Sunday, 25 January 2015

The Daily Teaser — 25-1-2015

Where’s me tea … ?

Ah!   There … !

Sorry, left it stewing in the kitchen.

At ANY rate … ?   At any rate, today is one of those rush day: I’m up early, as I start work, early.

Which is kind of a shame.

What’s just been announced on the new is the fact the New Horizons probe is due to send back its first photos from Pluto, today.

It’d be interesting to see those come in.


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring four 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 January, 1759, saw the birth of poet, Robert Burns.   Which of his poems includes the line, “Welcome tae yer gory bed, Or tae victorie.”?
Q2) 25th January, 1792, saw the founding of the London Corresponding Society.   The Society aimed to reform the UK’s what: monarch, parliament or courts?
Q3) 25th January, 2004, saw the landing of NASA’s Opportunity rover: where?
Q4) 25th January, 1993, saw a gunman shoot two — and wound three others — outside the CIA’s HQ in Langley, Virginia.   CIA stands for Central Intelligence what?
Q5) Finally … 25th January, 1922, saw the birth of TV presenter, Raymond Baxter.   Baxter presented which BBC science program?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 24th January, 41 AD saw the assassination of Emperor Caligula: by members of the Prætorian Guard.   The Guard had originally been what: a police force, bodyguard or firefighters?
A1) A bodyguard.   (Originally, for Roman Republican generals.)
Q2) 24th January, 1742, saw Charles 7th named as Holy Roman Emperor.   What was the capital of the Holy Roman Empire?
A2) There wasn’t one.
Q3) 24th January, 2003, saw the US Department of Homeland Security begin operations.   The Department is headquarter in which US city?
Q4) 24th January, 1705, saw the birth of Italian singer, Farinelli.   What sort of singer was he: a tenor, a castrato or a soprano?
A4) A castrato.
Q5) Finally … 24th January, 1917, saw the birth of actor, Ernest Borgnine.   For which 1955 film did he win a Best Actor Oscar?
A5) Marty.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“It is true you cannot eat freedom and you cannot power machinery with democracy. But then neither can political prisoners turn on the light in the cells of a dictatorship.”

Corazon Aquino, January 25, 1933 – August 1, 2009.
And this song: it’s being lip-synced by Sridevi, but performed by Kavita Krishnamurthy, born 25th January, 1958.

You have to love a big Bollywood number … !

Enjoy your day.

*        We can only cross our fingers, and hope, Debbi!

1 comment:

Debbi said...

All the time! I'm hoping a medical procedure may help my hand, just a little. Pray for me! :)

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