Saturday, 28 January 2012

The Daily Teaser - 28-1-2012

Oh, THAT’S the ticket, that really is …

Did I tell you I made a good cup of tea … ?

I didn’t … ?

Well, I do.

And I’ve got to admit, it comes in handy at this time of the morning.

No, really … !

Let’s face it, some of us run on coffee, first thing in the morning.

Or whatever happens to float your boat.

Personally … ?

Personally, I happen to prefer a cup of really strong tea …

Well …

Tea … and using Disk Utility to wipe an external flash drive …

I’m not that geeky, really: I’ve just got a case of data overload, today …


Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

Yes, let’s …

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting her answers: and, along with raising an eternal point of etiquette, ALSO bagging 7 out of 8*.

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) 28th January saw seven astronauts killed in the explosion of which space shuttle?

Q2) More to the point, in which year was this … ?

Q3) Name any of the astronauts who died that day.

Q4) 28th January, 1965, saw which country pick its flag … ?

Q5) 28th January, 1958, saw the patenting of the Lego brick: what’s the Lego company’s motto … ?

Q6) 28th January, 1956, saw Elvis Presley’s first appearance on US TV: on which channel … ?

Q7) And finally … 28th January, 1821, saw the discovery of Alexander Island: what’s the nearest continent to Alexander Island?
And here’s yesterday’s Holocaust Memorial Day themed questions.
Q1) 27th January, 2012 is both the UK and International Holocaust Memorial Day: this is in memory of the liberation of which camp … ?
A1) Auschwitz concentration camp.

Q2) In which country was that camp … ?
A2) Poland.

Q3) Which country’s troops liberated that camp … ?
A3) The Soviet Union’s.

Q4) In which year was Holocaust Memorial Day — in the UK — first held … ?
A4) 2001.*

Q5) Which country first celebrated International Holocaust Memorial Day, in 1996?
A5) Germany.

Q6) Moving on, 27th January, 1967, saw the USA, USSR and UK sign which treaty … ?
A6) The Outer Space Treaty: or Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies, if you’re feeling picky …

Q7) 27th January, 1995, saw which football player banned, after attacking a fan… ?
A7) Eric Cantona. (Strange guy, Cantona … )

Q8) And finally … 27th January, 1993, saw Akebono Tarō become the first foreign born person to attain whichJapanese sports highest rank … ?
A8) Sumo wrestling.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll leave you with Amon Tobin’s Stoney, shall I? It’s only been floating around my head all morning …

* I personally prefer after the whale explosion, Debbi: bits of flying blubber make for a great alternative to mustard. Although picking them out of one’s hair can a pain … … …


Nik Nak said...

Bless her, I’ve just had Karen — Councillor Chilvers, as was — emailing me her answers.

Here’s what she’s guessing at …

Q1 Challenger
Q2 1983?
Q3 Mary something?
Q4 Uganda
Q5) Build and learn
a6) ?

A7 Europe

Debbi said...

Whale blubber in the hair. The natural alternative to hair gel. :) How's that grab you? Ha ha ...

1. Challenger
2. 1986 (I remember it was a Tuesday. I was in my second year of law school. I'll never forget the shock of hearing that news on the radio coming home from class.)
3. Dick Scobee
4. Canada
5. "Only the best is good enough." (Source:
6. CBS
7. Antarctica