Friday, 10 July 2015

The Daily Teaser — 10-7-2015

Oh … My … Lord … 

But I’m still yawning … !

As you might know, I’m working: and have been for a few months.    In a local fast food restaurant.

And got finished, last night, at 10·30: getting at around 10·45.


It means I got to bed about half twelvish.

I’m not actually complaining about that.

I’m just feeling my age, this morning.

Age or otherwise … ?

Age or otherwise, I DO know yesterday ALSO saw the BBC release a trailer for Series 9 of Dr Who.   Personally?   I want to know who on EARTH Maisie Williams is playing … !


But let’s get moving on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser Was quiet: with Debbi have a well deserved day off for her birthday.

Let’s see who we can interest in trying today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 10th July, 1980, saw Alexandra Palace burn down: for the second time in its history.   Which British broadcaster used it for many years?
Q2) 10th July saw Boris Yeltsin take office: as the first elected President of Russia.   In which year of the 1990s?
Q3) 10th July, 1997, saw London based scientists reveal they DNA analysis of a Neanderthal skeleton.   They found in this analysis, that humanity had come from which continent: Africa, Asia or Europe?
Q4) 10th July, 1972, saw Britain’s then Secretary of State for Northern Ireland announce to the House of Commons he’d been in peace talks with the Provisional IRA.   Who WAS the then Secretary?
Q5) Finally … what was admitted as the 44th US state: on the 10th July, 1890?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 
Q1) 9th July saw the first championships played at Wimbledon: in which year of the 1870s?
A1) 1877.
Q2) The championship is stilled played at Wimbledon: what’s the name of the club it’s played at?
Q3) What’s the post code for the club?
A3) SW19 5AE.
Q4) Wimbledon is one of four international Grand Slam tournaments in its sport: name one of the other three … 
A4) The Australian Open, the French Open and the US Open.
Q5) Which of those Grand Slams is played on a clay court?
Q6) Who won that first Men’s Singles Championship?
Q7) In which year was the current Centre Court opened?
A7) 1922.
Q8) Exactly what sport are we talking about, here?
A8) Tennis: or Lawn Tennis, if you like accuracy.
Q9) William Renshaw, Roger Federer and Pete Sampras have each won the same number of Wimbledon Mens’ Singles Finals.  How many times are we talking about?
 A9) Seven times.
Q10) Finally … Andy Murray won the Mens’ Singles Final in 2013: becoming the first British player to win, since whom?
A10) Fred Perry, in 1936.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“A lot of what used to be known as gay culture - broadly speaking, homoeroticism and being camp - has been brought into mainstream culture. I think we should be moving to an era where it's just sex.”

Neil Tennent, born 10th July, 1954.
And this tune … 

Enjoy your day … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Great choice of tune, Paul! :)

1. the BBC
2. 1991
3. Africa
4. Alec Douglas-Home
5. Wyoming