Tuesday, 4 June 2013

The Daily Teaser — 4-6-2013

Well, that’s THAT done for another three months.

I’ll be frank with you, I got diagnosed with an underactive thyroid, a while back.

The net result … ?   Well, the medication I’m on, has helped me, emotionally, feel better than I have in years.

But it does mean my doctor gets me to have a blood test, every three months: just so she can keep track of the relevant levels of cell count.

Seemingly … ?   If the relevant cell count is over 2½, that’s bad: mine was hovering around the 1400 mark.

BOY, but the medication helps … !


Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Debbi and Mr Strict putting in their answers.   With Mr S bagging four out of five, and Debbi scoring five, it also saw Debbi* letting us know she’d had to deal with two appointments for her dystonia.

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) 4th June, 1940, saw the last Allied troops evacuate which French town … ?
Q2) In response to the heavy losses in the town, William Churchill — in one of his more famous speeches — said “We shall Never … ” what … ?
Q3) 4th June, 1977, saw five British plane-spotters released from a Greek gaol.   After how many weeks: five, ten or fifteen … ?
Q4) 4th June, 2001, saw Gyanendra succeed to the throne, after a famous massacre: as the last king of where … ?
Q5) 4th June, 1970, saw Tonga become independent of the UK.   What does the word ‘Tonga’ mean … ?
Q6) And finally … 4th June, 2012, saw the Diamond Jubilee Concert held, outside Buckingham Palace.   Which performer famously hula-hooped during her performance … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 3rd June, 1162, saw Thomas a’Becket consecrated as Archbishop of Canterbury.   Who described him as ‘this troublesome priest’ … ?
A1) His former boss, friend, and the man who ordered his death, Henry 2nd.
Q2) 3rd June, 19821, saw Shlomo Argov shot on the streets of London.   Argov the Ambassador to the UK from where … ?
A2) Israel.
Q3) 3rd June, 1991, saw Mount Unzen erupt: in which country … ?
A3) Japan.
Q4) 3rd June, 1889, saw the completion of the first US long distance power-line: between a generator in Williamette Falls, and Portland.   In which US state are they … ?
A4) Oregon.
Q5) Finally … 3rd June, 2006, saw Montenegro declare it’s independence: from which Union … ?
A5) Serbia and Montenegro.
I’ll leave you with this quote from noted snooker player, Quintin Hann …
“I intended to go out for a few beers but when the cue wasn't there I went out for a lot of beers.”
Quintin Hann, born 4 June 1977.
And — as a nod to birthday boy, and singer songwriter, El DeBarge† — with this tune … 

*       Monday seems to be the day for medical stuff, doesn’t it, Debbi … ?   Still, look at it this way: it leaves the rest of the week free.

†        He, along with John Oates of Hall and Oates, owned one of the most dubious moustaches of the 1980s.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

It is, Paul. :-/ But that's life, eh? :)

1. Dunkirk
2. surrender
3. 10
4. Nepal
5. south
6. Grace Jones