Wednesday, 1 July 2015

The Daily Teaser — 1-7-2015: The Tour de France

You know, I’ve got to admit to having a TV documentary on, at the moment.

Believe it or not, one about outlaws, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow.

Yeah, THAT Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow.

It’s a fascinating watch.

Complete with a rough explanation of what motivated Clyde, in particular.   He’d spent time at Eastham Prison Farm: and it hadn’t been easy time.

Which included murdering the inmate who’d raped him.

OK, that’s not an excuse for his and the rest of the gang’s actions.

But it’s a contribution.

And, going by this documentary … ?

The police weren’t exactly as white as snow, either.

Somehow … ?

I’m really not surprised … !


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 you — and she — do with today’s questions, shall we?

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

Q1) 1st July saw the start of the very first Tour de France.   In which year of the 1900s?
Q2) The first stage of the race was from Paris: to which city?
Q3) Most of the stages were fairly flat: apart from Stage 2.   Stage 2 ended in which French city?
Q4) That stage went over the Col de la République.   The Col is also known as what?
Q5) Maurice Garin and Hippolyte Aucouturier were the pre-race favourites.   Which of them won?
Q6) The race leader usually wears what colour of jersey?
Q7) However, in that first Tour de France, the race leader wore a green … what?
Q8) This first Tour de France finished at a Parisian Velodrome.   Where does the modern race finish?
Q9) The 2014 Tour de France started in which Yorkshire town?
Q10) Finally … if you’re competing in the Tour de France, what are you riding?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 30th June, 1937, saw the introduction of the UK’s emergency telephone number: 999.   In which city was it originally introduced: London, Manchester or Liverpool?
A1) London.
Q2) The number can be used to contact one of the UK’s four main, emergency services.   Name one of those services.
A2) The police, ambulance service, fire brigades or coastguard.
Q3) Calls to the 999 number are usually received by an ECC, or Emergency control … what?
A3) Centre.
Q4) These call centres are usually public funded and run.   What’s the only UK police force to operate a privately run ECC?
Q5) Which of the UK’s emergency services will you be put through to: if you need a lifeboat?
A5) The Coastguard.
Q6) One of the smaller UK emergency services is provided by the UK’s armed forces.   Which emergency service?
A6) The various shades of Bomb disposal squads.
Q7) Which of the main services is the UK’s most used?
A7) The Police.   (At least as of 2011.)
Q8) Those of us in Europe can use the European emergency telephone number.   What IS that number?
A8) 112.
Q9) True or false: 999 is the emergency phone number in New Zealand.
A9) False.   The country uses 111.
Q10) Finally … what — in the UK — is the number to use to make a non-emergency call?
A10) 101.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I won! I won! I don’t have to go to school anymore.”
Eddy Mercx.
And possibly the one tune I could play … 

Remember, if you’re in the UK, make sure you’ve got some sun protection on, it’s looking hot.

Have a good day.

*        That it certainly was, Debbi!   (And glad I could help.)


Debbi said...

10 questions again! Ouch! :)

1. 1903
2. Lyon
3. Marseille
4. Col de Gran Bois
5. Maurice Garin
6. yellow
7. jersey
8. Paris
9. Leeds
10. a bicycle

Nik Nak said...

Sorry, Debbi, I was having an artistic phase, there … !