Monday, 23 January 2012

The Daily Teaser - 23-1-2012

Bleugh … !

No, seriously, bleugh … !

I THINK I’m still feeling a touch bleary eyed, to be thoroughly honest.

The family’s Sunday dinner … having been at a rather nice local restaurant.

And I’ll be frank … ? Jude suddenly having figured out the Black Power Salute, aside, I THINK we can say I’ve blown the healthy eating thing for at least a week.

I mean … rare steak, AND chocolate covered profiteroles … ?

Yeah …

Let’s move on, shall we … ?

Yes, let’s … !


Yesterday’s Teaser say Debbi — all on her ownsome — putting in her answers: and, along with telling us she STILL feels youngª, bagging 5½ out of 6*.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we … ? Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video

Q1) 23rd January, 1556, was the date of the Shaanxi Earthquake, in China: during which dynasty was this … ?

Q2) 23rd January, 1989 saw a different earthquake hit which Soviet Central Asian republic … ?

Q3) On a less gruesome note: 23rd January, 1957, saw inventor, Walter Frederick Morrison sell his invention to the Wham-O toy company: what did he call it?

Q4) More to the point, how is that toy now better known as … ?

Q5) 23rd January, 2003, saw communication lost with which probe: Viking 9, Pioneer 10 or Voyager 11… ?

Q6) And finally … 23rd January, 1879, saw the end of which Anglo-Zulu battle … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 22nd January, 1984, saw the airing of Apple’s famed 1984 advert, during that year’s Superbowl: who directed that ad … ?
A1) Ridley Scott.

Q2) More to the point, the female hammer thrower in that ad — Anya Major — also appeared in the video for which Elton John single … ?
A2) Nikita.

Q3) 22nd January, 1924, saw who become the first Labour Prime Minister of Britain … ?
A3) Ramsey McDonald.

Q4) 22nd January, 1990, saw President Mikhail Gorbachev explain why Red Army troops were heading where … ?
A4) Azerbaijan.

Q5) 22nd January, 1944, saw British and Commonwealth troops liberate which North African city … ?
A5) Tobruk.

Q6) And finally … 22nd January, 2006, saw who inaugurated as President of Bolivia?
A6) Evo Morales.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll catch you later … !

* Yes, I know Baku’s the capital, Debbi … But, going by the original entry, President Gorbachev’s statement large concerned the whole of the former republic …

ª I know EXACTLY what you mean, Debbi, I still feel — vaguely — like a teenager that’s wondering what hit him. And hang on, Bill was doing his studio work back in the 70s^ … ? He’d’ve been doing some old fashioned flanging, then … ! None of your special effects … !

^ Yeah, sorry, that’s just hit my retro effects button, there … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Oh, yeah. Bill's class was years before Apple existed. :)

Computers were still programmed with punch cards. We're talking ancient times. :)

1. Ming
2. Tajikistan
3. the Pluto Platter
4. the Frisbee
5. Pioneer 10
6. Battle of Rorke's Drift