Monday, 2 November 2015

The Daily Teaser — 2-11-2015

Oh, well, there’s a thing … I’ve had a good night’s sleep, and woken up feeling vaguely refreshed.

What’s more … ?

Amazon have done their usual thing, and delivered things I’d ordered … a couple of days earlier than they said they would.

Actually … ?   I’m glad they did: means I can rip/watch the DVDs, pronto, and possibly make some money back, selling them to my local branch of CeX.

It ALSO meant I could watch one purchase earlier than I thought.   The recently released classic Dr Who story, The Underwater Menace

Interesting to watch, The Underwater Menace.   And equally interesting to hear.   If you can imagine incident music that’s a mix of Gregorian chant, and music made using squeaky dog toys.

Very strange … !


But let’s get moving on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser was quiet: with no-one putting in their answers.   The day DID see Steph* dropping in: to let us know she’d had a bad night’s sleep, too.

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) 2nd November is Statehood Day in two US states.   Name either.
Q2) David Jacobsen, an American hostage, was released on 2nd November, 1986.   He’d been held hostage in which Middle Eastern city: Damascus, Beirut or Jerusalem?
Q3) During the 2nd Boer War, Boer forces began besieging where, on 2nd November, 1899?
Q4) Haile Selassie was crowned as Ethiopian Emperor: on 2nd November, of which year?
Q5) Finally … 2nd November, 1982, saw the launch of which UK TV channel?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Which of William’s Shakespeare’s plays debuted: on 1st November, 1604: Othello or The Tempest?
A1) Othello.
Q2) Which of William’s Shakespeare’s plays debuted: on 1st November, 1611: The Tempest or Othello?
Q3) The Maastrict Treaty came into into effect: on 1st November, 1993.   What did this establish: the European Economic Community, the European Union or the European Central Bank?
A3) The European Union: or EU, as it’s also known.
Q4) 1st November, 1966, saw forces of the Viet Cong bomb the capital of South Vietnam.   What was the city called?
A4) Saigon.   It’s now called Ho Chi Minh City.
Q5) Finally … 1st November, 1920, saw the birth of ‘Whispering’ Ted Lowe.   Which sport did he — very quietly — commentate on?
A5) Snooker.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I have turned down a lot of garbage lately.”

Burt Lancaster, November 2, 1913 – October 20, 1994.
And this tune … 

Enjoy your day!

*        Thanks for commenting, Steph: it’s always a pleasure to see someone new.   You’ve ALSO got my sympathies.   I get the occasional bout of insomnia: it’s not nice … !

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