Tuesday, 24 November 2015

The Daily Teaser — 24-11-2015

You know, I get the — occasionally serious — case of earworms.

You know, a song — or bits of it — that play their way through your head: sometimes for no apparent reason.

Although I’m VERY aware of two things.   Yesterday, when Barry Andrews’ Win The Night Out With A Well Known Paranoiac started unreeling itself through my head, was a Sunday.

Which is when I first heard the thing, many years ago, on Annie Nightingale’s request show.

And I’d ALSO mentioned it — via Facebook — to a co-worker.

Still, it could’ve been worse.   It could’ve been Let’s Evolve, by Sudden Sway.


But, let’s leave Nik Nak’s post-weird-English-music show: and get moving on.

Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with both scoring four 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) 24th November, 2013, saw Iran agree to limit what: its army, its nuclear program or its TV service?
Q2) Freddie Mercury died: on the 24th November, 1991.   With whom did he perform the song, Barcelona?
Q3) Charles Darwin’s On The Origin Of Species was published on 24th November.   Of which year of the 1850s?
Q4) 24th November, 1877, saw Anna Sewell’s most famous novel, published.   What’s the name of the book?
Q5) Finally … the Queen’s Speech of 24th November, 1998, saw 700 hereditary peers lose their right to sit in the House of Lords.   Lady Haden-Guest of Essex was attending this Queen’s Speech.   How is she better known?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 23rd November, 1499, saw the hanging of Perkin Warbeck: pretender to the English throne.   Where was he hung: the tower of London, Tyburn Gallows, or Newgate Prison?
Q2) 23rd November, 1889.   The first what, goes into operation at the Palais Royale Saloon, in San Francisco: video game, jukebox or television?
A2) Jukebox.
Q3) Riots occurred on the 23rd November, 2002: in protest at the Miss World Contest.   As a result, the contest was forced out of its host country, that year.   What African country was it?
A3) Nigeria.
Q4) The Geneva Frequency Plan of 1975, went into force: on 23rd November, 1978.   The Plan covers the frequencies used by what: broadcast TV, broadcast radio or radio communications?
Q5) Finally … 23rd November is the feast day of Alexander Nevsky: a saint in which country’s Orthodox Church?
A5) Russia’s.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Recently, I turned 60… and even more recently, I turned 62.   That was a bastard, I don’t even remember the 61.”

Billy Connolly, born 24th November, 1942.
And with this tune … 

Have a good — and suddenly musical — day.

*        Cheers, Olga‡: the next one’s going to be after Christmas, so it’ll be a while.   Actually … ?   They CAN be quite fun.   The team at work ain’t necessarily the closest: but it’s a good team who make an effort to get on, and who usually go to a local pub for breakfast after the meeting.

†        Sam McRae, fearless Urban Myth fighter!    Saying that, Debbi‡, did you ever hear of Snopes, or Hoax-slayer?   They’re websites that try and debunk the stupider stuff you see on the ’Net.

‡        Oh, sorry about yesterday’s score: but strictly speaking, Warbeck was kept prisoner at the Tower: but HUNG at Tyburn.   It’s now near Marble Arch … 


Debbi said...

I've heard of Snopes, but not the other.

1. its nuclear program
2. Montserrat Caballé
3. 1859
4. Black Beauty
5. Jamie Lee Curtis (imagine being married to Christopher Guest! :))

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Nuclear program
Q2) Montserrat Caballé (it has made me cry sometimes. Home!)
Q3) 1859
Q4) 24th November, 1877, saw Anna Sewell’s most famous novel, published. What’s the name of the book? Black Beauty (Ohhhh. I’m watching ‘Heartland’ at the moment. I didn’t realize there were that many series when I started watching it.
Q5) Jamie Lee-Curtis (I had no idea!)