Sunday, 11 October 2015

The Daily Teaser — 11-10-2015

Can I mention sausages, at this point … ?

No, really.

Basically … ?   I went shopping, yesterday: and managed to treat myself to a pack of sausages.

Gourmet sausages: made by a company called ‘The Giggly Pig’.

Although WHY the pig’s laughing is something I couldn’t tell you.

At ANY rate … ?   At any rate, the company show up on a fairly regular basis: at the street market held Friday’s, in Brentwood High Street.

And they HAD to be there, cooking off sample sausages, just as I was going past: with a bit of spare money.

And plenty of samples to try.

I ended up buying half a dozen of the hickory smoked ones: and had three of those for dinner, yesterday.

It has to be said: those sausages are expensive.

But my word, they’re worth the money, if you have it to spare … 


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser was quiet: with no-one putting in their answers.

Let’s see who we can persuade to try today’s questions, shall we?

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

Q1) 11th November, 1962, saw the Pope convene the Second Vatican Council.   Which pope: John 23rd, Paul 6th or John Paul 1st?
Q2) Which Pope closed the council, three years later: John 23rd, Paul 6th or John Paul 1st?
Q3) The ‘Gang of Four’ were arrested on 11th October, 1976: after attempting a coup.   In which country?
Q4) Australia’s oldest University was formally inaugurated: on 11th October, 1852.   The University is in which Australia city: Melbourne, Sydney or Perth?
Q5) 11th October, 1983, saw the birth of Ruslan Ponomariov: from the Ukraine.   Which game has he found fame playing?
Q6) Finally … 11th October, 1957, saw the birth of comedian, actress and writer, Dawn French.   She played Geraldine Granger in which TV series?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 10th October, 1943, was the date of the ‘Double Tenth Incident’.   The Incident was a massacre in Japanese occupied where: Malaya, Singapore or Australia?
A1) Singapore.
Q2) 10th October, 1957, saw a the UK’s worst nuclear accident take place: when a fire broke out at the Windscale power plant.   What’s that plant now called?
A2) Sellafield.   
Q3) 10th October is Independence Day.   Where: Cyprus, Fiji or Nauru?
A3) Fiji.
Q4) 10th October, 1846, saw William Lassell discover Triton.   Triton is the largest moon of which planet?
A4) Neptune.
Q5) Finally … 10th October, 1924, saw the birth of director, Ed Wood.   Which is his films is considered the worst ever made?
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I’d like to see it.   It’s either a goal or it’s not and at least we’d know.   It would only take 15 seconds for a decision.   Why not when the stakes are so high?”

Sir Bobby Charlton*, born 11 October 1937.
And this tune … 

Have a good day … 

*        Don’t quote me: but I believe Sir Bobby was discussing the use of video refereeing, and goal line technology, in big matches and tournaments.   It’s something commonly done in Cricket, and other sports: but something FIFA has always refused to consider.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Hi Paul. Sorry I wasn't able to tweet a T-shirt your way. But I have a whole lot of selfies with authors I can share! :)

1. John 23rd
2. Paul 6th
3. China
4. Sydney
5. chess
6. The Vicar of Dibley