Friday, 22 April 2016

The Daily Teaser — 22-4-2016: Earth Day

Good lord … 

Prince has died … 

I don’t know about you, but I grew up in the 1970s and was a teen during the 1980s.

And, back then?

Back then, you couldn’t move for music released by Michael Jackson, Madonna … 

And Prince … 

I’ve never been a huge music fan.

But Prince?

If he HADN’T released something you liked, you’re possibly less of a music fan than I am.

A catalogue that extensive, was going to have something — quite literally — for everyone.


Personally … ?

I must admit to one thing that’s bothered me, about Prince’s death.

Just one.

He died at the age of 57.


These days?

That’s no age, at all.

Especially when you consider that yesterday was ALSO the Queen’s 90th birthday.

THAT’S what’s bothering me.

57 — like 62, the age at which comedian, Victoria Wood, recently died of cancer — is hardly any age at all.

I know the man recently collapsed.

And have to ask … 

What on Earth killed Prince at the age of 57.

It’s not young.

But Prince has died at 57.

His prime.

What the hell happened?

I want to hear the results of that post-mortem!


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with Olga scoring six out of six, and Debbi bagging 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) 22nd April is Earth: originally introduced at a UNESCO conference.   In which year was that conference: 1968, 1969 or 1970?
Q2) It was later pick up by US politician, Gaylord Nelson.   Was Nelson a Senator or Representative?
Q3) That first (US) Earth Day was held in 1970: with BIG events in two major US cities.   Name either city.
Q4) One world-famous, US, shopping street was shut for that first Earth Day.   WHICH shopping street: Fifth Avenue, Seventh Avenue or Walnut Street?
Q5) The next major Earth Day events were in which year of the 1990s?
Q6) That years saw a song released to mark the event: by Warner Bros.   The song was called ‘Tomorrow’s …’ what: People, World or Dinner?
Q7) 22nd April is ALSO ‘International Mother Earth Day’.   This was established by the UN General Assembly, after a resolution was introduced: by which South American country?
Q8) We’re encouraged to recycle, in the wake of Earth Day.   Food waste can be used in the garden: after it’s been what?
Q9) If we’re recycling glass we can put it in a bottle … what?
Q10) Finally … ’fridges, computers, mobile phones and computers that need recycling are known as what type of waste?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 21st April, 1816, saw the birth of the author who originally published under the name, Currer Bell.   Bell is better remembered … as whom?
Q2) Bell’s best remember book is about which Jane?
A2) Jane Eyre.
Q3) 21st April, 1926, saw the birth of Queen Elizabeth 2nd of the UK.   In which of the British Isles is she informally known as the Duke of Normandy?
A3) The Channel Islands.   (Usually in Guernsey and Jersey.)
Q4) 21st April, 1934, saw the Daily Mail publish what’s now known as the ‘surgeon’s photo.’   The photo allegedly shows what?
A4) The Loch Ness Monster.
Q5) 21st April, 1977, saw the original stage version of Annie open.   Where: London’s West End, New York’s Broadway or the High Street, Leamington Spa?
A5) New York’s Broadway.
Q6) Finally … The World Digital Library was opened to the public: on 21st April, 2009.   The site is a collaboration between UNESCO: and which US body?
A6) The Library of Congress.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“There is a great need for the introduction of new values in our society, where bigger is not necessarily better, where slower can be faster, and where less can be more.”

Gaylord Nelson.
And these songs … 

Have a good day.

*        That I did, Olga: but, LORD, Prince’s death was a shock!   I mean … 57 … !

†        |I’ll have to try And keep an eye open for that, Debbi!   Archangels … hmmm … just getting To the section of Weaveworld, where the Scourge puts in its first appearance.   (Oh, you missed one, yesterday … !)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Wow! Which one did I miss? I thought I gave all those answers.

1. 1969
2. Senator
3. New York City
4. Fifth Avenue
5. 1990
6. World
7. Bolivia
8. composted
9. bank
10. e-waste