Wednesday, 27 June 2012

The Daily Teaser — 27-06-2012

Fascinating stuff … !   

I’ve got to admit, I’ve got a documentary on, at the moment, that I taped last night.

The series concerned’s a potted history of London, and based loosely on the old poverty maps by Charles Booth.

Last night’s episode’s all about the Cally.

The Caledonian Road, in case you’re asking.   Turns out that — going by this episode — is was the guaranteed one place you got ALL sorts of stuff.

Just stuff.

It’s possibly best not to speculate, isn’t it, when the word stuff doesn’t get elaborated on … ?

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: along with admitting she’s looking forward to the new series of Dr Who*, she ALSO bagged 7 out of 7.

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) 27th June, 1950, saw the opening of the world’s first nuclear reactor: was this in the UK, USSR or USA … ?
Q2) 27th June, 1759, saw General James Wolfe begin a siege of which city … ?
Q3) More to the point in which Canadian Province is that city … ?
Q4) 27th June, 1963, saw who make a visit to his ancestral home in Ireland … ?
Q5) More to the point, in which County was this … ?
Q6) And finally … 27th June, 1986, saw the International Court of Justice find the US government guilty of supporting rebels in which country … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 26th June, 1870, saw the US Federal Government declare what to be a holiday … ?
A1) Christmas.
Q2) 26th June, 1953, saw the arrest of Lavrentiy Beria, by members of the Soviet Union’s Politburo.   What had he been head of, under Josef Stalin … ?
A2) The NKVD, or Narodnyy Komissariat Vnutrennikh Del: the (then) Soviet secret police.
Q3) 26th June, 1857, saw the first investiture of the Victoria Cross: for Valour during which war … ?
A3) The Crimean War.
Q4) More to the point, in which London park was the ceremony held … ?
A4) Hyde Park.
Q5) 26th June, 1945, saw the signing of the UN Charter, in San Francisco.   How many of the original members nations signed that day … ?
A5) 50, out of the original 51.
Q6) What was the only original nation NOT to sign … ?
A6) Poland.
Q7) And finally … 26th June, 2000, saw international inspectors view an arms dump controlled by whom … ?
A7) The Provisional IRA.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll leave you with this tune from The Who.   As it’s the tenth anniversary of the death of bassist, John Entwistle … 

*        I have to admit, Debbi, I am, too: the fact that Asylum of the Daleks may well feature a return of the Special Weapons Dalek could make it … rather interesting … Hmmm … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Very interesting. And has it been 10 years since John Entwistle died? Unbelievable.

When I was in college, I wanted to start an all-female rock band and play music like The Who.

But I got into writing instead. Probably just as well, huh? :)

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