Wednesday, 26 March 2014

The Daily Teaser — 26-3-2014

You know, I could swear that went off.

I think … 

So you know, I live in a block of flats: one with a set of buzzers at the communal entrance.

There’s one buzzer for every flat.

There’s also a tradesman’s button that postmen, electricians and engineers can use: with an associated timer, so it can only be used before a certain time.

The reason I mention all this … ?

Is simple.

I could’ve SWORN my buzzer — or someone’s, or possibly the Tradesman’s — went off, this morning.

At about twenty past six.

Now I could well have been dreaming.

On the other, if I wasn’t … ?

What on Earth was someone doing, at that time of the morning … ?

Oy, veh … !


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring five out of six.

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

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

Q1) 26th March, 1995, saw the Schengen Agreement go into force: allowing free movement between its signatories.   These nations are now all members of what: the European Union, the United Nations or NATO … ?
Q2) In which European Duchy IS Schengen … ?
Q3) Which Kurdish born figure became Emir of Egypt on 26th March, 1126?
Q4) 26th March, 1484, saw William Caxton print his version of who’s fables?
Q5) 26th March, 1934, saw the UK introduce the Driving Test.   To pass the modern Theory part of today’s Test, how many questions must you correctly answer, out of fifty: Forty-two, forty-three or forty-four … ?
Q6) Finally … 26th March, 1964, saw the Broadway premiere of Funny Girl.   Who played the lead character … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 25th March is — in Roman Catholic tradition — Lady Day, the Feast of the Annunciation.   Which biblical figure does the day mark … ?
A1) The Virgin Mary.
Q2) 25th March, 1555, saw the formal founding of a city called Valencia.   In which South American country is Valencia?
A2) Venezuela.
Q3) One century later, 25th March, 1655, saw the discovery of Titan.   Which planet is Titan a moon of?
A3) Saturn.
Q4) Who was the astronomer who discovered Titan?
A4) Dutch astronomer, Christiaan Huygens.
Q5) 25th March, 1950, saw a ski jumping competition take place: with imported snow.   In which London Park?
Q6) Finally … 25th March, 1908, saw the birth of film director, David Lean.   Which of his films sees Omar Sharif as Sherif Ali … ?
I’ll leave you with this tune from Diana Ross … 

And with this thought …
“The theatre is a place where one has time for the problems of people to whom one would show the door if they came to one's office for a job.”
Tennessee Williams, March 26, 1911 – February 25, 1983.
Enjoy your day.

*        I know what you mean, Debbi† … !   (I’m on the last book of Phillip José Farmer’s Riverworld saga: fascinating stuff, I should add.)

†        Oh, Debbi, can you and Rick bag a quick flight to the UK … ?   Because I’m not too sure if this is going to be aired in the US … !!

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I WISH!!!! Oh, well. In fact, I need to order more Jammie Dodgers!

1. the EU
2. Luxembourg
3. Usama ibn Munqidh
4. Aesop's Fables
5. 43
6. Barbra Streisand

Could you talk to Karen Chilvers? She still won't accept my friend request, even though I tried to explain my weird Facebook situation.