Monday, 27 April 2015

The Daily Teaser — 27-4-2015

Hmmm … THAT’s handy … !

Did I tell you I babysat my four-year-old nephew, Jude, a week or two, ago … ?

We managed to have a LOT of fun with a thing called a Marble Run: basically, it’s a construction toy made with lots of  plastic tubes, pipes and bowls.

You hook them all together, put marbles in, and have fun.

Well … 

I had some overtime, last week, and managed to pick a large Marble Run — a very large one! — from Amazon.   At what was quite a reasonably price.


Personally, I’m looking forward to Jude, his Mum, and Aunty Anna* getting back from their holiday in Centre Parcs: I’d like to see the look on his face when we put it together.


But let’s get a move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi† putting in her answers: AND scoring three out of five.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions.

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

Q1) 27th April, 1667, saw John Milton sell the publication rights to his best known work, for £10: to publisher, Samuel Simmons.   What poem are we talking about?
Q2) Which of the poem’s character’s said “Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven”?
Q3) 27th April, 2014, saw John Paul 2nd and John 23rd, canonized by the Roman Catholic Church.   They were the first popes canonized, since which year of the 1950s?
Q4) Building started on the Freedom Tower, in New York: on 27th April, 2006.   The building is part of the World Trade Centre, and in which part of New York: Harlem, Manhattan or the Bronx?
Q5) 27th April, 1961, saw Sierra Leone achieve independence: from the UK.   Sierra Leone is on which continent?
Q6) Finally … 27th April, 1971, saw protestors disrupt a trial in Wales: over damage done to roadsigns in which language?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) US president, Ronald Reagan, arrived in China, on a state visit: on 26th April, 1984.   His was the first such presidential visit, since how went to Beijing, in 1972?

Q2) 26th April, 1956, saw the first voyage of the SS Ideal X, generally considered to be the world’s first successful example of what kind of ship: an oil tanker, a container ship or an aircraft carrier?

Q3) Two years earlier, 26th April, 1954, saw the start of the Geneva Conference.   Held in Switzerland, the Conference was designed to bring peace to which country: Vietnam, Korea or China?

A3) Korea.
Q4) 26th April, 1960, saw the birth of drummer, Roger Taylor.   With which band did he find fame?

A4) Duran Duran.   (The other Roger Taylor drums for Queen.)
Q5) Finally … 26th April, 1937, saw the bombing of which Spanish town?

A5) Guernica.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I hate the idea that I have to represent any particular section of society; I just write good telly, that’s all.”

Russell T Davies, born 27 April 1963.
And this tune … 

Have a good day … !

*        Jude’s Mum, Ruth, is the youngest of my kid sisters, Ruth: Anna’s our other sister, and, age wise, in between me and Ruth.

†        You got ’em in, Debbi, that’s the important thing!   Oh, sorry about the Roger Taylor question: but I could never resist the fact there’s two different Roger Taylors, drumming for two VERY different bands.   It gets worse, actually: when you realise that John Taylor, bassist for Duran Duran … is related to neither of the Rogers.   There’s only so many surnames in the English language … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Dear God! :)

1. Paradise Lost
2. Satan
3. 1958
4. Manhattan
5. Africa
6. Welsh