Wednesday, 5 August 2015

The Daily Teaser — 5-8-2015



Did I tell you I’ve got a nephew?  Called Jude.

I’ve got a nephew, called Jude.

That’s him, along with his mum, my kid sister, Ruth, in the right-hand photo.

Well, yesterday … ?

Yesterday, we all headed for a place in Romford called Kidspace.

For those of us familiar with them, it’s a bit like Rocky’s Funhouse, or Ashlyn’s, in Ongar.

On a giant scale … !

Well, maybe not giant.

But certainly big.

And … ?

Certainly great fun.

To the point where I’m going to suggest kidnapping a small child, if possible: just to give yourself an excuse to go and visit the place.

The slides?   Are incredible fun … !

~≈Ê≈~

But let’s get moving on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answer, scoring five out of five in the process.   The day also saw Olga† looking in, to say hello!

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

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

Q1) 5th August, 1962, saw Nelson Mandela jailed: for crime against the regime then running which country?
Q2) More to the point, in which year of the 1990s was he released?
Q3) 5th August, 1884, saw the cornerstone laid, for the Statue of Liberty: on what’s now called Liberty Island.   What was the island’s original name: Bedloe’s Island, Brown’s Island or Bastard’s Island?
Q4) 5th August, 1925, saw the founding of Plaid Cymru: the Welsh Nationalists, in other words.   What did the party originally want to promote: Welsh independence, the Welsh language or lava bread?
Q5) 5th August, 1957, saw the start of which US music show: Soul Train, American Bandstand or The Grand Ol’ Opry?
Q6) Finally … 5th August, 1301, saw the birth of Edmund of Woodstock, 1st Earl of where: Essex, Kent or Surrey?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Which Duchy joined the Kingdom of France, on the 4th August, 1532: the Duchy of Brittany, Normandy or Aquitaine?
Q2) 4th August, 1704, saw an Anglo-Dutch fleet capture which territory: Gibraltar, Montserrat or the Pitcairn Islands?
A2) Gibraltar.
Q3) 4th August, 2007, saw NASA lunch its Phoenix spacecraft.   Which planet was the craft heading for?
A3) Mars.
Q4) 4th August, 1995, saw the start of Operation Storm: the last — and decisive — battle in which country’s War of Independence?
A4) Croatia’s.
Q5) Finally … 4th August, 2005, saw Prime Minister Paul Martin announced that Michaëlle Jean would be the 27th Governor General: of which Commonwealth country?
A5) Canada.
I’ll leave you with this thought from the Elephant Man …
“In making my first appearance before the public, who have treated me well — in fact I may say I am as comfortable now as I was uncomfortable before.”

Joseph Merrick, 5 August 1862 – 11 April 1890.
And, given today is the birthday of Nada Surf frontman, Matthew Caws, this tune … 


Enjoy your day … !










*        Oh, that explains the video, then Debbi! You’re polishing up the stage craft … ! :D   At any rate, I’ve put myself down as a Maybe on the Facebook invite: I’ve STILL got to check my hours!!

†       Debbi’s video, Olga?   It certainly had me chortling … !

2 comments:

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) 5th August, 1962, saw Nelson Mandela jailed: for crime against the regime then running which country? South Africa
Q2) More to the point, in which year of the 1990s was he released? 11th February 1990
Q3) 5th August, 1884, saw the cornerstone laid, for the Statue of Liberty: on what’s now called Liberty Island. What was the island’s original name: Bedloe’s Island, Brown’s Island or Bastard’s Island? Bedloe’s Island
Q4) 5th August, 1925, saw the founding of Plaid Cymru: the Welsh Nationalists, in other words. What did the party originally want to promote: Welsh independence, the Welsh language or lava bread? The Welsh language
Q5) 5th August, 1957, saw the start of which US music show: Soul Train, American Bandstand or The Grand Ol’ Opry? American Bandstand
Q6) Finally … 5th August, 1301, saw the birth of Edmund of Woodstock, 1st Earl of where: Essex, Kent or Surrey? Kent

Great to meet Jude. It sounds as if you had a great time.
Yes, I was referring to Debbie's video.
I'll be away for a while so don't worry if you don't see me around (might be able to drop by over the weekend but after that it might be some weeks). Be well!

Debbi said...

So glad you enjoyed the video, Paul! :) Don't be a stranger, Olga! :)

1. conspiracy to overthrow the state
2. 1990
3. Bedloe's Island
4. Welsh independence
5. American Bandstand
6. Kent