Sunday, 29 November 2015

The Daily Teaser — 29-11-2015

Can I ask you a question?

I mean, on TOP of the ones I’m going to ask you, ANYWAY?

Did you see last night’s episode of Dr Who, Heaven Sent … ?

It was absolutely fantastic stuff!

I think that between them, actor, Peter Capaldi, writer Stephen Moffat and director Rachel Talalay, have put together a winner!

Personally, I’ve just got one question: where the hell did they film that?

The interiors looked great.   And as for what effects team did with the EXTERIORS … !

Ahem … !


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: scoring five out of five in the process.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?   Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 29th November, 1975, saw the plane crash that killed which racing driver?
Q2) More to the point, that racing driver has a surviving motor racing son.   Who IS that son?
Q3) 29th November, 1981, saw the death of actress, Natalie Wood: in a boating accident.   Which film had she been filming, at the time of her death?
Q4) 29th November, 1877, saw the first demonstration of the Phonograph: by Thomas Edison.   Were those first phonographs ‘discs’ cylinders, discs or spheres?
Q5) Finally … 29th November, 1972, saw the original release of PONG: the world’s first commercially successful video game.   Which US company released it?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 28th November, 1907, saw the opening of the Orpheum: a 600 seat cinema in what’s now Haverhill, Massachusetts.   Which former scrap dealer opened it?
A1) Louis B. Mayer: who found later fame as one of the founders of MGM.
Q2) 28th November, 2010, saw five newspapers release US diplomatic cables: in various parts of the world.   The newspapers were working with which whistle-blowing website?
A2) Wikileaks.
Q3) 28th November is Republic Day: in which African nation?
A3) Chad.
Q4) 28th November, 1660, saw the formal founding of the Royal Society.   Which of its 12-man founding committee also designed Saint Paul’s Cathedral?
A4) Sir Christopher Wren.
Q5) Finally … 28th November, 1905, saw the founding of which Irish political party?
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I practice safe sex - I use an airbag.”

Gary Shandling, born 29th November, 1949.
And this tune … 

Enjoy your day.

*        Oh, the silly hat’s not the problem, Debbi: the problem’s some of the bloody idiot teenagers making a grab for it!   And, yes, it’s tempting to slap someone … !   On a more positive note?   Enjoy Heaven Sent, it’s one hell of an episode.


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Graham Hill
Q2) Damon Hill
Q3) Brainstorm
Q4) cylinder
Q5) Atari

Debbi said...

I can't wait to see it! :)

1. Graham Hill
2. Damon Hill
3. Brainstorm
4. cylinders
5. Atari Inc.