Friday, 29 April 2016

The Daily Teaser — 29-4-2016

Hmmm … 

I’m off back to work, today.

And frankly … ?

Looking forward to it, despite the fact it’s a very long shift.

It’s ALSO kind of sad: as one co-worker’s leaving, today.

One who’d joined up at the same time I did.

Which is mildly mind boggling: as I’ve said, Kelly joined on the same day as me.

Seeing her go is both sad … 

And a spur for me to keep my eyes open.

Either way … ?

I’ll be sorry to see her go: and hope her new job goes well for her.


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with both scoring five out of five.

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

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

Q1) 29th April, 1945, saw the start of Operation Manna.   Operation Manna was an Allied humanitarian operation: to drop food supplies on German occupied where: Belgium, Luxembourg or Holland?
Q2) 29th April, 1945, saw US troops liberated Dachau Concentration Camp.   The camp was in what’s now which country?
Q3) Which car company produced its last model, on 29th April, 2004: Ford, Oldsmobile or GM?
Q4) 29th April, 2016, is the anniversary of the wedding of Prince William, and Katherine Middleton.   They were married in which year?
Q5) Finally … 29th April, 2015, saw a baseball game — between the Baltimore Orioles And the Chicago Whitesox — set a record: for the lowest ever attendance at a Major League Game.   How many people attended?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Astronomer, Jan Oort, was born on 28th April, 1900.   One object named after him — 1691 Oort — is a what: meteor, asteroid or comet?
A1) An asteroid.
Q2) 28th April, 1994, saw Aldrich Ames plead guilty to spying: for whom?
A2) The Soviet Union and its successor state, Russia.
Q3) 28th April, 1986, saw the Soviet Union admit there had been a nuclear accident … where?
A3) Chernobyl.
Q4) 28th April, 2001, saw who launched into space?
A4) Dennis Tito, the world’s first space tourist.
Q5) Finally … Lieutenant William Bligh — along with 18 members of his crew — were set adrift: on 28th April, 1789.   After a mutiny … on where?
A5) The HMS Bounty.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“It is better to have a relationship with someone who cheats on you than with someone who does not flush the toilet.”
Uma Thurman, born 29th April, 1970.
And a profound thought from Lonnie … 

Enjoy your day … 

*        You right, Olga, the Eric Thompson/Serge Danot episodes were certainly worth watching: they used to be on, just before Nationwide, I seem to recall.   I might just have to spend a few quid on the DVD …

†        It probably doesn’t hurt, Debbi, that all the actors who’ve played the part are about 3’8” … ! :D   Turns out that — in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi — Kenny Baker’s stunt double was Deep Roy.   You’ll know him if you’ve seen The Talons of Weng Chiang … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I figured there might be height requirements for that part! :)

1. Holland
2. Germany
3. Oldsmobile
4. 2011
5. zero as in none as in zilch! (due to the Baltimore riots)