Sunday, 13 April 2014

The Daily Teaser — 13-4-2014

Oh, now that’s a bit better … 

I’ve just been listening to Radio 4: and usually have no problem with the Sunday morning service.

Although it was a little bit too happy-clappy for me, this morning.

So, of course, I’ve changed stations.

To Radio 2.

Which helped: bless her, Claire Balding was playing Nina Simone’s My Baby Just Cares For Me.

Which makes for a much nicer start on a Sunday morning, I think!

Ahem … !


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and bagging eight out of ten.

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) 13th April, 1919, saw Eugene V. Debs imprisoned, in the Atlanta Penitentiary.   For speaking against what, during WW1: the Allies, the Draft or the War … ?
Q2) 13th April, 1953, saw CIA director, Alan Dulles, launch the CIA’s MK ULTRA mind control programme.   What does CIA stand for … ?
Q3) 13th April, 1870, saw the opening of what’s now the largest art museum in the US.   Which museum are we talking about … ?
Q4) 13th April, 1997, saw Tiger Woods become — at 21 — the youngest ever winner of the US Masters tournament.   In which sport … ?
Q5) Finally … 13th April, 1204, saw which city fall to besieging forces of the Fourth Crusade … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 12th April saw Great Britain adopt the Union flag for its ships.   Those ships were from Great Britain’s two constituent nations.   Name either.
A1) England and Scotland.
Q2) In which year was this?
A2) 1606.
Q3) Name either of the saint’s flags used in the then Union Flag
A3) Those of Saint George and Saint Andrew.
Q4) Who was the English king who ordered the flag’s creation: James 1st or James 6th … ?
A4) Arguably, it’s an either/or answer: James 1st of England was also James 6th of Scotland.
Q5) In which year was the Union flag formally adopted as the flag of Great Britain: 1706, 1707 or 1708 … ?
A5) 1707, when the Acts Of Union 1707 passed into law.
Q6) This version of the flag was replaced in 1801: and now called what … ?
A6) The Union Jack or Union Flag: either term’s considered correct.
Q7) From 1801, which saint’s cross was added to the flag?
A7) The Cross of Saint Patrick.
Q8) The modern UK flag omits a flag from which nation of the UK … ?
A8) Wales.
Q9) Which member of the Spice Girls famously wore a Union Jack dress at the 1997 BRIT Awards?
Q10) Finally … which member of Oasis had a Union flag guitar?
Given today’s Jimmy Destri’s birthday … ?   I’ll leave you with one of the Blondie tunes he wrote … 

Oh, and a quick tune from Milos, as he’s playing on Radio 2 at the mo … 

And with this thought from Samuel Beckett …
“It means what it says.”
Samuel Beckett, 13 April 1906 – 22 December 1989.
Enjoy your day.

*        Always amazes me what you can dig up up on the ’Net, Debbi, it really does.   Although I really wish I’d never heard of   (No, don’t!   Trust me, Debbi, some things should not be put online: is one of them … )

1 comment:

Debbi said...

That's a new one for me. :)

1. the War
2. Central Intelligence Agency
3. the Metropolitan Museum of Art
4. golf
5. Constantinople