Sunday, 10 April 2016

The Daily Teaser — 10-4-2016

Oh, well, that’s something … 

Normally … ?

I’d’ve had the day off, today.

Except that — with the local McDonald’s closing down — we’ve had something of a busy weekend at work.

Busier, I should say.

That, and the fact we’ve got a few staff on holiday?

Mean’s I’ve been able to pick up some of the hours I lost, phoning in ill on Wednesday.

That’s good, as far as I’m concerned.

But it does mean getting over to Mum’s for dinner is going to be fun!


But let’s move on, shall we?

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

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

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

Q1) 10th April, 1858, saw the recasting of the bell used in the Clock Tower of the Palace of Westminster.   The bell is famously known as Big Ben.   What’s the Tower called?
Q2) 10th April, 1953, saw the release of House of Wax: the world’s first 3D movie by a major studio.   Which Hollywood studio released it?
Q3) 10th April, 1972, saw the original signing of the Biological Weapons Convention.   Name any of the fourteen nations who HAVEN’T signed or ratified it.
Q4) 10th April saw the founding of the Professional Golfers Association of America.   But in which year: 1915, 1916 or 1917?
Q5) Finally … 10th April, 428AD, saw Nestorius named as archbishop of where?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) April 9th is a film set during World War 2: starring Lars Mikkelsen.   It was filmed in which European country?
A1) Denmark.
Q2) The film’s about the German invasion of that country.   On 9th April of which year: 1939, 1940 or 1941?
A2) 1940.
Q3) Which Eurasian country declared itself independent of the USSR: on 9th April, 1991?
A3) Georgia.
Q4) Henry 5th was crowned as King of England: on 9th April, 1413.   His forces — famously — won a victory over a much bigger French army: at which A?
A4) Agincourt.
Q5) Finally … 9th April, 1806, saw the birth of Isambard Kingdom Brunel.   What was the name of the paddle-steamer he designed, in 1836?
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Creating the fictional background for a game world isn’t significantly different from creating a background for fiction.”
John M Ford, April 10, 1957 – September 25, 2006.
(Amongst other things, Ford co-wrote Yellow Clearance Black Box Blues: possibly one of the best RPG adventures ever written.)
And this tune … 

Have a good day!

*        Yeah: apparently they’ve had Rogue One planned for a while, Olga.   Frankly, I’m looking forward to it: it’ll be interesting to see a new story, in the original timeline: there’s supposed to be one about Han Solo planned, as well,   (Quite what’s happening at your end, I don’t know: I usually find cache-clearing helps, along with emptying my browser history.)

†        Sounds a bit mixed, there, Debbi, but at least there’s an upside: AND you got to meet another blogger!   (I’ll keep my eyes open for any blog posts about it … !)


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Elizabeth Tower (before 2012 it was simply the Clock Tower)
Q2) Warner Bros.
Q3) Israel
Q4) 1916
Q5) Constantinople (I’m reading a novel set partly there at the moment, although a little later in history)
To be honest I think something odd went on yesterday. I've also found out today that two other things I thought I had done didn't seem to happen. Perhaps I was transported to a parallel reality... (It all started first thing in the morning having to send a lot of books and audios to the winners of a giveaway. No good deed and all that...)

Debbi said...

Got one coming up on my website blog tomorrow! :)

1. the Elizabeth Tower (which I'll always think of as the Clock Tower)
2. Warner Brothers
3. Israel
4. 1916
5. Constantinople