Monday, 18 August 2014

The Daily Teaser — 18-8-2014

*Yawns* … 

I’m officially up — comparatively — early for me: I’ve an early morning start at the Job Centre, today.

But I’ve ALSO had something of a late night.

Frankly, the situation with the sanctioning I’ve received — an unfair sanction, I feel — is ridiculous: and something I felt I should air my opinions about.

So I did: here … 

Feel free to leave a comment … !

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with managing to correct me on facts, also scoring five out of five.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?   Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 18th August, 1590, saw Governor John White return to the American colony he governed: only to find it totally abandoned.   Which North Carolina island was the colony on … ?
Q2) 18th August is the Feast Day — in the Roman Catholic Church — of Saint Helena of where: Constantinople, Ravenna or Ephesus?
Q3) 18th August, 1942, saw the birth of noted Egghead, Judith Keppel: the first million pound winner of which game show … ?
Q4) 18th August, 1612, saw the start of the notorious Pendle Witch Trials.   Pendle is in which English county: North Yorkshire, Lancashire or Leicestershire?
Q5) Finally, and 12 years later … 18th August, 1634 saw Father Urbane Grandier tried for sorcery: events later turned into which Ken Russell film … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 17th August is the ancient Roman feast day, of Portumnalia.   The day celebrates Portunes, the Roman god of what: doors, stairs or roofs … ?
A1) Doors.   Oh, and harbors … 
Q2) 17th August, 1771, saw Edinburgh botanist, James Robertson, become the first person to ascend which mountain: Everest, Monte Rosa or Ben Nevis?
A2) Ben Nevis.
Q3) 17th August, 1982, saw the first commercial CD released: in Germany.   The CD featured a collection of waltzes.   By whom: Frederick Chopin, Fernando Sor or Ludwig van Beethoven?
Q4) 17th August, 2008, saw Michael Phelps become the first person to win eight gold medals at one Olympic Games.   What was his sport: Marathon racing, swimming or canoeing … ?
A4) Swimming.
Q5) Finally … Who — born 17th August, 1893 — said “I believe in censorship: I’ve made a fortune from it” … ?
A5) Mae West.
I’ll leave you with this song … 

And this thought …
“What winning is to me is not giving up, is no matter what's thrown at me, I can take it. And I can keep going.”
Patrick Swayze, August 18, 1952 – September 14, 2009.
Enjoy your day!

*        Yeah, you’re right, Debbi, I meant Robertson: I missed that one.   Thanks for spotting it for me … ! :D

1 comment:

Debbi said...

No prob! :)

1. Roanoke
2. Constantinople
3. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
4. Lancashire
5. The Devils