Friday, 15 June 2012

The Daily Teaser — 15-6-2012

Oh, I hate that when that happens, I really do!

Much like me, today, when you wake up convinced it’s (say) Saturday, when it’s actually (say) Friday.

Annoying, isn’t it … ?

You DO end up wondering what on EARTH goes on in the  human brain, you REALLY do … !

What’s more, topping that off … ?

I’ve literally had Dream a Little Dream of Me floating around my head, as well.

To the point where I’ve had to go look it up on a certain well known video hosting site.

Here … 

Let’s get moving on, shall we?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting her answers: and, along with commenting on the footage of Slade*, she also managed to bag 4 out of 5.

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) 15th June, 1215, saw King John of England sign the Magna Carta.   Where in England was the Charter signed … ?
Q2) 15th June, 1971, saw the second reading of a bill going through parliament: to withdraw free school what … ?
Q3) More to the point, this bill went through with the help of the then Education Secretary: who was she … ?
Q4) 15th June, 1844, saw Charles Goodyear receive the patent for Vulcanization: vulcanization is a process for strengthening what … ?
Q5) And finally … 15th June, 1966, saw the world’s first hover craft show open: complete with news that which government department would be buying £1 million worth of hovercraft … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 14th June, 1287, saw traditionalist forces in Mongolia and Manchuria defeated by whose army … ?
A1) Kublai Khan’s.
Q2) 14th June, 1966, saw the Vatican announce it was abolishing the Index of Forbidden Books.   In which year was the Index originally set up … ?
A2) 1557.
Q3) According to the World Health Organisation, 14th June is World what Day … ?
A3) World Blood Donor Day.
Q4) During World War 2, 14th June, 1940, saw German troops enter which city … ?
A4) Paris.
Q5) And finally … 14th June, 1961, saw ‘panda’ pedestrian crossings introduced to the UK: what was the name of their predecessor?
A5) Zebra crossings.
Enjoy those, everyone.   As today sees the birthday of Slade frontman and lyricist, Noddy Holder’s birthday … ?   I’ll refer you yesterday’s comments about the band … and leave you with another cracker of a tune … 

*      Just WAIT until you find out who’s birthday it is, today, Debbi!   (Weird how these things pan out, sometimes … )

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Boy, you're not kidding. :)

I look forward to finding out.

1. Runnymeade
2. milk
3. Margaret Thatcher
4. rubber
5. the Ministry of State (I think, maybe)