Tuesday, 10 April 2012

The Daily Teaser — 10-4-2012

Now, there’s a thing … 

If you’ve probably been following me for a while, you’ll probably have realised that I’m something of a fan of both science, and science fiction.

And I’ve always felt that Britain’s decision to cancel the Black Arrow rocket project was … 

Well, let’s just say I’m thinking it’s disgusting, and leave it there, shall we*?

Something that DID please me, thought … ?

Was the simple fact that — in scanning in some old family photos — I managed to find one of me … With a old museum exhibit mock up of the rocket.

I’m blowed if I can actually remember the holiday we went on, when it was taken.

But … ?   Well … it’s nice to know I’ve some sort of personal connection, however tenuous.

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

Before I launch off into rant mode … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and, along with mentioning she’d seen Andrew Robinson playing Garakª, also bagging 7 out of 7.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we?   Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video
Q1) 10th April, 1858, saw the original casting of which bell … ?
Q2) 10th April, 1957, saw what reopen to shipping … ?
Q3) 10th April, 1970, saw which member of The Beatles announce he was resigning from the band … ?
Q4) 10th April, 1952, saw the birth of actor and martial artist, Steven Segal: what was the name of his 1988 debut film … ?
Q5) And finally … 10th April, 1972, saw at least 4000 people killed in an earthquake in which country … ?

And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 9th April, 1682, saw Robert Cavelier de La Salle discover the mouth of the mouth of the Mississippi: in which US state is it … ?   A1) Louisiana.
Q2) More to the point, which gulf does it empty into … ?   A2) The Gulf of Mexico.
Q3) 9th April, 1976, saw which member of the Young Liberals cleared of robbery … ?   A3) Peter Hain.
Q4) More to the point, which party is he now a member … ?   A4) Labour.
Q5) 9th April, 1937, saw the first Japanese built plane land in London: what model of plane was it … ?   A5) A Kamikaze.
Q6) 9th April, 1865, saw the surrender of General Robert E. Lee.   In which US state was this … ?   A6) Virginia.
Q7) And finally … 9th April, 1969, saw the British built version of which plane make it’s maiden flight … ?   A7) Concorde.

Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll catch you later.

After I’ve late the late Sheb Wooley highlight an important environmental issue …

*        And believe me, when I first learnt of it, watching an old episode of Coastº, I was not being polite … !

º        Series 2, episode 1, so you know …

ª        You know, I’ll HAVE to sit down with those episodes, again, I really will.   Oh, and Debbi, I’m sorry about the mix up, I really am: what CAN I tell you … ?

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Hey, no big deal. :) Really!

That's a shame about the British space program. We should all be exploring space and finding other (hopefully) friendly life forms. That way, if there are Vogons, we can all sign a petition to reroute the interstellar bypass around earth. :)

1. Big Ben
2. the Suez Canal
3. Paul McCartney
4. Above the Law
5. Iran