Thursday, 29 January 2015

The Daily Teaser — 29-1-2015

Hmmm … 

You know, I had a quiet night in, last night.

You didn’t … ?   I had a quiet night in, last night.

Just in case you hadn’t realised.

A quiet night, with nothing to do, means a movie, of course.

Frankly … ?   I’m glad I had a copy of Hancock in: I’d’ve been dead bored … !


But let’s move on, shall we?

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

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

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video

Q1) 29th January, 1996, saw President Jacques Chirac announce an end to his country’s nuclear testing.   Which European country was it?
Q2) The tests were held where: the South Pacific, the North Atlantic or the Mediterranean?
Q3) 29th January, 1886, saw Karl Benz patent the original car.   These were built in which European country: Austria, Germany or Switzerland?
Q4) 29th January, 1900, saw the founding of the American League.   It’s one of two leagues in the US devoted to which sport: American Football, Baseball or Basketball?
Q5) 29th January, 1967, was the date of the noted Mantra Rock Dance: a concert many counter-culture bands performed at.   The concert was a benefit gig, organized for which religious movement?
Q6) Finally … In a State of the Union Address on 29th January, 2002, President George W. Bush said three countries belonged to an Axis Of Evil.   Name one of those countries.
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 28th January, 1986, saw the Challenger explode on launch.   How many astronauts died in the explosion?
A1) Seven.
Q2) Name any of the crew.
A2) Francis R. Scobee, Michael J. Smith, Ellison S Onizuka, Judith A. Resnik, Ronald E. McNair, Gregory B. Jarvis and S. Christa McAuliffe.
Q3) Which of the crew was a school teacher?
A3) S. Christa McAuliffe.   (She’d been assigned as part of the Teachers In Space Project.)
Q4) The mission was due to place satellites to observe what: Halley’s Comet, the Moon or Jupiter?
Q5) Finally … according to the Rogers Commission that investigated the accident, the explosion was due a faulty what: o-ring, fuel line or booster rocket?
A5) O-ring.   (If I’ve understood things correctly, the ring acted as a seal on one of the fuel lines: much like the same sort of o-rings are used on the gas-bottles that pump beer up beers lines in pubs.   However, the ones in the pub cellar aren’t outdoors.   The o-rings on the Shuttle crumbled, after freezing in the cold weather, over the night of the 27th January, 1986.   I, like you, saw the result on the news.)
I’ll leave you with this thought from Tony Blackburn …
“I don’t go along with that line ‘they don’t write songs like they used to’. I think they do but I mean I think the Sixties and Seventies were special, but there’s still some great songs coming out.”
DJ, Tony Blackburn, 29 January 1943.
And — marking the birth of Tangerine Dream† member, Peter Baumann — this tune.

Have a good day.

*        Yeah, I know what you mean, Debbi: I blame the schools, meself … !   (Oh, seen Hancock?   Rather fun … !)

†        The sad bit … ?   Is the recent death of Edgar Frœse, TD’s founder.   RIP, Edgar … !


Debbi said...

Haven't seen that. But we did see The Imitation Game. It was great! You should see it.

1. France
2. the South Pacific
3. Germany
4. baseball
5. Hare Krishna
6. Iran, Iraq, and North Korea

Nik Nak said...

I would LOVE to see it, Debbi … !

(Did I tell You I visited Bletchley Park, a couple of years ago? Amazing place! Even saw the bombes … !)

Debbi said...

Lucky you! :) Maybe I can swing by there the next time I'm in England. Hope there is a next time!