Tuesday, 17 July 2012

The Daily Teaser — 17-7-2012

Oh, lordy, but THAT’s a miserable looking shot of me, isn’t it … ?

But I thought I’d show off at least one pair of spectacles: and that I’m perfectly capable of wearing distance lenses.

Hmmm … 

Should I be doing a catwalk show … ?

Should I … ?

Somehow, I very much doubt it … !

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

Before I dig up the reading lenses … !


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Trevor putting in his answers: and bagging 6 out of 6.

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) 17th July, 1717, saw George 1st sail down the Thames: which Handel work saw its premiere then … ?
Q2) 200 years later, 17th July, 1917, saw George 5th of the UK announced he was changing the Royal Family’s surname to what … ?
Q3) 17th July, 1998, saw a diplomatic conference sign the treaty that set up which international body: the World Health Organization, the International Criminal Court or the International Atomic Energy Association … ?
Q4) 17th July, 1948, saw which East Asian country proclaim its constitution?
Q5) And finally … 17th July, 1918, saw the death of Tsar Nicholas 2nd and his family: what was the name of the Grand Duchess who was supposed to have survived the massacre … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …

Q1) 16th July, 1945, saw the testing of the first atomic bomb: in which US state … ?
A1) New Mexico.
Q2) More to the point, at which top secret project … ?
A2) The Manhattan Project.
Q3) Even more to the point, the first nuclear reactor — Chicago Pile 1 — was in an abandoned what … ?
A3) Rackets Court.
Q4) Equally to the point, 16th July, 1945 saw the USS Indianapolis leave for Tinian Island: with parts for what … ?
A4) Little Boy: the bomb dropped on Hiroshima.   (Ironically, the Indianapolis was sunk on the way back from Tinian Island … )
Q5) Still on World War Two … 16th July, 1945, saw the start of the Potsdam Conference.   Name any of the three Allied leaders at the conference.
A5) Prime Minister Winston Churchill, US President Harry S. Truman, and General Secretary Josef Stalin.
Q6) And finally … The ensuing Potsdam Declaration demanded the unconditional surrender of which country … ?
A6) Japan.
Enjoy those, everyone.

As a nod to Spenser Davis — he of Spenser Davis Band fame — I’ll leave you with one of his classic tunes … 

Oh … 

And a bit of a quote from birthday girl, Phyllis Diller … 

“Any time three New Yorkers get into a cab without an argument, a bank has just been robbed.”

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