Tuesday, 28 April 2015

The Daily Teaser — 28-4-2015

Hmmm … 

I THINK I’ve got a good deed planned for today.

Bless, one of my neighbours finally realised, last night, she needed a hand: building a scooter for her youngest’s birthday.

I’m going to look in, today, to see if I can help.

Or, at least, let her know what I can do, on tomorrow, my next day off.   (Basically, I’m working, today: and waiting for the chap to turn up with the key to our gas meter area.)

I’m glad it’s her sister that phoned, though.

The woman’s got a fantastic phone voice!

Hubba, hubba … !


But let’s move on, shall we?

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

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we?

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

Q1) 28th April, 1969, saw the President of France resign his office.   Who was that President?
Q2) 28th April, 1952, saw the USA end its occupation of which Asian country?
Q3) Thor Heyerdahl — and his crew — embark on a trip from Peru to Polynesia: on 28th April, 1947.   What was the name of their boat?
Q4) 28th April, 1948, saw the birth of the late Terry Pratchett.   A documentary of his, for the BBC, won many awards.   What was the documentary’s subject?
Q5) Finally … 28th April, 88, saw Maryland become the 7th state to ratify the US Constitution.   What’s Maryland’s capital city?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
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”?
A2) Satan.
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?
A3) 1954.
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?
A4) Lower Manhattan.
Q5) 27th April, 1961, saw Sierra Leone achieve independence: from the UK.   Sierra Leone is on which continent?
A5) Africa.
Q6) Finally … 27th April, 1971, saw protestors disrupt a trial in Wales: over damage done to roadsigns in which language?
A6) English.   (If I’ve got it right, it’s only after this trial, that bilingual signs — in both English and Welsh — were introduced.)
I’ll leave you with this thought from the late Sir Terry Pratchett
“Oh dear, I’m feeling political today. It’s just that it’s dawned on me that ‘zero tolerance’ only seems to mean putting extra police in poor, run-down areas, and not in the Stock Exchange.”

Sir Terry Pratchett, 28 April 1948 – 12 March 2015
And this tune … 

Enjoy your day … !

*        Oh, I know what I meant to ask, Debbi: is every ok, where you are … ?   Couldn’t HELP but notice the news … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Things are fine out in suburbs. As for Baltimore ... not so much ...

1. Charles de Gaulle
2. Japan
3. Kon-Tiki
4. assisted suicide
5. Annapolis