Friday, 28 August 2015

The Daily Teaser — 28-8-2015

Hmmm … I could’ve sworn I had my TV’s Record facility set up … !

Not that I’m complaining too much: it’s actually nice to have one that works.

And … ?   If things were seriously needed, I’ve got the back-up DVD recorder available.

It’s just mildly annoying.

And only convinces me I possibly need an extra bit of kit: in order to make sure I’ve got something … 

Hmmm … 

The Shepard’s Crown — much as I want a copy — can wait until next week, I think.

Here’s hoping … 


But let’s get moving on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring nine 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) 28th August, 1937, saw Toyota Motors become independent of its parent company.   The parent company had originally made what: engines, looms or cranes?
Q2) Prime Minster Tony Blair gave evidence to an enquiry: about the death of weapons expert, Dr David Kelly.   The enquiry, on 28th August, 2003, was about events surrounding which 21st Century war?
Q3) 28th August, 1963, saw the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge open.   The bridge goes from Medina, in Washington State: to which other city?
Q4) 28th August, 1930, saw the birth of actor, Windsor Davies.   His best known role was as Battery Sergeant Major Williams: in which sitcom?
Q5) Finally … 28th August, 1521, saw Ottoman Turks occupy which Serbian city?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 27th August saw the completion of the Rainbow Bridge.   The bridge is in which Asian nation?
A1) Japan.
Q2) The bridge is in that country’s capital city.   What’s the name of that city?
A2) Tokyo.   (It’s in a part of Tokyo called Minato: Minato is what’s called a ‘Special Ward’, analogous, I’m told, to a London Borough.)
Q3) The bridge was completed in which year of the 1990s: 1991, 1993 or 1995?
A3) 1993.
Q4) This Rainbow Bridge is the only one of that name in its country.   How many Rainbow Bridges are there in the USA?
A4) Four.
Q5) Name any of the US states those bridges are in.
A5) Kansas, New York, Texas and Washington State.   (The Rainbow Bridge in New York has one end in the city of Niagara Falls, New York, and the other in the city of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.   It goes over the Niagara Falls.   Obviously.)
Q6) Which English University city has a Rainbow Bridge: Brighton, Cambridge or Oxford?
A6) Oxford.   (There’s another bridge in Oxford that’s referred to as the Rainbow Bridge: it’s more correctly called the Medley Footbridge.)
Q7) In Norse mythology, the Rainbow Bridge goes from Midgard, the human world, to Asgard, the realm of the Gods.   What’s that bridge called: Bifrost, Yggdrasil or Ragnarok?
A7) Bifrost.   (Yggdrasil was the World Tree: the tree the Norse believed everything was connected to.   Ragnarok was their version of the End Of The World.)
Q8) Who — in 1971 — released an album called Rainbow Bridge: roughly a year after his death?
Q9) Rainbow Bridge was also an episode of which US comedy series: M*A*S*H, Seinfeld or Friends?
A9) M*A*S*H’.
Q10) Finally … Rainbow Bridge is also a 1963, Japanese cartoon film.   What name is given to this kind of film: anime or manga?
A10) Anime.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“History must not be written with bias, and both sides must be given, even if there is only one side.”
Sir John Betjeman, 28 August 1906 – 19 May 1984.
And some wise words from Kim Appleby … 

Enjoy your day … 

*        You’re probably right, there Debbi†.   Personally … ?   I’d settle for a cure for Alzheimer’s …

†        I’m also aware many of my fellow Terry Pratchett fans would mention the Onion Fairy, at this point.   (It flutters by when you least expect it: and makes you cry … )


Mr Strict said...

1> Looms.
2> Iraq War.
3> Seattle.
4> "It Ain't Half Hot Mum"
5> Belgrade.

Debbi said...

A cure would be great. For that and dystonia. :)

1. looms
2. the war in Iraq
3. Seattle
4. It Ain't Half Hot Mum
5. Belgrade