Monday, 22 September 2014

The Daily Teaser — 22-9-2014

It’s Monday.

You’d noticed, hadn’t you … ?

And frankly … ?

Well, frankly, I’d rather been back in bed.

You know, doing that … that …

What’s that thing where you dream and snore a lot … ?

Oh, yeah … sleep … 

Yeah, going back to sleep sounds good.

Unfortunately … ?    Unfortunately, it’s Monday: time’s getting on.

Time waits for no-one.


Neither does hunting for a job … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and 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) 22nd September, 1910, saw the opening of the Duke of York’s Picture House: Britain’s oldest continually operating cinema.   It’s in which English city?
Q2) 22nd September, 1957, saw François Duvalier elected as President of Haiti.   Duvalier was also known as Papa … what?
Q3) 22nd September, 1991, saw the Huntington Library make the Dead Sea Scrolls available to scholars.   The Scrolls were found in what we now call the West Bank: the area is on the West Bank of which river?
Q4) 22nd September sees many parts of the UK celebrating a Harvest Festival: traditionally on the date of a Harvest Moon.   The Harvest Moon is the nearest full moon to the Autumnal … what?
Q5) Finally … 22nd, 66AD, saw the founding of the 1 Italica Legion of the Roman Army.   By which Roman Emperor?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 21st September, 2013, saw Islamic militants attack the Westgate shopping mall: in Nairobi.   Nairobi is in which country … ?
A1) Kenya.
Q2) 21st September, 1933, saw the first matches organized by the Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre: in Mexico.   Were these boxing matches, wrestling matches or fencing … ?
A2) Wrestling.
Q3) 21st September, 19BC saw the death of which Roman poet: Horace, Virgil or Ovid?
A3) Virgil.   (Or Publius Vergilius Maro, in the original Latin.)
Q4) 21st September, 1969, saw police evict people living illegally at 144, Piccadilly.   What’s the usual English term for people illegally — or, at least, semi-legally — occupying unused buildings?
A4) Squatting.
Q5) Finally … 21st September, 1971, saw Bahrain, Qatar and Bhutan all join the United Nations.   Which of these countries is landlocked?
A5) Bhutan.
I’ll leave you with this tune … 

And this thought …
“It was good and nothing good is ever lost.”
From The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher, born 22 September 1924.
Enjoy your day.

*        Fair enough, Debbi: if I see it coming, I’ll duck.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Hmmm ... okay, then! :)

1. Brighton
2. Doc
3. Jordan
4. Equinox
5. Alexius (??)