Monday, 3 September 2012

The Daily Teaser — 03-08-2012

Hmmm … 

You know, this time of the morning, I usually manage to listen to the Today programme on Radio 4.

Complete with a heck of a lot of stuff about the rumoured, soon-to-happen, Cabinet reshuffle: or as well as mentioning the death of Moonies founder, Sun-Myung Moon.

But one thing I did manage to see on the BBC’s News channel, before I switched over … ?

Was that — apparently — Prince Andrew’s abseiling down the side of the Shard.

Hopefully, he won’t mind me saying this, but that’s really not impressive.

His mum jumping out of a helicopter, a couple of weeks ago … ?

That was impressive … … !

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and, along with telling more about her crowd-funding project*, and that she’d enjoyed this week’s episode of Dr Whoª, 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) 3rd September is the national day of the Republic of San Marino, the  world’s oldest republic.   Which year doe the republic claim to have been founded … ?
Q2) More to the point, in which year was San Marino’s constitution first enacted … ?
Q3) Even more to the point, what name is given to San Marino’s two heads of state … ?
Q4) Moving on … 3rd September, 1939, saw Britain and France declare war on Germany: after Germany invaded which country … ?
Q5) More to the point, who was Britain’s Prime Minister, on that date … ?
Q6) Which Arab state became independent on 3rd September, 1971 … ?
Q7) And finally … 3rd September, 1935, saw who become the first person to drive a car over 300 MPH … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 2nd September, 31BC, saw the Battle of Actium lost: the losing forces were led by which Roman general … ?
A1) Marcus Antonius: or Mark Anthony, if you want to put it that way.
Q2) More to the point, which Egyptian Queen was also involved … ?
A2) Cleopatra: Cleopatra VII Philopator, in full.
Q3) 2nd September, 1666, saw the start of the Great Fire Of London, in Pudding Lane: in what sort of establishment … ?
A3) A bakers: one Thomas Farrinor, according to records.
Q4) 2nd September, 1959, saw the birth of French Canadian entrepreneur, Guy Laliberté: which noted entertainment troop did he co-found… ?
A4) Cirque du Soleil.
Q5) Which Axis power surrendered on 2nd September, 1945 … ?
A5) Japan.
Q6) And finally … 2nd September, 1945, saw the Democratic Republic of Vietnam proclaim its independence: was this — until 1976 — North or South Vietnam … ?
A6) North Vietnam.
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you with this quote from Charlie Sheen …
“I would have fired my ass too. Well, maybe not like they did.”
Charlie Sheen (born 3rd September, 1965) on being fired from i2½ Men
And this song from Freddie King … 

*        Be happy too, Debbi, soon as I know what’s going on … !

ª        I’ve got to admit, Debbi, seeing Skaro, again, was nice: as was the Parliament of the Daleks.   Lord knows what or if they’ll do to expand the idea.   Much like the Asylum idea, it’d be a shame to waste it … ! 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I'll keep you posted on what's up. I'll tweet you the post with the campaign announcement and I'll be tweeting the campaign link from time to time.

I'll explain more, in my post. You'll see how it works. Basically, it's where people make contributions in various amounts and get rewards in return. I'm trying to distribute my books this way, and finance a new edition of my first book, under my own imprint.

Hopefully, if this succeeds, I can create more books (digital and print) in the series through crowdsourcing. This will cut out the middleman completely. I'll be the content creator and producer. Just like in the movies. Except with books.

This is why that indie film seminar was so valuable. It got me thinking like a true indie. And I'm still considering indie filmmaking. But I need to learn more and meet more people before I get into that. One step at a time. :)

Anyhow, I'm rambling. Again. :)

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2. 1600
3. the Captains Regent
4. Poland
5. Neville Chamberlain
6. Qatar
7. Sir Malcolm Campbell