Friday, 29 June 2012

The Daily Teasern — 29-06-2012


Says I … !

I’ve GOT to admit, those late nights, prepping up teaser videos … ?

Is an absolute killer, it REALLY is … !

Still … ?

I’m thinking hopefully this batch aren’t too bad.

Or, at least, they shouldn’t be: after all, I did put in some work proofreading them.

But enough of my problems, already.

Let’s get moving on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and, along with scoring 5 out of 5, also admitted she’d managed to hit the proverbial stage*.

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) 29th June, 1880, saw France annex Tahiti: which famed French artist worked in Tahiti … ?
Q2) 29th June, 1960, saw the BBC open which building … ?
Q3) 29th June, 1995, saw US and Russian space ships dock in orbit: the US craft was which space shuttle … ?
Q4) More to the point, with which Russian station did it dock … ?
Q5) 29th June, 1976, saw the Seychelles become independent of the UK: in which ocean are the Seychelles?
Q6) And finally … 29th June, 1881, saw Muhammad Ahmad declare himself to be the Mahdi: in which world religion is the Mahdi a figure … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 28th June, 1846, saw Adolphe Sax patent what … ?
A1) The Saxophone.
Q2) 28th June, 1880, saw the capture of bushranger, Ned Kelly: who played Ned, in the 2003 film, Ned Kelly … ?
A2) Heath Ledger.
Q3) 28th June, 1914, saw the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, who’s death triggered World War 1.   What was the name of his Serbian assassin … ?
A3) Gavrilo Princip.
Q4) 28th June, 1838, saw the coronation of Queen Victoria: in which year was she named as Empress of India … ?
A4) 1876.
Q5) And finally … 28th June, 1997, saw Mike Tyson disqualified from a match, for biting whose ear … ?
A5) Evander Holyfield’s.
Enjoy those, everyone: as today marks the birthday of Men at Work frontman, Colin Hay, I THINK we have an excuse to head Down Under … 

*        Hang on, you did … ?   Hmmm … Debbi, you DO realise one of my local pubs was doing an Open Mike night, until recently … Just a thought, if you can still remember how to play I Can See For Miles … (Oh, just a thought, Debbi … ?   Have you seen who The Who’s current drummer is … ?)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Oh, dear. I've forgotten the chords. Plus my poor fingers wouldn't cooperate. Ha ha ha ...

I'd better stick to writing. :)

I'm so glad Riptide is finally published in print! :D

1. Paul Gauguin
2. the BBC Television Centre
3. Atlantis
4. Mir
5. the Indian Ocean
6. Islam