Thursday, 31 March 2016

The Daily Teaser — 31-3-2016

Oh, blimey, it’s getting late!

Actually, no it’s not: it’s only JUST gone eight in the morning.

But personally … ?

I usually like to get an early start: where possible.

Not to do so … ?

Seems to be wasting the day!

One upside, though?

Is that I’ve JUST had a look at the statistic for yesterday’s Teaser.

Is that — comparatively — it’s done rather well.

It’s all good.

But let’s move on, shall we?

Before I get to a self imposed nine o’clock deadline!

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

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

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

Q1) 31st March sees one US state mark Thomas Mundy Peterson Day: marking the day Thomas Mundy Peterson became the first African American cast a vote in the USA.   WHICH US state?
Q2) 31st March, 1959, saw the Dalai Lama granted political asylum: in which country?
Q3) The UK established the Bechuanaland Protectorate: on 31st March, 1885.   The protectorate is now known as which African nation: Angola, Botswana or Chad?
Q4) 31st March, 1836, saw publication of the first installment of The Pickwick Papers.   Who wrote The Pickwick Papers?
Q5) Finally … 31st March saw construction start on the RMS Titanic: in which year?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 30th March saw Batman introduced.   In an issue of which comic: Action Comics, Detective Comics or Batman?
Q2) In which issue did the character debut: 25, 27 or 29?
A2) 27.
Q3) That issue was published, when: 1935, 1937 or 1939?
A3) 1939.
Q4) Batman was created by artist, Bob Kane: working with which writer?
A4) Milton Finger: better known as Bill Finger.
Q5) Batman is based in which fictional city?
A5) Gotham.
Q6) When not fighting crime, Batman is which millionaire playboy?
Q7) In his playboy alter ego, he’s ably helped by an old family retainer: called … ?
A7) Alfred Pennyworth: usually just referred to as Alfred.
Q8) Batman is usually assisted by his city’s police commissioner.   Who IS that commissioner?
A8) Commissioner James Gordon.   (He was the first supporting character introduced in DC 27.)
Q9) Batman’s parents were murdered when he was a child: which is what motivated him to become a vigilante.   They were murdered by a mugger called Joe … what?
A9) Joe Chill.
Q10) Which of Batman’s enemies is ALSO known as Oswald Cobblepot: Two-Face, the Penguin or the Scarecrow?
A10) The Penguin.   (Honk Honk … )
Q11) Selina Kyle is better known how?
A11) Catwoman.
Q12) Finally … Conrad Veidt film, The Man Who Laughs, is said to have provided the inspiration for Batman’s greatest enemy.   Who IS that enemy?
A12) The Joker.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“My job is to speak in living images, not in arguments. I must exhibit life full-face, not discuss life.”

Nikolai Gogol, 31 March 1809 – 4 March, 1852.
And — given it’s Angus Young’s birthday — this tune … 

Have a good Thursday!

*        I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed for you, Debbi.

†        It’s the old cover date issue, Olga.   A lot of the time, publishers put a date on the front of a magazine that doesn’t tell us when a magazine was published: but when newsagents were expected to take the issue off the shelves.   What ADDS to the confusion?   Is that DC changed their policy in the early 1970s: from two months, TO three months … and then changed BACK a few years later.   It means you and I get confused!   At any rate, I’ve added a section to the talk page for the 17th May, on Wikipedia.   Hopefully, that’ll help!   And is it JUST me … or do international flights sounds as bad as the trains?   (That’s probably the mix of the various security incidents, around the world: and a Storm Katie caused backlog.   Still, at least you’ve somewhere to stay!  :D )


Nik Nak said...

Oh, Olga … ?

I’ve managed to add a section to Wikipedia’s entry on the 17th May!

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) New Jersey
Q2) India
Q3) Botswana
Q4) Charles Dickens
Q5) 1909
Great work! Dates for certain things get very tricky and I have no idea who decides who has the final authority on the matter...
It seems the flight cancellation was due to the strike of controllers in France (or rather, not only controllers. It seems the French have decided today they are striking...)