Tuesday, 3 July 2012

The Daily Teaser — 3-7-2012

Hmmm … 

You know, that’s awkward, I can’t find … 

Oh, no, wait, there it is!

That was an embarrassing moment!

I thought I’d gone and lost my 8GB flash drive.

Of course, I’d not actually left it on my desk: I’d left it by the TV.

That’s the one downside to rearranging the furniture.

You suddenly forget where you’ve put everything else … !

Let’s get moving on, shall we?   Before I do something else like that … !


Yesterday’s Teaser saw a welcomed* back Debbi putting in her answers.

And, along with bagging 5 out of 5, also telling us about her adventures in powered-out Baltimore.

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) 3rd July, 987, saw Hugh Capet crowned as King of France.   His dynasty stopped ruling France in which revolutionary year … ?
Q2) More to the point, who WAS that — latter — French king … ?
Q3) 3rd July, 1886, saw the New York Times become the first newspaper to use a Linotype machine, which eliminated what: woodblock printing, screen-printing or manual letter-by-letter handset printing?
Q4) 3rd July, 1996, saw the Stone of Scone returned to Scotland: in which English city had it been, until then … ?
Q5) More to the point, in which church and tourist attraction … ?
Q6) 3rd July, 1971, saw who found dead in a bath, in a Paris hotel … ?
Q7) And finally … 3rd July, 2005, saw which country announce legalized same-sex marriage … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 2nd July saw the US state of Vermont become the first to abolish slavery: in which year … ?
A1) 1777.
Q2) 2nd July, 1937, saw Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, disappear: over which ocean … ?
A2) The Pacific.
Q3) 2nd July, 1776, saw the US Continental Congress sever its ties with what … ?
A3) The United Kingdom.
Q4) 2nd July, 1962, saw the world’s first branch of Wal-Mart open: in which US state.
A4) Arkansas.
Q5) And finally … 2nd July, 1561, saw Emperor Menas defeat a revolt in Emfraz: which African country was Menas the emperor of … ?
A5) Ethiopia.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll leave you with a tune from birthday boy, Vince Clarke … 

*        It’s DEFINITELY nice to know your back, Debbi … !   The news was getting me a touch worried, there … !!

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thanks, Paul! I was thinking about you guys and wondering if I should try to find a Starbucks or someplace with wi-fi, just to send a shout out. But Laurel was a disaster area. Really! Like a war zone. Or so I heard.

This weather really hit us hard and no one predicted the severity. Amazing!

1. 1328
2. Charles IV was the last in line and Philip VI was his successor
3. manual letter-by-letter handset printing
4. London
5. Westminster Abbey
6. Jim Morrison
7. Spain

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