Monday, 4 June 2012

The Daily Teaser — 4-6-2012

 There we go, it’s now OFFICIALLY officially!

Jude’s started walking.

Actually no, that’s not STRICTLY true: he’s actually started standing up … !
As you may or may not have noticed.   Strangely … ?   He’s actually standing up on things like cushions and mattress: he was having a whale of a time, yesterday, grabbing assorted ornaments from the window sill, whilst standing on the back of a chair.

Hmmm … 

We’ll have to see when he starts standing up on the floor … !

Let’s move on, shall we?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw a welcomed back Debbi putting in her answers: and, along with admitting she’d been watching a movie* on Saturday night, also bagging 4 out of 5.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s Teaser, shall we?

Here’s the questions, along with the ‘How To’, license and video … 

Q1) 4th June, 1411, saw Charles 6th of France grant the monopoly to the people of one French town: to ripen what … ?
Q2) 4th June, 1970, saw which island granted independence by the UK … ?
Q3) 4th June, 1957, saw Dr Martin Luther King deliver a speech on non-violent protest: at which Californian University … ?
Q4) 4th June, 1968, saw Dover Council begin efforts to try and wipe out what … ?
Q5) And finally … 4th June, 1783, saw the Montgolfier brothers demonstrate their hot air balloon, in the town of Annonay: what were either of the brothers first names … ?

And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 3rd June, 1968, saw Valerie Solanas — author of the SCUM Manifestos — try shooting who … ?
A1) Andy Warhol.
Q2) 3rd June, 2006, saw which European country declare independence … ?
A2) Montenegro.
Q3) 3rd June, 1965, saw the launch of the Gemini 4 mission: on that mission, which American astronaut made the first US spacewalk … ?
A3) Ed White.
Q4) 3rd June, 1937, saw the Duke of Windsor get married to Wallace Simpson: what had his regnal name been, before his abdication … ?
A4) Edward 8th.
Q5) And finally … 3rd June, 1979, saw the (then) worst oil spill ever recorded, in the Gulf of Mexico.   How many barrels of oil were lost: 2 million, 3 million or 4 million … ?
A5) 3 million.

Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll catch you later … 

After we’ve had a bit of a boogie … 

*        Oh, what did you manage to catch, Debbi?   I know I saw the rather interesting Pandorum, on Friday†.

†        Which reminds me, I’ve still got copies of Frenzy and Mulholland Drive, sitting around … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

We watched 12 Angry Men and The Caine Mutiny, and I blogged about it. :)

It's Dystonia Awareness Week, and I blogged about dystonia by accident. Ha ha ha ...

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