Monday, 30 July 2012

The Daily Teaser — 30-07-2012

Hmmm … 

Well, we seem to have got off to a start.

An Olympic one, that is: with Rebecca Adlington and Lizzie Armitstead bagging medals in their respective sports over the weekend.

OK, we’re only 16th in the medal table, so far.

But look at it this way: i) The only way is up.   And ii) Our Girls seem to be doing well in their heats in the beach volleyball.

Which I had half an eye, on, yesterday, because of it’s sportsmanship.

And not because its players were attractive young women in bikinis.

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

Before you hand me an old fashioned look … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Debbi and Trevor* putting their answers: with both bagging 7 out of 7, it also saw Trevor confessing he’d listening to the BBC’s Light Programme when he was a youngster, and Debbiº telling us exposure’s a good thing.

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) 30th July, 2006, saw the last episode of the world’s longest running music show broadcast: what was it’s name?   
Q2) More to the point, for how many years had it been broadcast … ?   
Q3) 30th July, 1932, saw the debut of Flowers and Trees, the first Disney carton to be shot how: in 3d, Technicolor or wide screen … ?   
Q4) 30th July, 1871, saw the boiler of the Staten Island ferry explode: that ferry operates between Staten Island, and which other New York borough … ?   
Q5) 30th July, 1729, saw the founding of the US city of Baltimore.   The city’s named after the Irish town of Baltimore: which is in which Irish county … ?   
Q6) And finally … 30th July, 762 AD, saw the founding of the city of Baghdad: on which river is Baghdad located … ?  
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 29th July, 1958, saw the legislation that created NASA signed into law: by which US President … ?   
A1) Dwight D Eisenhower.
Q2) More to the point, what was the name of the first American that NASA put into space … ?   
A2) Alan Shepard: who was sent up in a Project Mercury rocket.
Q3) Even MORE to the point, NASA’s contributed to the International Space Station: what’s the name of the US module … ?   
A3) Freedom.
Q4) Moving on … 29th July, 1945, saw the launch of the BBC Light Programme: was that a radio or TV station … ?   
A4) A radio station.
Q5) More to the point, how is that station now known … ?   
A5) BBC Radio 2.
Q6) 29th July, 1958, saw the founding of the International Atomic Energy Agency: who’s its current Director General?   
A6) Yukiya Amano.
Q7) And finally … 29th July, 1985, saw Prince Charles marry Lady Diana Spencer: what’s the name of their eldest child … ?   
A7) Prince William: also known as the Duke of Cambridge.
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’m going to seen when we in the Beach Volleyball, again.

And leave you with a tune from Kate Bush, who’s birthday it is.   (And, funnily, who doesn’t play Beach Volley, despite the outfit … )

Oh, and before I forget, there’s also a quote from a certain Mr Fishburne …
“I've played a lot of bad guys, 'cause that was the only work I could get. People saw my face and went ‘Oooh.’”
Laurence Fishburne  born July 30th, 1961

*        Oh, Trevor, don’t know if it dates back QUITE that far, but you do know Radio 4 Extra’s been repeating Round the Horne … ?   Always worth catching, that … 

º        All About the cookies, you say, Debbi … ?   Now THERE’S a phrase … ! :D


trev-v said...

A1 Top of the Pops
A2 42 years - I remember the first show.
A3 Technicolor – 1032 was a bit before the Bayeux Tapestry Paul
A4 Manhattan
A5 County Cork
A6 Tigris River (or not so long ago The river of Blood)

Going back to the light program I used to sit on my mother’s knee listening to the children’s program “Listen with Mother” back in the early 1950’s.

Nik Nak said...

Thank HEAVENS there’s an edit button … !

Debbi said...

Hello there! :)

Posted more pics of you and Trevor on Random and Sundry Things. Plus a few more of Scotland and one of the Big Ben tower! :)

1. Top of the Pops
2. 42 (the answer to life, the universe and everything -- ha ha ha ...)
3. Technicolor
4. Manhattan
5. County Cork
6. the Tigris River