Wednesday, 29 August 2012

The Daily Teaser — 29-08-2012

You know, I have to admit, I love the occasional movie.

And have to admit, I did a little spending, as well.

I now have a VGA cable permanently hooked up to my TV.

That means I can indulge in all sorts of geeky fun: but mostly hook Bruce to the telly, and watch movies.

Which should be fun: soon as I catch something, I’ll let you know … !

Let’s move on, shall we?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting her answers: and, along with being flattering about the choice of video, also bagging 5 out of 5.

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) 29th August, 2012, sees London play host to which sporting event … ?
Q2) More to the point, how many sports feature in the event … ?
Q3) 29th August, 1786 saw the start of Shay’s Rebellion: in which US state … ?
Q4) 29th August, 2003, saw the assassination of Ayatollah Mohammad Baqir al-Hakim: a Shia muslim leader in which Middle Eastern country … ?
Q5) 29th August, 2005, saw New Orleans — and other parts of the US Gulf Coast — hit by Hurricane Katrina: in which state is New Orleans?
Q6) And finally … 29th August, 1949, saw the Soviet Union test its first atomic bomb: at their test site near which Kazakh town … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 
Q1) 28th August, 1917, saw ten suffragettes arrested for picketing which US landmark … ?
A1) The White House.
Q2) 28th August, 1789, saw William Herschel discover a second moon orbiting which planet of the Solar System … ?
A2) Saturn.
Q3) 28th August, 1985, saw a couple charged with spying, at Horseferry Road Magistrates: which country was that couple from … ?
A3) East Germany.
Q4) 28th August, 1531, saw an Ottoman Turk army occupy which European city … ?
A4) Belgrade.
Q5) And finally … 28th August, 1609, saw Henry Hudson discover Delaware Bay: name either of the US states that border it.
A5) New Jersey and Delaware.   (And if that’s not the cue for a Perry Como song, I don’t know WHAT is … !)
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you with a song from Dinah Washington … 

And a quote from comedian, Lenny Henry
“I have done a sketch show almost every year since I started in 1975. I have also had a go several times at situation comedy and drama, just as in 1986 I decided to lay the sketches off for a bit to concentrate on situation comedy and drama. I am NOT giving up comedy. I love doing stand-up comedy and characters”
Lenry Henry, born 29th August 1958.

*        Why thank you Debbi: and yes, I think we can say I’m clear, migraine-wise.   Ooh, by the way: yesterday’s fifth answer has a bit of an easter egg, so to speak: normally Perry Como’s not my thing, but the song seemed appropriate … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better.

I used a bunch of your videos on my blog, since I liked them so much. :)

Part of a post about random awesome things on the Internet.

And one sad thing.

1. the 2012 Paralympic Games
2. 21
3. Massachusetts
4. Iraq
5. Louisiana
6. Kazakhstan