Saturday, 4 August 2012

The Daily Teaser — 04-08-2012

Oh … 

Dear … !

Hmm … 

I have to admit, yesterday … ?

Yesterday, I sent the boiler engineer off on his way, in the belief that everything was hunky-dory and Bristol-fashioned with the boiler, once I’d topped up my gas meter.

I’ve a pay-as-you-go one, out in next-door’s private car-park.

Today … ?

As soon as I switched on the heating — just to dry my towels, in this weather — it starts acting up … again … !

You know … 

I’m getting the feeling this will be a bit on-going … !

Let’s move on, shall we … ?

Yes, let’s … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Debbi* and Trevorª putting their answers in: with Debbi scoring 5 out of 5 and Trevor scoring 4, it also saw Debbi telling us she’s using Indiegogo to get funds for a project she has in mind.

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) 4th August, 70 AD, saw the destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem.   The Roman army that did this was lead by which future Roman Emperor?
Q2) More to the point, which Jewish king built the original First temple … ?
Q3) Which James Bond movie saw its UK debut on 4th August, 1989 … ?
Q4) 4th August, 1972, saw the man who shot Governor George Wallace sentenced to 63 years in gaol: what was the name of the assassin … ?
Q5) More to the point, which state had George Wallace been governor of … ?
Q6) And finally … 4th August, 2005, saw Michaëlle Jean announced as the 27th Governor General of where … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 3rd August, 1492, saw who set sail from Palos de la Frontera … ?
A1) Christopher Columbus.
Q2) 3rd August, 2003, saw the American branch of the Anglican Church name it’s first, openly gay, archbishop: what was his name … ?
A2) Gene Robinson.
Q3) 3rd August, 1977, saw the US Senate begin its hearings into the CIA’s MKULTRA project: which English band recorded a song called MK Ultra … ?
A3) Muse.
Q4) 3rd August, 1957, saw Prince Tunku Abdul Rahman become the first elected head of state of which country … ?
A4) Malaya.
Q5) And finally … 3rd August, 1990, saw the founding of which tyre company … ?
A5) Firestone: or Firestone Tire and Rubber.   (Originally founded in Akron, Ohio, which means we can either join AA … Or start singing Devo tunes …)
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you with a tune from the late Sir Harry Lauder.

Oh … 

And in a rare display of doubling up, a quote from him, too: the only other person with that honour is Chuck D …
“Aye, I'm tellin' ye, happiness is one of the few things in this world that doubles every time you share it with someone else.”
Harry Lauder, 4 August 1870 – 26 February 1950

*        I’ll have to let Kevin know about that one, as well, Debbi: just in case they open up over here, as well.

ª        Blimey, Trevor!   You’re slacking … !


Mr Strict said...

1> Titus.
2> King Solomon.
3> Licence To Kill. I remeber my aunt taking me to watch it..LOL
4> Arthur Herman Bremer.
5> Governor of Alabama.
6> Governor General of Canada.

trev-v said...

A1 Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus
A2 Solomon
A3 Licence to Kill
A4 Arthur Bremer
A5 Alabama
A6 Canada

My excuse for yesterday was a nice lunch in Ye Old Green Dragon. Must have been the Chilli con carne.

Debbi said...

Hey, Paul! :) Be sure and check out Random and Sundry Things. I've been blogging up a storm there. I even posted today. :)

I think I know why I have dystonia. I have a strange theory. What's new, right? Ha ha ha ...

1. Titus
2. Solomon
3. Licence to Kill
4. Arthur Bremer
5. Alabama
6. Canada