Friday, 24 May 2013

The Daily Teaser — 24-5-2013: Eurovisions … 

Oh, well, THAT’s a bonus: I’ve had my tap fixed.

Which seems an odd thing to say: but in amongst all the excitement of Wednesday’s Woolwich Attack — and the post match analysis of it, on Thursday — I had to wait in, yesterday.

For a plumber: as the mixer button on the tap on my bath had given out.

Turns out the washer on the hot tap had melted, and worked its way loose.

And under the button.

Either way, I’m thankful it’s fixed: I’ve always preferred a shower to a bath, and given the weight I’ve put on, over the years, it’s a touch easier to use.

Hmmm … 

Let’s get moving on, shall we?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Debbi and Mr Strict putting in their answers: with both scoring six out of six*, it ALSO saw Debbi† leaving us with this tune, in the hope — and I can’t say I disagree — that it’s title will be heard.

With that playing in the background … ?

Let’s see how everyone does with todays Eurovision themed questions, shall we?   Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, license and video … 

Q1) 24th May, 1956, saw the very first Eurovision Song Contest held: in which country … ?
Q2) More to the point, which country won that first competition … ?
Q3) In which country is this year’s contest — the 2013 contest — being held … ?
Q4) How many countries are participating in this year’s contest … ?
Q5) The contest itself is organized by the EBU: what does EBU stand for … ?
Q6) In which year of the 1990s was the contest last held in the UK … ?
Q7) Who’s this year’s UK singer … ?
Q8) Finally — and more to the point — who performed the last winning UK entry … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 23rd May, 1962, saw General Raoul Salan, given a life sentence for his part in the OAS: a French extremist group opposed to the independence of which North African country … ?
A1) Algeria.
Q2) Salan’s trial — and associated events in France — provided inspiration for which Frederick Forsyth novel … ?
A2) The Day Of The Jackal.
Q3) 23rd May, 1945, saw Heinrich Himmler commit suicide, whilst in Allied custody.   Which notorious Nazi organization had he lead … ?
A3) The Schutzstaffel: or SS.
Q4) 23rd May, 2004, saw the eruption of Mount Cleveland: in which US state is Mount Cleveland … ?
A4) Alaska.
Q5) Which famously gaff-prone Republican was that state’s Governor until 2009?
A5) Sarah Palin.
Q6) And finally … 23rd May, 1617, saw the birth of antiquarian, Elias Ashmole.   In which English town is the Ashmolean Museum, named after him?
A6) Oxford.
Enjoy those: I’ll leave you with this thought from former Eurovision presenter, Sir Terry Wogan …
“I don’t make the mistake of thinking it’s a major musical event. I love the Eurovision Song Contest and it will continue long after I’m gone. Just please don’t ask me to take it seriously,”
Former Eurovision presenter, Terry Wogan
And with the campest winning entry Britain ever put in … 

*        I have to admit, I’ve just noticed I missed out the word ‘TOWN’ in question six, yesterday: hence Debbi bagging an extra half a point, for Oxford University.

†        We can only hope people are listening, Debbi.   But I’ve a nasty feeling SOMEONE won’t be … (One or two of the tweets I say floating past were … unsurprising, let’s put it that way … )

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Indeed, Paul! If only, huh?

1. Switzerland
2. Switzerland
3. Sweden
4. 26
5. European Broadcasting Union
6. 1998
7. Bonnie Tyler
8. Katrina and the Waves