Saturday, 19 January 2013

The Daily Teaser — 19-1-2013

Bleaugh … 

And, with apologies to Dick Dastardly,  double bleaugh.

I have to admit, getting up late, yesterday, was comparatively fun: after all, I actually had a good night’s sleep.

I’m knackered, in other words: but did manage to catch Kill List, yesterday.   I do like to catch those little indie Britflicks … !

Let’s get moving on, shall we?   Yes, let’s … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: along with bagging 5 out of 5, she also admitted she’s found some fascinating stuff, right here*!

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions: here they are, along with the ‘How To’, license and video … 

Q1) 19th January, 1661, saw Thomas Venner hung, drawn and quartered: for which crime …?
Q2) More to the point, when was that particular sentence withdrawn, in the UK … ?
Q3) 19th January, 1966, saw who named as Prime Minister of India … ?
Q4) 19th January, 1935, saw Coopers sell the first what … ?
Q5) 19th January, 1983, saw the arrest of which Nazi war criminal … ?
Q6) In which South American country … ?
Q7) And finally … 19th January, 1983 saw Apple announce the Apple Lisa: who was it named after … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 18th January, 2012, saw which website undergo a voluntary blackout, in protest at US anti-piracy legislation … ?
A1) Wikipedia: at least, it’s English language version.
Q2) 18th January, 1967, saw the Boston Strangler — Albert DeSalvo — sentenced to life imprisonment.   Who played De Salvo in the 1968 film, The Boston Strangler … ?
A2) Tony Curtis.
Q3) 18th January, 1993, is the first time which day is celebrated in all 50 states of the USA … ?
A3) Martin Luther King Jr Day.
Q4) 18th January, 2005, saw the formal unveiling of what was then the world’s largest commercial jetliner: which plane was it … ?
A4) The Airbus A380.
Q5) And finally … 18th January, 1994, saw a — possible — meteoroid impact near the small village of Cando.   In which country is Cando … ?
A5) Spain.
As today marks the birth of the late Janis Joplin, I’ll leave you with this tune … 

And this quote from Tippi Hedron …
“I didn’t think any amount of money was worth something that would take away what you believed in or what you stood for. I didn’t want to do something my parents and daughter couldn’t be proud of.”   
Tippi Hedren, born 19th January, 1930
Enjoy the day.

*        I’ve said it before, Debbi, and I’ll probably say it again: the stuff I find out, writing these posts always amazes me … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Yeah ... and your choice of music and quotes always seems oddly fitting to me for whatever reason. :) Must be great minds thinking alike, right? Ha ha ha ...

1. high treason
2. 1870 (the death penalty in 1998)
3. Indira Gandhi
4. briefs
5. Klaus Barbie
6. Bolivia
7. Lisa Nicole Brennan