Tuesday, 23 October 2012

The Daily Teaser — 23-10-2012

Hmmm … 

I have to admit, I’ve got the telly on in the background, at the mo.

Frankly … ?   Frankly, I’ve got last night’s episode of Panorama on.

With MORE eye-popping stories about Jimmy Saville.

What’s getting me … is still the fact that these stories about the man didn’t come out a lot earlier.

One interviewee has said the whole media “has fallen down on the job”.

Now there’s an understatement.

Let’s get moving on, shall we?

It’s getting toward’s Halloween, and I think I’d rather concentrate on fictional monsters* … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw a much-welcomed-back Debbiº putting in her answers, AND bagging 4 out of 5.

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) 23rd October, 1992, saw the first visit of a Japanese Emperor to China: which Emperor was it … ?
Q2) More to the point, how many emperors preceded him … ?
Q3) Moving on … 23rd October, 1956, saw thousands of protestors demand an end to Soviet control … of which European country … ?
Q4) 23rd October, 2001, saw the introduction of the Apple iPod: what was the name of the original Windows software used with the iPod … ?
Q5) 23rd October, 1917 saw the Bolshevik Central Committee support an armed uprising: in which country … ?
Q6) And finally … 23rd October, 1707, saw the first meeting of the Parliament of where: England, Scotland, the UK or Great Britain … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 22nd October, 1927, saw who show off six new inventions … ?   
A1) Nikolai Tesla.
Q2) More to the point, what was the name of the OMD song about that scientist … ?   
A2) Tesla Girls.
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 … ?   
A3) The Aral Sea.
Q4) 22nd October, 1934, saw agents of the FBI shoot — and kill —  which notorious bank-robber … ?   
A4) Charles Arthur Pretty Boy Floyd.
Q5) And finally … 22nd October, 1979, saw the US offer medical treatment to which exile … ?   
A5) Mohammed Reza Pahlevi: also known as the last Shah of Iran.
Enjoy those, everyone.

As today’s the birthday of Rochdale Cowboy, Mike Harding, I’ll leave you with Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls … 

And with this quote from the late Dame Anita Roddick …
“An entrepreneur is very enthusiastic and dances to a different drum beat, but never considers success as something which equates to personal wealth.”
Dame Anita Roddick 23 October 1942 – 10 September 2007
Enjoy the day … !

º        I’m hoping the fingers improve, soon, Debbi!   I wanna hear about CHRIS CARTER … !!!!!!!!

*        I do know the BBC’s DG, George Entwhistle and Newsnight editor, Peter Rippon, are not looking good … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Well, I made a few brief comments about meeting Chris on Midlist Life, along with some other amazing people, and other observations, such as how much Austin is like Portland and vice versa. :)

Read the blog. There's even a mention of you! :) When I met the fellow from England, I mentioned you and Brentwood Library.

What a year, huh? :)

1. Akihito
2. 124
3. Hungary
4. Windows 2000
5. Russia
6. Great Britain