Sunday, 3 May 2015

The Daily Teaser — 3-5-2015

Did I tell you that — at work — we’ve been mugging people?

Well … 

Collecting money for charity, I should say!   (The UN’s World Food Programme, so you know.)

Basically, you give us staff members a pound — or change equivalent to a pound — and we give you a straw with a piece of paper in it.

Which doesn’t sound like much, I know.

But potentially?   You stand a chance of winning some free food: your prize is written on the bit of paper.

All good.

Especially from my point of view.

I’ve managed to bag £523 for charity!

OK, it’s not much.

But I was impressed with myself … !!


But let’s get a move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Michelle* — @GreedyGirl, herself —putting in her answers: and scoring eight and a half — 8½ — out of ten.

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

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

Q1) 3rd May, 1896, saw the birth of novelist, Dodie Smith.   Her best best known children’s novel was published in 1956.   What was it called?
Q2) Which studio turned it into an animated film, in 1961?
Q3) Moving on … 3rd May, 1934, saw the birth of singer, Frankie Valli.   The band he fronted released their first single in 1961.   What was their name?
Q4) More to the point, what was the name of the 2014 film about the band?
Q5) 3rd May, 1958, saw the birth of comedian, TV presenter, radio show presenter, writer, and actress, Sandi Toksvig.   Which Radio 4 quiz show did she present?
Q6) Which ITV children’s show did she present?
Q7) 3rd May, 1913, saw the release of Raja Harishchandra: the Indian film industry’s first full length feature film.   The Indian film industry is informally known as what?
Q8) 3rd May, 2003, saw the collapse of The Old Man Of The Mountain rock formation.   In which US state was the formation?
Q9) In some Christian Churches, 3rd May is Roodmas.   Roodmas celebrates the apparent finding of what: the Turin Shroud, the True Cross or the Crown of Thorns?
Q10) Finally … 3rd May, 1802, saw the formal incorporation of the capital of the USA.   What’s that city’s name?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 2nd May, 1975, saw the birth of footballer, David Beckham.   With which Premiership side did he spend most of his English career?
Q2) Beckham had been taken on by that club’s longest serving manager.   Who was that manager?
A2) Sir Alex Ferguson.
Q3) Which Spanish side has Beckham played for?
Q4) How much did they pay for him: €25 million, €35 million or €45 million?
Q5) Whilst playing for a US football team, Beckham was loaned out — twice — to a noted Italian club.   Which Italian club?
A5) AC Milan*.
Q6) Which US team loaned him to the Italians?
A6) LA Galaxy.
Q7) Post playing career, Beckham has been reported to be setting up a football team: in which US city?
A7) Miami.
Q8) Famously, David Beckham is married to Mrs Beckham.   She’s better known as which former Spice Girl?
A8) Victoria Beckham née Adams, and also referred to as Posh Spice.
Q9) The film, Bend It Like Beckham, takes its name from David Beckham.   Who directed it?
Q10) Finally … with which French side did David Beckham finish his playing career?
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“When I see comedian — and ‘comedienne’, of course I hate it — I think ‘Oh, really?’ because I think of myself as a writer and broadcaster. Sometimes it’s funny but I’ve just done a piece for Radio 3 all about Mary Wollstonecraft, and there’s not a joke in it.”

Sandi Toksvig, born 3rd May, 1958.
Given today is the birthday of Dave Ball — he of The Grid, and Soft Cell — I’ll leave you with this … 

Enjoy your day!

*        Welcome back, Michelle!   And thank you for looking in!   (I hope you don’t mind the half point, for Q5, yesterday: there’s two Milanese teams, AC Milan and Inter Milan.   It’s a bit like mixing up Manchester Uniter and Manchester City.   Or Melbourne City and Melbourne Victory!   Bit of an Old Firm Derby … )

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