paul had been drunk when the car he was famously driving, crashed.   Name any of the three passengers who were in the car.
A3) Princess Diana, Dodi Fayed and bodyguard, Trevor Rees-Jones.
Q4) 1st September, 1604, saw the Adi Granth installed in Amritsar.   The Adi Granth is the holy book of which religion … ?
A4) Sikhism.
Q5) 1st September, 1804, saw astronomer Karl Harding discover which asteroid … ?
A5) Juno: or 3 Juno as it’s also called.
Q6) More to the point, in which 1985 science fiction  novel is that asteroid a major feature … ?
A6) Greg Bear’s Eon.
Q7) And finally … 1st September, 1904, saw the release of A Trip To The Moon: considered by many to be one of the first science fiction films.   Which Frenchman directed it … ?
A7) Georges Méliès.
Enjoy those, everyone: just to get a little classy, I’m going to leave you with a tune from the venerable Horace Silver … 

And a quote from birthday boy, Keanu Reeves.
“I used to have nightmares that they would put ‘He played Ted’ on my tombstone.”
Keanu Reeves, born September 2, 1964

*        Good luck with that, Debbi: don’t forget, I want to hear all about it!

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Oh, no worries. You'll hear about it! :)

I'm still preparing to launch the campaign. I just need to get the whole team onboard. So far, I've gotten three out of four okays.

Once it's ready, I'll be asking for RTs and mentions on blogs and Facebook, etc. Any way you can spread the word would be great! :)

BTW, I watched Doctor Who tonight. I really enjoyed it. Kind of odd, though. The idea that she's going to be the new companion, if you know what I mean. :)

Oh, well. It's great to see the Doctor again!

1. Mark Antony
2. Cleopatra
3. a bakery
4. Cirque du Soleil
5. Japan
6. North Vietnam