Wednesday, 1 August 2012

The Daily Teaser — 1-8-2012

Arrrggghhh … !

I HATE getting up late … !

I really do.   Especially when — as today — I’m expecting someone out to have a look at my boiler.


It’s playing up, again … !

Here’s hoping it finally gets fixed: frankly, after this long, I’m starting to get annoyed … !


But let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Debbi and Trevor putting in their answers.   With both scoring 6 out of 6, it also saw Debbi* mentioning her other blog.

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) 1st August, 1498, saw explorer, Christopher Columbus become the first European to visit what is now which South American country … ?
Q2) 1st August, 1960, saw the Kingdom of Dahomey declare its independence from which European country … ?
Q3) More to the point, how is Dahomey now known … ?
Q4) 1st August, 1976, saw which F1 driver in a critical condition, after a crash … ?
Q5) And finally … 1st August, 1981 saw MTV makes it’s debut on US TV.   In which year did it make its UK debut … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 31st July, 781 AD, is the earliest recorded date for the eruption of Mount Fuji: in which country is Mount Fuji … ?
A1) Japan
Q2) 31st July, 1991, saw the US and USSR sign the START Treaty: what was START short for … ?
A2) Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty.
Q3) More to the point, by how much — roughly — did the treaty reduce each countries nuclear arms stockpiles: 25%, 35% or 45% … ?
A3) 35%.
Q4) 31st July, 1956, saw who become the first man to take all ten wickets in a cricket Test match?
A4) Jim Laker.
Q5) 31st July, 1970, saw the last of the official rum ration handed out by the Royal Navy: how was this known … ?
A5) Black Tot Day.
Q6) And finally … 31st July, 2006, saw who hand over power to his brother … ?
A6) Fidel Castro.
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you with a tune from birthday boy, activist and rapper, Chuck D, shall I … 

Oh … And a quote, too …
“We don't see the people who are doing real things getting enough props. We often see politicians who are everywhere but nowhere at the same goddamn time. You know the kind of person: You see them everywhere on television but nowhere in front of your face.”
Chuck D, born 1st August 1960

*        Oh, I will be, Debbi … !   As SOON as I get my Mail client sorted … !


trev-v said...

A1 Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela commonly called Venezuela
A2 French Republic commonly called France
A3 Republic of Benin commonly called Benin
A4 Andreas Nikolaus "Niki" Lauda
A5 1987

“Brain the size of a Planet and I am doing the house-work”

trev-v said...

Question for you Paul as I am about to walk into Shenfield.

Which English F1 driver who died during a race is buried in Shenfield?

Nik Nak said...

Well, I’m guessing Piers Courage: but Formula 1’s really not my thing …

Debbi said...

Great video and quote. It'll fit nicely with what I plan to blog about tomorrow. Ha ha ha!

Congrats to Great Britain on the gold medal. :)

1. Venezuela
2. France
3. Benin
4. Niki Lauda
5. 1997

"Life ... don't talk to me about it."

Ha ha ha ...