Monday, 10 August 2015

The Daily Teaser — 10-8-2015

You know, you’ve possibly been reading me for long enough to know I tend to listen to Radio 4, in the morning.

The Today programme in particular.

Fascinating piece, on today’s edition: about various athletes who are publishing their doping reports, in the wake of doping scandals.

Along with an equally interesting piece about child abuse images being blocked, online.

But frankly … ?

Frankly, I’m looking forward to 18:30, this evening.

Which is when I’m Sorry, I Haven’t A Clue is on.

Personally … ?   I’m of the firm belief that, if you’ve not heard the best comedy show on any media going … ?

You really don’t have a clue … !


But let’s move on, shall we?

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

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

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

Q1) English forces were defeated by raiding Viking forces, on 9th August, 991: at the Battle of Maldon.   Maldon is in which English county?
Q2) The South American city of Quito declared its independence from Spain: on the 9th August, 1809.   The city is NOW the capital of which country?
Q3) 10th August, 1990, saw the Magellan Probe arrive at the planet it was due to map.   Which planet?
Q4) Yuri Malenchenko got married on the 10th August, 2003.   Where was he?
Q5) Finally … 10th August, 1846, saw the US Congress formally found which museum?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 9th August, 1968, saw the birth of Anglo-American actress, Gillian Anderson.   She played Lady Dedlock in the BBC version of which Dickens novel?
Q2) 9th August, 1945, saw the USA drop a second atomic bomb.   On which Japanese city?
A2) Nagasaki.
Q3) 9th August, 48BC, saw Julius Caesar defeat Pompey the Great: at the Battle of Pharsalus.   In the aftermath of the battle, Pompey fled to what’s now which North African country?
A3) Egypt.
Q4) 9th August, 1969, saw the brutal murder of Sharon Tate, along with four other people.   The deaths the responsibility of a group led by whom?
Q5) Finally … 9th August, 1945, saw the Soviet Union invade Japanese occupied Manchuria.   Manchuria is part of which East Asian country?
A5) China.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“We couldn’t have more excitement if Elvis walked in and asked for a chip sandwich.”

Sid Waddell, 10 August 1940 – 11 August 2012.
And this tune … 

Have a good day … !

*        Sounds like it could be good, Debbi … !    I also picked up the DVD of the version of The Invisible Man that the BBC did, back in ’84.   Pretty good stuff: although I don’t know if it’s handy you any ideas … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I should check out more of Wells' work. I get all sorts of ideas from other writers! :)

1. Essex
2. Ecuador
3. Venus
4. the International Space Station (while he was over New Zealand and she was on the ground in Texas)
5. the Smithsonian Institution (or Smithsonian Museum)