Friday, 6 July 2012

The Daily Teaser — 066-07-2012

Well, it’s officially official.

In fact, it’s EXTREMELY official.

To be thoroughly honest, it’s SO official, that it’s überofficial.

Brentwood is on the route of the Olympic Torch … 

And the flame that’s so representative of the Olympic movement is due through town at just before 6.

You know, I might just head up to town for that.

Well … 

It’s not everyday something like that happens, is it?   That’s certainly official … 


But let’s move on, shall we … ?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi — who’s getting excited about her forthcoming UK trip* — putting in her answers: AND bagging 5 out of 6ª.

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) 6th July, 1885, saw Louis Pasteur successfully tested his vaccine against which disease … ?
Q2) 6th July, 1997, saw a NASA vehicle begin exploring which planet … ?
Q3) More to the point, what was that vehicle’s name … ?
Q4) 6th July, 1892, saw Dadabhai Naoroji elected as the first Asian member of the UK parliament: for which (then) constituency did he stand … ?
Q5) 6th July, 1957, saw Althea Gibson become the first black athlete to win which tournament … ?
Q6) And finally … 6th July, 2005, saw the International Olympic Committee announce that the 2012 games would be held where … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … ?
Q1) 5th July, 1965, saw the start of the world’s longest running chat show: what’s its name … ?
A1) The Late, Late Show.
Q2) More to the point, which channel is it broadcast on … ?
A2) The Irish state broadcaster, RTÉ: or Raidió Teilifís Éireann, if you want the full form.
Q3) 5th July, 1954, sees the BBC show its first television news broadcast: in which year did the BBC’s 24-hour news channel start broadcasting … ?
A3) 1997.
Q4) 5th July, 1865, saw the founding of the Salvation Army, in London’s East End: name either of the two founders.
A4) William Booth and his wife, Catherine.
Q5) 5th July, 1810, saw the birth of Phineas Taylor Barnum: what’s the name of the West End musical about his life … ?
A5) Barnum.
Q6) And finally … 5th July, 1937, saw the introduction of Spam: which Texan town holds an annual Spamarama … ?
A6) Austin, Texas.
Enjoy those, everyone: as it’s the late Bill Haley’s birthday … well … !

*        Is some sort of t-shirt appropriate, Debbi … ?   The Debbi Mack Riptide World Tour — 2012 :D   Hmmm … You know, there’s possibly a poster, there … 

ª        Got to admit, Debbi: it wasn’t exactly the CBS version I was after … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Wow, Paul! Feel free to make T-shirts, if you like. :)

I'll warn you, the cost adds up. I know it did for my fundraiser.

Of course, it depends on how many you make. And I won't be able to cart a lot of books around, unfortunately.

I can see that packing is going to be interesting. :)

1. rabies
2. Mars
3. Sojourner
4. India
5. Wimbledon
6. London

Be seeing you. :)