Saturday, 10 November 2012

The Daily Teaser Teaser — 10-11-12

You know, I think I’ve got a little reading up to do.

I’m off over to see one of my kid sisters, today: basically, to help with sorting out her new iPhone.

Basically, bringing all her contacts forward from her OLD iPhone.

Like I say, I’m going to have to read up: it has been a while since I’ve read on how to do this … !

Let’s move on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with telling us she’d written this post, she ALSO managed to bag 5 out of 6.

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) 10th November, 1928, saw Emperor Hirohito formally named as Emperor of Japan.   Name any of the three items of Imperial Regalia he would’ve received, during the ceremony.
Q2) 10th November, 1969, saw the initial broadcast of Sesame Street: what’s the name of the company that produces it … ?
Q3) More to the point, what’s the name of the Nigerian version of Sesame Street … ?
Q4) 10th November, 1951, saw coast to coast telephone services start in which country … ?
Q5) 10th November, 1995, saw the execution of activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa: in which African country … ?
Q6) And finally … 10th November, 1960, saw Penguin’s first run of Lady Chatterly’s Lover, sell out.   The book cost 3 shillings and sixpence at the time: how much — in Sterling — would 3s 6d be, today … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 9th November saw many things happen in Germany: Kristallnacht, the Abdication of Wilhelm 2nd and the collapse of the Berlin Wall, for example.   What’s the German nickname for it: D-Day, Destiny Day or Nasty Night … ?
A1) Schicksalstag: or Destiny Day.
Q2) 9th November, 1888, saw the killing of Mary Jane Kelly, by Jack the Ripper.   Name any of the other four victims.
A2) Mary Ann Nichols, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride and Catherine Eddowes.
Q3) More to the point, which graphic novelist wrote From Hell, about the Ripper killings.
A3) Alan Moore.
Q4) 9th November, 1967, saw the first publication of Rollin’ Stone Magazine.   What was Rollin’ Stone named after: the song by Muddy Waters, the English rock band or the song by Bob Dylan … ?
A4) The Muddy Waters song, Rollin’ Stone.
Q5) 9th November, 2005, saw the European Space Agency launch a mission to which planet … ?
A5) Venus.
Q6) And finally … 9th November saw the fall of the Berlin Wall: in which year … ?
A6) 1989.
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you with this quote from writer, graphic novelist, and occasional Dr Who contributor, Neil Gaiman …
“Life — and I don't suppose I'm the first to make this comparison — is a disease: sexually transmitted, and invariably fatal.”
Neil Gaiman, born 10 November 1960
And this tune from Screamin’ Lord Sutch, Britain’s longest serving party leader … 

*        You know, I’m going to have to keep my eyes peeled for Sons of Anarchy, Debbi: I don’t think it’s ever been scream on the UK’s free-to-air channels.   (Although I don’t think any of the gangsters in it have had the same level of problems these gangsta’s, here, had …  )

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Not only do the Sons of Anarchy have some mighty serious problems, but they're involved with international gangsters and cartels, including Irish gun runners. Pretty serious. And the show's premise is essentially Hamlet with motorcycles. :)

1. the sword Kusanagi, the mirror Yata no Kagami, and the jewel Yasakani no Magatama
2. The Children's Television Workshop
3. Sesame Square
4. the U.S.
5. Nigeria
6. .42 pounds or 42 p. (I hope :))