Thursday, 11 October 2012

The Daily Teaser — 11-10-2012

“Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome … !”

Says I.

Or sings I, I should say!   I have to admit, I was actually writing up one of November’s Weekly Teasers for the Gazette, yesterday.

Would you believe it, the day concerned is World Hello Day … ?

Well, it is.

And it’s left me, if no-one else thinking of a tune from Cabaret.

Here … 

Let’s give Joel Grey a whirl, before we move on … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Adrence and Debbiº chasing the proverbial Teaser Trophy* by putting in their answers.   Along with mentioning how nice the ’Net was, it also saw Debbi bagging 5 out of 5, and Adrence — creator of the Teaser Trophy and, and the Old Peculiar’s easternmost reader — bagging 1!

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) 11th October, 1929, saw department store, JC Penney open its branch in Milford, Delaware: marking the store’s spread, nationwide.   How many US states were there, in 1929 … ?
Q2) 11th October, 1962, saw the convening of the Second Vatican Council: by which Pope … ?
Q3) 11th October, 1852, saw the founding of Australia’s oldest university: in which city is that university … ?
Q4) 11th October, 1976, saw the arrest of the Gang of Four: the four people, organising an attempted coup in which country … ?
Q5) Name one of the Gang … 
Q6) And finally … 11th November, 1982, saw the raising of Henry 8th’s flagship, the Mary Rose.   The ship originally sank, off the coast of which isle … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 10th October is what’s called Double Ten Day, the national Day of where: the Republic of China, the People’s Republic of China or the Reorganized National Government of China … ?
A1) The Republic of China.
Q2) 10th october, 1975, saw Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton remarry: after divorcing how many months earlier … ?
A2) 16.
Q3) 10th October, 1971, saw London Bridge reopened: after being transported to which US state?
A3) Arizona.
Q4) 10th October, 1967, saw the Outer Space Treaty come into force.   How many nation-states are party to that treaty: 100, 120 or 150 … ?
A4) 100.
Q5) And finally … 10th October, 1980, saw who say “The Lady’s not for turning” … ?
A5) Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you with a tune from Tom Zé: it’s his birthday, today … 

And this quote from Eleanor Roosevelt …
“Happiness is not a goal, it is a by-product.”
Eleanor Roosevelt October 11, 1884 – November 7, 1962

*        I think both regular readers, @adrence and @derestrict came up with the phrase: which is cool with me!   (It sort of turns me into the Isle Of Mann TT Races … )

º        Oooh, but it’s tempting to agree with you, Debbi … But I’m STILL eyeballing that jam-jar … Oh, AND the NeXT  computer Tim Berners-Lee used to design the Web.   (Possibly the only computer to feature in an Olympic opening ceremony … )

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Wow! That was an impressive show Sir Tim put on at the opening ceremonies. :)

Tim Berners-Lee is awesome! :)

1. 48
2. Pope John XXIII
3. Sydney
4. China
5. Jiang Qing, Zhang Chunqiao, Yao Wenyuan, and Wang Hongwen
6. the Isle of Wight