Wednesday, 5 September 2012

The Daily Teaser — 05-08-2012

Hmmm … 

Well, that’s the boiler sorted, then … !

You’ve probably already worked out I’ve had no hot water or heating for just over a week.

Well, I had the engineer finally turn up, yesterday, with the relevant part, to fix the thing.

Done and dusted, seemingly.

Although I will say this … 

If you see me running down the street, later, stark naked, and screaming “BLOW ME, THAT’S FREEZING,” you’ll probably guess the engineer wasn’t as good as he looked … 

Let’s get moving on, shall we?

Before I start complaining about my jammed trackpad … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and, along with pencilling in details about her crowd-sourcing publishing imprint*, also bagging 7 out of 7.

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 September, 1960 saw Muhammed Ali — Cassius Clay, as he was then — win an Olympic boxing Gold medal.   Who played Ali in the 2001 film of the same name … ?
Q2) 5th September, 1941, saw Nazi Germany occupy all of which Baltic state … ?
Q3) 5th September, 1959, saw Britain’s first trunk call made from a call box: from which English city … ?
Q4) 5th September, 1927, saw the release of Trolley Troubles: which cartoon rabbit did this feature … ?
Q5) And finally … 5th September, 1836, saw Sam Houston elected as President of Texas.   In which year did Texas join the USA?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 4th September saw the founding of the city of Los Angeles: in which year … ?
A1) 1781.
Q2) More to the point, by how many Spanish settlers … ?
A2) 44.
Q3) 4th September, 1972, saw who become the first man to win seven medals at a Summer Olympics?
A3) Mark Spitz.
Q4) 4th September, 1998, saw Sergey Brin and Larry Page found which website?
A4) Google.
Q5) More to the point, whilst at which American university … ?
A5) Stanford.
Q6) 4th September, 1949, saw the start of the Peerskill Riots: after a concert by who … ?
A6) Paul Robeson.
Q7) And finally … 4th September, 1985, saw the first photos released: of which wreck … ?
A7) The RMS Titanic.
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you with this tune from birthday boy, Al Stewart … 

And this quote from the obscure writer, Frank Yerby …
“When it was over, it was not really over, and that was the trouble.”
Frank Yerby September 5, 1916 – November 29, 1991

*        Actually, mind me making a bit of a confession, here, Debbi … ?   Something I’ve always thought would be a good idea, would be publishing a batch of my back catalogue of quiz questions.   There’s always a bunch of themed ones that could do with an airing.   But I’ve never actually known anyone with a publishing imprint/company.   It’s not something I’ve thought through, I should add: just something I thought would be nice to try, to see if it could earn me a few bob.   Oh, and if I could work out how.   Ummm … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I'd say that's well worth thinking over. Especially with ebooks becoming popular over there. You could create digital and print editions. That's what I do.

Isn't Karen Chilvers thinking of self-publishing her book? You might want to talk to her, maybe. :)

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