Monday, 23 July 2012

The Daily Teaser — 23-07-2012

Blimey, that’s a weekend result … !

I’ll happily admit, I’m no sports fan, really, I’m not.

But the fact Britain’s managed to generate a Tour De France winning cyclist, in the shape of Bradley Wiggins*.

Actually … ?

I’ll be accurate, we managed to generate a winning team: especially when you consider that Mark Cavendish won the 23rd stage and Chris Froome finished in overall second place.

Well done, them … !

Let’s get moving on, though, shall we?   Yes, let’s … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Trevor putting in his answers: and, along with bagging 6 out of 6, also managing to correct on the date Sir Alec Douglas-Home stood down.

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

Q1) 23rd July, 1908, saw the start of what’s called the Second Constitution Era: in which empire … ?
Q2) More to the point, what’s the (main) successor state to that empire … ?
Q3) 23rd July, 2005, saw 88 people killed in bomb attacks in Sharm al-Sheikh: in which country is Sharm al-Sheikh?
Q4) 23rd July, 1962, saw the first broadcasts via which satellite … ?
Q5) 23rd July, 1974, saw the military government of which country collapse … ?
Q6) And finally … 23rd July, 1829, saw William Austin Bellin patent a very early form of what … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 22nd July, 1706, saw commissioners from which two kingdoms agree on the 1707 Act of Union … ?
A1) England and Scotland.
Q2) More to the point, what was the name of the kingdom that was the result of the Act of Union … ?
A2) The Kingdom of Great Britain.
Q3) 22nd July, 1933, saw who become the first person to complete a round-the-world airplane trip … ?
A3) Wiley Post.
Q4) 22nd July, 1983, saw the end of martial law: in which European country … ?
A4) Poland.
Q5) 22nd July, 1965, saw whom step down as Leader of the Opposition … ?
A5) Sir Alec Douglas-Home.
Q6) And finally … 22nd July, 2011, saw Anders Bering Breivik kill 69 people on Utøya Island: in which country is Utøya Island … ?
A6) Norway.
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you with a tune from David Essex, shall I … ?   As it’s his birthday … 

Oh … and a quote form Raymond Chandler: which I’m thinking Debbi will appreciate, once she and Rick get home …
“I bent over and took hold of the room with both hands and spun it. When I had it nicely spinning I gave it a full swing and hit myself on the back of the head with the floor.”Pearls Are A Nuisance, Raymond Chandler   July 23, 1888 – March 26, 1959

*        Given the similarity of names, I always think of Randy Wigginton … 


trev-v said...

A1 Ottoman Empire
A2 Republic of Turkey
A3 Arab Republic of Egypt
A4 Telstar 1
A5 Hellenic Republic (commonly called Greece)
A6 Typewriter

Debbi said...

Hey Paul,

After the huge delay we ran into during our layover in Detroit, I really appreciate that Chandler quote in more ways than usual. Ha ha ha ...

1. the Ottoman Empire
2. Turkey
3. Egypt
4. Telstar 1
5. Greece
6. typewriter