Saturday, 19 April 2014

The Daily Teaser — 19-4-2014: Don’t Tall Me Shirley … !

Ah— HA!

It’s a TRAIN … !

OK, OK … It’s Thomas the Tank Engine … !

And I think we can say my nephew, Jude, had a thoroughly good time at the East Anglia Rail Museum, yesterday.

He certainly enjoy the actual train trip: and very insistent on having another go.

Despite the fact trains done up as Percy and Daisy were there.

I do know this, though: he certainly enjoyed the Punch and Judy show, there.

Which was also the first one his uncle had seen: child abuse, wife-beating, cruelty to crocodiles, police brutality, assaulting a police officer and strings of sausages … ?

Something for everyone, in other words … 

But let’s get a move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Trevor letting us know about the above museum: and saw Debbi* putting in her answers, scoring ten 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) 19th April, 1934, saw the release of Shirley Temple’s first successful film: called Stand Up And … what … ?
Q2) The first feature length film Shirley received a credit for was Red Headed Alibi: released in which year of the 1930s?
Q3) Temple’s signature tune — On The Good Ship Lollipop — featured in which 1934 film … ?
Q4) Her other well known tune — Animal Crackers In My Soup — was used in which 1935 film … ?
Q5) What — in 1949 — was Shirley’s last film?
Q6) In which year did she get a star added to the Hollywood Walk Of Fame … ?
Q7) She was a three time Grand Marshal of the Rose Parade: the New Year’s Day Parade in which Californian city … ?
Q8) She also became one of the first women to speak about having contracted which form of Cancer … ?
Q9) Name either country Shirley was US ambassador to.
Q10) Finally … in which year of the 21st Century did Shirley Temple die … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 18th April, saw the publication of the first book of crossword puzzles.   By which New York based publisher?
Q2) In which year … ?
A2) 1924.
Q3) Name either direction that a crossword’s answers can go.
A3) Across or down.   (Or Horizontal and vertically, if that’s how you’re feeling.)
Q4) Crosswords are usually one of two shapes.   Rectangular: and what else … ?
A4) Square.
Q5) Cipher crosswords — also known as codewords, code breakers, and various similar names — are crossword puzzles where letters are represented as a series of 26 what: numbers, shapes or colours?
A5) Numbers.
Q6) According to the Guinness Book Of Records, the world’s most prolific crossword compiler is Roger Squires of Ironbridge.   In which English county is Ironbridge … ?
Q7) Mr Squires also set the record for using the longest word in a crossword.   How many letters did it have: forty-eight, fifty-eight or sixty-eight … ?
A7) Fifty-eight.   (So you know, it was the name ‘Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch’: a large village in Wales.   Apparently, the clue was an anagram.)
Q8) What was the name of the 2006 documentary about a crossword tournament, directed by Patrick Creadon?
A8) Wordplay.
Q9) What name is given to the Japanese puzzle, that involves placing the numbers one to nine, in a nine by nine grid?
A9) Sudoku.
Q10) Finally  … which well-known board-game is played by up to four players, placing words, crossword style, in a 15 by 15 square board … ?
A10) Scrabble.
I’ll leave you with this rather appropriate thought …
“I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.”
Shirley Temple.
And this tune … 

Have a good day … 

*        Debbi, you never know WHAT’LL happen … !


trev-v said...

Thomas the Tank engine is a Locomotive not a Train.

Please read this article for a definition of a Train.

Debbi said...

Check out tomorrow's post! Should be fun.

1. Cheer
2. 1932
3. Bright Eyes
4. Curly Top
5. A Kiss for Corliss
6. 1960
7. Pasadena
8. breast
9. Ghana
10. 2014