Friday, 19 April 2013

The Daily Teaser — 19-4-2013

Hmmm … 

That’s commendably fast.

Just so you know, I’m talking about the FBI’s investigation into the Boston Bombings.   They’ve released footage and footages of two suspects — both in hats, both seen placing bags in the relevant areas — to all of the relevant news agencies.

Including the BBC, of course: although I don’t know if there’s much we can do, here … 

One can only hope: and hope that current events at the MIT campus has nothing to do with it … 

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi*º putting in her answers.   Along with letting us know a little more about PiL’s first album* — Public Image: First Issue, as it’s now known — and bagging five out of five.

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

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

Q1) 19th April — in the UK — is Primrose Day: which British PM does this commemorate … ?
Q2) Just out of interest … ?   What’s the scientific name for the Primrose … ?
Q3) 2005 saw Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger elected as Pope Benedict 16th: what title does he now hold … ?
Q4) More to the point, who replaced him as Pope, in 2013 … ?
Q5) Moving on … 19th April, 1954, saw the relevant authorities in Pakistan name its two official languages.   Name either … 
Q6) 19th April 19th, 1971, saw the launch of the Salyut 1, the world’s first space station: by the USSR.   How many Salyut’s have there been … ?
Q7) And finally … 19th April, 1999, saw the German Bundestag — the German parliament — open in which German city … ?

And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers.
Q1) 18th April, 1930, saw the BBC Radio service announce nothing newsworthy, worth broadcasting, had happened: what did they broadcast, instead … ?
A1) Piano music.
Q2) Many years earlier, 18th April, 1881, saw who escape the Lincoln County Jail, in New Mexico … ?
A2) William H. Bonney: also known as William Henry McCarty and Billy the Kid.
Q3) 18th March, 1899, saw Queen Victoria grant a royal charter to the St. Andrew’s Ambulance Service: in which country of the UK does it operate … ?
A3) Scotland.
Q4) 18th March, 2002, saw the death of Norwegian ethnographer, Thor Heyerdahl.   What was the name of the boat he crossed the Pacific in, in 1947 … ?
A4) Kon-Tiki.
Q5) And finally … 18th April, 1955, saw the death of Albert Einstein.   For what did he receive his one Nobel Prize: the special theory of Relativity, the photoelectric effect or the mass-energy equivalence effect formula … ?
A5) The photoelectric effect.

Enjoy those.

I’ll leave you with this song from Alan Price … 

And this thought from Jayne Mansfield …
“I don’t want to get involved in the racial situation at the expense of losing fans. I wouldn’t say anything too strong but I do know that God created us equal and we’re not living up to it.”
Jayne Mansfield, April 19, 1933 – June 29, 1967
Enjoy today.

*        Oh, I’ve looked up the Wikipedia entry for it, Debbi: seemingly, it got cancelled.   Apparently because Warner Brothers, the bands US label, were never especially happy with it.

º        About that ‘No News’ thing, Debbi … ?   They couldn’t get away with it, today, could they … ?   I mean they’d have to do something, even if it’s just about Great Aunt Nellie’s funeral … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I suppose you're right. Too bad, huh?

1. Benjamin Disraeli
2. Primula vulgaris
3. Pope Emeritus
4. Francis
5. Urdu and English
6. 9
7. Berlin

I have a very exciting idea for a screenplay, involving a time traveling, adventurous female protagonist. I'm thinking it over, outlining it and so on. Finally, I'm exploring sci-fi a little bit. :)