Sunday, 9 February 2014

The Daily Teaser — 9-2-2014

You know, I’m sort of grateful I’ve got friends who let me raid their DVD collections.

No, really … !

I’ve got some of the extras playing from The Dominators — a Patrick Troughton era Dr Who story — and frankly … ?

While there’s not much in the way of extras, beyond a couple of documentary, those documentaries are interesting stuff to watch: and DO make for interesting backdrops.

At ANY rate … 

Let’s get shifting, shall we?   Time’s a moving … !


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and, along with bagging seven out of seven, yesterday, also told she’s got a copy of Dark Side Of The Moon*.

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

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 9th February, 1895, saw William G Morgan invent what he called Mintonette.   Mintonette is now better known as which sport … ?
Q2) 9th February, 1934, saw four countries sign the Balkan Pact: becoming known as the Balkan Entente as a result.   Name one of those countries.
Q3) 9th February, 1951, saw Senator Joseph McCarthy accuse which US Government department of being riddled with Communists … ?
Q4) 9th February, 1983, saw the kidnapping of Derby winner, Shergar.   Many have speculated that the horse was kidnapped by whom … ?
Q5) Finally … 9th February, 1900, saw the first Davis Cup matches held.   In which sport is the Davis Cup contested?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 8th February, 1971, saw the debut opening of the NASDAQ stock exchange.   NASDAQ stands for National Association of Securities Dealers Automated … what … ?
Q2) In which US city is it based … ?
A2) New York: on Wall Street.
Q3) The NASDAQ is the world’s second largest by market capitalization: what’s the largest … ?
Q4) In which City is Europe’s largest stock exchange … ?
A4) London; more specifically, in the City Of London, itself.
Q5) Japan’s two major stock exchanges are in two cities: name either city.
A5) Osaka or Tokyo.
Q6) China has access to two Stock Exchanges: one of which is in Hong Kong.   Where’s the other … ?
A6) Shanghai.
Q7) Finally … what currency does the NASDAQ quote its prices in … ?
I’ll leave you with Bud The Spud … 

And with this thought …
“You’re right. It is a daft question. I’m not even going to bother answering that one. It is a daft question, you’re spot on there.”
Gordon Strachan, born 9th Feb, 1957.
Have a good day.

*        You know, I’m going to have to give that a listen, one of these days, Debbi, I really am … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

It's a good one. An oldie, but goodie. :)

1. volleyball
2. Greece, Turkey, Romania and Yugoslavia
3. the State Department
4. the IRA
5. men's tennis