Monday, 14 May 2012

The Daily Teaser — 14-5-2012

 Hmmm …

Right …

That’s the bathroom painted, then.

I’m going to have have to see what I can get doing next, in between job hunts.

I do know I’ve got more family photos to scan in.

And that I’ve barely any paint left: which IS a shame, my hallway could’ve done with doing … !

Hmmm …

I might just have to see if Jude will let me borrow his car, I could finally lear to drive …

Let’s get moving on, shall we?   While I mull that over …

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi — self confessed happy* fool that she is — putting in her answers: and bagging 5 out of 6.

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) 14th May, 1973, saw NASA launch Skylab: in which year did it return to Earth … ?
Q2) More to the point, Skylab remains crashed roughly 250 miles south east of the Western Australian capital: what’s its name … ?
Q3) As a final Skylab question … why DID the Shire of Esperence, in Australia, fine NASA A$400 … ?
Q4) 14th May, 1913, saw the Governor of New York approve the Charter for which charitable foundation … ?
Q5) 14th May, 1796, saw Edward Jenner administer the first Smallpox vaccination: bacteria from which disease formed the basis of the vaccine … ?
Q6) And finally … 14th May, 1925, saw which of Virginia Woolf’s novel’s published … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 13th May, 1861, saw astronomer, John Tebbutt, discover the Great Comet of 1861: which country was he from … ?
A1) Australiaª.
Q2) 13th May, 1995, saw Alison Hargreaves reach the summit of which mountain, unaided … ?
A2) Mount Everest.
Q3) More to the point, what’s that mountain’s name … in Tibetan … ?
A3) ཇོ་མོ་གླང་མ, Chomolungma or Qomolangma: which translates as Holy Mother.
Q4) 13th May, 1994, saw which TV presenter make his last TV appearance … ?
A4) Johnny Carson.
Q5) 13th May, 1969, saw sectarian violence in which Malaysian city … ?
A5) Kuala Lumpur.
Q6) And finally … 13th May, 1861, saw the first railway line open, in what’s now which country … ?
A6) Pakistan.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll catch you later.

Once I’ve let birthday boy, David Byrne, stop making sense … 

*      Thank heavens I managed to correct that: I had you down as haptic, there, for a second, Debbiº … !

º        Actually, Debbi mentioned the battling amputees in that post … ?   I think that’s been going for some time time: at least going by Oscar Pistorius’ troubles getting into the 2012 Olympics.   Oh … And remember Silent Running: the film … ?   Huey, Dewey and Louie were all actors who’d had had their legs amputated …

ª        Just as a thought, Debbi … ?   Would this possibly be described as bonzer, or are we pushing Aussie slang too far … ?

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I like the word bonzer! Bonzer = awesome = brilliant. :)

Ha ha ha ... slinging slang around the world. Through the Internet tubes. Ha ha ha ...

1. 1979
2. Perth
3. littering
4. the Rockefeller Foundation
5. cowpox
6. Mrs. Dalloway