Tuesday, 12 June 2012

The Daily Teaser — 12-6-2012

Oh, crikey … !

I think that, BEFORE I do anything thing else, I’m actually going to wish the elder of my two sisters a happy Birthday.

Not that it happens THAT often, but … ?

Happy Birthday Anna … !

Ahem … !

Right … 

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

Yes, let’s … !


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting her answers: and , along with telling us there’s exceptions to every rule*, also bagging 6 out of 6.

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

Q1) 12th June, 1381, saw the rebels of the Peasants Revolt reach which London suburb … ?
Q2) More to the point, the triggering incidents for the revolt took place in two Essex villages: name either … 
Q3) 12th June, 1994, saw the first (test) flight of the world’s largest twin-jet engine plane: what plane is it … ?
Q4) 12th June, 1922, saw King George 5th receive the Colours — or regimental flags — of six soon to be disbanded Irish regiments.   Name any of those regiments.
Q5) More to the point, why were those regiments disbanded?
Q6) And finally … 12th June, 1806, saw the birth of engineer, John A Rœbling: which of New York’s bridges did he design … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 11th June, 1184 BC, marks the sacking and burning of the city of Troy: name any of the goddess that — according to one Greek legend — were responsible for starting it … 
A1) Athena, Hera, Aphrodite and Eris.
Q2) More to the point, in which modern country are the ruins of Troy … ?
A2) Turkey.
Q3) 11th June, 1955, saw at 77 people killed at which French race … ?
A3) The Le Mans 24 Hour Race.
Q4) 11th June, 1944, saw the last battleship commissioned by the US Navy: what was its name … ?
A4) The USS Missouri.
Q5) 11th June, 1963, saw Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin because — allegedly — become the only men to escape from where … ?
A5) Alcatraz Island.
Q6) And finally … 11th June, 2004, saw the Cassini-Huygens probe make its closest flyby of which of Saturn’s moons … ?
A6) Phoebe.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll catch you later.

After I’ve left you with a tune from Reg Presley, who shares the birthday with my sister … 

And I’ll leave he and Anna —and an old friend, Alex— with THIS tune from Delia Derbyshire … 

*        I can hardly disagree, there, can I, Debbi … ?   :D   Oh, Before I forget … ?  Happy Belated Anniversary to you and Rick … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thanks so much, Paul! :) I hope you find today's post a "corker." Ha ha ha ... I took a little poke at one of Amazon's poster boys. :)

Consider it an indie writer's stab at being Johnny Rotten. Ha ha ha ...

1. Blackheath
2. Fobbing and Brentwood
3. Boeing 777
4. The Royal Dublin Fusiliers
5. the establishment of the independent Irish Free State
6. the Brooklyn Bridge