Thursday, 23 August 2012

The Daily Teaser — 23-08-2012

Oh … Dear … 

It look’s like the Royal Family’s got a potential media storm on its hands.

It’s official.   Prince Harry’s been caught with his pants down.

And I have to admit, I’m very tempted to finish that sentence with the word again … !

Bless him … 

He’s getting as much of a reputation as Princess Margaret and Prince Andrew.

Let’s move on, shall we?

Before I get cheekily tempted to give you a link to them … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting her answers: and along with admitting the Pie Floater had caught her attention*, 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) 23rd August, 1305, saw the death of Scottish hero, Sir William Wallace: who played Wallace, in the film, Braveheart?
Q2) More to the point, Wallace was hung at Smithfields, in London: Smithfield is the site of the last surviving London … what … market?
Q3) 23rd August, 1839, saw the UK capture which Chinese port city … ?
Q4) This capture saw the start of the First Opium War: between the UK and which Chinese Imperial dynasty … ?
Q5) 23rd August, 1994, saw Eugene Ballard commissioned as a Second Lieutenant.   Ballard was the only black pilot to serve in the US Airforce, during which war … ?
Q6) And finally … 23rd August, 1991, saw who punish those involved in a coup, four days earlier … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 22nd August, 1639, saw the founding of the city of Madras: how is Madras now known?
A1) Chennai.
Q2) More to the point, which India federal state is it the capital of … ?
A2) Tamil Nadu.
Q3) 22nd August, 1966, saw ICI announce job losses: in its factories that made what … ?
A3) Nylon.
Q4) Following on from that, what does ICI stand for … ?
A4) Imperial Chemical Industries.
Q5) 22nd August, 1922, saw the discovery of gold in which South African city … ?
A5) Johannesburg.
Q6) And finally … 22nd August, 2007, saw the Storm Botnet send a record  amount of spam emails: was it 56, 57 or 58 million messages … ?
A6) 57 million.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll leave you with this quote, in memory of the late R. D. Laing …
“We are effectively destroying ourselves by violence masquerading as love.”
In Memorium, R. D. Laing, 7 October 1927 – 23 August 1989
And this tune from the equally late Keith Moon … 

*        I don’t think there’s anything quite as eyecatching as the Pie Floater, Debbi … !   Unless it was the name of the original creator’s … ummm … venue: ‘Harry’s Café De Wheels’.   Apparently, if you were feeling really posh, he’d put ketchup on it … And tell you what was in the pie … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Wow! I love it. :)

Harry's Cafe de Wheels and Keith Moon! Awesome! Ha ha ha ...

1. Mel Gibson
2. wholesale market (also, meat market)
3. Hong Kong
4. the Qing Dynasty
5. World War I
6. Fiji's chief magistrate Usaia Ratuvili