Tuesday, 31 July 2012

The Daily Teaser — 31-07-2012

Ohhhh … 

Well, that’s a thing … 

It looks like TeamGB have managed to bag a bronze in the Team Gymnastics.

Bit of a result: I’m told we’ve not managed a medal in the event since 1908.

It’s at THIS point I’ve just had a mental image of Vyvyan — from TheYoung Ones — turning ’round and saying to  his errant body, “You took your time.”

OK, that’s a paraphrase.

But it’s a family blog: and I’m thinking you get my point.

Either way, 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 Trevor* confessing he’d listened to ‘Listen With Mother’ as a youngster, and Debbiª letting us know she’d posted more photos from her and Rick’s UK visit.

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) 31st July, 781 AD, is the earliest recorded date for the eruption of Mount Fuji: in which country is Mount Fuji … ?
Q2) 31st July, 1991, saw the US and USSR sign the START Treaty: what was START short for … ?
Q3) More to the point, by how much — roughly — did the treaty reduce each countries nuclear arms stockpiles: 25%, 35% or 45% … ?
Q4) 31st July, 1956, saw who become the first man to take all ten wickets in a cricket Test match?
Q5) 31st July, 1970, saw the last of the official rum ration handed out by the Royal Navy: how was this known … ?
Q6) And finally … 31st July, 2006, saw who hand over power to his brother … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 30th July, 2006, saw the last episode of the world’s longest running music show broadcast: what was it’s name?
A1) Top of the Pops.
Q2) More to the point, for how many years had it been broadcast … ?
A2) 42.
Q3) 30th July, 1932, saw the debut of Flowers and Trees, the first Disney carton to be shot how: in 3d, Technicolor or wide screen … ?
A3) Technicolor.
Q4) 30th July, 1871, saw the boiler of the Staten Island ferry explode: that ferry operates between Staten Island, and which other New York borough … ?
A4) Manhattan.
Q5) 30th July, 1729, saw the founding of the US city of Baltimore.   The city’s named after the Irish town of Baltimore: which is in which Irish county … ?
A5) County Cork.
Q6) And finally … 30th July, 762 AD, saw the founding of the city of Baghdad: on which river is Baghdad located … ?
A6) The Tigris.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll leave you a tune from Fatboy Slim†, as it’s his birthday.

*        Think I caught the tail end of the brand as a kid, Trevor … 

ª        I’ve got that page bookmarked for later, Debbi!

†        Fatboy’s a Dune fan: If you walk without rhythm … 


trev-v said...

A1 Japan (Nippon-koku)
A2 Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty
A3 35%
A4 James "Jim" Charles Laker
A5 Black Tot Day
A6 Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz

Debbi said...

Awesome, Paul! :) Thanks for posting the link.

I hope you'll check out Midlist Life, as well. :) There's quite a bit in that one. Ha ha ha ...

1. Japan
2. Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty
3. 35%
4. Jim Laker
5. Black Tot Day
6. Fidel Castro