Tuesday, 24 July 2012

The Daily Teaser — 24-07-2012

Hmmm … 

Well, that seems to have helped … 

Did I tell you I’ve got a … 

Well, I call it a teaspoon: or shovel, occasionally.

But it’s actually a tea infuser, according to Wikipedia.

Basically, I’ve got a spoon-like one: a perforated clam-shell like arrangement that you use in stand of a tea-bag to make a morning cuppa, with loose tea-leaves.

And, my WORD, it makes that first off cuppa taste good … !

But enough, already: let’s get moving on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Trevor and Debbi putting in their answers: with both scoring 6 out of 6, it also saw Debbi mentioning she appreciated the quote from Raymond Chandler†, and Trevorª pointing out — quite correctly — that Greece is correctly known as the Hellenic Republic.

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

Q1) 24th July, 1923, saw the signing of the Treaty of Lausanne: that defined the borders of which country, after World War 1?
Q2) 24th July, 2005, saw who win his seventh Tour de France … ?
Q3) More to the point, who was he dating, at the time … ?
Q4) 24th July, 1959, saw who have an argument with Vice-President Nixon … ?
Q5) 24th July, 2002, saw James Traficant expelled from where, after being tried on corruption charges.
Q6) And finally … 24 July, 1927, saw the unveiling of the Menin Gate war Memorial: in which Belgian town … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 23rd July, 1908, saw the start of what’s called the Second Constitution Era: in which empire … ?
A1) The Ottoman Empire.
Q2) More to the point, what’s the (main) successor state to that empire … ?
A2) Turkey.
Q3) 23rd July, 2005, saw 88 people killed in bomb attacks in Sharm al-Sheikh: in which country is Sharm al-Sheikh?
A3) Egypt.
Q4) 23rd July, 1962, saw the first broadcasts via which satellite … ?
A4) Telstar.
Q5) 23rd July, 1974, saw the military government of which country collapse … ?
A5) Greece.
Q6) And finally … 23rd July, 1829, saw William Austin Bellin patent a very early form of what … ?
A6) A Typewriter: he called it his Typographer.
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you with birthday girl, Jennifer Lopez, doing her thing … 

Oh, and a quote from Banana Yoshimoto*.
“Sometimes people put up walls, not to keep others out, but to see who cares enough to break them down.”
Banana Yoshimoto born July 24, 1964

*        She uses Banana, because she thought it sounded both cute and androgynous.   I’m not complaining: I get to quote someone called Banana … 

†       Got to admit, Debbi, I was thinking of you, when I saw his name go past … 

ª        THINK that gets a mention on the relevant CIA Factbook page, Trevor.


trev-v said...

A1 Republic of Turkey
A2 Lance Edward Armstrong (born Lance Edward Gunderson)
A3 Sheryl Suzanne Crow
A4 Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev
A5 United States House of Representatives
A6 Ypres

Debbi said...

Thank you, Paul! :) It's great to be thought of in connection with the awesome Raymond Chandler. Wow! :)

1. Turkey
2. Lance Armstrong
3. Sheryl Crow
4. Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev
5. the U.S. House of Representatives
6. Ypres