Sunday, 23 November 2014

The Daily Teaser — 23-11-2014

Well, that’s something.

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I live in a small Essex town, called Brentwood: best known, to some, as home to The Only Way Is Essex.

A town that used to — but now doesn’t — have a cinema.

I, personally, like the the idea of living in a town with a cinema: and have written about  Brentwood Council’s attempt to get one built for some time.

I added another post to the pile, last night: mostly about how I’d sent a letter to cinema chains, to see what size cinema they’d find viable.

Hopefully, I’ll hear back, soon.

Either way?   Either way, I should thank Old Peculiar regular, Debbi, and everyone else who commented on the post, last night: Mike, Terrence and Dave.

Now … Let’s move on … 


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 To, License and video … 

Q1) 23rd November, 1963, saw the first broadcast of Dr Who.   Who’s currently playing the Doctor?
Q2) More to the point, his current companion — Clara — born on 23rd November, 1986.   Who plays Clara?
Q3) 23rd November, 1248, saw forces led by Ferdinand 3rd of Castile, conquer where: Madrid, Barcelona or Seville?
Q4) 23rd November, 1984, saw up to 1000 people trapped by fire.   At which London Underground station: Oxford Circus, Tottenham Court Road or Holborn?
Q5) 23rd November, 2001, saw the Convention on Cybercrime open for signing.   In which European city?
Q6) Finally … 23rd November, 2002, saw the organizers of the Miss World contest announce they were moving the contest to London: after extensive protests in the original host country.   Which country was it?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 22nd November, 1974, saw the UN General Assembly grant observer status to who: the Vatican, the Palestine Liberation Organization or the European Union?
Q2) 22nd November, 2005, saw who become the first female Chancellor of Germany?
Q3) 22nd November, 1908, saw the Congress of Manastir finally standardize the alphabet.   For which European country: Albania, Bulgaria or Czechoslovakia?
A3) Albania.
Q4) 22nd November, 1975, saw King Juan Carlos 1st named as King of Spain.   In which year did he abdicate in favour of his son?
A4) 2014.
Q5) Finally … 22nd November, 1986, saw who beat Trevor Berbick: simultaneously becoming the world’s youngest heavyweight boxing champion?
I’ll leave you with the menacing sounding, Goin’ Down South … 

And with this thought …
“The monster was the best friend I ever had”

Boris Karloff, 23 November 1887 – 2 February 1969.
Enjoy your day.

*        Oh, thanks for the comment, last night, Debbi!   Did I tell you I did a quick Google search, after I finish the post?   Nice to see one’s name in (Ha!) lights!

1 comment:

Debbi said...

That's awesome, Paul! Well done! :)

1. Peter Capaldi
2. Jenna Coleman
3. Seville
4. Oxford Circus
5. Budapest
6. England (??)