Monday, 20 July 2015

The Daily Teaser — 20-7-2015

You know, I’ve been binge-watching TV, just recently.

No, really … !

Including a imported Dutch version of the box-set of Blake’s Seven.

Which I have to admit is nice to see, again.

And yes … I’m including Jacqueline Pearce’s performance as Servalan: possibly one of the best villains on TV.

And certainly one of the most over the top.

You have to love retro-TV serials, you really do … !


But let’s get a move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: scoring five out of five in the process.   It ALSO saw Olga†, letting us know she’s be catching up with Humans.

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

Here they are, along with the How To, License and video … 

Q1) 20th July, 1822, saw the birth of Augustinian monk, Gregor Mendel: considered one of the founding fathers of which science?
Q2) His famous series of experiments were carried out on which plants?
Q3) 20th July, 1940, saw Denmark leave which international organization?
Q4) Adolf Hitler survived an assassination attempt led by Claus von Stauffenberg.   Who played von Stauffenberg, in the 2008 film, Valkyrie?
Q5) 20th July, 1189, saw Richard 1st of England invested as Duke of where?
Q6) Finally … 20th July, 2012, saw a mass shooting take place: at a cinema in Aurora, Colorado.   What film was showing?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 19th July, 1900, saw the opening of the first line on the Paris Metro.   What’s that line called?
A1) Paris Metro Line 1.
Q2) 19th July, 1940, saw the founding of which corp of the British Army: the Sappers, Signals or Intelligence?
Q3) 19th July, 1834, saw the birth of which painter: Picasso, Degas or Van Gogh?
A3) Edgar Degas.
Q4) 19th July, 1970, saw the birth of Scottish First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon.   Is she a MP?
A4) No.   She’s a member of the Scottish Parliament: and, as such, an MSP, rather than an MP.   (MSP stands for Member of the Scottish Parliament, in Edinburgh.   An MP is a Member of Parliament: the body in Westminster that represents the whole of the UK.)
Q5) Finally … 19th July, 1952, saw the opening of the 1952 Summer Olympics.   These were held in which European city?
A5) Helsinki.
I’ll leave you with this thought … 
“They do say that the profession gets increasingly difficult, but my career seems to have been inside out. I’m playing the biggest parts now that I’m older. That’s probably right, because I wasn’t ready for them before.”

Dame Diana Rigg, born 20th July, 1938.
And this tune … 

Have a good day … 

*        Glad I could help, there, Debbi!   I might just have to look at seeing if the server version of Lion’s around, at a reasonable rate.   JUST for exploratory purposes, you understand … !   (Oh, I had a post put up, last night: the latter half of which may interest you‡ … )

†        Oh, it’s definitely worth an evening of your time, Olga: I don’t know if it’s the best thing on TV at the moment — someone will give you an argument, either way — but it IS worth watching.   (I managed to miss doing my usual review, last night: I had a post I wanted to put up‡ … )

‡        Olga, Debbi, it’s this one.   I know you’re both writers, so the law would affect your income, but from the viewpoint of a content consumer?   If I’ve bought a CD or DVD — getting rare, these days! — I’d like to listen/watch to it on whatever device I’ve got: without getting prosecuted, or paying twice!   (Oh, the first half’s about t local mental health charity: so you know.   The part about copyright’s about half way down.)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thanks, Paul! As always, you're a wealth of information.

1. genetics
2. pea plants
3. The League of Nations
4. Tom Cruise
5. Normandy
6. The Dark Knight Rises