Thursday, 21 June 2012

The Daily Teaser — 21-6-12

I think I can safely say that I am decidedly tired.

Actually, I tell a lie, I think the word, here, is knackered … !

You see, my kid sister, Ruth — to whom I’ve ALREADY given a big thank you — took me to London, to see the tv show, QI being recorded.

Great fun, I should add, and VERY good to watch: the team — Alan Davies, John Sessions, Jo Brand and Dara O’Briain — were on top form, with host, Stephen Fry being rather good, as ever.

But, my word, I am definitely worn out: we didn’t actually get back to town until about quarter to twelve … !

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

After I play you the Audio Boo me and the rest of the audience recorded* … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi — all on her ownsome — putting in her answers: and, along with admitting she’s both a bit of a Beach Boys fan, and that the days are now getting shorterª, also managed to bag 8 out of 8!

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) 21st June, 1749, saw the founding of which Canadian city … ?
Q2) 21st June, 2006, saw Pluto’s newly discovered moons named as Nix and Hydra: Pluto, Nix, Charon and Hydra are all taken from which Ancient mythology … ?
Q3) 21st June, 2009, saw which country assume self rule … ?
Q4) 21st June, 1887, saw whom celebrate their Diamond Jubilee … ?
Q5) And finally … 21st June, 1948, saw Columbia Records introduce what … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 20th June, 2012, is Midsummer’s Day, or Summer Solstice, in the Northern Hemisphere: what is it, south of the Equator … ?
Q1) The Winter Solstice.
Q2) Which of Shakespeare’s plays is set on Midsummer’s Day … ?
A2) A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Q3) More to the point, which Stranglers song is — notionally — about the day … ?
A3) Midnight Summer’s Dream.
Q4) 20th June, 1782, saw the US government adopt what … ?
A4) The Great Seal.
Q5) 20th June, 1991, saw the government of Germany vote to move the German capital to which city … ?
A5) Berlin.
Q6) More to the point, from which city … ?
A6) Bonn.
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 … ?
A7) Wikipedia.
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 … 
A8) Mali and Senegal.
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you contrast today’s weather with something of a Kinks classic, as it’s Ray Daviesº’ birthday … 

Oh … And these clips from QI

*        Off the top of my head, the word is spelt jeauliferous: I think … !   And I won’t tell you what it means.   That would be spoiling the fun … !

ª        You’re not wrong, THERE, Debbi: what’s more … ?   Yesterday was truly a gorgeous day, weather wise.   Today, of course, it’s throwing it down … !

º        Just as much of a genius as Mr Wilson, I think, Debbi.   Although I don’t think Ray Davies had as much of a checkered record with the substances … … … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I agree about Ray Davies! In fact, that song and the video seem like a happy fool's theme song. :)

I also love the word knackered. That's the way I felt Wednesday morning. Sooo worn out. Ugh!

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