Saturday, 12 January 2013

The Daily Teaser — 12-1-2013

You know, in contrast to the fairly early start I got for yesterday’s Teaser — and Friday Question Set — today’s sees me getting a fairly late start.

After — it’s got to be said — a fairly late night, making the next few day’s Teaser videos.

Also on the  ‘It Has To Be Said’ list … ?   Is the simple fact that that there’s a couple of crackers in there … !

Oh, yes … !

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?   Whilst I smirk, nastily … 


Yesterday’s say Debbi* putting in her answers: along with telling us that sports are eminently quotable, where-ever you are, ALSO bagging 5 out of six.

So 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) 12th January, 1895, saw the founding of which British charity: Oxfam, the National Trust, or the British Heart Foundation … ?
Q2) More to the point, who was the original, female founding member of that charity’s board … ?
Q3) 12th January, 2010, saw a large earthquake destroy much of Haiti, and its capital city.   What’s the name of that capital city … ?
Q4) 12th January, 1966, saw three British MPs — on a fact-finding mission in Africa — attacked: in which African country … ?
Q5) 12th January, 1998, saw 19 European nations ban what: human cloning, stem-cell research or genetic modification of food … ?
Q6) And finally … 12th January, 1872, saw Yohannes 4th crowned as Emperor of where … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 11th January, 1963, saw the birth of actor, Jason Connery: which even MORE famous actor is he the son of … ?
A1) Sean Connery.
Q2) More to the point, in which ITV series did Jason play Robert of Huntingdon … ?
A2) Robin of Sherwood.
Q3) 11th January, 1879, saw the start of the Anglo-Zulu War, in South Africa.   Who was Zulu king, at the time … ?
A3) Cetshwayo kaMpande.
Q4) 11th January, 1919, saw Romania absorb the province of Transylvania: Transylvania translates into English as Beyond The … what … ?
A4) Wood or forest.
Q5) 11th January, 1973, saw the first degrees awarded by the Open University.   In which year did it first enrol students … ?
A5) 1971.
Q6) 11th January, 1949, saw the first recorded what, in Los Angeles … ?
A6) Snow.
As today is the late Long John Baldry’s birthday, I’ll leave you with this tune from the man himself … 

And with this quote from Michæl Aspel
“I still buy nice pieces but, at the moment, they’re presents for other people, so I only collect vicariously.”
Michael Aspel born 12th January, 1933
As a final thought … ?

Today is ALSO Delia Derbyshire Day: famously, Delia was the arranger for this … 

And a bit of a pioneer of electronic music … 

Enjoy the day … !

*        I’m going to have to keep an eye peeled for Berra, when his birthday comes up: his Wikiquotes page is extensive … and puts Terry Venables to shame … !   (Oh, like the posts, by the way … !)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

So glad you enjoyed them! :) I'm doing another that includes a reference to Delia and Doctor Who, as well as Patrick McGoohan. :)

I'm just getting started. Here we go!

1. the National Trust
2. Octavia Hill
3. Port-au-Prince
4. Rhodesia
5. human cloning
6. Ethiopia