Wednesday, 4 January 2012

The Daily Teaser — 4-1-2012

Hmmm …

You know, I’ve got to admit I’m not one for foreign politics.

But all over the news — or the BBC news channels, at least — is the fact that the Republican race for the US presidency seems to be rather close.

Apparently … ?

Mitt Romney has won this one by just 8 votes.

The Republican race keeps going like that, I’ve funny feeling the election, itself, will look rather interesting.

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

Yes, let’s …


Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Debbi and Trevor putting in their answers.

With both bagging 6 out of 6, it also saw Debbi putting in a very passionate post about publishing, and Trevor contributing a quote from Arthur Stringer.

Let’s see how they — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we? Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video
Q1) 4th January 1967, saw the death of Donald Campbell, whilst trying to break which record … ?

Q2) More — and gruesomely — to the point: in which year was his body found … ?

Q3) While we’re being gruesome … 4th January, 1903, saw the electrocution of Topsy the Elephant: by whom … ?

Q4) 4th January, 1958, saw Sir Edmund Hillary and his team arrive at the South Pole: which country was Sir Edmund from … ?

Q5) And finally … 4th January, 2010, saw the official opening of the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building: in which country is that building … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 3rd January, 1959, saw what admitted as the 49th State of the USA … ?
A1) Alaska.

Q2) More to the point … how much did that state cost — per acre — when originally purchased … ?
A2) 2 cents. (Roughly $4·74 per square kilometer.)

Q3) 3rd January, 1870, saw construction start on which bridge … ?
A3) The Brooklyn Bridge.

Q4) 3rd January, 1977, saw which technology company incorporated … ?
A4) Apple Computers: or Apple, as it is, now.

Q5) 3rd January, 1971, saw the first broadcasts of Britain’s Open University: in which English town is its administrative body … ?
A5) Milton Keynes.

Q6) And finally … 3rd January, 1993, saw the USA and the Russian Federation agree to cut their … what … ?
A6) Nuclear warheads.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll catch you after I’ve left you with Paranomia. What can I tell you, I like Max’s singing …


trev-v said...

Q1 World water speed record
Q3 Thomas Alva Edison
Q4 New Zealand
Q5 Dubai

“If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things” – Rene Descartes
“One man alone can be pretty dumb sometimes, but for real bona fide stupidity, there ain't nothin' can beat teamwork.” - Edward Abbey

To-days word is “denticulate”. (1660; from Latin, 'denticulatus': having small teeth, from 'denticulus': denticle, diminutive of 'dens,' or 'dent': tooth.)

Debbi said...

Boy, you can really pick a video! :) Good one!

And you saw the revised version of my post, right? I explicated the original a bit, because I think the writer didn't quite get my drift. This made me fear that I hadn't made my point clearly. *sigh*

Interestingly, both versions were RTed on Twitter. Hmmm ... :)

1. his own world water speed record
2. 2001
3. Thomas Edison
4. New Zealand
5. the United Arab Emirates (Dubai)