Wednesday, 4 February 2015

The Daily Teaser — 4-2-2015

You know, that’s something … 

You’re probably aware I’ve had concerns about my street for a while: I’ve felt the amount of parked cars restricts emergency vehicle access.

There’s an up-side.

The various management agencies responsible for the road — as Rollason Way hasn’t been adopted by Essex County Council’s Highway’s Agency — have got permission to put double yellow lines down the street: in conjunction with a ticketing scheme.

Hopefully … ?   Hopefully, that’ll mean a fire engine can get down here: before a parked car kill someone … 


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 To, License and video … 

Q1) 4th February, 1948, saw Ceylon become independent: with-in what’s now the Commonwealth.   What’s Ceylon now called?
Q2) 4th February, 1969, saw Yasser Arafat become leader of the Palestinian Liberation … what?
Q3) What was the name of the Palestinian political party Arafat led?
Q4) 4th February, 1906, saw the birth of astronomer, Clyde Tombaugh: who found fame as the discoverer of which dwarf planet?
Q5) 4th February, 2013, saw the death of singer-songwriter, Reg Presley.   Reg was the lead singer of which English band?
Q6) Finally … 4th February, 1703, saw the the majority of the 47 Ronin — famous figures in Japanese history — commit ritual suicide, after avenging their master’s death.   What’s the Japanese term for this kind of ritual suicide?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 3rd February, 1913, saw the US federal government pass the 16th Amendment: which introduced3 an income tax.   Income tax is a tax on a person’s what: inherited money, personal income or salt?
A1) Income tax.
Q2) 3rd February, 1931, was the date of the Hawke’s Bay Earthquake, the worst natural disaster in which country: Australia, New Zealand or Vanuatu?
Q3) 3rd February, 1960, saw Harold MacMillan make his famous Winds of Change speech: about the political changes on which continent?
A3) Africa.
Q4) 3rd February, 1971 saw a well known policeman shot: during a drug raid in New York.   Which policeman?
A4) Frank Serpico.
Q5) Finally … 3rd February, 1918, saw the opening of the Twin Peaks streetcar tunnel.   The tunnel’s in which Californian city?
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I said ‘Anyone Jewish here?’ and someone goes ‘I’m Jewish!’ and I said … ‘And what year is this now in the Jewish calendar?’ And she goes, ‘Er, I wasn’t expecting questions, to be honest …’—and then turned to her presumably gentile friend and had a bit of a natter—and then came back with the single finest answer I have ever heard from a member of an audience, where, without any shame at all, she just went, ‘Yeah, it’s the Jewish Year of the Rat.’”

Dara Ó Briain†, born 4 February 1972.
And this tune … 

Enjoy your day … !

*        Turns out he was involved with the SOPA protests as well, Debbi: and the Wikipedia Blackout, as well.   You can pick the thing up from the US iTunes store, if it helps …

†        It’s pronounced O Breen, if I’ve got it right … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I've read The Peripheral. It's really good. I'll post a review of it at some point.

1. Sri Lanka
2. Organization
3. the Fatah
4. Pluto
5. the Troggs
6. harakiri or Seppuku