Wednesday, 18 March 2015

The Daily Teaser — 18-3-2015

Hmmm … 

Nice quiet Wednesdays … 

Quiet … but busy … 

Frankly?   Frankly, I’m going to be busily writing one more Teaser: which will last me up until the end of March.

Then got moving on the associated slideshows.

Which is the real job!

With that said?

Let’s get a move on … !


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring ten out of ten.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?

Here’s today’s questions: along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 18th March, 1982, saw the Attorney General of the UK — Sir Michael Havers — end Mary Whitehouse’s case against director, Michael Bogdanov, and the National Theatre.   Over a play called Romans in where?
Q2) 18th March, 1965, saw Major General Alexay Leonov make the world’s first spacewalk.   What’s the technical phrase for a spacewalk?
Q3) 18th March, 1985, saw the broadcast of which Australian soap: Sons and Daughters, Home and Away or Neighbours?
Q4) 18th March, 1869, saw the birth of Neville Chamberlain, former British Prime Minister.   Which party was he leader of?
Q5) Finally … 18th March, 1909, saw the birth of winemaker, Ernest Gallo.   The Gallo family wine business is based in which US state?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 17th March is Saint Patrick’s Day: the patron saint of Ireland.   Patrick lived in which century: the 4th, 5th or 6th?
A1) The fifth.
Q2) Ireland has three patron saints: Patrick being the best known.   Name either of the other two.
A2) Saint Brigid or Saint Columba.
Q3) Patrick’s also credited with being the first bishop of where: Armagh, Dublin or Cork?
A3) Armagh.
Q4) There’s several ‘Saint Patrick’s Crosses’.   One — in black on a white background — is a what: Maltese Cross, Cross Pattée or saltire?
A4) A Cross Pattée.   (The Maltese Cross is superficially similar to the Pattée.   However, the Saltire cross of St Patrick is red on a white background: and used as part of the Union flag.)
Q5) Saint Patrick’s Isle is JUST off the coast of where: Anglesey, Ireland or the Isle of Mann?
A5) The Isle of Mann.
Q6) Irish is spoken in many parts of Ireland.   How many Celtic languages — including Irish — are spoken in the British Isles?
A6) Five.   (5)
Q7) Name one of them.
Q8) Who — famously — recorded a version of Danny Boy, on Saint Patrick’s Day: whilst on the International Space Station?
A8) Commander Chris Hadfield.   (With my apologies: I couldn’t find the version he did on the ISS.   However: he DID take a quick snap … )
Q9) The shamrock is used as a symbol of Saint Patrick.   He’s said to have used it to explain what, to the Irish?
A9) The Holy Trinity of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost.
Q10) Finally … many will celebrate the day with a pint of Guinness: one of Ireland’s better known beers.   Is it a cream ale, stout or IPA?
A10) A dry stout.   (Guinness is technically also a porter: although the term ‘stout’ was initially used of only the strongest porters.)
I’ll leave you with this thought … 
“I would rather have as my patron a host of anonymous citizens digging into their own pockets for the price of a book or a magazine than a small body of enlightened and responsible men administering public funds.”
John Updike, March 18, 1932 – January 27, 2009.
And this tune … 

*        Here’s hoping, Debbi!   And I think we ve a cue for Dr Teeth to do his thing … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thanks, Paul! :)

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