Thursday, 27 September 2012

The Daily Teaser — 27-09-2012

Argh … !

Paperwork, paperwork, PAPERWORK …  !

One could go MAD … !

Sort of … !

I’ll be frank, I’ve got some paperwork to do: you hadn’t guessed, had you … ?

One batch for my local council: to make sure my housing benefit goes through.

The other … Is for the county council, after I tripped over, on Tuesday.

When it turns up … !

Let’s get moving on, shall we?   It’s a case of Hurry up and wait, at the moment … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debb*i putting in her answers: and along with admitting she thoroughly enjoyed yesterday’s Bryan Ferry videos, also bagged 6 out of 6.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s Teaser, shall we?   Here’s those questions, along with the ‘How To’, License and video … 

Q1) 27th September, 1822, saw Jean-François Champollion announce he’d translated the Rosetta Stone: how many scripts featured on that stone … ?
Q2) Name one of them.
Q3) The Egyptian town of Rosetta is now called what … ?
Q4) As a final Rosetta question … in which Museum has the Stone been displayed, since 1802 … ?
Q5) Moving on … 27th September, 1970, saw Yasser Arafat — on behalf of the PLO — sign a peace treaty with which Arab nation … ?
Q6) 27th September, 2003, saw the launch of the SMART-1 satellite.   What did the satellite eventually orbit … ?
Q7) More to the point, who launched that satellite … ?
Q8) 27th September, 2008, saw Zhai Zhigang become the first Chinese person to perform a what: heart transplant, space walk or one-man performance of A Christmas Carol … ?
Q9) And finally … 27th September, 2011, saw the death of writer, David Croft: name either of the series that he co-wrote with Jimmy Perry, that were set in WW2.
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 26th September is the Day of the National Flag: in which South American country … ?   
A1) Ecuador.
Q2) More to the point, that flag is made up of three colours: yellow, blue … and what else … ?   
A2) Red.
Q3) 26th September, 1960, saw John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon have the US’s first televised Presidential debate: Kennedy’s last word’s in that debate, were that “Freedom will … ” what … ?   
A3) Conquer.
Q4) 26th September, 1934, saw the launch of the RMS Queen Mary: in which Californian city was the ship a tourist attraction … ?   
A4) Long Beach.
Q5) 26th September, 1950, saw Indonesia join the United Nations: what’s the capital of Indonesia … ?   
A5) Jakarta.
Q6) And finally … 26th September, 1944 saw the failure of Operation Market Garden: this resulted in a British and Polish retreat from which Netherlands city … ?   
A6) Arnhem.
Enjoy those, everyone.   I’ll leave you with this video from Alvin Stardust, doing his best Gene Vincent routine … 

And with this quote from fellow birthday boy, Mr Marvin Lee Aday …
“You're not going to ask me that and if you did I'd pretend that you didn't because everybody and their mother plus their dog and cat and their goldfish asks me that.”
Meat Loaf born 27th September, 1947

*        Oh, OUCH!   That chin must’ve twanged, then Debbi … !   (I think, by the way, my nose was a lot better than it looks.   Unfortunately, it look pretty messy … !)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

My chin was slightly road rashed, with a tiny cut where the escalator had ripped my face (slightly).

Here's the whole story, in case you've never actually read it:

1. three
2. hieroglyphic, Greek, and Demotic
3. Rashid
4. the British Museum
5. Jordan
6. the moon
7. the European Space Agency
8. spacewalk
9. Dad's Army and It Ain't Half Hot Mum