Friday, 8 June 2012

The Daily Teaser — 8-6-2012

Hmmm … 

You know, I’ve got to admit, I’m something of an technology fan … ?   So tech news always interests me.

So the Today programme’s brief piece on cyber-warfare was rather interesting to hear.   Along with the fact the Stuxnet virus that had been doing the rounds, a while ago, was heavily linked to the US government.

And that the Flame virus … ?

Had been around for five years without being spotted.

Makes you think, does it … ?

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and , along with admitting a love of 80s* music, also bagging 5 out of 5.

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) 8th June, 1982, saw the death of fifty British servicemen: during an air attack in which conflict … ?
Q2) 8th June, 632 AD, saw the death of the Islamic prophet, Muhammed: what’s the name of the Muslim Holy book … … ?
Q3) 8th June, 1191, saw Richard the 1st of England enter which Middle Eastern city, during a crusade … ?
Q4) More to the point, during which crusade … ?
Q5) 8th June, 2004, saw a transition of Venus take place: in which year was the last … ?
Q6) And finally … 8th June, 1978, saw Naomi James finish her solo round-the-world sailing trip, breaking the world record in the process by how many days: 2, 4 or 6?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 7th June, 1977, saw crowds line the streets of the UK, as the Queen marked the start of what … ?
A1) The Silver Jubilee.   (They thought it was all over … )
Q2) 7th June, 2000, saw Prime Minister Tony Blair heckled by the WI: what does WI stand for … ?
A2) Women’s Institute.
Q3) 7th June, 1929, saw the ratification of the Lateran Treaty: between Vatican City, and who … ?
A3) Italy.
Q4) 7th June, 1892, saw President Benjamin Harrison become the first US president to attend what … ?
A4) A baseball game.
Q5) And finally … during the first Crusade, 7th June, 1099, saw the start of the Siege of where … ?
A5) Jerusalem.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll catch you later.

After I’ve left you with birthday girl, Nancy Sinatra: just for a change of pace … 

*        I have to admit, Debbi, the 80s did knock out some good tunes!   I just wish LaRoux had released Bulletproof, back then, would’ve been interesting to see the effect the video had on people … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

They were good times for music. As were the 60s. I did a post about Nancy Sinatra, a while ago, when she followed me back on Twitter!

Isn't that amazing? I was shocked silly. Ha ha ha ...

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