Wednesday, 30 December 2015

The Daily Teaser — 30-12-2015

Right … 

It’s a Wednesday … 

You know that.

And, as ever, it’s a Wednesday where I’m feeling vaguely — or possibly deeply — rushed.

This IS, after all, the first of a few posts: I’ll be adding the ones for the Gazette, in a while.

AND I’ve got to get to work for 12:30.

All that … ?

And I think another cup of tea’s in order!


With that’s said, let’s move on, shall we?

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) 30th December, 1977, saw WHICH serial killer escape from prison?
Q2) The most recent tropical cyclone to form in the North Atlantic, formed on the 30th December, 2005.   What was it called: Alpha, Gamma or Zeta?
Q3) In 1853, 30th December saw the US make the Gadsden Purchase: buying land from Mexico.   The purchase was made, in order for the US to build what: railways, dams or farms?
Q4) The use of what was phased out: on the 30th December, 1986?
Q5) Finally … 30th December, 39 AD, saw the birth of Roman Emperor, Titus.   In which year was he named Emperor?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Charles the Bald was crowned: on 29th December, 875.   As what: King of the Franks, Tsar of all the Russias or Holy Roman Emperor?
A1) Holy Roman Emperor.
Q2) 29th December, 1974, saw the birth of actor, Mekhi Phifer.   In which TV series did he play Dr Greg Pratt?
A2) ER.
Q3) A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man was published for the first time: on 29th December, 1916.   Written by James Joyce, the story tells us about Stephen … whom?
A3) Dedalus.
Q4) For the first time in some seven years, Britain ground to a half, in sub-zero temperatures.   On 29th December, of which year of this century?
A4) 2000.
Q5) Finally … The USA annexed what’s now which US state: on the 29th December, 1845?
A5) Texas.
I’ll leave you with this thought …

“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.”

Rudyard Kipling, 30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936.
And this tune … 

Isn’t that worrying: after all this time, Johnny is still banging his head against the locker …

*        I’ll look forward to hearing what you think about it, Olga.   (I’m hoping a couple of other people will comment, too.)

†        It’s not the first time Google’s eaten someone, Debbi.   (Am I the only person who thinks that looks wrong … !)


Debbi said...

LOL! I know what you mean! :)

1. Ted Bundy
2. Zeta
3. railways
4. coal mine canaries
5. 79

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Ted Bunty
Q2) Zeta
Q3) railroad
Q4) Coal mine canaries in UK
Q5) 79 AD