Tuesday, 25 November 2014

The Daily Teaser — 25-11-2014

You know, I’ve got to admit, I’m looking forward to work, tonight.

No, really!

I’m a little worried, though.

After all, it’s a seven hour shift: which means I’m going to be in no fit state, first thing in the morning.

Still … ?

The upside to this means I can get a few things done in the meantime: the inevitable bits of paperwork that have to get handed in, a few teasers to write, what have you.

Hopefully … ?

Hopefully, I’ll get a few emails in, too … 


But let’s move on, shall we?

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) 25th November, 1758, saw British forces capture Fort Duquense: during the French and Indian War.   The site of the Fort is now in what’s which US city: Pittsburgh, Pittston or Pottsville?
Q2) 25th November, 1952, saw the opening of Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap: the world’s longest running play.   It’s now playing in Saint Martin’s Theatre: but originally opened in which London theatre?
Q3) 25th November used to be marked as Evacuation Day: the day in 1783, when British forces left what’s now the USA.   More specifically, left which US city?
Q4) 25th November, 1914, saw the birth of baseball player, Joe DiMaggio.   Which actress were he, Arthur Miller and Officer James Dougherty married to?
Q5) Finally … 25th November, 2009, saw freak floods hit which Saudi Arabian city?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 24th November, 1955, saw the birth of drummer, Clem Burke: Clem found fame as the drummer for which New York, New Wave band?
A1) Blondie.
Q2) 24th November also saw legislation passed in the UK: that allowed pubs in Britain to open for 24 hours.   In which year?
A2) 2005.
Q3) 24th November, 1998, saw peers in the UK lose their right to sit where?
A3) The House Of Lords.
Q4) 24th November, 1973, saw speed limits imposed on motorways: as a result of the 1973 Oil Crisis.   In which EU country?
A4) Germany.
Q5) Finally … 24th November, 1949, saw the birth of Dr Sally Davies, DBE, FRS.   What government post does she currently hold?
I’ll leave you with this song … 

And this thought …
“Victory is for them, not for us. We have not made profit out of our country’s misfortune. Victory does not bring us luck.”

Ba Jin, November 25, 1904 – October 17, 2005.
Have a good day.

*        Oh, by the way, Debbi, have you been watching Gotham?   I know Batman’s not usually not your thing, but it’s turning out rivetingly noir: and very watchable.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Yes, I have! Great show. And I actually do like Batman. I saw the first Batman movie. I also collected the comics as a kid.

I also remember the TV show. I especially like Catwoman. She's really good on Gotham, too.

1. Pittsburgh
2. Theatre Royal, Nottingham
3. New York City
4. Marilyn Monroe
5. Jeddah