Isn’t it amazing what you can do, if you’re bored.
No, really … !
I’ve got to admit, I was thinking os settling in, last night, with a copy of Public Enemies.
But got … well … twitchy …
And twitchy enough to re-arrange my furniture.
OK, granted, it’s not exactly a Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen style redesign.
But it made me feel better.
Let’s get moving on, shall we … ? Before I start going on about colour schemes …
Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: along sharing the news that Riptide* is now out in print — and that having dystonia makes guitar chords tricky† — also bagged 6 out of 6.
Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we?
Q1) 30th June, 1860, saw a famous debate take place at the Oxford Union: on which subject … ?
Q2) One year earlier, 30th June, 1859 saw Charles Blondin cross the Niagara Falls on a tightrope: which acrobat has recently repeated this feat … ?
Q3) 30th June, 1972, saw the first what added to Co-ordinated Universal Time … ?
Q4) 30th June, 1864, saw President Abraham Lincoln give the Yosemite Valley to the state of California: for the use of whom … ?
Q5) And finally … 30th June saw a large explosion — felt to be due to a meteorite impact the Earth — go off near which Russian river … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 29th June, 1880, saw France annex Tahiti: which famed French artist worked in Tahiti … ?A1) Paul Gaugin.
Q2) 29th June, 1960, saw the BBC open which building … ?A2) BBC Television Centre.
Q3) 29th June, 1995, saw US and Russian space ships dock in orbit: the US craft was which space shuttle … ?A3) The Atlantis.
Q4) More to the point, with which Russian station did it dock … ?A4) The Mir.
Q5) 29th June, 1976, saw the Seychelles become independent of the UK: in which ocean are the Seychelles?A5) The Indian Ocean.
Q6) And finally … 29th June, 1881, saw Muhammad Ahmad declare himself to be the Mahdi: in which world religion is the Mahdi a figure … ?A6) Islam.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll catch you later … !
After we’ve marked the birthday of All About Eve singer, Julianne Regan …
* Glad to hear it, Debbi! I’ll be lining a copy up, for when I’ve finished Least Wanted … !
† Point taken, Debbi: but you do know having a dodgy hand never stopped Django Reinhardt … ?