Friday, 1 June 2012

The Daily Teaser — 1-6-2012

Well, THERE’s a thing … !

Did I ever tell you I had a Chopper, as a child … ?

I didn’t … ?   I had a Chopper, as a child … !

The reason I mention it … ?

Is simply the fact that the iconic bicycle’s designer, Alan Oakley, died recently: and Radio Four’s Today programme ran a piece about the bike as a way of marking his funeral.

The thing’s one learns when someone dies are amazing.

The one thing that grabbed me, as it floated past … ?   Was the fact the bike cost the equivalent, in today’s money, of £400 … !

Blimey … !


But let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Debbi putting in her answers, along side an anonymous commentor: with whoever the anonymous commentor was, trailing with 0, versus Debbi’s 5 out of 5, yesterday ALSO saw Debbi giving us a quick history of how she found this blog*!

Let’s see how she — and you — with today’s questions, shall we?   (Along with a hope that whoever put their anonymous answer in has another go: whilst leaving their name.)

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

Q1) 1st June, 1495, saw the first recorded batches of Scotch being brewed.   Scotch is traditionally made with the malted version of which grain … ?
Q2) More to the point, the word whisky comes from a Gælic term meaning what … ?
Q3) 1st June, 1660, saw Mary Dyer hanged: for defying a ban on who, in the Massachusetts Bay colony … ?
Q4) 1st June, 1974, saw the Emergency Medicine magazine publish details of the Heimlich Maneuver: designed to help people who are what … ?
Q5) 1st June, 1970, saw an egg thrown at the British Prime Minister: which British Prime Minister … ?
Q6) And finally … 1st June, 1648, saw Cavaliers defeated by Roundheads in the English Civil War, in the Battle of Maidstone: in which county is Maidstone … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 31st May, 1279 BC saw Ramses the Great assume the throne of Egypt: was he Ramses the 1st, 2nd or 3rd … ?
A1) Ramses 2nd.
Q2) 31st May, 1669, saw who make the last entry in his diary … ?
A2) Samuel Pepys.
Q3) 31st May, 1962, saw the execution of which war criminal … ?
A3) Adolf Eichmann.
Q4) 31st May, 1957, saw Arthur Miller found guilty of Contempt of Congress: as a result of being called before what … ?
A4) House Un-American Activities Committee.
Q5) And finally … 31st May, 1998, saw who leave the Spice Girls … ?
A5) Geri Halliwell, aka Ginger Spice.
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you with a quick tune from Pat Boone: go on … see if you can guess who’s birthday it is … 

*        I can still remember finding that post of yours, where you mention me for that first time!   It was after a Bing search in Brentwood Library … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Ah, the Brentwood Library! :) A must-see place on my tour of London. Along with Abbey Road and the Clock Tower, so we can hear the chimes of Big Ben up close.

I'll have my Rick Steves travel guide clutched in (gimpy) hand. Ha ha ha ...

We'll no doubt hit a Waterstones, just so I can browse the books, of course. :)

1. barley
2. water
3. Quakers
4. choking
5. Harold Wilson
6. England