Friday, 23 March 2012

The Daily Teaser - 23-3-2012

You know, I’ve GOT to admit, I was over my mother’s, yesterday, helping her babysit Jude.

Who I think is starting to be able to able to talk before he can walk, I’m sure!

We even went around the houses, too.

Or, at least, for a walk around the block.

I THINK he liked that.

Well …

He certainly feel asleep, I know that … !

What surprised me, as we were on our way round, was the field at the back of Mum’s street: we’d always called it ‘the Horse Field’, when we were children.

But yesterday was the first time I can actually remember seeing horses out there!

Which was kind of a nice surprise … !

But let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

Before I drown you in memories …


Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Nina — welcome back, there, Nina — and Debbi, whose internet connection had gone down, yesterday* putting in their answers: with Debbi only having a chance to put up this post, and Nina putting up thisº one, it saw Debbi bagging 6 out of 6 and Nina bagging 5.

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) 23rd March, 1956, saw Pakistan declare itself as an Islamic Republic: name any of the other three countries that call themselves Islamic Republics.

Q2) 23rd March, 1983, saw which US President announce the Strategic Defence Initiative?

Q3) More to the point, what was that initiative nicknamed … ?

Q4) 23rd March, 1708, saw who land at the Firth of Forth … ?

Q5) 23rd March, 1962, saw the launch of the world’s first nuclear powered cargo/passenger ship: what was it’s name … ?

Q6) And finally … 23rd March, 1980, saw who deliver a famous appeal to the El Salvadorian army … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers.
Q1) 22nd March, 1995, saw Valery Polyakov return to Earth after a record amount of days in space: how many days … ?
A1) 438.

Q2) 22nd March, 1972, saw which Amendment pass through both Houses of the US Congress?
A2) The Equal Rights Amendment.

Q3) More to the point, was that amendment eventually ratified … ?
A3) No: it failed to be ratified by the required number of States.

Q4) 22nd March, 1906, saw the first Anglo-French Rugby match, in Paris: was it a Union or League match … ?
A4) Union.

Q5) 22nd March, 1945, saw the founding of the Arab League: in which Egyptian city … ?
A5) Cairo.

Q6) And finally … 22nd March, 1960 saw Arthur Schawlow and Charles Townes patent the LASER: what does : LASER stand for … ?
A6) Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.
Enjoy those, everyone.

As it’s Ric Ocasek’s birthday, today … ? I’ll leave you with the video he, his band and CBS put together for Live Aid.

It’s one I’ve never been able to sit through.

I’ve always found it too heartbreaking …

* Phew! You had me, Nina and @adrence worried, there, Debbi!

º Minis, hey, Nina … ? You DO realise I’m obliged to mention this chap … ?


PrettyMade said...

Phew! I'm glad Debbi is back! And thanks for the warm welcome, NikNak dearest... :)

Now, I just have to ask, first of all: did you NOT know minis are a part of my job?? :D
Second: Does Brucie need a nice quilt, made to measure? I can manage that in a jiffy... :P
Thirdly: I'm going to answer your questions. :D Like, NOW.

1) Iran, Afghanistan, Mauritania
2) Reagan
3) Star Wars
4) James Francis Edward Stuart? He tried anyway...
5) NS Savannah
6) Archbishop Óscar Romero of El Salvador

"Well, how nice! And what charming underclothes you both have..." ;)

Nik Nak said...

Actually, Nina, have you heard the intro for today’s video … ?

Morgana, from Camelot: Katy McGrath …

Debbi said...

Hey! Nina's back again! Awesome. :)

Thanks for including the link to the tough post. To see someone who used to be awesome become a propagandist really sucks. :(

So ... here I am, alive and kicking. :)

1. Iran, Afghanistan and Mauritania
2. Ronald Reagan
3. Star Wars
4. James Francis Edward Stuart, Prince of Wales
5. N.S. Savannah
6. Oscar Romero