Wednesday, 8 August 2012

The Daily Teaser — 08-08-2012

Hmmm … 

I have to admit, I’m actually feeling fairly chipper, this morning.

Especially when you consider that — last night — I actually couldn’t get to sleep for … 

Well … 

I’m tempted to say AGES, but that’s always rather a tricky one to define, isn’t it?

Either way, I’m feeling chipper.

Although I suspect, not as chipper as Team GB.

We are still in overall third place on the medal table.

But managed to bag more Gold, yesterday.

In Dressage and cycling.

Well done, Team GB.   

Let’s move on, shall we?   Before the cynical side of me points out we’re doing well at the sports where there’s a lot of sitting down involved … 

Yesterday’s teaser saw both Trevor* and Debbiª putting in their answers: AND bagging   6 out of 6.

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) 8th August, 1605, saw Charles 9th of Sweden found which European city?
Q2) 8th August, 1786, saw the first officially recorded climbing of which mountain: Mount Blanc, Monte Rosa or the Weïsshorn … ?
Q3) 8th August, 1988, saw the birth of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson's eldest daughter: what’s that daughter’s name … ?
Q4) More to the point, where is that daughter in the line of succession … ?
Q5) 8th August, 1879, saw the birth of Dr Robert Smith: which group did he co-found with Bill Wilson … ?
Q6) And finally … 8th August, 1876, saw Thomas Edison receive the patent for which device … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 7th August, 1947, was the last day of the voyage of the Kon-Tiki: across which ocean?
A1) The Pacific.
Q2) 7th August, 1964, saw the world’s oldest tree cut down: what species of tree was it … ?
A2) A Bristlecone Pine.
Q3) More to the point: how was it known … ?
A3) Prometheus.
Q4) 7th August, 1959, saw a US 1 cent piece go into circulation: with what as it’s reverse design … ?
A4) The Lincoln Memorial.
Q5) 7th August, 1947, saw the Bombay Municipal Corporation take over BEST: name either of the services BEST supplied … 
A5) Electricity or public transport: It stands for Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport.
Q6) And finally … 7th August, 1987, saw Lynne Cox complete a swim from  Alaska … to where … ?
A6) The Soviet Union: Siberia, to be precise.
Enjoy those, everyone.

After I’ve left you with a nod to Fun Lovin’ Criminals frontman, Huey Morgan … 

And this quote from Olympic loser, Roger Federer‡ …
“I try to push myself not to get upset and stay positive, and that's what my biggest improvement is over all those years. Under pressure I can see things very clear.”
Roger Federer, born 8 August 1981

*        I refer the honourable Trevor to the comments I made, yesterday … !

ª        Actually, Debbi, remember suggesting a good read, last night, on Twitter … ?   I’ve STILL got Least Wanted to finish … !

‡        Well, he came second, for once … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I hope you were able to read a bit more of Least Wanted. Sounds like you slept well, at any rate. :)

1. Oulu, Finland
2. Mont Blanc
3. Beatrice Elizabeth Mary, aka, Princess Beatrice of York
4. fifth (and the first female ...!)
5. Alcoholics Anonymous
6. Autographic Printing