Saturday, 11 August 2012

The Daily Teaser — 11-08-2012

Hmmm … 

I have to admit, I’ve got Radio 4 on, again: the Today programme’s actually being broadcast from an Edinburgh Fringe venue.

They’ve got someone called Anna Magnusson doing the Thought For the Day.

That’s something.

Words of inspiration … … … from an Edinburgh nightclub … at ten to 8 in the morning … !

Takes all sorts, doesn’t it … ?

Let’s get moving on, shall we?

While I remind myself to tell you about The Raven … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and along with being flattering about my abilities*, ALSO bagging 6 out of 6.

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

Q1) 11th August, 1999, saw the last Solar Eclipse of the 20th Century.   These occur when what comes between the Earth and the Sun … ?
Q2) More to the point, what was the only county of the UK to witness the total eclipse … ?
Q3) Equally to the point, this was the first eclipse visible in the UK, since which year … ?
Q4) Moving on … 11th August, 3114 BC, is the start date for the Meso-American Long Count calendar.   How many days does each year have in this calendar … ?
Q5) 11th August, 1971, saw a British team led by whom, win the Admiral’s Cup … ?
Q6) And finally … 11th August, 1929, saw whom become the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 10th August, 1948, saw the debut of which TV show … ?
A1) Candid Camera.
Q2) 10th August, 2008, saw the death of singer/songwriter, Isaac Hayes: which character did he voice, in South Park … ?
A2) Chef.
Q3) More to the point, what was the name of that character’s only UK hit … ?
A3) Chocolate Salty Balls.
Q4) 10th August, 1977, saw the Queen visit which part of the UK, as part of her Silver Jubilee tour … ?
A4) Northern Ireland.
Q5) 10th August, 1961, saw the first use of which chemical weapon … ?
A5) Agent Orange.
Q6) And finally … 10th August, 1998, saw Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah named as crown prince of which South Asian country … ?
A6) Brunei.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll catch you later.

After I’ve left you with a tune from J-Boog … 

And a quote from the late Peter Cushing …
I didn’t set out to make this kind of picture. It just came my way. But its been going on for me for 16 years now and its wonderful for an actor to work consistently.”
Peter Cushing, (26 May 1913 – 11 August 1994

*        Oh, I doubt it, Debbi … ! I’d need training to get this helpful …

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Really? Perhaps you could pick it up from books.

Maybe you could be an intern for an expert and learn that way.

Just a thought. :)

1. the moon
2. Cornwall
3. 1927
4. Trick question! :) The Maya calendar consists of several cycles or counts of different lengths. See:
5. Prime Minister Edward Heath
6. Babe Ruth