Thursday, 9 May 2013

The Daily Teaser — 9-5-2013

Arggghhh … !

I HATE nights like that.

You know the ones.

Where you get an earlyish night.

But then you bladder keeps you up all night, by insisting you go to the toilet, every ten minutes.

Like I say, I hate nights like that.   I can only hope I get more sleep, tonight.

My eyes feel god awful … !

Let’s move on, shall we … ?

Yes, let’s …


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: along with putting up this post*, it also saw her bagging four out of five.

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) 9th May, 1956, saw British PM, Sir Anthony Eden refuse to reveal details about a missing Naval frogman.   The diver had gone missing when the leaders of which country visited the UK … ?
Q2) More to the point, the diver in question is supposed to have been sent on a mission: by which organisation … ?
Q3) 9th May, 1974, saw the Judiciary Committee of the US House Of Representatives begin it’s impeachment proceedings: against whom … ?
Q4) 9th May, 1955, saw West Germany join NATO.   What does NATO stand for … ?
Q5) 9th May, 1147, saw the birth of Minamoto no Yoritomo, the first Kamakura Shogun.   The Shogun were military rulers of which country … ?
Q6) And finally … 9th May, 1860, saw the birth of Peter Pan’s creator, J. M. Barrie.   What did the J. M. stand for … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 8th May saw Mohandas K. Gandhi begin a 21-day fast against British rule in India.   In which year of the 1930s … ?
A1) 1933.
Q2) 8th May, 1984, saw the official opening of the Thames Barrier: which features in the 2010 video for which Take That song … ?
A2) The Flood.
Q3) 8th May — in many Lutheran and Anglican traditions — is the feast of Dame Julian of where … ?
A3) Norwich.
Q4) 8th May is also VE, or Victory in Europe, Day: in which month is VJ Day … ?
A4) August: the 16th, to be precise.
Q5) And finally … 8th May, 1980, saw the elimination of Smallpox endorsed: by which UN agency … ?
A5) The World Health Organisation.
Enjoy those.

I’ll leave you with this observation from Lib Dem Business Secretary, Vince Cable …
“The House has noticed the Prime Minister's remarkable transformation in the past few weeks from Stalin to Mr. Bean, creating chaos out of order, rather than order out of chaos.”
Vince Cable, born 9 May 1943
And this tune from Depeche Mode … 

Have a good day … !

*        Nicely done post, there, Debbi: sorry I didn’t hit the Like button, I’m REALLY feeling bleugh … !!


Debbi said...

No problem, Paul! :) I appreciate the like you gave it later. :D

I hope you enjoy the next post, too.

Feel better soon!

1. the Soviet Union
2. MI6
3. Richard M. Nixon
4. North Atlantic Treaty Organization
5. Japan
6. James Matthew

Terrence Myles said...

Hello Paul. I am probably the most unsure about the second answer. Lol.

1 Egypt
2 British Army
3 Richard Nixon
4 North Atlantic Treaty Organization
5 Japan
6 James Matthew