Wednesday, 10 April 2013

The Daily Teaser — 10-4-2013

It’s a Wednesday.   And I’ll be frank: I’ve ALMOST finished next months Brentwood Gazette Teasers.

I’ve one last one to do, and May’s will be completed.

One thing I will say … ?   Is that you’ll have to keep your eyes peeled for the 22nd: especially if you like retro-video games.

Ahem … !

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

Yes, lets: busy day, yesterday … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Adrence* — Our Man Out East — and Debbiª putting in their answers: with telling us she’ll be showing us another entry from her Law journals, it saw Debbi bagging six out of six and Adrence bagging … um … 0 … um … 

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) 10th April, 1912, saw the RMS Titanic leave port for its first and only voyage: which English port did it leave from … ?
Q2) More to the point, which US port was the ship bound for … ?
Q3) What is RMS short for … ?
Q4) The ship was owned and operated by which line … ?
Q5) The RMS Titanic was built by Harland and Wolff: in which city … ?
Q6) Which ocean was the ship crossing, when struck by that iceberg … ?
Q7) What class of ship was the Titanic: Olympic, Titanic or Britannic … ?
Q8) Name either of the other two in that class … ?
Q9) Exactly how many lifeboats did the Titanic have: twenty, thirty or forty … ?
Q10) And finally … In which year was the wreck of the RMS Titanic finally found … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 9th April, 1965, saw the world’s first indoor baseball game held: as part of the opening of the Reliant Astrodome.   In which US state is the Astrodome … ?
A1) Texas.
Q2) More to the point, in which city … ?
A2) Houston.
Q3) 9th April, 1940, saw Nazi collaborator, Vidkun Quisling seize power.   In which European country … ?
A3) Norway.
Q4) 9th April, 1967, saw the maiden flight of the 737: which aircraft company makes the 737 … ?
A4) Boeing.
Q5) Both born on 9th april, who was older: engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel or French poet, Charles Baudelaire … ?
A5) Isambard Kingdom Brunel, born on April 9th, 1806.   (Baudelaire was born 15 years later, on 9th April, 1821.)
Q6) And finally … 9th April, 1969, saw Sikh busmen in Wolverhampton win their fight to be allowed to wear which religious symbol … ?
A6) Their turbans.
I’ll leave you with this line from an unnamed journalist writing for the New York Times … 
“… it was believed, the last word had been uttered in the construction of the ‘Titanic.’”
New York Times, April 16, 1912
And with this folk song from American singer, Woody Guthrie … 

Enjoy the day … 

*        Well, on the upside, Adrence, I think your money’s safe … !   Keep #Smiling … !   :D

ª        I’ll be keeping my eyes peeled for it, Debbi.   (Safari’s had it’s issues over the years.   But it’s Reading List — a sort of temporary group of bookmarks you can come back to, later — comes in VERY handy, for checking a friends blogs posts, as and when … :D )

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thanks for your comment and the "like", Paul!

You picked another Woody that I happen to like. How about that? :)

1. Southampton
2. New York City
3. Royal Mail Ship
4. White Star Line
5. Belfast
6. the Atlantic Ocean
7. Olympic class
8. Olympic and Britannic
9. 20
10. 1985