Thursday, 12 July 2012

The Daily Teaser — 12-07-2012

Hmmm … 

Up’s and downs, eh … ?

I’ve GOT to admit, I’ve seen a couple of bits of news float past, in the BBC News RSS feed I subscribe to.

First off … ?

It seems researchers have managed to work out some of the seriously early signs of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Speaking as someone who’s lost a relative to dementia, AND who’s a Terry Pratchett fan, I can’t help but feel that’s a good thing.

Very good, indeed.

On the downside … ?

The OTHER bit of news … ?

Is that mobile phone carrier, O2, are having trouble with their signal: access to voice calls, texts and data signals is proving very erratic.

Yeah: convenient … Guess who’s been an O2 customer for years … ?   Let’s just say I’m wondering when THAT lot’s going to be solved … 

Let’s move on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser was another quiet one: with no-one putting in any answers.

Let’s see, though, I can’t persuade you to try answering today’s questions, shall we?   Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video … 

Q1) 12th July, 1979, saw which island nation become independent of the UK … ?
Q2) More to the point, in which ocean IS that island nation … ?
Q3) 12th July, 1986, saw riots in Armagh, as a result of what … ?
Q4) 12th July, 1862, saw the US Congress authorize the highest military medal in the US: what’s that medal called … ?
Q5) And finally … 12th July, 1971, saw the first flying of which people’s flag … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 
Q1) 11th July, 1889, saw the founding of which Mexican city … ?
A1) Tijuana.   (The city ALSO get’s a mention in Wall Of Voodoo’s biggest hit …)
Q2) More to the point, and a according to a local myth, that town’s name translates as what … ?
A2) Aunt Jane.
Q3) 11th July, 1848, saw the opening of which London railway station … ?
A3) Waterloo.
Q4) 11th July, 1990, saw the start of the Oka land dispute: between the Canadian Government, and members of which Native tribe … ?
A4) The Mohawk.
Q5) 11th July, 1977, saw which newspaper found guilty of Blasphemy … ?
A5) The Gay News.
Q6) And finally … 11th July, 1801, saw astronomer Jean-Louis Pons, discover his first what … ?
A6) Comet.
Enjoy those, everyone.

As it’s Boney M singer, Liz Mitchell’s birthday … ?

Let’s have a tune from her, shall we … ?

Oh, and as it’s the Stone’s 50th anniversary … ?   Let’s have a look at one of their more obscure gigs … 

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