Wednesday, 20 June 2012

The Daily Teaser — 20-06-2012

Oh, well, THAT’S something to look forward too.

Bless her, Ruth — the youngest of my two kid sisters, and my nephew, Jude’s, mother — has OFFICIALLY decided to see if she can’t get in to see hit tv series, QI*.

AND take her big brother with her.

Here’s hoping we get in: it’d be nice to see one of the best TV shows on the planet being recorded.

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and, along with with commenting on the Old Peculiar’s designºª, also bagging 6 out of 6.

Let’s see who she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we?   Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video … 

Q1) 20th June, 2012, is Midsummer’s Day, or Summer Solstice, in the Northern Hemisphere: what is it, south of the Equator … ?
Q2) Which of Shakespeare’s plays is set on Midsummer’s Day … ?
Q3) More to the point, which Stranglers song is — notionally — about the day … ?
Q4) 20th June, 1782, saw the US government adopt what … ?
Q5) 20th June, 1991, saw the government of Germany vote to move the German capital to which city … ?
Q6) More to the point, from which city … ?
Q7) 20th June, 2003, saw the founding of the WikiMedia Foundation, in Florida.   Which of its projects regularly pops up in Top Ten Most Visited Websites lists … ?
Q8) And finally … 20th June, 1960, saw the Mali Federation gain independence from France.   Name either of the two countries that are the Mali Federation’s Successor States …
Ands here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 19th June, 1865, saw slaves in Galveston, Texas, informed of the Emancipation Proclamation, two years after it was made.   How is this celebrated amongst Afro-Americans … ?
A1) Juneteenth.
Q2) 19th June, 1910, saw the first celebrations of Fathers Day: in which US state … ?
A2) Washington.
Q3) 19th June, 1982, saw the body of Roberto Calvi — banker to the Vatican — being found hanged under a London bridge: which bridge … ?
A3) Blackfriers Bridge.
Q4) More to the point, what was Roberto Calvi’s nickname … ?
A4) God’s Banker.
Q5) 19th June, 1970, saw Edward Heath’s party win the UK General Election: which party did he lead … ?
A5) The Conservatives.
Q6) And finally … 19th June, 1975, saw Lord Lucan officially declared guilty of murder, by an Inquest Jury.   In which year was he officially declared dead … ?
A6) 1999.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll catch you later.

After we’ve marked both Brian Wilson’s birthday — and the Solstice — with THIS tune … !

*        I tell you what, that’s one DISTRACTING Wikipedia entry … !

º        If it’s any help, Debbi, it’s one of the basic template: but one I’ve tweaked over the years, to make sure the font’s a consistent size and colour, and that links show up as shades of green.

ª        Actually, donating a few books is a good idea: I don’t know if it’s tax deductible, as well, but you might want to check that out: every little helps, hey … ?

1 comment:

Debbi said...

What a great video! Brian Wilson was a genius. :)

And The Beach Boys music appeals to the California girl in me. Ha ha ha ...

1. Winter Solstice
2. A Midsummer Night's Dream
3. Midnight Summer Dream
4. the Great Seal of the United States
5. Berlin
6. Bonn
7. Wikipedia
8. Senegal and the Republic of Mali

The days are going to get shorter now. :( I know, I know, boo hoo ...