Friday, 10 August 2012

The Daily Teaser — 10-08-2012

Oh … 

Well, that’s a thing … !

Next year — in case you didn’t know — is the 50th Anniversary of the start of Dr Who.

Complete with celebratory drama I should add.

But going by some of the reports I’ve read … ?   There’s also a Dr Who Monopoly board.

I think I know what I want for Christmas … 

Let’s get moving on, shall we?

Before I start dropping hints … … … !!


Yesterday’s teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and, along with mentioning her confidence in my ability to tinker*, also bagging 5 out of 5.

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

Q1) 10th August, 1948, saw the debut of which TV show … ?
Q2) 10th August, 2008, saw the death of singer/songwriter, Isaac Hayes: which character did he voice, in South Park … ?
Q3) More to the point, what was the name of that character’s only UK hit … ?
Q4) 10th August, 1977, saw the Queen visit which part of the UK, as part of her Silver Jubilee tour … ?
Q5) 10th August, 1961, saw the first use of which chemical weapon … ?
Q6) And finally … 10th August, 1998, saw Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah named as crown prince of which South Asian country … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 
Q1) 9th August, 1945, saw 39000 people killed in the atomic bombing of Nagasaki.   What was the name of the bomb the US air-force dropped on Nagasaki … ?
A1) Fat Man.
Q2) More to the point, what was the name of the plane … ?
A2) The Bockscar.
Q3) 9th August, 1936, saw who win his fourth gold medal, at the 1936 Summer Olympics … ?
A3) Jesse Owens.   (Thus managing to SERIOUSLY tick off Adolf Hitler.)
Q4) In a general election, 9th August, 1993, saw which Japanese party lose power … ?
A4) The Liberal Democrats of Japan: also known as the 自由民主党 or Jiyū-Minshutō.
Q5) And finally … 9th August, 1971, saw Northern Ireland introduce internment without what: arrest, trial or jury … ?
A5) Trial.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll leave you with a few tunes, today: all written by the late — and prolific — Isaac Hayes …

There’s also a closing quote from a certain Mr Fender …
“I wonder if I could make an electric bass.”
Leo Fender, August 10, 1909 – March 21, 1991

*        He’s back up and running, Debbi.   To the point where I’ll have the write-up published later … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Excellent, Paul! :) I still think you'd make a great computer consultant. A freelance tech support guru, for techno-idiots like me. :)

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2. Chef
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4. Northern Ireland
5. Agent Orange
6. Brunei