Thursday, 15 October 2015

The Daily Teaser — 15-10-2015

Blimey … !

I’ve got … TIME OFF!

Ok, ok, I’ve only got today off: it’s not that exciting.

And it’s not as if I’ve got anything planned for the day.   Well … 

Beyond doing some work for the blog: prepping up videos, teasers and tomorrow’s Friday Question Set.

Oh … and possibly having a nap … 


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in hers answers: scoring ten out of ten in the process.   The ALSO saw saw Debbi*, Olga† and Mr Strict† putting in their answers to this week’s Weekly Teaser: I’ll have the answers up, for those, next week.

But let’s move on to today’s questions, shall we?

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

Q1) Protestors in the USA burnt their draft cards, on 15th October, 1965: the first time such action led to an arrest.   What war were the protestors protesting against?
Q2) NASA launched the Cassini probe: on 15th October, 1997.   Which planet was the probe heading for?
Q3) 15th October, 2013, saw an earthquake hit the Central Visayas region of which Pacific nation?
Q4) 15th October, 70 BC, saw the birth of which Ancient Roman poet: Virgil, Ovid or Babrius?
Q5) Finally … 15th October, 1966, saw Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale found which activist group?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 14th October, 1066, was the date of the Battle of Hastings: when England was invaded by a Norman army.   The Normans were from which European country: Germany, France or Spain?
A1) France.
Q2) Who led the Norman forces: Louis the Killer, William the Conqueror or Franco the General?
A2) William the Conqueror.
Q3) He’s also known as what: the Bloody, the Bastard or the Bender?
A3) The Bastard.   (William the Bender is someone I made up.   On the OTHER hand … ?   William the Bloody is THIS chap … )
Q4) The man in charge of the Norman forces was a Duke of where: Swabia, Normandy or Medina Sidonia?
A4) Normandy.
Q5) The English forces were — strictly — Anglo Saxon.   And led by whom: Harold 1st, Harold 2nd or Harold 3rd?
A5) Harold 2nd.   (He’s also referred to as Harold Godwinson.)
Q6) Harold was born in a now gone part of England.   Called what: Essex, Sussex or Wessex?
A6) Wessex.   (The clue’s in the question: Versions of Sussex and Essex are still extant English countries.)
Q7) The battle, itself, took place seven miles away from the town of Hastings.   Hastings is in which English county: West Sussex, East Sussex or Kent?
A7) East Sussex.
Q8) The Battle took place near which present day, East Sussex town?
A8) The appropriately named, Battle.
Q9) The Abbey that commemorates the Battle has an altar on the spot where King Harold died.   Supposedly, he died after getting an arrow in his … what?
A9) Eye.
Q10) Finally … the Battle is commemorated by the Bayeux Tapestry.   Is the Tapestry a tapestry?
A10) No.   Strictly speaking, it’s 270 feet of embroidery.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“When in due course Charon ferries me across the Styx and everyone is telling everyone else what a rotten writer I was, I hope at least one voice will be heard piping up, ‘But he did take trouble.’”P. G. Wodehouse, 15 October 1881 – 14 February 1975.
And, as a nod to Orb co-founder, Alex Paterson, this … 

Enjoy your day … 

*        You know, I’ve got the number for Teasers Anonymous, if you need it, Debbi … ! :D

†        Olga, Mr S … ?   I’ll have the answers up, on Wednesday, if that’s ok with you both?   (Means I can show Alan the Editor and Joe the Senior Reporter that I’m have a really BIG international audience!   At ANY rate … ?   I’ve give all three of you a mention, on the Gazette’s version of the set: here … )


Debbi said...

I can probably manage my addiction. :)

1. the Vietnam War
2. Saturn
3. the Philippines
4. Virgil
5. the Black Panther party

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Vietnam
Q2) Saturn
Q3) Philippines
Q4) Virgil
Q5) The Black Panther
I had the same problem with the link. It didn't want to let me post the answer. I had to go searching for the site.
Yes, any day should be good for the big reveal...
I hope you've enjoyed your day off. :)