Saturday, 9 June 2012

The Daily Teaser — 9-6-2012

You know, I must be either three parts bonkers.

Or possibly more.

Or maybe — to put it in a better light — I’m just really dedicated.

After all, I was up — for me — comparatively late.

Believe it or not?

Believe it or not, doing the videos for the blog!   I know, I know, not everyone watches them.

But having started on them, I can’t exactly NOT post one up!

Let’s move on, shall we … ?

That way, you can tell me what you think … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: along with bagging a debatable 5 out of 6, she also confessed to being a bit of a fan of 80s and and 60s music, and to being followed by Nancy Sinatra*!

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) 9th June, 1934, saw the debut of Donald Duck: in which cartoon … ?
Q2) 9th June, 411 BC, saw a short lived oligarchy founded: after a coup in which Greek city … ?
Q3) 9th June, 1934, saw George Mallory and Andrew Sandy Irvine disappear on their second attempt to climb which mountain … ?
Q4) 9th June, 1870, saw the death of Charles Dickens: what was the name of his last finished novel?
Q5) And finally … 9th June, 1975, saw the first public broadcasts from where … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 8th June, 1982, saw the death of fifty British servicemen: during an air attack in which conflict … ?
A1) The Falklands War.
Q2) 8th June, 632 AD, saw the death of the Islamic prophet, Muhammed: what’s the name of the Muslim Holy book … … ?
A2) The Qu’ran.
Q3) 8th June, 1191, saw Richard the 1st of England enter which Middle Eastern city, during a crusade … ?
A3) Acre.
Q4) More to the point, during which crusade … ?
A4) The Third Crusade.
Q5) 8th June, 2004, saw a transition of Venus take place: in which year was the last … ?
A5) 1882.
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?
A6) 2.
Enjoy those, everyone.

As it’s Manic Street Preachers frontman, James Dean Bradfield’s, birthday … ?

I’ll leave you with what has to be one of THE classic bits of British music of its — indeed, any — era … 

Oh, and here’s Kevin Carter … 

And if you tolerate this … 

And let’s go in a completely different direction, for a minute, and finish up with some Republica … 

*        I remember you saying, Debbi!   Always nice to get a celebrity following you!   (I think the best I can managed is former weather girl, Wincey Willis: @WinceyWillis1, in case you’re wondering.)


Mr Strict said...

1> The Silly Symphony cartoon "The Wise Little Hen".
2> The Athenian coup.
3> Mount Everest.
4> The Mystery of Edwin Drood.
5> THe House of commons.

Debbi said...

Yes, I do remember Wincey. :) In fact, I think I started following her, too. I'm following Grace Jones now. Isn't that something? :)

Please keep posting your videos. I like them. I'm a big Republica fan! :)

1. The Wise Little Hen
2. Athens
3. Mount Everest
4. Our Mutual Friend
5. Parliament or, more specifically, the House of Commons