Saturday, 29 June 2013

The Daily Teaser — 29-6-2013

You know, I have to admit, I’ve got an old classic Dr WhoFull Circle — story on.

Just as background noise, if anything else.

It’s interesting to see it again, after what is quite some time.

Mind you … I’ve also got to admit, I’d forgotten quite how camp it was … !

Hmmm … 

Let’s move on, shall we … ?

I’m feeling quite rushed, at the mo … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: along with scoring seven out of seven*, she also let us know she felt Queen Victoria was quite a sad woman.

Let’s see if we can’t cheer up her — and you — with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video … 

Q1) 29th June, 1881, saw Muhammad Ahmad claim to the the Islamic equivalent to a messiah: what title did he assume … ?
Q2) Eight years later, 29th June, 1889, saw several Illinois towns voted to become part of which US city: Chicago, Knoxville or Nashville … ?
Q3) 29th June, 1974, saw Mikhail Baryshnikov defect to Canada.   Whilst on tour with which ballet company … ?
Q4) 29th June, 2007, saw Apple release its first mobile phone: what was it called … ?
Q5) And finally … the early hours of 29th June, 1967, saw the death of Jayne Mansfield: in a crash, whilst heading for which US city … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 28th June, 1838, saw the coronation of Queen Victoria.   In which church was her coronation … ?
A1) Westminster Abbey.
Q2) How old was she at the time of her accession: seventeen, eighteen or nineteen … ?
A2) Eighteen.
Q3) More to the point, who was Prime Minister, at the time of her accession … ?
A3) William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Lord Melbourne: usually known as Lord Melbourne.
Q4) Who preceded Victoria on the throne … ?
A4) William 4th.
Q5) Victoria eventually married her cousin, Prince Albert: what title did he hold, as such … ?
A5) Prince Consort.
Q6) How many children did they have … ?
A6) Nine.
Q7) And finally … who succeeded her on the throne … ?
A7) Edward 7th.
I’ll leave you with this thought from effects mæstro, Ray Harryhausen …
“I had to learn to do everything because I couldn’t find another kindred soul. Now you see eighty people listed doing the same things I was doing by myself.”
Ray Harryhausen June 29, 1920 – May 7, 2013
And this tune, as a way of saying ‘Happy Birthday’ to Men At Work frontman, Colin Hay … 

Have a good day … 

*        Aced is definitely the word, there, Debbi … !   (Sad … ?   Doubt it, Debbi: don’t forget, I’ve always gotten the impression this was one tough women, capable of getting through what life threw at her.    What’s more, she’d’ve been focused on the job: most of the UK’s family have been, with the possibly exception of George 3rd.   He was talking to trees, towards the end … )

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Well, she was a tough lady, at any rate. Worthy of being a queen, if anyone is. :)

God save the Queen, eh? ;)

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