Saturday, 21 July 2012

The Daily Teaser — 21-07-2012

Hmmm … 

You know, I think I’ve some tweaking to do!

After all, I had a rather good afternoon, yesterday, complete with Daily Teaser regulars, Debbi — and her partner, Rick,  —and Trevor.

Up at the Brentwood Café Nero, so you know.

And, boy, did we have an afternoon … !

But, of course, what I’m still to get the hang of … ?   Is how to use the photos I posted to yesterday’s Friday Question Set.

I swear, I’m going to get the hang of this blogging thing, one day … !

Let’s move on, shall we?   Yes, let’s … !

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Yesterday’s Teaser saw Trevor — who later joined Debbi, Rick an I at Café Nero, AND who’s got his name on one of the Mars landers — putting in his answers: AND bagging 8 out of 8.

Let’s see how he — and you — do with today’s Question, shall we?   Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video … 

Q1) 21st July, 1969, saw Neil Armstrong become the first man to walk on the  moon: who was the second … ?
Q2) More to the point, what was the name of the space flight they’d travelled to the moon on … ?
Q3) Even MORE to the point … what was the name of the landing craft … ?
Q4) Moving on … 21st July, 2011, saw the end of NASA’s Space Shuttle programme, with the return of which shuttle from its last ever mission … ?
Q5) 21st July, 1970, saw the completion of the Aswan High Dam: in which country is that dam … ?
Q6) And finally … 21st July, 1977, saw the start of a four day war between two North African countries: name either …
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 20th July, 1968, saw the opening of the first Special Olympics: In which US city … ?
A1) Chicago.   In Soldier Field, to be exact.
Q2) In which country are the next Special Olympics to be held … ?
A2) South Korea.
Q3) 20th July, 1969, saw man land on the moon: however, 20th July, 1976, saw a human space-craft land where … ?
A3) Mars.
Q4) More to the point, what was the name of the craft … ?
A4) Viking 1.
Q5) Moving on … 20th July, 1974, saw Turkey invade where … ?
A5) Cyprus.
Q6) 20th July, 1960, saw the election of the world’s first female Prime Minister: where was she Prime Minister of … ?
A6) Ceylon.   (Or Sri Lanka, if you want to put it that way.)
Q7) More to the point, what was her name … ?
A7) Sirimavo Bandaranaike.
Q8) And finally … 20th July, 1999, saw which religion banned in China … ?
A8) Falun Gong.
Enjoy those, everyone.   I’ll leave you with Mexico, in memory of Long John Baldry. (12 January 1941 – 21 July 2005)


And a quote from a certain Mr Williams …
“Beer commercials usually show big men, manly men, doing manly things: ‘You’ve just killed a small animal. It’s time for a light beer.’ Why not have a realistic beer commercial, with a realistic thing about beer, where someone goes, ‘It’s five o'clock in the morning. You’ve just pissed on a dumpster. It’s Miller Time.’”
Robin Williams born July 21, 1951


2 comments:

Mr Strict said...

1> Buzz Aldren.http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dd/Buzz_salutes_the_U.S._Flag.jpg/595px-Buzz_salutes_the_U.S._Flag.jpg
2> Apollo 11.
3> The Eagle.
4> Spaceshuttle Atlantis.
5> Egypt.
6> Lybia and Egypt

trev-v said...

A1 Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr. better know as Buzz Aldrin.
A2 Apollo 11
A3 Eagle
A4 Atlantis on flight STS-135
A5 Arab Republic of Egypt
A6 Libya and Egypt