Thursday, 11 June 2015

The Daily Teaser — 11-6-2015: Down Under … 

Well … 

That’s something … 

If you recall, I’d run into trouble with Amazon, when they took quite a BIT of money from my account: without my realising they would do so.

They’ve since refunded it: which has allowed me to buy the stuff I was going to buy in the first place: a week after it was going to get here.

I was expecting tomorrow.

But it looks like it’ll be turning up, today.

I hope so.   I’d like to start rebuilding my collection of TV shows and photos from the few online resources I have.

Which is going to take a while … 


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring 4.5 out of 5.

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

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

Q1) 11th June, 1770, saw Captain Cook run aground: on which Australian landmark?
Q2) More to the point, off the coast of which Australian state?
Q3) Name any of the other seven Australian states.
Q4) What’s the landmark made of?
Q5) In what year was it declared a World Heritage Landmark: 1981, 1983 or 1985?
Q6) What naval rank did Cook hold, during this expedition?
Q7) Cooks River flows in which well know Australian Bay?
Q8) Cook found the bay — and ran aground — in which ship?
Q9) Earlier in the expedition, crew-members were the first Europeans to come across what animal: a kangaroo, koala or wombat?
Q10) Finally … Cook, his officers and crew, managed to reduce scurvy by eating what: citrus fruit, sauerkraut or fresh beef?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 10th June, 1967, saw Israel end the Six Day War.   Which country had they been fighting?
A1) Syria.
Q2) 10th June also saw the end of the Chaco War: in 1935.   Name either of the belligerents.
A2) Bolivia or Paraguay.
Q3) 10th June, 1947, saw Saab produce its first car.   Saab has its origins in which European country?
A3) Sweden.
Q4) 10th June, 2003, saw the Broadway opening of the musical, Wicked.   It’s based — via a 1995 novel, and a 1939 film — on which Frank L. Baum children’s book?
Q5) Finally … 10th June, 1977, saw the menacing fish, Jaws, finally caught: after killing goldfish in a goldfish breeding lake in Kent.   What kind of fish WAS Jaws?
A5) A perch.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I whose ambition leads me not only farther than any other man has been before me, but as far as I think it possible for man to go, was not sorry at meeting with this interruption.”

Captain James Cook, writing in his journals.
And possibly the only tune possible for a Teaser with THIS title … 

Have a good day … !

*        I thought he’s fascinate you, Debbi … !   There’s very few guitarists like him.   Reinhardt was ALSO an inspiration to Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath, who’d lost a couple of fingers in an industrial accident.   I also keep thinking I should mention Def Leppard’s drummer, Rick Allen: he’s been missing his left arm for years, and (obviously) plays one handed.   THEN there’s one handed pianist, Nicolas McCarthy: the only one handed pianist to graduate from the Royal College of Music …

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Amazing! :)

1. the Great Barrier Reef
2. Queensland
3. Tasmania
4. coral
5. 1981
6. Lieutenant
7. Botany Bay
8. HMS Endeavor
9. kangaroo
10. citrus fruit