Monday, 9 July 2012

The Daily Teaser — 09-07-2012

You know, I’ve GOT to admit, I feel about as grotty as Jude does in that shot there.

Bless him, he could quite reach his drinks bottle.

I feel just as grotty, having slept through my alarm … !

Hmmm … 

I THINK we’re going to have to rush, aren’t we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* — soon to start on the official Riptide world tour — putting in her answers.

And, along with telling us she’ll be offline — bar emails — for a while, ALSO bagging 6 out of 6.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video … 

Q1) 9th July, 1900, saw Queen Victoria give sign the law that turned one group of British colonies into which Commonwealth country … ?
Q2) While we’re in this sort of territory … 9th July, 2011, saw which country secede from Sudan … ?
Q3) 9th July, 1943, saw Allied forces begin an amphibious invasion of which Mediterranean island … ?
Q4) 9th July, 1973, saw which Caribbean nation spend its last day as a British colony … ?
Q5) And finally … 9th July, 1877, saw the start of which tennis championships … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 
Q1) 8th July, 1960, saw pilot, Gary Powers, charged with espionage, after flying over which country … ?
A1) The USSR.
Q2) More to the point, in what model of plane … ?
A2) The U2: famously, one of few planes to be named after an Irish rock band.
Q3) 8th July, 1907, saw the debut of the Ziegfeld Follies: on the roof of a theatre in which US city … ?
A3) New York.
Q4) 8th July, 2005, saw a G8 summit agree how much monetary aid for developing countries: $70 billion, $60 billion or $50 billion … ?
A4) $50 billion.
Q5) More to the point, what is ‘G8’ short for … ?
A5) Group of Eight.
Q6) And finally … 8th July, 1971, saw British troops shoot rioters in which Northern Irish town … ?
A6) Derry.   (Or Londonderry, if you’re or a more Unionist persuasion … )
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll leave you with a nod to Bon Scott … 

*        Hope you don’t mind me putting up the poster, there, Debbi: oh, and couldn’t resist the mention of Portmeirion … 

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