Monday, 25 June 2012

The Daily Teaser — 25-06-2012

You know, I have to admit to mixed feelings.

On the ONE hand … ?   I’ll admit to a certain amount of disappointment that the England side didn’t make it through to the Euro 2012 semifinals.

On the OTHER hand … ?

I’ve got to admit to a certain amount of relief that we’re out.

That means there’s going to be no interruption to the TV schedules — and no potential interruption to my favourite shows — for at least … 

Well, about 10 minutes, actually.

Wimbledon … !

Oh, well … 

At least that’s an excuse to buy some strawberries …


But let’s move on, shall we, before I start joining the (currant) national sport of wondering why the England team are useless at penalty shoot-outs.

Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Debbi and Peter putting in their answers: with Peter* bagging 1 point, and Debbi scoring 6, it ALSO saw Debbiº pointing out, quite rightly, that mystery writers need to keep an eye on details, too!

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) 25th June, 1993, saw Kim Campbell become the first woman to be elected as PM of where … ?
Q2) Whilst we’re being political, 25th June, 1938, saw Dr Douglas Hyde elected as President of where … ?
Q3) 25th June, 2005, saw who elected as President of Iran … ?
Q4) 25th June, 1788, saw where become the 10th US state to ratify the Constitution … ?
Q5) 25th June, 1932, saw the birth of Pop artist, Peter Blake: which Christmas single did he famously design the cover of … ?
Q6) Finally, and more to the point, which revered British New Wave singer was Peter Blake the tutor of, during the 1960s … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 24th June, 1947, saw Kenneth Arnold make the first widely reported sighting of a UFO: what does UFO stand for … ?
A1) Unidentified Flying Object.
Q2) More to the point, in which US state was this … ?
A2) Washington: near Mount Rainier, if you’re curious.
Q3) 24th June, 1916, saw who become the first woman to sign a $1, 000, 000 Hollywood contract … ?
A3) Mary Pickford.
Q4) 24th June, 2010 saw John Isner beat Nicolas Mahut at the conclusion of their sport’s longest profession match.   What WAS their sport … ?
A4) Lawn Tennis.
Q5) 24th June, 972, saw which country win the Battle of Cedynia?
A5) Poland.   (It was Poland’s first ever documented military victory.)
Q6) And finally … 24th June, 1974, saw Britain’s government admit to having tested what … ?
A6) A nuclear bomb.
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you with something soulful, shall I … ?

And ok … England MAY be out of Euro 2012: but at least it’s sunny enough to justify my playingª this …

*        Wacky Baccy, Pete … ?   That’s not QUITE the answer I had in mind … !

º        Very VERY true, Debbi!   Now why didn’t I think of that … ?   Hark at me, telling you your job … !

ª        Debbi, Pete, can I ask … ?   What on EARTH was frontman, Eddie Ten Pole ON … ???

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Whatever that guy was on, I love that song! :) I can't wait to come to England. Ha ha ha ...

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