Tuesday, 17 December 2013

The Daily Teaser — 17-12-2013: Project BLUE BOOK.

You know, it’s been — and still is, I think — raining, overnight.

Which means that, when I head out, later today, it’s going to be potentially soggy.

Which can’t actually hurt, unpleasant as it may be.

On the upside … ?

Well, the upside is that it’s actually quite nice to listen to rainfall: especially if you’ve woken up in the middle of the night.

It’s soothing, if you get me.   Quite meditative to listen to, in those ‘so-late-it’s-early’ hours.

Hmmm … I think I’m feeling vaguely poetic … 

Let’s move on, before I go into Iambic Pentameter … 


Yesterday’s teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with letting us know she’d loved Deadwood, also scoring ten out of ten.

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) 17th December saw the orders given, closing Project Blue Book: an investigation into UFOs.   What does UFO stand for … ?
Q2) In which year was this … ?
Q3) Who carried out Project Blue Book: the US Air Force, the US Army Aviation Branch or the US Naval Air Force … ?
Q4) In which year of the 1950s was the project opened … ?
Q5) The Project gets a mention in which David Lynch produced TV series?
Q6) By the time it closed, Project Blue Book concluded UFOs were no threat to US national … what?
Q7) It also concluded that UFOs weren’t controlled by what … ?
Q8) Finally … businessman Kenneth Arnold made the first, widely reported, UFO sighting, in which year of the 1940s?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 16th December was the date — during the American Revolution — of the Boston Tea Party.   Boston is in now what’s which US state … ?
Q2) In which year of the 1770s did the Tea Party take place?
A2) 1773.
Q3) The incident kicked off the American Revolution: in which the colonists fought for independence from which empire?
A3) The British Empire.
Q4) How many American colonies were there, at the time … ?
A4) 13.
Q5) Name one of those colonies … 
Q6) The protesting colonists famously declared “No Taxation Without … ” … what … ?
Q7) That line was also the informal motto of the Sons Of Liberty.   The noted silversmith who was a member, was Paul … who … ?
A7) Paul Revere.
Q8) Tea was exported to four cities in the American colonies by various British firms: one being Boston.   Name one of the other cities.
Q9) According to one historian, the phrase Boston Tea Party didn’t appear in print until which year of the 1830s?
A9) 1834.
Q10) Finally … the American colonies declared Independence in which year of the 1770s?
A10) 1776.
I’ll leave you with this thought from George Carlin …
“To my way of thinking, there is every bit as much evidence for the existence of UFOs as there is for the existence of God. Probably far more. At least in the case of UFOs there have been countless taped and filmed and, by the way, unexplained sightings from all over the world, along with documented radar evidence seen by experienced military and civilian radar operators.”
George Carlin.
And with this song … 

Have a good Tuesday … 

*        I’m going to have to borrow the box set from my sister, Debbi: it’s one of those series that’s worth sitting down with, again, I think.   (On top of that … ?   Watching Lovejoy swear his head off had me fascinated … )

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Lovejoy as Swearingen was awesome! The perfect name for the character. :)

1. unidentified flying object
2. 1969
3. US Air Force
4. 1952
5. Twin Peaks
6. security
7. alien life forms
8. 1947