Thursday, 5 July 2012

The Daily Teaser — 5-7-2012

Hmmm … 

You know, what with one thing and another, I’ve got to admit, I’m … 

Well, rather pleased.

Remember I told you — a couple of weeks ago, now — that my GP had prescribed me some pills for an underactive thyroid.

Wonderful stuff!   I actually felt a lot more energetic, and less achy, practically from the word go.

Today, however … ?

Today, I’m off to hospital, for an ultrasound … on my liver and kidneys.

The pleasures of getting older, hey … ?

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser was the Independence Day Teaser: and saw Debbi* — native New Yorker that she is — bagging 10 out of 10: along with THAT, also politely thanking me — on behalf of the US — for the birthday wishes.

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) 5th July, 1965, saw the start of the world’s longest running chat show: what’s its name … ?
Q2) More to the point, which channel is it broadcast on … ?
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 … ?
Q4) 5th July, 1865, saw the founding of the Salvation Army, in London’s East End: name either of the two founders.
Q5) 5th July, 1810, saw the birth of Phineas Taylor Barnum: what’s the name of the West End musical about his life … ?
Q6) And finally … 5th July, 1937, saw the introduction of Spam: which Texan town holds an annual Spamarama … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 4th July is US Independence Day, commemorating the day the Declaration of Independence was adopted: in which year … ?
A1) 1776.
Q2) Traditionally, 13 Gun salutes are held at many Independence Day celebrations: the guns of that salute represent the original 13 what … ?
A2) The original 13 US colonies, which became the first 13 states.
Q3) 4th July, 1777, saw the first 13 gun salute held to celebrate US Independence Day: in which US state … ?
A3) Rhode Island: in the town of Bristol, if you’re curious.
Q4) Name either of the men who signed the Declaration of Independence to later become US Presidents.
A4) John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.
Q5) More to the point, who’s the only US president to be born on the 4th of July … ?
A5) 30th president, Calvin Coolidge.
Q6) In the film, Independence Day, who played Captain Steven Hiller … ?
A6) Will Smith.
Q7) Moving on … 4th July, 2009, saw which tourist attraction re-open, after it had been shut during the September 11th attacks … ?
A7) The Statue of Liberty: or, strictly speaking, the crown of the Statue of Liberty.
Q8) 4th July, 1976, saw Israeli commandos rescue 100 hostages from Entebbe Airport: in which African country is Entebbe Airport?
A8) Uganda: the incident gets a mention ion The Last King Of Scotland.
Q9) 4th July, 1977, saw who sacked as manager of Manchester United … ?
A9) Tommy Docherty.
Q10) And finally … 4th July, 1985, saw who named as the youngest Briton to receive a degree from Oxford … ?
A10) 13 year old child prodigy, Ruth Lawrence.
Enjoy those, everyone: see if you can’t guess which frontman’s birthday it is, today … 

Oh, and as it’s the official Spamarama, today … ?

*        You couldn’t, Debbi … ?   That’s a pain: but I’d search YouTube for Star Trek and Camelot.   The video was a montage someone had done of various scenes from the classic series … to the tune of We’re Knights of the Round Table, from Monty Python’s Life Of Brian.   It, and the Lego version, are very silly … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thanks, Paul! :) Those were awesome. I love Monty Python.

I can't wait to get my gimpy ass to England and say hello to you in person. Ha ha ha ...

1. The Late Late Show
2. CBS
3. 1997
4. William and Evangeline Booth
5. Barnum
6. Austin