Thursday, 10 May 2012

The Daily Teaser — 10-5-2012

Blimey, but it’s warm in here, today.

Either that … 

Either that, or I’m running a fever!

Quite possible, actually: I’ve got this bad habit of getting a cold, as regular as clockwork, every year in spring and autumn.

Oh, … And I’ve a blocked nose, again … !

Which probably means I’m going to have to get an early night, tonight, I think.

Shame, really.

Means I’ll have to record The Two Thousand Year Old Clock, tonight, JUST to make sure … 

The Antikythera Mechanism always did grab my attention … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi — all on her ownsome — putting in her answers: and, along with admitting she couldn’t access yesterday’s song*, also managed to bag 7 out of 7.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions: here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video

Q1) 10th May, 1960, saw which US submarine become the first to circumnavigate the world … ?
Q2) More to the point, how did the US Navy refer to this: Operation Sandstone, Sandcastle, or Sandblast … ?
Q3) 10th May, 1774, saw Louis 16th crowned as King of where … ?
Q4) Who was his Queen … ?
Q5) 10th May, 2005, saw Vladimir Arutinian throw what, at President George W. Bush … ?
Q6) 10th May, 1924, saw J. Edgar Hoover named as director of the FBI.   What did the J stand for … ?
Q7) More to the point, what was the FBI called, when he was appointed … ?
Q8) And FINALLY … 10th May, 1941, saw Rudolf Hess parachute into Scotland, to try and negotiate peace: in which tourist attraction was he temporarily held as a PoW … ?

And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 9th May, 1092, saw the formal consecration of Lincoln Cathedral: to which saint is the cathedral dedicated … ?
A1) St Mary: or the Blessed Virgin Mary, if you’re that-away inclined … 
Q2) 9th May, 1927, saw the first convening of Australia’s Parliament, in which Australian city … ?
A2) Canberra.
Q3) 9th May, 1948, saw a constitution come into force in which European country: which country … ?
A3) Czechoslovakia.
Q4) More to the point, name either of that country’s two successor states?
A4) The Czech Republic, and Slovakia.
Q5) 9th May, 1671, saw Colonel Thomas Blood attempt to steal the English Crown Jewels: from where … ?
A5) The Tower of London.
Q6) More to the point, who was the King of England, at the time … ?
A6) Charles 2nd.
Q7) And finally … 9th May is — in countries that had been parts of Soviet Russia — the Soviet equivalent of VE Day: what’s the Soviet name for this … ?
A7) Victory Day.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll catch you later.

After we’ve said ‘Happy Birthday’ to drummer, Sly Dunbar.

Well, he and colleague, Robbie Shakespeare have done a heck of a lot, in terms of reggæ.

Including making possibly the most menacing sounding song the 80s every saw … 

*        It was Just Can’t Get Enough, so you know, Debbi: and isn’t it a pain when that happens … ?   (And JUST when we thought copyright law couldn’t get any more complicated … !)   Either way, here’s hoping that copy of Boops shows up.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

It did! Great song. :)

I managed to drive all the way to my writers group meeting in Annapolis tonight. And didn't crash or fly off an overpass or anything horrible. Isn't that great? :)

1. USS Triton
2. Sandblast
3. France
4. Marie Antoinette
5. hand grenade
6. John
7. the Bureau of Investigation
8. the secret 'Camp Z' at Aldershot