Wednesday, 11 February 2015

The Daily Teaser — 11-2-2015

Hmmm … 

Did I tell you I’m something of a fan of the TV eerie, Gotham?

You’ve possibly worked that out.

Something that’s annoyed me is the simple fact that the US tv channel that makes it has put on a mid season break.

Which annoys the life out of me.

However … ?

I did notice a tweet go past on my timeline: from actor, Sean Pertwee, who plays Alfred in the series.   This one … 

Seems as if the series is back on, in the US.

But on, over here.

As that tweet shows.

Still … ?

Nice to know things are moving onwards.

Here’s hoping!


But let’s get a 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 To
License and video

Q1) 11th February, 660 BC, is the traditional date of the accession of Emperor Jimmu of Japan.   What’s the name of Japan’s largest island: Hokkaidō, Honshū, Shikoku or Kyūshū?
Q2) 11th February,  2001, saw the launch of a famous virus: named after which tennis player?
Q3) 11th February, 1979, saw supporters of Ayatollah Khomeini take control of the capital of Iran.   What IS that capital?
Q4) 11th February, 1906, saw Pope Pius 10th issue a papal letter sent,  denouncing the separation of Church and State.   These letters are called what: encyclicals, bulls or notes?
Q5) Finally … 11th February, 1929, saw Italy sign the Lateran Treaty: with whom?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 10th February is the Feast Of Saint Paul’s Shipwreck.   On which European island?
A1) Malta.
Q2) 10th February, 2014, saw the death of Shirley Temple.   In 1989, George Bush, senior, appoint her as US Ambassador to where?
Q3) 10th February, 1355, was the date of the Saint Scholastica’s Day Riots: which saw the death of at least 63 people.   The riots were in which English University town: Oxford, Cambridge or Bristol?
A3) Oxford.   It apparently started after two students started an argument with a pub landlord.   There’s possibly a whole half hour about that … 
Q4) 10th February, 1920, saw Poland get married: to what?
A4) The sea.   (It was a deeply symbolic wedding: celebrating Poland regaining access to the Baltic, after World War 1.)
Q5) Finally … 10th February, 1942, saw Glenn Miller awarded the world’s first Gold record: for his version of which Swing tune?
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Fashion is a tool... to compete in life outside the home. People like you better, without knowing why, because people always react well to a person they like the looks of.”

Mary Quant, born 11 February, 1934.
And this tune … 

Have a good day.

*        Probably be a good idea, Debbi: but there’s always going to be SOMEONE, isn’t there … ?

1 comment:

Debbi said...

BTW, I love Sean Pertwee as Arthur!

1. Honshu
2. Anna Kournikova
3. Tehran
4. encyclicals
5. the Holy See