Sunday, 16 September 2012

The Daily Teaser — 16-09-2012

You know, I have to admit to not being especially religious, I really do.

But on the other hand … ?

On the other hand, it’s sort of nice to have one day of the week that’s a touch quieter than the rest.

And I HAVE to admit, as I write that, I’ve vague childhood memories of Sunday morning strolls to the local shops, with my grandfather.

Hmmm … 

You know, my nephew, Jude, is almost walking: I think I might just have to pass THAT one on to him … 

Let’s get moving on, shall we?

Before I start really wallowing.


Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Mr Strict AND Debbi putting in their answers: with Debbi telling us she’s fond of the occasional piece of atonal music, yesterday saw both her and Mr S bagging 5 out of 6*.

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) 16th September marks Mexican Independence Day: from which European country …?
Q2) More to the point, it marks the start of what: the Mexican Revolution, War of Independence or Spanish-American War … ?
Q3) 16th September, 1977, saw the death of singer, Marc Bolan: in which model of car had he and his girlfriend been traveling in, at the time of that fatal crash … ?
Q4) More to the point, that same day saw the death of which noted soprano … ?
Q5) And finally … 16th September, 1968, saw the UK’s Post Office put what into service … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 15th September, 1812, saw Napoleon’s French army arrive at which Moscow landmark … ?
A1) The Kremlin.
Q2) More to the point, that landmark is a fortified what: citadel, church or palace … ?
A2) Citadel.
Q3) Even more to the point, what’s the name of the famous church, just to the east of that landmark … ?
A3) Saint Basil’s Cathedral: also known as Cathedral of the Protection of Most Holy Theotokos on the Moat and Pokrovsky Cathedral.
Q4) Moving on … 15th September, 1964, saw the first publication of The Sun: it, and other tabloids, are also known as what … ?
A4) Red-tops.
Q5) 15th September, 1993, saw Prince Hans-Adam 2nd disband his country’s parliament: which country is it … ?
A5) Liechtenstein.
Q6) And finally … 15th September, 1981, saw Vanuatu join the UN: how was Vanuatu known, before it gained independence?
A6) The New Hebrides.
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you with this quote from Andrew Bonar Law …
 “Whatever steps you may feel compelled to take, whether they are constitutional, or whether in the long run they are unconstitutional, you have the whole Unionist Party, under my leadership, behind you.”
Andrew Bonar Law 16 September 1858 – 30 October 1923
And this clip, to mark the death of Marc Bolan … 

Oh, and as I forgot to mention this, last night …

*        Actually, Debbi, Mr S, ‘gossip pages’ and ‘scandal sheets’ are both appropriate: however, the usual UK term is ‘red tops’.   Most of them, here the UK, have very distinctive front pages, with the relevant paper’s name — The Sun and The Mirror are the two main ones I’m thinking of, but there’s others — having the names in white, on red, rectangular backgrounds.


tim said...

1. France
2. War of Independence
3. purple Mini 1275GT
4. Helen Jepson
5. New First Class Postal Service

Debbi said...

Ahhhh! Got it. Red tops. More new British slang. I learn stuff on this blog all the time. :)

1. Spain
2. the Mexican War of Independence
3. a (purple) Mini
4. Maria Callas
5. first class service or overnight delivery