Wednesday, 13 March 2013

The Daily Teaser — 13-3-2013

Blimey … !   I have to admit, I’ve got the US version of Who Do You Think You Are on in the background.

With Rob Lowe, I should add.   Turns’ out his great-great-great-great-great-grandfather fought in the US War of Independence.

On the British side.   Well … turns out the chap was a German mercenary, placed under UK command to fight the beastly rebels.

Phew … !

And to think I was going to try poke fun at the Papal Conclave by seeing if a bunch of Cardinals had gone Gangnam Style.

Shame this video was the nearest I could find … 

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers.   Along with bagging five out of five, she also let me know she’s left me a reply to my comment*.

But 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) 13th March, 1639, saw Harvard College named for clergyman, John Harvard: in which US state is Harvard … ?
Q2) More to the point, who wrote the song, Fight Fiercely, Harvard … ?
Q3) 13th March, 2008, saw the price of gold — on the New York Mercantile Exchange — hit how much per ounce: $1000, $1500 0r $2000 … ?
Q4) 13th March, 1969, saw which Apollo craft return to Earth … ?
Q5) 13th March, 1983, saw Joshua Nkomo flee his country, after receiving death threats.   Nkomo was the opposition leader in which African country … ?
Q6) Finally … 13th March, 1884, saw the start of the Siege of Khartoum: which British General led one of the armies involved … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 12th March, 1971, saw the sending of the March 12 Memorandum: this triggered a coup in which country … ?
A1) Turkey.
Q2) 12th March, 1993, saw bombs go off in which Indian city … ?
A2) Bombay: what’s now Mumbai.
Q3) 12th March, 1999, saw three former Warsaw Pact nations join NATO: name one of them …
A3) The Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland..
Q4) More to the point, what is NATO an acronym for … ?
A4) North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
Q5) And finally … 12th March, 1947, saw President Harry S. Truman announce the Truman Doctrine.   What was he speaking against: Capitalism, Communism or Nazism … ?
A5) Communism.
I’ll leave you with a thought from snooker player, Stephen ‘On Fire’ Maguire …
“I forgot what it felt like to be a winner at the end of a tournament, it’s the best feeling ever.”Stephen Maguire, born 13th March, 1981.
And with a tune from song from birthday boy and pianist, Neil Sedaka … 

Enjoy your day … 

*        I’ll go have a look in a bit, Debbi, I’ve a bit of a busy one, today: signing on, the Weekly Teaser … !  Yada, yada, yada … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Ah, but of course! :) And I got your LinkedIn invite. Thanks! I didn't know you were in the retail business.

1. Massachusetts
2. Tom Lehrer
3. $1,000
4. Apollo 9
5. Zimbabwe
6. Charles George Gordon