Sunday, 29 July 2012

The Daily Teaser — 29-07-2012

Hmmm … 

Well, I have to admit, I spent most of last night not watching the Olympics.

To be frank … ?

I’ve a movie or two I wanted to catch up with, so I took the chance to watch: I’ll try and tell you about the one I did catch, later.

But I was saddened to hear we’ve not bagged a medal, as yet.

Still … 

I think we’ve got two weeks: and as I recall, we did rather well at the Paralympics, in Beijing.

Here’s hoping … 


Yesterday’s teaser saw both Debbi and Trevor putting in their answers: with both bagging 6 out of 6, it also saw Trevor* admitting to being very pleased about the opening ceremony, and Debbiª being impressed the Pistol’s got a look in.

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

Q1) 29th July, 1958, saw the legislation that created NASA signed into law: by which US President … ?
Q2) More to the point, what was the name of the first American that NASA put into space … ?
Q3) Even MORE to the point, NASA’s contributed to the International Space Station: what’s the name of the US module … ?
Q4) Moving on … 29th July, 1945, saw the launch of the BBC Light Programme: was that a radio or TV station … ?
Q5) More to the point, how is that station now known … ?
Q6) 29th July, 1958, saw the founding of the International Atomic Energy Agency: who’s its current Director General?
Q7) And finally … 29th July, 1985, saw Prince Charles marry Lady Diana Spencer: what’s the name of their eldest child … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 28th July, 2005, saw the Provisional IRA announce it was ending its armed campaign: what does IRA stand for … ?
A1) Irish Republican Army
Q2) 28th July, 1993, saw which principality join the UN: Andorra, Liechtenstein or Monaco … ?
A2) Andorra
Q3) 28th July, 1965, saw President Johnson commit 50, 000 US troops to the conflict in which nation … ?
A3) Vietnam
Q4) 28th July, 2001, saw Ian Thorpe become the first swimmer to win how many Gold medals at a World Championships?
A4) 6.
A5) Serbia
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll catch you later.

Once I’ve left you with a tune from Rush, as it’s frontman and bassist’s, Geddy Lee’s, birthday, today … 

Oh, and a very brief line from writer, Harry Mulish …
“I’m afraid love is just a word.”
Harry Mulisch  29 July 1927 – 30 October 2010
Oh … And as this tune was ALSO featured at the Opening Ceremony … 

*        Got to admit, Trevor, I’m not a sports fan — which I think you’d worked out by now — but that ceremony WAS rather good, wasn’t it?

ª        Well … They didn’t actually performs, Debbi: but they did get played in on the soundtrack†.

†        I’m ALSO thinking that’s possibly done a few bands a LOT of good.   I know there’s arguments about the royalties bands are or aren’t getting: but the exposure of getting played at one of the world’s biggest sporting events is worth a fortune.


trev-v said...

A1 Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower
A2 Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr.
A3 Destiny
A4 Radio - I used to listen to it when I was a nipper.
A5 BBC Radio 2
A6 Yukiya Amano (天野 之弥 Amano Yukiya) – IAEA founded 1957
A7 Prince William Arthur Philip Louis, Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Strathearn, Baron Carrickfergus.

Debbi said...

Yes, that kind of exposure is always a good thing. Same thing goes for authors and promotional book giveaways. Doing random acts of kindness can go a long way. Or, as I like to say, it's all about the cookies. :)

1. Dwight D. Eisenhower
2. Allan Shepard
3. Freedom
4. radio station
5. Radio 2
6. Yukiya Amano
7. Prince William