Wednesday, 18 July 2012

The Daily Teaser — 18-07-2012

Did you know that … ?

Did you … ?

Apparently, it’s Nelson Mandela’s birthday, today.

Happy Birthday to you, if you’re reading this!

I doubt it, somehow, but it’d be nice to think I’m getting read by an international figure.

Yeah … 

Don’t I just wish … !

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

Before I did up the old joke* … 


Yesterday’s Teaser was quiet, with no-one putting in their answers.

So let’s see who we can interest with today’s questions, shall we?   Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video … 

Q1) 18th July, 1976, saw who score a perfect 10 at the Summer Olympics … ?
Q2) How old was that athlete … ?
Q3) More to the point, in which Canadian city was that year’s Olympics … ?
Q4) Moving on … 18th July, 1555, saw Mary 1st reincorporate what: the Royal Society, the Royal College of Arms or the Queen’s Royal College … ?
Q5) 18th July, 1966, saw the arrest of killer, Richard Speck, after the killings of 8 nurses.   In which US city … ?
Q6) 18th July, 1937, saw the birth of author, Hunter S Thompson: what was the name of his first book … ?
Q7) And finally … 18th July,
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 17th July, 1717, saw George 1st sail down the Thames: which Handel work saw its premiere then … ?
A1) Handel’s Water Music.
Q2) 200 years later, 17th July, 1917, saw George 5th of the UK announced he was changing the Royal Family’s surname to what … ?
A2) Windsor.
Q3) 17th July, 1998, saw a diplomatic conference sign the treaty that set up which international body: the World Health Organization, the International Criminal Court or the International Atomic Energy Association … ?
A3) International Criminal Court.
Q4) 17th July, 1948, saw which East Asian country proclaim its constitution?
A4) South Korean.
Q5) And finally … 17th July, 1918, saw the death of Tsar Nicholas 2nd and his family: what was the name of the Grand Duchess who was supposed to have survived the massacre … ?
A5) Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolævna.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll leave you with a glass or two of Alligator Wine, shall I … ?

Oh … 

And a line from Hunter S Thompson …
“When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.”
Hunter S Thompson Hunter S. Thompson July 18, 1937 – February 20, 2005

*        It’s any one of a hundred variation’s of “I tried claiming my Free Nelson Mandela: but they’d run out by the time I got there

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