Wednesday, 4 May 2016

The Daily Teaser — 4-5-2016

You know, I’ve got time off, this week.

You wouldn’t actually think so, now would you?

You’re right: this post, plus three more for the Gazette, Mum’s birthday, hang around waiting for Apple to phone to sort out an issue with my account, hopefully get a visit from an old friend … 

Not that I’m complaining, much.

I’m just wondering when I’m going to get time to buy Mum a birthday card … !


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw 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) 4th May, 1776, saw one US colony renounce allegiance to the British Monarch.   Which monarch: George the 3rd, 4th or 5th?
Q2) More to the point … which colony?
Q3) Which Commonwealth country’s navy was founded on 4th May, 1910: Australia’s , Canada’s or South Africa’s?
Q4) 4th May, 2000, saw Ken Livingston elected as Mayor of where: Greater London, the City of London or Hackney Council?
Q5) Singer, Jay Aston, was born on 4th May, 1961.   She found fame with which Eurovision winners?
Q6) Finally … 4th May, 1998, saw Thomas Kaczynski given four life sentences.   He’d been more notoriously known as whom?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Labatt Park held its first game, on 3rd May, 1877.   Of what?
A1) Baseball.
Q2) 3rd May, 1951, saw the formal opening of the Festival of Britain: by The UK’s then monarch.   Who was that monarch: George 5th, Edward 8th or George 6th?
A2) George 6th.
Q3) 3rd May, 1932, saw the death of writer, Charles Fort.   He studied what’s now called anomalous … what?
A3) Phenomena.
Q4) Washington D. C. was incorporated as a city: on 3rd May, 1802.   The D. C  part of the name stands for ‘District of’ where?
A4) Columbia.
Q5) Finally … 3rd May, 1937, saw Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind win a major prize for literature.   Which prize?
A5) The Pulitzer Prize.
I’ll leave you with this song … 

And this thought …
“The future comes quickly. Before you know it, you turn around and it’s tomorrow.”
Pia Zadora, born 4th May, 1954.
Have a good day … 

*        Funny you should mention the Crucible’s carpet, Olga!   Snooker player, Stuart Bingham — last year’s World Champion — was being interview for this year’s final: and happily admitted to … ahh … liberating some of the carpet from a skip, when they were refurbishing the place.   But, at any rate … ?   I don’t know if it helps, but I used to work at the Dominion as an usher: possibly the only thing I could do, given my background!   Would something like that work for you … ?   (Oh, John Simms?   His version of the Master is fun!)

†        Actually, Trevor’s probably the man to talk to, Debbi: on the Cricket front, at least!   I can tell you the basics … but REALLY couldn’t tell you if I’ve got the hang of it!   The bowler bowls the ball towards the batsman: and tries to get him out.   Usually by either knocking off the top bits of the wicket, or by bowling in a way that the fielders catch the ball … before it hits the ground … or if the wicket keeper hits it with a caught ball … … or … well, it’s complicated …    (The winning team … ?   Is the one that scores the most runs … and loses the least amount of wickets …)


trev-v said...

Tell Debbie that only the English could have invented games like Cricket that can in one form last for 5 days and there is a draw.

Also there is the classic Radio commentary which left the presenter in tears of laughter after he twigged what he had said.

It was during a 5 day Test Match between the West Indies and the MCC England.

He said "The bowlers Holding the batsman's Willie".

I used to go to the one day Sunday Cricket because it was the only place back then where you could drink on a Sunday Afternoon. Trent Bridge was a nice ground opposite County Hall where I worked in those days.

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) George the 3rd
Q2) Rhode Island
Q3) Canada
Q4) Greater London
Q5) Bucks Fizz
Q6) (Theodore) the Unabomber
I think being an usher might work for me...

Debbi said...

Cricket sounds even more frustrating than baseball! :)

1. George III
2. Rhode Island
3. Canada's
4. the City of London
5. Bucks Fizz
6. the Unabomber (and you mean Theodore Kaczynski, right?)