Tuesday, 8 December 2015

The Daily Teaser — 8-12-2015

Blimey, it get’s odder … 

Well, maybe odder’s not the word.

Maybe the word is … um … 

Actually, I’m not too sure what the word is.

But, can I ask you is you remember me mentioning the raid in the flat over the road from me, a couple of days ago?

Well, the story’s got legs, to use an old phrase.

You see, I’ve had news .

For starters, and as I may have already mentioned, it turns out the raid was performed by the Metropolitan Police: rather than the Essex Police whose patch Brentwood is.

Well, yesterday, I had a phone call from someone in a very good position to know what’s going on.


There were two men arrested at the flat, during the raid.

As it turns out … ?

On suspicious of murdering a 17-year-old teenager called Gary Scott, in Marquis Road, Finsbury Park.

Yes, you’re right.

The word is “Blimey!”


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Debbi* and Olga† putting in their answers: with both scoring ten out of ten.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How Tolicense and video

Q1) 8th December, 1980, saw the death of John Lennon.   His only solo, US №. 1, Whatever Get’s You thru the Night, featured who, on piano and backing vocals?
Q2) 8th December, 1983, saw TV cameras allowed into the House of Lords: for the first time.   Both Houses of the UK’s Parliament are in which London Palace?
Q3) 8th December, 1982, saw the birth of rapper, Nicki Minaj.   What was her first Top Ten hit … in the UK?
Q4) 8th December, 1894, saw the birth of E. C. Segar, the cartoonist who created Popeye.   What was the name of the comic strip Popeye first appeared in?
Q5) Finally … 8th December, 1953, saw the US president deliver his Atoms for Peace speech to the UN General Assembly.   Which US president?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 7th December, 1995, saw the Galileo spacecraft arrive at its destination: the planet Jupiter.   Which Space agency launched the craft?
Q2) The Galileo was launched from where: Cape Canaveral, the Baikonur Cosmodrome or the Space Shuttle Atlantis?
A2) The Space Shuttle Atlantis.   On what was termed the STS 34 mission.
Q3) The Galileo got to Jupiter, after gravitational assist flyby’s of two planets.   These kind of flybys are also known as what: slingshots, potshots or vodka shots?
A3) Gravitational slingshots.   (What the hell a gravitational vodka shot is, I REALLY couldn’t tell you …)
Q4) Name either of the planets it flew by, on the way to Jupiter.
A4) Venus and Earth.
Q5) The Galileo is orbiting Jupiter in various elliptical orbits.   This allows it to better study Jupiter’s what: atmosphere, magnetosphere or rings?
A5) Its magnetosphere.
Q6) Jupiter has how many moons: 57, 67 or 77?
A6) 67.
Q7) Four of those moons were discovered by Galileo Galilei: after whom the Galileo was named.   Name one of those moons.
A7) Io, Ganymede, Europa and Callisto.
Q8) Jupiter’s orbit of the sun lasts how long: 10.86 years, 11.86 years or 12.86 years?
A8) 11.86 years.
Q9) The earliest observations of Jupiter date back to roughly the 7th — or 8th — century BC.   They were carried out by astronomers from where: Ancient India, Ancient Babylon or Ancient China?
A9) Ancient Babylon.
Q10) Finally … Jupiter’s best known feature is an anticyclonic storm that’s been going for at least 185 years.   It’s know as the Great … what?
A10) The Great Red Spot.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“To flee vice is the beginning of virtue, and to have got rid of folly is the beginning of wisdom.”
Quintus Horatius Flaccus, also called Horace, December 8, 65 BC – November 27, 8 BC.
And, as the 7th Symphony debuted on the 8th December, 1813 … 

Enjoy your day!

*        It’s OK, Debbi‡, I’ll figure something out!   I’ll probably have to see if Santa sends me a cheque!

†        From what I can gather, Olga‡?   We’re not going to see MUCH more until the case goes to trial: sub judice, and all that!   But, thankfully, it’s not an everyday occurrence!

‡        Why on EARTH is Kim Appleby’s Don’t Worry banging it’s way through my head?   Arrrrggghhh!


Debbi said...

Best of luck with that! :)

1. Elton John
2. Palace of Westminster
3. Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
4. Thimble Theatre
5. Dwight D. Eisenhower

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Sorry, it got too late and got stuck with the rappers songs (not sure if you were looking for solo or collaborations), But I had to comment on the police raid... Thankfully, as you say, it doesn't happen everyday, but we were right about the story behind it...
I have no answer for your question either.