Saturday, 7 July 2012

The Daily Teaser — 7-7-2012

Well, I’ve GOT to  ask a question, here, after the excitement of Brentwood getting the Olympic torch relay go through, yesterday.

How on Earth is it a Lone Scotsman — Andy Murray, in this case — manage to get through to the final of a major tournament in his sport.

When the England football squad can’t get beyond the quarter finals of theirs … ?

Hmmm … 

I’m thinking, here, that the FA should’ve maybe hired Murray’s coach, Ivan Lendl.

He can’t be any worse than SOME of the managers England have had … 

Hmmm … 

I think definitely moving on is key, here … 

Just like the chap in the video … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and, along with commenting on the cost of her upcoming World Tour of the UKº, ALSO managing to bag 5 out of 6*

Let’s see how she — and you — do with todays questions, shall we?   Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video

Q1) 7th July, 2005, saw the notorious 7/7 attacks on London.   Apart from the killers, themselves, how many people — in total — were killed … ?
Q2) 7th July, 1911, saw several countries sign the first treat that banned Seal hunting.   Name any of the countries that sign that convention.
Q3) 7th July, 1543, saw French troops invade which country: Belgium, the Netherlands or Luxembourg?
Q4) 7th July, 1985, saw who become the youngest player to win the Wimbledon Mens Final … ?
Q5) And finally … 7th July, 1958, saw President Eisenhower sign the act that made what, the 49th State of America … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 6th July, 1885, saw Louis Pasteur successfully tested his vaccine against which disease … ?
A1) Rabies.
Q2) 6th July, 1997, saw a NASA vehicle begin exploring which planet … ?
A2) Mars.
Q3) More to the point, what was that vehicle’s name … ?
A3) The Sojourner.
Q4) 6th July, 1892, saw Dadabhai Naoroji elected as the first Asian member of the UK parliament: for which (then) constituency did he stand … ?
A4) Finsbury Central.
Q5) 6th July, 1957, saw Althea Gibson become the first black athlete to win which tournament … ?
A5) Wimbledon.
Q6) And finally … 6th July, 2005, saw the International Olympic Committee announce that the 2012 games would be held where … ?
A6) London.
Enjoy those, everyone: as it’s the late Jon Pertwee’s birthday … ?

I’ll leave you with the record he recorded as children’s character, Worzel Gummidge, a few years ago … 


And today’s Teaser video finishes with a quote from fantasy writer, David Eddings …
“Call it my little gesture toward social conscience, but I like to think I'm teaching a certain number of people to read. Now that sounds pretentious!”

*        Actually, Debbi, the chap concerned stood for Finsbury Central … !

º        Oh, I wish I could afford it at the moment, Debbi!   But keep an eye on your inbox: if nothing else, I can do some cheap and cheer cutting and pasting … !


Mr Strict said...

1> 52 People
2> United States, Great Britain, Japan, and Russia.
3> Luxembourg.
4> Boris Becker.
5> Alaska.

Debbi said...

No problem, Paul! :) I just did a post promoting my half-price special for July. You may even find it amusing. Ha ha ha ...

Feel free to reblog and RT it. Whenever you like. :)

1. 52
2. United States, Great Britain, Japan and Russia
3. Luxembourg
4. Boris Becker
5. Alaska