Monday, 29 February 2016

The Daily Teaser — 29-2-2016

Hmmm … 

Well that’s the Oscars done with for another year.

I’ve just had a quick look at the winners list, over on the BBC’s news site.

And have to admit, it’s nice to see Mad Max: Fury Road has done well, even though it’s not won Best Film: or one of the other big five.

Speaking as a science fiction fan?   That’s disappointing.

Although, yes … 

I’m VERY aware there’s other things to complain about.


But let’s move on, shall we?

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

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

Here they are, along with the How To, License and Video … 

Q1) 29th February occurs in every leap year.   In other words, it happens once every how many years: three, four or five years?
Q2) An extra day occurs in a leap year, because what is longer: the solar year, or calendar year?
Q3) The Summer Olympics are usually held in a Leap Year.   In which Brazilian city are they being held, this year?
Q4) The Chinese Calendar has what, in leap years: leap days, weeks or months?
Q5) The Hebrew calendar adds a leap month seven times, in every how many years: thirteen, seventeen or nineteen years?
Q6) Moving on … 29th February, 1984, saw Pierre Trudeau resign as PM of Canada.   His son has recently been elected to the post.   What’s his name?
Q7) 29th February, 2012, saw the Raspberry Pi first go on sale.   What is the Raspberry Pi: a smart TV, a computer or a washing machine?
Q8) 29th February, 1940, saw Hattie McDaniels win an Best Supporting Actress Oscar: the first African American to do so.   Her award was for her part in which film?
Q9) The first Playboy Club opened on the 29th February, 1960.   In which US city?
Q10) Two US towns called Anthony advertise themselves as the Leap Year Capitals of the World.   Name the US state either Anthony is in.
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 28th February, 1993, saw US government agents raid the Branch Davidian compound in Waco.   Waco is in which US state?
A1) Texas.
Q2) Famously, the Davidians were led by whom?
A2) The man born Vernon Howell: but more notoriously remembered as David Koresh.
Q3) The Davidians were a splinter group of which church: the Roman Catholic, Seventh Day Adventists or Jehovah’s Witnesses?
Q4) The Davidian compound was the Mount what Centre?
A4) Mount Carmel.
Q5) The government agents were led by officer from which Agency: the CIA, ATF or NSA?
A5) The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms: or ATF.
Q6) Finally … the siege ended in which month of 1993: March, April or May?
A6) April.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I do an awful lot of crap, but if it’s not immoral, I don’t mind. I’m a workaholic.”
Joss Ackland, born, 29th February, 1929.
And this tune, from birthday boy, Khaled …

Have a good night.

*        Oh, I can remember Soap, Olga: although my mum watched more of it, than I.   And if that’s the case … ?   Spanish politics sounds only slightly worse than the UK’s … !   Did you ever see some of the old PG Tips ads?   I can never see Prime Minister’s Questions without think of chimp’s tea parties …

†        Is it just me, Debbi, or has David Duchovny had some work done … ?   I keep wondering if he’s over done the Botox, when I see him in this … 

‡        You know, there’s time’s I’m glad 29th February is only once every four years.   But then find myself staring at SOME dates and thinking “This one’s got not a lot to write about …”

1 comment:

Debbi said...

It's almost like getting some extra time. Kinda. :)

Have you seen "Jessica Jones"? David Tennant plays an incredibly evil bad guy in it!

1. four
2. the solar year
3. Rio de Janeiro
4. months
5. nineteen
6. Justin Trudeau
7. a computer
8. Gone With the Wind
9. Chicago
10. Texas