Friday, 28 September 2012

The Daily Teaser — 28-09-2012

Oh, BOY … !

Am I glad of the existence of Radio 4, or what … !

Well, yeah … 

Right at the moment, the Today Programme has it’s usual Thought For the Day: complete with Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sachs, telling us about the feast of Tabernacles.

Which actually makes of a quietly civilised alternative on BBC 1’s Breakfast news.

Seemingly, The Nolans — the early 80s version of B*Witched — have been dug up for another tour.

Actually … 

Lead singer, Bernie, was rather cute, I might just turn over: I’ll let you knowª … !

Let’s get moving on, shall we?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and, along with telling us about how she managed to injure her chin*, also managed to bag 9 out of 9.

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) 28th September, 1746, saw the birth of Sir William Jones: was he a philosopher, philatelist or philologist … ?
Q2) 28th September — in 1836 — also saw the birth of plumber and inventor, Sir Thomas Crapper: what device did he help to popularize … ?
Q3) 28th September, 1912, saw the signing of the Ulster Covenant.   What was this in opposition to: Irish Home Rule, the Irish Catholic Church, or the Corn Law … ?
Q4) 28th September, 1939, saw Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia agree to divide what … ?
Q5) And finally … 28th September, 1066, saw who lead an invasion of England … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 27th September, 1822, saw Jean-François Champollion announce he’d translated the Rosetta Stone: how many scripts featured on that stone … ?
A1) Three.
Q2) Name one of them.
A2) Ancient Greek, Demotic and Egyptian hieroglyphs.
Q3) The Egyptian town of Rosetta is now called what … ?
A3) Rashid.
Q4) As a final Rosetta question … in which Museum has the Stone been displayed, since 1802 … ?
A4) The British Museum.
Q5) Moving on … 27th September, 1970, saw Yasser Arafat — on behalf of the PLO — sign a peace treaty with which Arab nation … ?
A5) Jordan.
Q6) 27th September, 2003, saw the launch of the SMART-1 satellite.   What did the satellite eventually orbit … ?
A6) The moon.
Q7) More to the point, who launched that satellite … ?
A7) The European Space Agency, or ESA.
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 … ?
A8) Spacewalkº.
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.
A9) Dad’s Army or It Ain’t Half Hot, Mum.
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you with this quote from Burlesque artist, Dita von Teese …
“You know how some celebrities have fans of the opposite sex, who imagine they’re going to marry them and live happily ever after? I have a different thing. Over the past 15 years I’ve had a few female fans who’ve gone overboard and been upset because we didn’t become best friends and go shopping together.”
Dita Von Teese, born 28th September, 1972.
And with this tune from Koko Taylor: who’d’ve been 84, today, had he lived … 

*        Yes, I remember you mentioning it, now, Debbi: that sounds nasty … !

º        Actually … ?   Seeing a Chinese astronaut doing a one-man Dickens show, doing a spacewalk would’ve been one HELL of a show … !

ª        Oh, no, wait, HANG on … The Curiosity Rover’s founded rounded pebbles … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thanks for including the post! :) That was quite an experience. Whew!

I'm extremely cautious on escalators now. Ha ha ha ...

1. philologist
2. the flush toilet
3. Irish Home Rule
4. Poland
5. William the Conqueror