Sunday, 17 February 2013

The Daily Teaser — 17-2-2013

Phew … 

Yes, I know that’s a strange way of opening: but it’s well worth it.

But basically … ?   It sums up the amount of housework I did, yesterday.

Yes, I know: single bloke, it’s not exactly going to be stunning amounts of house work.

But at least I’ve managed to wave a damp cloth at my kitchen surfaces: which is better than nothing.

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


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with telling us she’d enjoyed yesterday’s quote and video, she also scored 6 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) 17th February, 2003, saw the formal start of the London Congestion Charge: who was Mayor of London, at the time … ?
Q2) More to the point, who’s the current holder of the post … ?
Q3) Moving on … 17th February, 1979, saw which country invaded by China … ?
Q4) 17th February, 1992, saw serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer receive 15 life sentences, at the end of his trial: by a court in which US state … ?
Q5) 17th February, 1904, saw the debut of Madame Butterfly, in Milan.   Who was its composer … ?
Q6) And finally … 17th February, 1959, saw Prime Minister Adnan Menderes survive a plane crash that killed 12 other people.   where was he PM of … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 
Q1) 16th February, 1923, saw Howard Carter unseal the tomb of King Tutankhamun: which (modern) North African country did Tutankhamun rule … ?
A1) Egypt.
Q2) More to the point, which dynasty did Tutankhamun belong to … ?
A2) The 18th.
Q3) Moving on … 16th February, 1978, saw the creation of the world’s first online bulletin board system: in which US city … ?
A3) Chicago.
Q4) 16th February, 2005, saw the Kyoto Protocol on Climate Change come into force, after being signed by which country … ?
A4) Russia.
Q5) More to the point, what does that Protocol govern: greenhouse gas emissions, acid rain or ocean pollution … ?
A5) Greenhouse gas emission.
Q6) And finally … 16th February, 2006, saw the US Army close its last MASH units: what did MASH stand for … ?
A6) Mobile Army Surgical Hospital.
I’ll leave you with this quote from writer, André Norton …

“There's no night without stars.”
Andre Norton, February 17, 1912 – March 17, 2005.
And this tune from Bobby Lewis …

*        I hope today’s go down as well, Debbi.   (Actually, as I recall … ?   Tomorrow’s are … interesting.   I had to hunt for them … )

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I liked them enough to include them in today's post. You really have a knack for picking songs and quotations. :)

1. Ken Livingstone
2. Boris Johnson
3. Vietnam
4. Wisconsin
5. Giacomo Puccini
6. Turkey