Friday, 6 March 2015

The Daily Teaser — 6-3-2015

You know, tight now … ?

Right now I’m actually feeling rather chipper.

Which is odd: especially when you consider I was up late, watching a movie.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, if you must know!

Which is one HELL of a lot of fun.

OK, granted, it’s not great art.

But then, it’s a story about four turtles that talk and do ninjitsu!

Who’s looking for art … ?


But let’s get a move on, shall we?

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

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

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

Q1) 6th March, 1869, saw Dmitri Mendeleev present the first Periodic table to the Russian Chemical Society.   How many chemical elements exist in nature: 97, 98 or 99?
Q2) 6th March, 1992, saw the first appearance of the Michelangelo virus.   The virus takes its name from the Renaissance artist, as it coincides with his birthday: in which year?
Q3) 6th March, 1988, saw three members of the Provisional IRA killed: on Gibraltar.   By members of which UK Regiment?
Q4) 6th March, 1917, saw the birth of actor/comedian, Frankie Howerd.   In which series did he play Lurcio?   (It’s pronounced ‘LURK e o’)
Q5) Finally … 6th March, 1961, saw the death of George Formby.   What was his signature musical instrument?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 5th March, 2015, is the date of this year’s Purim festival.   The festival is celebrated by whom: Jews, Catholics or Orthodox Christians?
A1) Jews.
Q2) The festival is based on events in which Old Testament book of the Bible?
A2) The Book of Esther.   (The book is one of only two in the Bible — the other being The Song of Songs — that doesn’t mention God.)
Q3) 5th March is Saint Piran’s Day: the feast day of the patron saint of Cornwall.   What’s Cornwall’s only city?
A3) Truro.
Q4) 5th March, 1981, saw the official release of Sinclair Research’s ZX81.   What was the 81’s predecessor called?
A4) The ZX80.   (It was one of the first computers, in the UK, at least, to be sold in shops on the High Street.)
Q5) 5th March, 1936, saw the birth of actor, Dean Stockwell.   In which series did he play Rear Admiral Albert ‘Al’ Calavicci?
Q6) Finally … 5th March, 1824, saw Britain declare war on which country: Burma, China or Denmark?
A6) Burma.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“My technique is laughable at times. I have developed a style of my own, I suppose, which creeps around … I don’t have to have too much technique for it.”

Dave Gilmour, 6 March 1946.
And this song … 

Enjoy your day.

*        Oh, Texas fries get covered in cheese and bacon … I’ll have to give that a go at some point, Debbi … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Maybe in Texas? :)

1. 98
2. 1475
3. Special Air Service
4. Up Pompeii!
5. the banjolele