Wednesday, 10 October 2012

The Daily Teaser — 10-10-2012

Arrrgh … 

Yes, that seems to work.

The other word, of course, is Bleaugh, after another late night.

I think I can safely tell you two things.

Firstly, I think I’m going to put my eyeballs back in their sockets, with a teaspoon.

And secondly … ?

My word, but the Teaser videos take a while.

Mind you … I did manage to put 9 days worth together, last night: I hope they’re appreciated … !

Hmmm … 

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with admitting she’s given me another mention, also managing to bag 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) 10th October is what’s called Double Ten Day, the national Day of where: the Republic of China, the People’s Republic of China or the Reorganized National Government of China … ?
Q2) 10th october, 1975, saw Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton remarry: after divorcing how many months earlier … ?
Q3) 10th October, 1971, saw London Bridge reopened: after being transported to which US state?
Q4) 10th October, 1967, saw the Outer Space Treaty come into force.   How many nation-states are party to that treaty: 100, 120 or 150 … ?
Q5) And finally … 10th October, 1980, saw who say “The Lady’s not for turning” … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 9th October, 768, saw Carloman 1st named as King of the Franks: who else was named that day … ?
A1) Charlemagne.
Q2) 9th October, 1992, saw 13 kilogram remains of what, land in New York?
A2) Meteorite.
Q3) More to the point, what did that land on … ?
A3) A car: a Chevrolet Malibu, if you want to be picky: or the drive it was parked on, depending on who you ask.
Q4) As a result of the 1874 Treaty of Berne, 9th October saw the creation of what: the League of Nations, the European Coal and Steel Union, or the General Postal Union … ?
A4) The General Postal Union.
Q5) During the Crimean War, 9th October, 1854, saw the start of the Siege of which Russian city … ?
A5) Sebastopol.
Q6) And finally … 9th October, 1888, saw the Washington Monument open to the general public: who is it a monument to … ?
A6) George Washington.
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you with this quote from writer, James Clavell …
Wars are fought by teenagers, you realize that. They really ought to be fought by the politicians and old people who start these wars.”
James Clavell, 10 October 1924 – 6 September 1994
Oh … And let’s get mellow with Jackson Brown, shall we … ?

*        Thanking you, again, Debbi!   :D   And, yes, you’re right.   Technology’s an amazing thing.   I personally think the A-bomb is humanity’s most frightening creation.   And that the lever-lid jam-jar, the greatest … 


Adrence Apong said...

Q1: The People’s Republic of China

Q2: 5 Months 2 weeks and 1 day!

Q3: California

Q4: 100!! Woohoo!!

Q5: Macbeth?!

Debbi said...

Amen to your thoughts on the jam jar! But I still love the Internet. :)

1. Taiwan
2. 16
3. Arizona
4. 100
5. Margaret Thatcher