Sunday, 8 February 2015

The Daily Teaser — 8-2-2015

You know, I hate sleeping through my alarm.


I’ve just done it, in fact!

It’s the sort of thing that ALWAYS annoys me.

But, to be fair … ?   I did have … well … not a late night at work … 

But certainly got to bed late.

Which doesn’t help.

What HAS caught me attention … ?   Well, I occasionally listen to Radio 4’s Sunday Service: it’s rather soothing, first thing on a Sunday morning.

The shocking bit?   That shocking bit that woke me up … ?   Was it’s being broadcast from Brentwood’s Catholic Cathedral, this morning.

I hope it doesn’t get TOWIE’d … !


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) 8th February, 1952, saw Princess Elizabeth declare herself Queen, head of the Commonwealth and Defender of the Faith.   Officially, the Royal Family are the House of what?
Q2) What personal surname do members of her family use?
Q3) 8th February, 1950, saw East Germany set up its secret police: or Stasi.   The Stasi’s full name — in English — was the Ministry of State … what?
Q4) 8th February, 1996, was the date of the online collaborative event, 24 Hours In Cyberspace.   Who — in a 1982 short story — applied the Cyberspace to computer networks?
Q5) 15 people were killed in a hotel fire in Medina: on 8th February, 2014.   Medina is in which Middle Eastern country?
Q6) Finally … 8th February, 1924, saw the State of Nevada carry out the first US execution: in what?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 7th February, 2014, saw the opening ceremony of the 22nd Winter Olympic Games.   The Games took place in which Russian resort?
A1) Sochi.
Q2) Many years earlier, 7th February, 1945, saw the British government issue a statement: about a famous World War 2 conference.   Which conference?
A2) The Yalta Conference.
Q3) 7th February, 1974, saw Grenada become independent of the UK.   Grenada is in which sea: the Atlantic, Caribbean or Pacific?
A3) The Caribbean.
Q4) 7th February, 1908, saw the birth of Buster Crabbe.   Name either one of the science fiction characters he famously played, in the 1930s and 1940s.
A4) Flash Gordon or Buck Rogers.
Q5) Finally … 7th February, 1894, saw the start of a gold-miners strike: in which Colorado city?
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Stay humble. Always answer your phone - no matter who else is in the car.”

Jack Lemmon, February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001.
And this tune† … 

Have a good day … 

*        Someone’s a busy bee, then, Debbi!   Cue for a song, there … !

†        Is it me, or is Larry Verne just plain odd … … ?

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Nothing wrong with being odd! :)

1. Windsor
2. she doesn't have one, technically, but when she needs to, she uses Windsor
3. Security
4. William Gibson
5. Saudi Arabia
6. the gas chamber