Monday, 26 May 2014

The Daily Teaser — 26-5-2014

OK … 

That I sort of expected … 

Just in case you didn’t know it, the UK’s taken part in this year’s European parliamentary election.

Are part of the world … ?

That now has one Labour MP, three Conservatives … and three UKIP† MEPs.

I Have to admit to being mildly disappointed the Greens didn’t get a seat, but they did rather well.

At any rate … ?

That’s that over and done with for a few more years.

Time to move on.

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

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 May, 1909, saw the birth of former Manchester United manager, Sir Matt Busby.   Who’s the team’s newly announced manager … ?
Q2) Five years earlier, 26th May, 1904, saw the birth of George Formby.   Which of his 1937 songs was banned by the BBC … ?
Q3) 26th May, 1923, was the first time the Le Mans 24 hour race was run.   In which country is Le Mans … ?
Q4) 26th May, 1966, saw British Guiana become independent.   What’s it now called … ?
Q5) Finally … 26th May, 1906, saw the opening of Vauxhall Bridge.   With Vauxhall at its south end, what’s on it’s north bank: Pimlico, Belgravia or Fitzrovia … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 25th May, 1895, saw Oscar Wilde convicted of ‘Gross Indecency with other Male persons’: name any of the three prisons he was held at, during his sentence.
A1) HMPs Pentonville, Wandsworth or Reading.
Q2) More to the point, what was the name of the famous letter he wrote, whilst in the third of these prisons.
Q3) Moving in a different direction … 25th May, 1878, saw the debut performance of HMS Pinafore.   Which composing pair wrote HMS Pinafore … ?
A3) W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan.
Q4) 25th May, 1967, saw Celtic become the first British football team to win the European Cup.   Which English city are Celtic from?
A4) None: Celtic are a Scottish side from Glasgow.
Q5) The European Cup tournament is now known as what … ?
Q6) 25th May, 567BC, saw Servius Tullius celebrate a Triumph, after winning a military victory over the Etruscans.   Servius Tullius was the sixth king of where … ?
A6) Ancient Rome.
Q7) Finally … 25th May, 240 BC, saw the first recorded sighting of what’s now known to be Halley’s Comet.   In which country was this … ?
A7) China.
I’ll leave you with this tune from Miles Davies … 

And this thought …
“Manchester is my heaven”
Sir Matt Busby, 26 May 1909 – 20 January 1994.
Have a good day

*        My pleasure, Debbi … !

†        I must confess to being seriously tempted to vote UKIP in next year’s General Election: despite the fact my natural voting instincts are with the Liberal Democrats, or Greens‡.   While I generally don’t like what little I know of their policies — generally too right-wing for me — I DO feel they are the only party offering a genuine chance at a European referenda: something I feel we are entitled to.

‡        Who I voted for in the European elections, on Thursday.


Debbi said...

Miles Davis. Nice choice!

1. Louis van Gaal
2. With My Little Stick of Blackpool Rock
3. France
4. Guyana
5. Pimlico (just like the name of the racetrack in Baltimore)

Nik Nak said...

Yep: it’s he and Sir Matt Busby’s birthday today.