Thursday, 30 August 2012

The Daily Teaser — 30-08-2012

Oh … 

Wouldn’t you just know it … ?

You’re probably very aware that I’ve been having troubles with my boiler: that’s if you’ve been following me over the past few days.

Frankly … ?   Frankly, I thought yesterday’s visit would be the last of them for a while.

How wrong can you be?

Very, actually … !

It turns out that — get this, you’ll like this … ! — the boiler needs yet another part … !

That’s the third or fourth in a week.

Mind me asking why the HELL I bothered?

Honestly … !

Let’s get moving on, shall we?

Before I start asking my landlord if I can get the blessed thing replaced with one of these … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and along with admitting she … ahh … borrowed yesterday’s videos for a post of her own*, she also bagged 5 out of 6.

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) 30th August, 1982, saw the leader of the PLO forced out of Beirut: what was his name … ?
Q2) More to the point, what does PLO stand for … ?
Q3) 30th August, 2001, saw Slobodan Milosovic informed he was to be charged with genocide: Milosovic was the former president of where … ?
Q4) 30th August, 1963, saw the hotline between Washington and Moscow:  2008 saw a similar hotline established between Washington and which capital city … ?
Q5) And finally … 30th August, 1984, saw the Space Shuttle Discovery launched on its maiden voyage: how many communications satellites did it put into orbit … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 29th August, 2012, sees London play host to which sporting event … ?
A1) The Paralympic Games.
Q2) More to the point, how many sports feature in the event … ?
A2) 20: or 21, depending on how you count the cycling events.
Q3) 29th August, 1786 saw the start of Shay’s Rebellion: in which US state … ?
A3) Massachusetts.
Q4) 29th August, 2003, saw the assassination of Ayatollah Mohammad Baqir al-Hakim: a Shia muslim leader in which Middle Eastern country … ?
A4) Iraq.
Q5) 29th August, 2005, saw New Orleans — and other parts of the US Gulf Coast — hit by Hurricane Katrina: in which state is New Orleans?
A5) Louisiana.
Q6) And finally … 29th August, 1949, saw the Soviet Union test its first atomic bomb: at their test site near which Kazakh town … ?
A6) Semipalatinsk: or Semey, as it now is.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll catch you later.

But leave you with Monday, Monday, as a nod to John Phillips.

And a quote from Mary Shelley: that Mary Shelley, so you know …
“My greatest pleasure was the enjoyment of a serene sky amidst these verdant woods: yet I loved all the changes of Nature; and rain, and storm, and the beautiful clouds of heaven brought their delights with them.”
Mary Shelley 30 August 1797 – 1 February 1851
Oh … 

And just because I like Stephen Malinowski’s animations of classical pieces?

Have some Bach … 

*        Wouldn’t you know it, Debbi,’s gone an lost it!   That’s got me good and annoyed, now … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

It was a very short and simple post, actually: There you go! :)

I even link to it in my Midlist post, so you can get to it, either way. Ha ha!

1. Yasser Arafat
2. Palestine Liberation Organization
3. Yugoslavia
4. Pyongyang
5. 3