Monday, 18 June 2012

The Daily Teaser — 18-6-2012

Hmmm … 

Isn’t it strange, the things you hear on the Today show … ?

No, seriously … !

They’ve just had an article about how cows are more productive if the radio’s one.

Seemingly, Radio 2, with its mix or rock and retro pop is what seems to be favoured by the majority of ruminants, although Radio 4 seems to get the attention of some 10% or modern working dairy cows.

That’s just strange.

Although possibly not as strange as the Crazy Frog’s version of We Are The Champions.

I’ll have a think about that and let you know … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Debbi and Peter* putting in their answers: it saw Debbi bagging 6 out of 6, with Peter bagging 2.   And, along with that, it also saw Debbi updating us on her main blogs lack of an RSSº feed.

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) 18th June, 1812 — 200 years ago, today — saw the USA declare war on which country … ?
Q2) 3 years later, 18th June, 1815, saw the defeat of Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo: who led the British forces … ?
Q3) More to the point, what was that leader’s nickname, when named as British Prime Minister … ?
Q4) Moving on … 18th June, 1940, saw who make a famous appeal to Free French Forces … ?
Q5) More to the point, 18th June 1940 saw an equally famous speech delivered by whom … ?
Q6) 18th June, 1983, saw 10 women hanged in Iran because of their faith.   Which religion did they belong to: Sunni Islam, Baha’i or Judaism … ?
Q7) And finally … 18th June, 1429, saw English forces defeated by those of France: who led the French forces … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 17th June, 1971, saw President Richard Nixon declare the US War On … what … ?
A1) Drugs.   (The (mild) irony is that in March of the following year, the National Commission on Marijuana and Drug Use recommended legalizing cannabis: a recommendation Nixon ignored … )
Q2) 17th June, 1885, saw thew Statue of Liberty arrive in New York Harbour: from which country … ?
A2) France.
Q3) 17th June, 1992, saw President George Bush and President Boris Yeltsin sign a  joint understanding on what … ?
A3) Arms reduction.
Q4) More to the point, what treaty was this later codified as … ?
A4) START 2.
Q5) 17th June is the national day of Iceland: celebrating it’s independence from where … ?
A5) Denmark.
Q6) And finally … 17th June, 1980, saw the birth of which of the Williams sisters … ?
A6) Venus Williams.
Enjoy those: I’ll leave you with a tune.

Oh … 

And the original viral video that got that bloody frog famousª … 

*        Blogger, himself, and member of the Kent Movie Gang: welcome aboard, Peter … !

º        You know, Debbi, I’m half convinced that you MIGHT have to quietly have a word with Wordpress: I’ve noticed that lack of an RSS feed seems a feature of blogs on their site.

ª        The first time I saw it, it was funny.   But the time I’d heard it go off for the 200th time … ?   I was tempted to deck the owner of the phone … 


petergermany said...

2 aint bad lol

Debbi said...

Actually, I discovered that Random & Sundry Things has an RSS feed at the top. Midlist Life doesn't. Sorry. :(

I'll bet it depends upon the template, and I love the one I've used these past three years on Midlist. It captures the feel perfectly.

1. Great Britain
2. the Duke of Wellington
3. the Iron Duke
4. Charles de Gaulle
5. Winston Churchill
6. Bahá'í
7. Joan of Arc

Nik Nak said...

I’ll have today’s up in about an hour or os, Peter, if you’re interested in trying to see if you can improve.

And Debbi, I’ll have to have a double check … !