Monday, 1 July 2013

The Daily Teaser — 1-7-2013

You know, I’ve got the funny feeling today is going to be a Two Cuppa Morning.

Tea, before you ask.

I had something of a gruesome evening, trying to get to sleep: even after a good read, and a very large mug of cocoa.

To be frank … ?

I don’t think that fact yesterday was the warmest day, so far this year, didn’t help, either.

Right … Let me boil that kettle, again: and we’ll get a shift on … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and bagging four out of five.

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<>/i…

Q1) 1st July, 1979, saw the first Sony Walkman go on sale.   In which country … ?
Q2) The company’s last Walkman branded device was released in 2011: what was it … ?
Q3) Moving on … 1st July, 1963, saw the US Postal service introduce ZIP Codes: it’s version of what … ?
Q4) More to the point, what is ‘ZIP’ an acronym of … ?
Q5) 1st July, 1991, saw the formal ending of the Warsaw Pact: in which city … ?
Q6) And finally … 1st July, 1960, saw Somalia become independent.   On which continent is Somalia?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 
Q1) 30th June, 1954, saw the first solar eclipse to be visible in the UK, take place.   Which Shetland Isle was the eclipse theoretically visible from … ?
A1) Unst.
Q2) Why — in actuality — was the eclipse not visible there … ?
A2) Cloud cover: and drizzle.   Bad Weather, in other words.
Q3) Hindu pilgrims watching the eclipse in the Punjab, believed — as part of their religion — that the eclipse was caused by two gods.   Name either of those gods.
A3) Rahu and Ketu.
Q4) The 1954 Eclipse was the first such eclipse visible in Britain since which year of the 1920s … ?
A4) 1927.
Q5) And finally … the next eclipse to be visible in the UK, will be on 23rd September.   Of which year … ?
A5) 2090.
Enjoy those.

As today is Debbi Harry’s birthday, I’ll leave you with Victor†, from Blondie’s Eat To The Beat album.

Oh, and Rapture

One Way or Another

And as one LAST tune … 

All that, plus with this thought from her fellow birthday celebrant, actor and harmonica player, Dan Ackroyd …
“You’re from the isle of ghosts and, as you know, there are ghosts walking around all over the place over there.”
Dan Aykroyd, born 1st July, 1952.
Have a good day.

*        I’m fine, Debbi, honestly! :D   But I’m blowed if I could get to sleep after you phoned: hottest day of the year, so far … !

†        Oh, be careful with Victor.   It’s a bit … yeah … shrieky … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Hey, Paul! Happy July! Try to stay cool! :)

1. Japan
2. Ericsson
3. the postal address
4. Zone Improvement Plan
5. Berlin
6. Africa