Sunday, 19 October 2014

The Daily Teaser — 19-10-2014

You know, you can tell it’s getting both later in the year, and (theoretically) nearer winter, can’t you … ?

Or, at least, you can if you’re in the UK.

Granted, the weather is unseasonably warm.

But I’ve got up, this morning: and it’s getting darker of a morning.

Darker … 

And a touch moodier, somehow.

I actually like the time of year, to be honest with you.

Although it HAS to be said: it’s murder on my electricity bills!


Yesterday’s questions saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring five out of five.

Let’s see how every does with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 19th October, 2005, saw the formal start of whose trial?
Q2) 19th October, 31, saw the birth of writer, John le Carré.   Which agency hasn’t he worked for: MI5, MI6 or GCHQ?
Q3) More to the point, that Agency’s initial’s stand for what?
Q4) 19th October, 1216, saw the death of King John: which was blamed on many things.   In which cathedral is he buried?
Q5) Finally … 19th October, 1954, saw the birth of football manager, Sam Allardyce.   Which Premier League side is he in charge of?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 18th October, 2013, saw which country become the first to reject a seat on the UN Security Council?
Q2) 18th October, 1954, saw Texas Instruments announce it released the world’s first what: colour TV, transistor radio or portable cassette player?
Q3) 18th October, 1851, saw the initial publication of Moby Dick.   Who wrote Moby Dick?
Q4) 18th October, 1967, saw the Venera 4 probe reach Venus: and penetrate the atmosphere.   Which country launched the Venera 4?
A4) The USSR.
Q5) Finally … 18th October, 629 AD, saw Dagobert 1st named as King of the Franks.   His Kingdom was in what’s now which European country: France, Germany or Italy.
A5) Mostly France.
I’ll leave you with thus tune … 

And this bit of personal history …
“When I was handed a hammer, my first project was building a three-story tree house.”

Ty Pennington, born October 19, 1964.
Enjoy your day.

*        Fair enough, Debbi!   (Don’t forget to put your feet up, if you get the chance … !)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Believe me, I will! :)

1. Saddam Hussein
2. GCHQ, of course! :)
3. Government Communications Headquarters
4. Worcester Cathedral
5. West Ham United