Saturday, 16 June 2012

The Daily Teaser — 16-6-2012

Hmmm … 

You know, I’ve GOT to admit, I think I’ve got a problem with my gas.

At least, tight at the moment … ?

I’ve no heating or hot water … !

Hmmm … 

Might just have to see what’s happening, there: hopefully, it’s just a case of topping up the meter … !

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

Yes, let’s … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: along with admitting she was looking forward to the birthday celebrations — it was Noddy Holder’s of Slade, yesterday — also bagging 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) 16th June, 1963, saw Valentina Tereshkova become the first woman in space: in which Soviet spacecraft … ?
Q2) 16th June, 1779, saw Spain declare war on the UK: and the start of the Great Siege of where … ?
Q3) 16th June, 1925, saw the establishment of the Artek Young Pioneer Camp, in the Soviet Union: the Young Pioneers were Communist East Europe’s equivalent to which movement … ?
Q4) 16th June, 1904, Eugen Schauman assassinate Nikolai Bobrikov, the Governor General of where … ?
Q5) 16th June, 1745, saw British troops capture Cape Breton Island: in which country is Cape Breton Island … ?
Q6) And finally … 16th June, 1846, saw the election of who, as Pope … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 
Q1) 15th June, 1215, saw King John of England sign the Magna Carta.   Where in England was the Charter signed … ?
A1) Runnymede.
Q2) 15th June, 1971, saw the second reading of a bill going through parliament: to withdraw free school what … ?
A2) Milk.
Q3) More to the point, this bill went through with the help of the then Education Secretary: who was she … ?
A3) Margaret Thatcher.
Q4) 15th June, 1844, saw Charles Goodyear receive the patent for Vulcanization: vulcanization is a process for strengthening what … ?
A4) § Rubber.
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 … ?
A5) The Ministry of Defence.
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you with a tune from The O’Jay’s, as it’s frontman, Eddie Levert’s birthday* … 

*        Well, there we go, Debbi: today’s birth is Eddie Levert’s: yesterday’s was Noddy Holder’s.   In case people hadn’t figured it out, that’s how I generally decide the videos for the day … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

The cosmos works in the oddest ways. I'll leave it at that. Ha ha ha ...

I hope you like the post(s) I did today. :)

1. Vostok 6
2. Gibraltar
3. the Hitler Youth
4. Finland
5. Canada
6. Giovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti, aka Pope Pius IX