Saturday, 2 June 2012

The Jubilee Daily Teaser — 2-5-2012

Blast … ! 

I hate getting up late, I really do … !

But THANKFULLY, it doesn’t happen THAT often: usually, only when I forget to switch my alarm on.

Hopefully … ?

Well, hopefully, it won’t affect me heading into town, today: especially if my kid sister, Ruth heads off to Brentwood’s annual Strawberry Fair.

If they do the usual thing of having a few vintage cars, there, Jude will have a WHALE of a time … !

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: along with mentioning her upcoming tripª to the UK, she also managed to bag 5·5 out 6*.

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) 2nd June marks the Coronation of the Queen: in which year … ?
Q2) More to the point, her accession to the throne was in which year … ?
Q3) One of the Queen’s title’s is Defender of the Faith: which English monarch was originally given this title … ?
Q4) More to the point, Defender of the Faith means the Queen is head of which religious body … ?
Q5) In which church was the Queen’s coronation … ?
Q6) And which broadcasters famously turned the Coronation into the UK’s first televised coronation … ?
Q7) Who’s the only other British monarch to celebrate a Diamond Jubilee … ?
Q8) As part of the Jubilee celebrations, the Queen is due to attend WHICH race … ?
Q9) As a final Jubilee question: Her Majesty is technically what, a Queen Dowager, a Queen Mother or a Queen Regnant … ?
Q10) Moving on … 2nd June, 1972, saw the coronation of Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the fourth Dragon King — or Druk Gyalpo — of which South Asian Country … ?
Q11) More to the point, that country’s television service started broadcasting on the 2nd June of which year … ?
Q12) And finally … 2nd June, 2003, saw the European Space Agency launch its first probe to another planet: which planet … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 1st June, 1495, saw the first recorded batches of Scotch being brewed.   Scotch is traditionally made with the malted version of which grain … ?
A1) Barley.
Q2) More to the point, the word whisky comes from a Gælic term meaning what … ?
A2) Water Of Life.
Q3) 1st June, 1660, saw Mary Dyer hanged: for defying a ban on who, in the Massachusetts Bay colony … ?
A3) Quakers.
Q4) 1st June, 1974, saw the Emergency Medicine magazine publish details of the Heimlich Maneuver: designed to help people who are what … ?
A4) Choking.
Q5) 1st June, 1970, saw an egg thrown at the British Prime Minister: which British Prime Minister … ?
A5) Harold Wilson.
Q6) And finally … 1st June, 1648, saw Cavaliers defeated by Roundheads in the English Civil War, in the Battle of Maidstone: in which county is Maidstone … ?
A6) Kent.
Enjoy those, everyone.

As today marks the start of the Jubilee celebrations … ?   We’ll have a quick burst of the theme used at the coronation, Handel’s Zadok the Priest

*        Strictly speaking, Debbi, I’ve always understood it to mean Water of Life: possibly a cue for these guys to do their thing … 

ª        Oh, did you get the map, by the way … ?   Hope it helps … !   Oh … And Brentwood has a branch of Waterstones: although it doesn’t have the coffee shop that larger ones do.   (Oh, so you know, Debbi: Brentwood, STRICTLY isn’t part of London.   That starts in Harold Wood† … !)

†        Next railway stop, THAT way, so you know … 

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