Wednesday, 6 March 2013

The Daily Teaser — 6-3-2013

Blimey … 

THAT’s going to stir things up … possibly … 

Literally, the first thing that waved at me when I turned on the news, this morning … ?  Was the fact the Venezuelan president, Hugo Chavez had died, after losing his battle with Cancer.

Hmmm … 

I’m thinking that’s going to stir things up.   I don’t know that much about the man: but it strikes me the man was incredibly popular.

Let’s hope the elections to arrest a successor isn’t too messy.

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

Yes, let’s … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Debbi, and a much welcome Trevor‡ putting in their answers.   With Trevor telling us he felt Devonshire pasties were best, and Debbi telling us she’s got another post up, yesterday also saw both scoring 6 out of 6*.

Let’s see how they — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video

Q1) 6th March, 1899, saw which company register Aspirin, as a trademark … ?
Q2) More to the point, in which European country is that company based … ?
Q3) 6th March, 1967, saw Svetlana Alliluyeva defect to the west: whose daughter was she … ?
Q4) 6th March, 1957, saw which sub-Saharan nation become independent of the UK … ?
Q5) 6th March, 1970, saw the UK ban the importation of domestic pets: over concerns about which disease … ?
Q6) And finally … 6th March, 1340, saw the birth of nobleman, John of Gaunt: his male descendants are known as the House of … where … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 5th March is the feast day of Saint Piran: the patron saint of which English county … ?
A1) Cornwall.
Q2) Saint Piran is ALSO the patron saint of people who mine … what … ?
A2) Tin.
Q3) The language spoken in that county is a version of what: English, Celtic or French … ?
A3) Celtic.
Q4) If one of the locals tells you they’re having an ‘oggie’, what are they eating … ?
A4) A Cornish Pasty.
Q5) In this county’s language, what item of clothing is — or are — your ‘lavrek byhan’ … ?
A5) Underpants.
Q6) And finally … Britain’s most southerly point is in Saint Piran’s county: and is named for which type of animal … ?
A6) The Lizard.
I’ll leave you with Comfortably Numb, co-written by birthday boy — and Pink Floyd co-founder — Dave Gilmour.

And with this quote from comedian, actor and QI regular, Alan Davies …
“The thing I’d really like to see is the old London Bridge, with all the old buildings around it like Shakespeare’s Globe. I’d like to walk along that. Don’t worry, I won’t get drunk and fall in.”
Alan Davies born 6 March 1966
And with a contribution from Mr Strict … 

Enjoy the day … !

*        Here’s hoping that helps, Debbi … !

‡        ‘antuve 5945’ … ?   What was that about, Trevor … ?

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Ah, it's nice to know I'm doing something right. :) Ha!

Rough going right now, but that's how it is.

1. Bayer
2. Germany
3. Josef Stalin
4. Ghana
5. rabies
6. Plantagenet