Sunday, 29 January 2012

The Daily Teaser - 29-1-2012


And, yes, I’ve got to admit, I’m still feeling tired.

After all, with nothing else to do, last night … ?

I managed to get some Teaser videos put together.

Which is always fun, but DOES take some time.

Believe it or not, it’s actually the time consuming part of the whole thing: and probably one I’ll try and explain, at some point … !

Let’s get moving on, though, shall we?

Before I decide to make that now … !


Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Debbi and Karen* — Councillor Chilvers as was — putting in their answers: with Debbi bagging 7 out of 7, and Karen bagging one, it also saw Debbi presenting us with thisº post, and Karen making the official BIG announcement.

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

Q1) 29th January, 1979, saw Brenda Spencer kill two — and injure 8 — people at the Grover Cleveland Elementary School: what was the name of the Boomtown Rats song this incident inspired … ?

Q2) 29th January, 1996, saw France announce it was halting its nuclear testing: who was the French president that made the announcement … ?

Q3) 29th January, 2002, saw President George W. Bush call three countries the ‘Axis of Evil’: name any of those three countries …

Q4) During the Crimean War, 29th January, 1856, saw Queen Victoria institute the Victoria Cross: what two words are on the VC … ?

Q5) And finally … 29th January, 2005, saw the first commercial flights from mainline China — since 1949 — to which island … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 28th January saw seven astronauts killed in the explosion of which space shuttle?
A1) The Challenger.

Q2) More to the point, in which year was this … ?
A2) 1986.

Q3) Name any of the astronauts who died that day.
A3) Francis R. Scobee, Michael J. Smith, Judith A. Resnik, Ellison S. Onizuka, Ronald E. McNair, Gregory B. Jarvis, Christa McAuliffe.

Q4) 28th January, 1965, saw which country pick its flag … ?
A4) Canada.

Q5) 28th January, 1958, saw the patenting of the Lego brick: what’s the Lego company’s motto … ?
A5) Det bedste er ikke for godt: roughly translating as ‘Only the best is good enough’.

Q6) 28th January, 1956, saw Elvis Presley’s first appearance on US TV: on which channel … ?
A6) CBS.

Q7) And finally … 28th January, 1821, saw the discovery of Alexander Island: what’s the nearest continent to Alexander Island?
A7) Antarctica.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll leave you with a tune, shall I … ?

Oh … SOMEONE’S going to rowboat …

* We’re going to HAVE to see if that iPhone will let you comment directly, Karen … ! By email always looks strange … !

º I’ll be frank, Debbi, I’ve bookmarked that article for later: but as it points out, itself, Apple’s not the only way to have iffy suppliers. Oh … whale blubber hair product … ? Can’t be as bad as SOME things I’ve shoved on me hair: it’d just be rarer than Kopi Luwak‡ coffee!!!!!

Yes, THINK I’ll stick to the blubber …


trev-v said...

Q1 I Don’t like Mondays
Q2 Jacques René Chirac
Q3 Iraq, Iran & North Korea
Q4 For Valour
Q5 Taiwan


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Debbi said...

Thanks for including the link to my post! :) I've heard about that rare coffee. Kind of a strange way to process coffee beans, but whatever works, right? :)

1. I Don’t Like Mondays
2. Jaques Chirac
3. Iraq, Iran and North Korea
4. For Valour
5. Taiwan