Monday, 23 March 2015

The Daily Teaser — 23-3-2015

Right now … ?

Right now, I’m yawning my head off.

Frankly, I’m up early: after agreeing to do some overtime.

Which meant getting up at six, to get to work for eleven.

Oy yeh … !

Mad … ?

I don’t know.

Although I’m not turning down the overtime … … !


But let’s get a move on, shall we?

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

As Debbi’s off sorting her health out, today … ?   Let’s how YOU do, with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 23rd March, 1857, saw Elisha Otis install his first lift — or elevator — in a tower block in New York.   In which famous New York street?
Q2) 23rd March, 1982, saw which Central American country’s government overthrown in a coup?
Q3) 23rd March is World Meteorological Day. Meteorology is the scientific study of what?
Q4) 23rd March, 977, saw David Frost start the first of his famous interviews: with which Former US president?
Q5) Finally … 23rd March, 1962, saw the birth of Sir Steve Redgrave: Britain’s most successful Olympic what?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 22nd March saw the UK release of the first Beatles album: what was it called?
Q2) It was released in which year of the 1960s?
A2) 1963.
Q3) The album was on which record label: Parlophone, EMI or Virgin?
Q4) The album was produced by whom: John Lennon, George Martin or Tony Visconti?
Q5) The album’s opening song — I Saw Her Standing There — was written by whom?
A5) John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
Q6) The band’s first single was taken from side two of the LP.   What was it called?
Q7) Chains — by Carole King and Gerry Goffin — was on side one of the album.   Which Beatle sang it?
Q8) What was the only song on the album sung by Ringo Starr?
A8) Boys.
Q9) How much did each Beatle get paid, for each recording session?
A9) £7 10 shillings: £7·50p, today.
Q10) Finally … the last song on the album was originally a hit for the Isley Brothers.   What was the song?
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I’m just taking one race at a time but the Olympics don’t come round often. It all worked out well.”
Mo Farah, born 23 March 1983.
And this tune … 

Have a good day … 

*        Good luck with the operation, Debbi!   I hope it goes well!

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