Wednesday, 11 July 2012

The Daily Teaser — 11-07-2012

Hmmm … 

Well, that’s something … 

Did I tell you I had an optician’s appointment, yesterday … ?

I didn’t … ?

Well, I did.

And it seems I’m now going to get — in about a week or so’s time — a couple of pairs of glasses.

OK, cheap and nasty ones.

But ones that may well be helpful …

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser was quiet, with Old Peculiar regular Debbi, off on holiday in Dublin.

Let’s see who’s interested in trying out today’s questions, shall we?   Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video … 

Q1) 11th July, 1889, saw the founding of which Mexican city … ?
Q2) More to the point, and a according to a local myth, that town’s name translates as what … ?
Q3) 11th July, 1848, saw the opening of which London railway station … ?
Q4) 11th July, 1990, saw the start of the Oka land dispute: between the Canadian Government, and members of which Native tribe … ?
Q5) 11th July, 1977, saw which newspaper found guilty of Blasphemy … ?
Q6) And finally … 11th July, 1801, saw astronomer Jean-Louis Pons, discover his first what … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 10th July, 138 AD saw the death of which Roman Emperor … ?
A1) Emperor Hadrian.
Q2) More to the point, neither of the British towns at the ends of that emperor’s Wall … ?
A2) Wallsend, on the River Tyne, and Bowness-on-Solway … on the Solway … 
Q3) 10th July, 1942, saw the Netherlands establish diplomatic relations … with where … ?
A3) The USSR.
Q4) July 10th, 1938, saw who fly around the world in a world-record 91 hours … ?
A4) Howard Hughes.
Q5) July 10th, 2011, saw the publication of the last edition of the News of the World.   What was it’s last front-page headline … ?
A5) Thank you And Goodbye.
Q6) And finally … 10th July, 1940, saw the start of the Battle of Britain, the bombing of the UK by the German Airforce.   What was the then name of the German Airforce … ?
A6) The Luftwaffe.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll catch you later.

After I’ve left you with the Bauhaus tune, Bela Lugosi’s Dead: just to celebrate Pete Murphy’s birthday … 

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