Wednesday, 22 August 2012

The Daily Teaser — 22-08-2012

You know, I think the weather’s calming down a bit.

JUST a little bit.

At least, going by the weather woman who’s happily chatting away in the background, on the BBC’s news channel.

I’m thankful.

I know the sunny weather — extremely sunny, on some days — is nice.

But, by gods, it’s made for uncomfortable sleeping … !

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Nina* nominating me for the One Lovely Blog award, and Debbi putting in her answers: along with bagging 4 of 5, yesterday also saw Debbi telling us about a restaurant near her that does British foodº.

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) 22nd August, 1639, saw the founding of the city of Madras: how is Madras now known?
Q2) More to the point, which India federal state is it the capital of … ?
Q3) 22nd August, 1966, saw ICI announce job losses: in its factories that made what … ?
Q4) Following on from that, what does ICI stand for … ?
Q5) 22nd August, 1922, saw the discovery of gold in which South African city … ?
Q6) And finally … 22nd August, 2007, saw the Storm Botnet send a record  amount of spam emails: was it 56, 57 or 58 million messages … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 21st August, 2017 will see a Solar Eclipse: on which day of the week  … ?
A1) Monday.
Q2) 21st August, 1968, saw a Soviet clampdown on Czechoslovakia: name any of those five (then) invading countries.
A2) The Soviet Union, Bulgaria, Poland, Hungary and East Germany.
Q3) More to the point, name either of Czechoslovakia’s two successor states … 
A3) The Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Q4) 21st August, 1969, saw Michael Dennis Rohan attempt to burn down the Al-Aqsa Mosque: Al-Aqsa translates into English as what … ?
A4) The Farthest.
Q5) And finally … 21st August, 1991, saw which Baltic state declare its independence … ?
A5) Latvia.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll leave you with this quote from the late Ray Bradbury, born today in 1920.
“We were put here as witnesses to the miracle of life. We see the stars, and we want them. We are beholden to give back to the universe … If we make landfall on another star system, we become immortal”  Ray Bradbury, August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012
And as it’s also the birthday of Living Colour frontman, Vernon Reid, here’s one of the bands big hits … 

*        Actually, Nina, I think Debbi’s nominated me for it, as well: I’m going to HAVE to sort something out, just to say thank you … !

º        Actually, Debbi, did you know that Chicken Tikka Masala is supposed to have been invented in Glasgow?   And the Deep-fried Mars Bar has it’s origins in Aberdeen … ?   If you’re looking for a seriously mind-boggling meal … ?   The Australian Meat Pie Floater: the fact it’s listed as a ‘late night’ meal should be a clueª … 

ª        If you want to know what’s in the pie … you need another pint … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Wow! That pie floater sounds ... interesting. Ha ha ha ...

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