Sunday, 8 July 2012

The Daily Teaser — 08-07-2012

You know, this weekend’s been a bit … um … 

Well … 

Sporty, I think the word is.

Although to be frank, there’s not been an ounce of snooker on the terrestrial stations.

But the Olympic Torch came through Brentwood, on Friday — Jude was more interested in the cars going past, I think — and today … ?

Sees the first British player at the Wimbledon Men’s finals for quite some time.

Oh … And a lot of cars will be going around in circles in the rain.

Silverstone should be interesting … 

Let’s move on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s teaser saw both Mr Strict ands Debbi putting in their answers: with both scoring 5 out of 5 — we HAVE a tie — it also saw Mr S* giving us the list of victims, and Debbi telling us she’s got a saleº on.

Just as an aside … ?   The James Bond character, Q, seems to be popular … !
Moving on, though, let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?   Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video … 

Q1) 8th July, 1960, saw pilot, Gary Powers, charged with espionage, after flying over which country … ?
Q2) More to the point, in what model of plane … ?
Q3) 8th July, 1907, saw the debut of the Ziegfeld Follies: on the roof of a theatre in which US city … ?
Q4) 8th July, 2005, saw a G8 summit agree how much monetary aid for developing countries: $70 billion, $60 billion or $50 billion … ?
Q5) More to the point, what is ‘G8’ short for … ?
Q6) And finally … 8th July, 1971, saw British troops shoot rioters in which Northern Irish town … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 7th July, 2005, saw the notorious 7/7 attacks on London.   Apart from the killers, themselves, how many people — in total — were killed … ?
A1) 52 people.
Q2) 7th July, 1911, saw several countries sign the first treat that banned Seal hunting.   Name any of the countries that sign that convention.
A2) United States, Great Britain, Japan, and Russia.
Q3) 7th July, 1543, saw French troops invade which country: Belgium, the Netherlands or Luxembourg?
A3) Luxembourg.
Q4) 7th July, 1985, saw who become the youngest player to win the Wimbledon Mens Final … ?
A4) Boris Becker.
Q5) And finally … 7th July, 1958, saw President Eisenhower sign the act that made what, the 49th State of America … ?
A5) Alaska.
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you with a tune from the late great Louis Jordan.

He wants to tell you about some friends of his … 

*        Cheers, Mr S: I never knew about that.   I’m thinking it’s important to remember these things.

º        Well, you did say repost, Debbi … ! :D

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thank you, Paul! :D If you check, you'll see I've updated it. Three times. Ha ha ha ... #iamfoolish

One part should look familiar. :)

I'll be device-free from this point on. So ... be seeing you. For real. Assuming all goes well, etc., etc. :D

So ... that's it for now. See ya! *waving*

1. the Soviet Union
2. a U-2 spy plane
3. New York City
4. $50 billion
5. Group of Eight
6. Londonderry