Monday, 22 October 2012

The Daily Teaser — 22-10-2012

Phew … !

I have to admit, you wouldn’t believe how long half a dozen videos can take!

Or possibly you would.

I have to admit, I was up seriously late, last night, putting together next week’s Teaser videos.

Phew is definitely the word: making them’s fun … but my word, it’s hard work.

Let’s get moving on, shall we?   That way you can start appreciating them … 


Yesterday’s Teaser was another quiet one: with no-one having a go.

Let’s see how’s going to have a try at today’s questions, shall we?   Here we are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video … 

Q1) 22nd October, 1927, saw who show off six new inventions … ?
Q2) More to the point, what was the name of the OMD song about that scientist … ?
Q3) Moving on … 22nd October, 1990, saw the Royal Geographic Society announce the world’s fourth largest body of fresh water was drying out.   What WAS that body of water … ?
Q4) 22nd October, 1934, saw agents of the FBI shoot — and kill —  which notorious bank-robber … ?
Q5) And finally … 22nd October, 1979, saw the US offer medical treatment to which exile … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 21st October, 1805, saw the Royal Navy win the Battle of Trafalgar: which vice-admiral led that fleet … ?
A1) Vice AdmiralLord Horatio Nelson.
Q2) That vice admiral was famously shot and killed in that battle: his body was famously placed in a barrel of what, for the trip home … ?
A2) Brandy: mixed, apparently, with camphor and myrrh.
Q3) What — according to the ship’s chaplain, Alexander Scott — were the vice admiral’s last word’s … ?
A3) God and my country.”
Q4) Moving on … 21st October, 1824, saw Joseph Aspdin patent Portland Cement.   That cement was first extensively used in London’s what: Tube, sewers or roads … ?
A4) Sewers.
Q5) 21st October, 2003, saw photos taken of which dwarf planet: Eris or Pluto … ?
A5) Eris.
Q6) And finally … 21st October, 1833, saw the birth of Swedish scientist, Alfred Nobel: which explosive was his most famous invention … ?
A6) Dynamite.
Enjoy those, everyone.

As it’s his birthday today, I’ll leave you with this quote from Jeff Goldblum …
“There is a fine line between passion and gas.”
Jeff Goldblum born October 22, 1952
And this song from fellow birthday boy, Shaggy … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Hi Paul! :) What a remarkable time I had in Austin. I'll be blogging about it soon, I hope. My fingers aren't cooperating. :( Oh, well. Ha ha ha ...

It's good to be home.

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