Wednesday, 6 June 2012

The Daily Teaser — 6-5-2012

Oh, well, now … 

That’s finally sorted, then … !

I’ve just had the BBC’s news channel on: and they’s just done one of their fluffier pieces, about the Union Jack/Flag*.

More specifically … ?   About which way up it goes.

The top corner, nearer the flagpole … ?

Has to have the broad white strip uppermost.

Well  … 

I’m glad that’s sorted: that’s been bothering me for years … !


Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: along with flagging up thisº piece in a post, also telling us she’d had a fantastic time at hers sisters, AND bagging 6 out of 7ª.

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) 6th June, 1944, saw the start of Operation Neptune: the D-Day invasion of which part of France … ?
Q2) More to the point, at which time — GMT — did the operation start: 4·30 am, 5·30 am or 6·30 am … ?
Q3) 6th June saw the French National Guard put down the Paris Rebellion: in which year … ?
Q4) 6th June, 2005, saw the US Supreme Court uphold a federal ban on which drug … ?
Q5) 6th June, 1844, saw the founding of the YMCA: in which European city … ?
Q6) And finally … 6th June, 1975, saw UK voters vote to remain part of what … ?

And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 5th June, 2012, is, of course, the final day of the Queen’s Jubilee Celebrations: in which cathedral is the main service … ?
A1) Saint Paul’s.
Q2) More to the point, on which London hill does that cathedral stand … ?
A2) Ludgate Hill.
Q3) Even MORE to the point … the Royal Family are due to appear on a balcony, where, at roughly 15:25 BST … ?
A3) Buckingham Palace.
Q4) 5th June, of this year, sees which planet start to cross the face of the sun … ?
A4) Venus.
Q5) More to the point, on which date will it have finished … ?
A5) 6th June, 2012.
Q6) 5th June, AD 70, saw the Titus and his legions breach the middle Wall of Jerusalem, during the Siege of Jerusalem.   Name any of the three Roman buildings built to commemorate the First Jewish-Roman War.
A6) The Arch of Titus, the Temple of Peace and the Flavian Amphitheatre: also known as the Colosseum.
Q7) And finally … 5th June, 1977, saw the first Apple 2’s go on sale: in which year did it cease production … ?
A7) 1993.

Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll leave you with this tune from the late Levi Stubbs: as today marks his birthday.

Quite simply, the most diabolic performance as a giant singing blood-drinking plant ever to hit the screens … 

Oh, and there’s this, as well … 

Oh, and one last thing … ?

At the Diamond Jubilee concert, it has to be said … 

Grace Jones re-introduced the Hula Hoop to a whole new generation … !

Amazing how she kept it going … !

*        There’s arguments there … !

º        Should we pass that on to Karen, at some point … ?

ª        Umm … 1993, Debbi: I’m sorry, I get REALLY geeky Apple products … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Absolutely, feel free to share that info with Karen. In fact, I plan to post about it on my Writing for Hire blog:

Grace Jones is amazing! :)

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