Wednesday, 31 October 2012

The Halloween Teaser — 31-10-2012

Well, THERE’S a thing … !

Today’s Teaser video actually uploaded with very little in the way of any issues.

Seemingly, yesterday’s issue was caused by the fact YouTube was in Read-Only mode.

Its way of saying it was doing maintenance.

Which was all well and good, and no real problem.

But VERY unexpected: as it was the first time I’d come across it/

Oh, well: least said, soonest mended, I think.   Let’s get moving on, shall we?


Yesterday’s Teaser’s was another quiet one: I’m thinking Hurricane Sandy has seriously affected Debbi and her partner, Rick, far more than last years storms.

So let’s so how you do with with today’s Halloween questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video … 

Q1) Tonight is — famously — Halloween, when many children will go Trick or Treating.   What’s Trick or Treating called in parts of Scotland and Ireland … ?
Q2) The Mexican equivalent of the phrase Trick or Treat is ‘¿me da mi calaverita?’: which means “Can you give a little … ” … what … ?
Q3) On the subject of death … In which US state is Death Valley?
Q4) What’s the only major river to flow into the Dead Sea … ?
Q5) Which location in Essex became notorious in the 1930s as ‘…the most haunted place in Britain’?
Q6) Maledictology is the study of what … ?
Q7) Which tv series has featured, amongst its many monsters, sea devils, giant spiders and Abominable Snowmen?
Q8) I Love The Dead, Feed My Frankenstein and Prince Of Darkness are all singles released by whom?
Q9) 2008 saw the premiere of the stage version of which Salman Rushdie novel?
Q10) Who played Samantha in the TV series Bewitched?
Q11) 31st October, 1864, saw where admitted as the 36th State of the USA … ?
Q12) 31st October, 1971, saw a bomb explode in which London landmark … ?
Q13) And finally … 31st October, 1917, during the Battle of Beersheba, was the last successful what in history … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 30th October saw Orson Welles broadcast his famous version of H. G. Wells’ ‘War Of The Worlds’.   In which year of the 1930s?
A1) 1938.
Q2) More to the point, from which US city was this play broadcast … ?
A2) New York.
Q3) Even MORE to the point: how old was Welles when he produced the play … ?
A3) 23.
Q4) Moving on … 30th October, 1957, saw Britain’s House Of Lords admit whom, for the first time … ?
A4) Women.
Q5) 30th October, 1905, saw the Tsar of Russia grant his nation its first Constitution.   Which Tsar was this … ?
A5) Nicholas 2nd.   (There’s a story doing the rounds that says the Russian Revolution wasn’t caused by its then economic troubles: it was caused when the people of Russia found out the Tsar and the Czar were the same person: and taxing them twice.)
Q6) 30th October, 1961, saw the Soviet government move whose body … ?
A6) Joseph Stalin’s.
Q7) And finally … 30th October, 1942, saw the crew of the HMS Petard recover code books from a German submarine.   Which German code did the book help crack … ?
A7) The Enigma code.
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you with something of a cheap fright from David Bowie.

And some wise advise from the Peanuts character, Linus …
“There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin.”
Linus, from It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.
Oh, to heck with it: shall we have some Bauhaus … ?

And a little light Ozzy …

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Hi there! :) Sandy did knock out our power. Rick was wondering if you guys have a more reliable infrastructure in England. Fewer power outages. Or outrages. :)

Anyhow, I'm back and answering questions.

I did a blogiversary post on Random and Sundry Things. Finally! :)

1. guising
2. skull
3. California
4. the Jordan River
5. Borley Rectory
6. swear words
7. Doctor Who
8. Alice Cooper
9. Haroun and the Sea of Stories
10. Elizabeth Montgomery
11. Nevada
12. the 'Post Office Tower' (now known as the 'BT Tower' or 'British Telecom Tower')
13. cavalry charge