Thursday, 14 March 2013

The Daily Teaser — 14-3-2013

Hmmm … 

Well, that’s two obscure elections done with, then … 

Both China and the Catholic Church have now got newly elected leaders.

I’ll have to admit, I’m none too sure which one’s going to be more important, long term.   The elections of Francis 1st and Xi Jinping as, respectively, pope and President of China will both affect roughly the same sized populations.

Which one’s actually the more important … ?   Blowed if I know.   But I do know — given my TV’s set to Radio 4 — that it’s Francis 1st that’s getting more airplay.

We’ll have to see what happens, won’t we … ?

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

Yes, let’s … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with letting us know she’d got my Linkdn invite, also bagged 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) 14th March, 2012, saw three towns given city status for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee: name one of them.
Q2) The same day — 14th March, 2012 — saw the International Criminal Court issue a guilty verdict against Thomas Lubanga Dyilo.   Of his military use of what … ?
Q3) 14th March, 1984, saw Sinn Fein President, Gerry Adams shot: in which city … ?
Q4) 14th March, 1958, saw the birth of Albert 2nd of Monaco: what’s the name of Monaco’s Royal House … ?
Q5) And finally … 14th March, 1885, saw the first performance of which Gilbert and Sullivan opera … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 13th March, 1639, saw Harvard College named for clergyman, John Harvard: in which US state is Harvard … ?   
A1) Massachusetts.
Q2) More to the point, who wrote the song, Fight Fiercely, Harvard … ?   
A2) Tom Lehrer.
Q3) 13th March, 2008, saw the price of gold — on the New York Mercantile Exchange — hit how much per ounce: $1000, $1500 0r $2000 … ?   
A3) $1000.
Q4) 13th March, 1969, saw which Apollo craft return to Earth … ?   
A4) Apollo 9.
Q5) 13th March, 1983, saw Joshua Nkomo flee his country, after receiving death threats.   Nkomo was the opposition leader in which African country … ?   
A5) Zimbabwe.
Q6) Finally … 13th March, 1884, saw the start of the Siege of Khartoum: which British General led one of the armies involved … ?   
A6) General Charles Gordon.
I’ll leave you with this song from Leroy ‘Sugarfoot’ Bonner … 

And a line or two from poet, Pam Ayres …
Oh, No, I’ve Got A Cold   
“I am sitting on the sofa.
By the fire and staying in.
Me head is free of comfort
And me nose is free of skin
Me friends have run for cover,
They have left me pale and sick
With me pockets full of tissues   

And me nostrils full of Vick.”   
Pam Ayres, MBE, born 14 March 1947
Enjoy the day … !

*        Yeah, sorry about that, Debbi!   But, yeah, I put retail down: usually barstaff come under Hospitality, but I could never find it in the profile editor … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

That can be a problem for writers, too. Especially when they're both authors and publishers. :) Not to mention bloggers. Jeez!

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