Sunday, 1 July 2012

The Daily Teaser: Canada Day — 1-7-2012

Blast … !

I THINK I can effectively say I’ve gone down with another summer cold … !

I hate that, when that happens.

It’s not so much the associated cough: ⨂ years smoking got me used to that.

Nope, it’s the blocked nose.

I HATE having a blocked nose … !

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?


Yes, lets … 

Yesterday’s Teaser was quiet, with no-one taking up the challenge.   I’m just hoping Old Peculiar regular, Debbi and her partner are at her sister’s: rather than caught up in the storms that seem to be affect the US, at the mo.   (Seemingly, there’s been at least two deaths in Maryland: I’m keeping me fingers crossed, just in case, Debbi!)

So … 

Let’s see who’s up for trying today’s Canada Day questions, shall we?   Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video … 

Q1) 1st July is — obviously — Canada Day: what’s the French name for Canada Day … ?
Q2) More to the point … 1st July, 1890, saw Canada linked to which island nation by telegraph … ?
Q3) Even MORE to the point … ?   The world’s first international phone call was made between New Brunswick and which US state … ?
Q4) 1st July, 1980, saw what announced as the national anthem of Canada … ?
Q5) Moving on … 1st July, 1908, saw SOS adopted as the International distress call: what does it stand for … ?
Q6) 1st July, 1858, saw two papers about evolution read to the Linnean Society.   One was — famously — by Charles Darwin.   Who wrote the other … ?
Q7) And finally … 1st July, 2004, saw the Cassini Huygen probe go into orbit around Saturn.   How many moons does Saturn have … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 30th June, 1860, saw a famous debate take place at the Oxford Union: on which subject … ?
A1) The Theory of Evolution.
Q2) One year earlier, 30th June, 1859 saw Charles Blondin cross the Niagara Falls on a tightrope: which acrobat has recently repeated this feat … ?
A2) Nik Wallenda.
Q3) 30th June, 1972, saw the first what added to Co-ordinated Universal Time … ?
A3) Leap second.
Q4) 30th June, 1864, saw President Abraham Lincoln give the Yosemite Valley to the state of California: for the use of whom … ?
A4) The public.
Q5) And finally … 30th June saw a large explosion — felt to be due to a meteorite impact the Earth — go off near which Russian river … ?
A5) The Podkamennaya Tunguska River.
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you with a couple of tunes, today.

Obviously, it’s Canada Day … Here’s the relevant tune* … 

It’s ALSO a certain well known New Wave era singer’s birthday: I’ll let Blondie do their thing, shall I … ?

Oh … 

And I’ve had this sitting in my head all blooming morning … 

Enjoy … !

*        In four different languages, I should add … 

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