Wednesday, 12 June 2013

The Daily Teaser — 12-6-2013

Blimey … !

You know, there’s something of a recession on.

Or, at least, there’s a lot of countries — Britain included — that are feeling various degrees of economic pinch.

Famously, that includes Greece.

I’ll be frank, I’ve got Radio 4’s Today programme on: who’ve just told us that the Greek state broadcaster — the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation, or ERT, the Greek equivalent to the BBC — has been switched off.

No, literally: switched off.

As a result of the country’s economic problems.

What CAN I tell you?   Except I’m glad I live in the UK: I like the Beeb, and would rather it wasn’t turned off.   

I’d miss Radio 4, for a start … !


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with quietly tell us Down Under was a particular favourite song, also bagging six out of six.

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) 12th June is a Wednesday.   When was the LAST time June 12th was a Wednesday … ?
Q2) In which family would you find a daughter called Wednesday … ?
Q3) In the Old Testament, what’s created on Wednesday: or the Fourth Day, as it puts it … ?
Q4) What’s the name of the first day of Lent … ?
Q5) Which Wednesday would you find in Sheffield, Yorkshire … ?
Q6) And finally … Which Norse god does the English name for Wednesday refer to … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 11th June, 1770, saw Captain Cook run aground: on which Australian landmark … ?
A1) The Great Barrie Reef.
Q2) More to the point, off the coast of which Australian state … ?
A2) Queensland.
Q3) Name any of the other seven Australian states … 
A3) Western Australia, Northern Territory, South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory.
Q4) What’s the landmark made of … ?
A4) Coral.
Q5) In what year was it declared a World Heritage Landmark: 1981, 1983 or 1985 … ?
A5) 1981.
Q6) Finally … What naval rank did Cook hold, during this expedition … ?
A6) Naval Lieutenant.
I’ll leave you with this classic tune from The Undertones … 

And a (mild) complaint from actor, Patrick Stewart.
“Last Wednesday, I stupidly dropped my iPhone in the bath, and my life has sort of spiraled almost out of control.”
Patrick Stewart.
Have a good day … !

*        I don’t know about their native Oz, Debbi: but it seems a shame that was their UK hit.   Same with Flash and the Pan: only really one big hit … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Interesting choice of subjects here!

Hmmm ...! :)

Love the songs, as always.

1. 2002
2. the Addams Family
3. God said, "Let there be light."
4. Ash Wednesday
5. Sheffield Wednesday
6. Woden

If you make a typo, the errorists win! :D

You're a luv! xx