Sunday, 17 June 2012

The Daily Teaser — 17-6-2012

Bleaugh … !

You know, you’ve POSSIBLY worked out I hate feeling tired of a morning, but I THINK I’ve only got myself to blame, today.

As you’ve possibly worked out, it was the older of my two sisters boirthday, during the week: and the family ended up celebrating with a meal in the local branch of Prezzo’s, a rather posh Italian place.

Remind me, next time we go, to NOT have one of their VIPizza things, would you … ?

They’re just a BIT big … !

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

Yes, let’s … !


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and, along with hoping I’d be enjoying today’s posts, also bagging 6 out of 6*.

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

Q1) 17th June, 1971, saw President Richard Nixon declare the US War On … what … ?
Q2) 17th June, 1885, saw thew Statue of Liberty arrive in New York Harbour: from which country … ?
Q3) 17th June, 1992, saw President George Bush and President Boris Yeltsin sign a  joint understanding on what … ?
Q4) More to the point, what treaty was this later codified as … ?
Q5) 17th June is the national day of Iceland: celebrating it’s independence from where … ?
Q6) And finally … 17th June, 1980, saw the birth of which of the Williams sisters … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 16th June, 1963, saw Valentina Tereshkova become the first woman in space: in which Soviet spacecraft … ?
A1) Vostok 6.
Q2) 16th June, 1779, saw Spain declare war on the UK: and the start of the Great Siege of where … ?
A2) Gibraltar.
Q3) 16th June, 1925, saw the establishment of the Artek Young Pioneer Camp, in the Soviet Union: the Young Pioneers were Communist East Europe’s equivalent to which movement … ?
A3) The Scouts.
Q4) 16th June, 1904, Eugen Schauman assassinate Nikolai Bobrikov, the Governor General of where … ?
A4) Finland.
Q5) 16th June, 1745, saw British troops capture Cape Breton Island: in which country is Cape Breton Island … ?
A5) Canada.
Q6) And finally … 16th June, 1846, saw the election of who, as Pope … ?
A6) Pope Pius 9th.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll leave you with a tune from Barry Manilow.

*        I’ve GOT to admit, I had the Scouts listed in my answers, Debbi: but I’m also fairly certain I’ve read — somewhere — that both movements were created as their respective regime’s equivalents.   Heck, it’s Sunday morning, I’m feeling nice … !   Oh, has Random & Sundry Things and My Life on the Midlist have an RSS option, somewhere … ?   That’s my usual way of checking out blogs.


Anonymous said...

Heres my answers dude

1-Was it drugs?

2-That one I'm sure is France

3-I have absolutely no idea

4-again, no idea :P

5-And its a hat as I have no idea lol

6-this one i think is Serena

Debbi said...

Thanks for giving me the benefit of your niceness on the answer. :) I'll confess I wasn't sure if you might not be going for the Scouts, but the political angle suggested the Hitler Youth, so I went with that.

Hey, whatever, right? Ha ha ha ...

All I see is the "follow" button that sends an email when I post updates to the blog. I don't think there's an RSS feed. I can double-check, and let you know if I find out different. :)

1. drugs
2. France
3. strategic arms reduction
4. the Start II Treaty
5. Denmark
6. Venus