Sunday, 23 February 2014

The Daily Teaser — 23-2-2014

You know, that’s a thought … 

Did you know Radio Four had done a radio version of The Exorcist … ?

They some have: and I only realised it, yesterday, when they were due to broadcast episode two of their adaptation.

What’s prompted the mention of it … ?

Is quite simply the fact I’m thinking I should look it up on iPlayer.

JUST to make sure there’s no subliminal imagery going on … 


Moving on , yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: along with meeting Geniuses*’, she also scored six out of six.

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

Here it is, covered by the How Tolicense and video … 

Q1) 23rd February, 1999, saw Abdullah Öcalan charged with Treason.   By which country’s government … ?
Q2) He was also one of the founders of the PKK: how is the PKK known in English … ?
Q3) Moving on … 23rd February, 1987, saw the first sightings of SN1987a, in the Large Magellanic Cloud.   What kind of object IS SN1987a: a black hole, a supernova or a red dwarf?
Q4) 23rd February, 1958, saw Cuban rebels kidnap which Championship driver … ?
Q5) 23rd February, 1941, saw Professor Glenn T. Seaborg and his team become the first group to synthesize which transuranic heavy metal?
Q6) Finally … 23rd February, 1927, saw President Calvin Coolidge authorize the US body that regulated what: radio, television or telephones … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers, complete with reference links …
Q1) 22nd February, 1928, saw the birth of game show host, Sir Bruce Forsyth.   Which BBC show did he present, between 1971 and 1977?
Q2) 22nd February, 1959, saw Lee Petty win the first Daytona 500.   The race was originally raced over 200 laps: and how many miles?
A2) 500: hence the name.
Q3) 22nd February, 1979, saw Saint Lucia become independent: of where?
A3) The UK.
Q4) More to the point, in which sea is Saint Lucia … ?
A4) The Caribbean.
Q5) 22nd February, 1943, saw members of the White Rose movement executed in Germany.   The White Rose was a resistance movement in which country?
A5) Germany.
Q6) Finally … 22nd February, 1994, saw the US Department of Justice charge Aldrich Ames with spying.   For which country … ?
A6) The USSR: what’s now Russia.
I’ll leave you Pulling Punches, by David Sylvian … 

And with this thought from the man who drove the plane that dropped the bomb …
“I’m proud that I was able to start with nothing, plan it, and have it work as perfectly as it did… I sleep clearly every night.”
Paul Tibbets February 23, 1915 – November 1, 2007.
Enjoy your Sunday … !

*        Yeah, people keep mentioning that, Debbi: I wish I had the spare cash to make use of them!   (Actually … I just wish I had the technical know how to get the t-shirt: you only get one of them, if you’re working at one of the stores!)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

You could work for them. You're every bit as good as they are! Really!

1. Turkey
2. the Kurdistan Workers Party
3. a supernova
4. Juan Fangio
5. plutonium
6. radio