Monday, 8 December 2014

The Daily Teaser — 8-12-2014

You know, that reminds me: I’ve got a lottery ticket … 

He say’s, completely out of the blue.

And I’m going to have to check it, at some point.

Not that I think I’ve actually won anything.

But it would be nice if I could afford new stuff.

Oh … 

And get the two follow-ups to Assassin’s Apprentice.

Which is — going by what I’ve read so far — only getting better … !


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring ten out of ten.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?

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

Q1) 8th December, 2004, saw twelve South American countries sign the Cuzco Declaration: helping create what’s now the Union Of South American Nations.   The Union on modeled on what: the EU, the UN or the USA?
Q2) 8th December, 1894, saw the birth of Elzie Crisler Segar.   Segar created which cartoon character: Judge Dredd, Popeye or Superman?
Q3) 8th December, 1941, saw Japanese forces — in the wake of the Pearl Harbour attacks — invade Malaya, Thailand, the Philippines and the Dutch East Indies.   Which British controlled part of China did they invade?
Q4) 8th December, 1953, saw the birth of actress, model and singer, Kim Basinger.   On which Was (Not Was) song did she duet with Ozzy Osbourne?
Q5) Finally … 8th December, 1966, saw the sinking of the ferry, the SS Heraklion.   What did the SS stand for?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 7th December was the date of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour.   In which year of World War 2?
A1) 1941.
Q2) The attack was carried out by the Japanese what: Army, air-force or Navy?
Q3) The base on Pearl Harbour was a US what: naval base, air-force base or Army base?
Q4) Pearl Harbour is on the island of Oahu: in which US state?
A4) Hawaii.
Q5) The attack made the date ‘a day that will live in infamy’: according to a speech by the US President.   Which President made that speech?
Q6) Name any of the US battleships — battleships — lost in the attack.
A6) The USS Arizona, Oklahoma, West Virginia, California, Nevada, Tennessee, Maryland and the drydocked Pennsylvania.
Q7) Had Japan actually declared war, at the time of the attack?
A7) No.   (The actual declaration was delivered to US authorities, only after the attack was over.)
Q8) The Pearl Harbour attack has its origins with Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto.   He eventually died in which year of the war?
A8) 1943.
Q9) Many Japanese-Americans were interned, after the Pearl Harbour attacks.   Which Star Trek cast member was — as a child — one of those internees?
Q10) Finally … what was the name of the 1953 film — starring Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Cliff and Frank Sinatra — about the attack?
I’ll leave you with this song … 

And this thought …
“I am not a dog lover. A dog lover to me means a dog that is in love with another dog.”
James Thurber, December 8, 1894 – November 2, 1961.
Enjoy your day.

*        My pleasure, Debbi!

1 comment:

Debbi said...

1. the EU
2. Popeye
3. Hong Kong
4. Shake Your Head
5. steamship or Screw Steamer