Sunday, 8 January 2012

The Daily Teaser - 08-1-2012

You know, I’ve GOT to admit, I’m yawning.

Quite assertively, yawning … !

With good(ish) reason, actually.

Kevin D and me actually managed to catch a movie, last night.

Trust me, don’t get Kevin started on Apollo 18: you’ll get a hell of a vernacular response, about it … !

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

Before I go into detail about it … !


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi and Trevor putting in their answers: and I’ve GOT to admit, that’s given me a headache!

Bless her, Debbi managed to prove her Big Beast status by finding a missile Trevor and me didn’t know about … !

Effectively, that’s left both Trevor and Debbi scoring 6 out of 6.

Let’s see how they — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we? Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video
Q1) 8th January, 1961, saw the people of France vote to give independence to which North African colony … ?

Q2) 20 year’s later, 8th January, 1981, saw a farmer in Trans-en-Provence claim to have spotted a what … ?

Q3) 8th January, 2011, saw a gunman attempt to kill Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords: which US state was she a Congress member for … ?

Q4) 8th January, 1982, saw AT&T agree to divest itself of how many divisions: 22, 23 or 24 … ?

Q5) 8th January saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average top the 2000 mark: in which year … ?

Q6) And finally … What’s your star sign, if you were born on 8th January … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) What are Christians using the Julian calendar celebrating, today … ?
A1) Christmas Day.

Q2) 7th January, 1980, saw who elected as India’s PM … ?
A2) Indira Gandhi.

Q3) 7th January is the flag day of Italy: how many colours are in the Italian flag.
A3) 3.

Q4) More to the point, name one of them …
A4) Green, white or red.

Q5) 7th July, 1960, saw the first (test) usage of which missile … ?
A5) The Polaris.

Q6) And finally … 7th January, 1991, saw Roger Lafontant attempt a coup in Haiti: what had he previously been the leader of … ?
A6) The Tonton Macoute: the Duvalier era Haitian secret police.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’m going to read up more about Polaris, and the BOMARC

I’ll leave you with In The Ghetto, while I’m doing that. Well … It is Elvis’ birthday …


trev-v said...

Q1 Algeria
Q2 unidentified flying object
Q3 Arizona
Q4 22
Q5 1987
Q6 Capricorn


“I have not told half of what I saw.” – Marco Polo died 6 Jan 1324

“A man with a watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never sure.” – Segal’s law

“Humor is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor; for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit.” – Aristotle

Word of the day – “efflugence” - a brilliant luster or radiance; splendor:

Oh and Happy Birthday Elvis.

Debbi said...

That was a fascinating website, wasn't it? :)

1. Algeria
2. a UFO landing in a field
3. Arizona
4. 22
5. 1987
6. Capricorn

Happy birthday to The King! :)