Friday, 20 July 2012

The Daily Teaser — 20-07-2012


He says, whilst frantically cleaning the flat.

And hoping like hell any remaining stains don’t notice.

Yep, you’ve guessed it: I’ve got a visitor or two, today … !

Like I say, I’m just hoping Debbi and her partner don’t notice any remaining stains.

And forgive the technical genocide that’s always involved whenever I clean my teapot.

Let’s move on, shall we?

There’s a few things I’d like to do, before it all kits off … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Trevor — who’s also, hopefully, popping along, today — putting in his answers, AND bagging 5 out of 5.

Let’s see how he — and you — do with today’s Teaser, shall we?   Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video … 

Q1) 20th July, 1968, saw the opening of the first Special Olympics: In which US city … ?
Q2) In which country are the next Special Olympics to be held … ?
Q3) 20th July, 1969, saw man land on the moon: however, 20th July, 1976, saw a human space-craft land where … ?
Q4) More to the point, what was the name of the craft … ?
Q5) Moving on … 20th July, 1974, saw Turkey invade where … ?
Q6) 20th July, 1960, saw the election of the world’s first female Prime Minister: where was she Prime Minister of … ?
Q7) More to the point, what was her name … ?
Q8) And finally … 20th July, 1999, saw which religion banned in China … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 19th July, 1848, saw the beginning of a Women’s Rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York: this saw the introduction of what item of clothing … ?
A1) Bloomers.
Q2) 19th July, 1843, saw the launch of Brunel’s SS Great Britain: the   first ship to have an iron hull … and what else … ?
A2) A screw propellor.
Q3) 19th July, 1881, saw who surrender to US forces … ?
A3) Sitting Bull.
Q4) 19th July, 1904, saw the birth of Robert Todd Lincoln Beckwith: the last undisputed descendant of whom … ?
A4) Abraham Lincoln.
Q5) And finally … 19th July, 1996, saw which war criminal forced out of office … ?
A5) Bosnian Serb President, Radovan Karadzic.
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’m going to leave you with a tune from the late Buddy Knox, who’s birthday it would’ve been, today.

Oh … 

And a few words from a well know historical figure …
“Holy shadows of the dead, I’m not to blame for your cruel and bitter fate, but the accursed rivalry which brought sister nations and brother people, to fight one another.”Alexander the Great, 21 July 356 – 10/11 June 323 BC

1 comment:

trev-v said...

A1 Chicago, Illinois
A2 PyeongChang, South Korea
A3 Mars – Myname is on one of the current American landers on Mars
A4 Viking 1
A5 Cyprus
A6 Ceylon – Sri Lanka
A7 Sirimavo Ratwatte Dias Bandaranaike
A8 Falun Gong or Falun Dafa