Wednesday, 3 July 2013

The Daily Teaser — 3-2-2013

You know, the older I get, I swear, the HARDER getting to sleep gets … !

Honestly … !

I was tossing and turning for hours before I drifted off, last night … !

I think it’s only the fact I like really strong tea, in pint mugs, first thing in the morning, helps.   (Coffee, I don’t do: little bit too much caffeine for me … !)

Actually, talking of which, I think I’ll boil up the kettle, again: before I move on … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with asking if we’ve seen her updated website, she also managed to score five 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 … 

Q1) 3rd July, 1979, saw President Jimmy Carter sign a decree that authorized US aid to opponents of a pro-Soviet regime: in which country … ?
Q2) 3rd July, 1988, saw the completion of the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge: in which country IS that bridge … ?
Q3) More to the point, over which strait does it go … ?
Q4) 3rd July, 1996, saw the Stone Of Scone returned to Scotland: for whose coronation had it last been used … ?
Q5) 3rd July, 2006, saw Asteroid XP14 make its closest pass to the Earth.   In which year was it first observed … ?
Q6) And finally … 3rd July, 1987, saw Nazi war criminal, Klaus Barbie, sentenced to life imprisonment.   In which French city had he been chief of the Gestapo … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …

Q1) 2nd July, 1930, saw the birth of politician — and palindrome — Carlos Menem.   Menem served between 1989 and 1999 as the 50th President of where … ?
A1) Argentina.
Q2) 2nd July, 1698, saw Thomas Savery patent the first example of a what … ?
A2) Steam engine: or fire Engine,  as it was known.
Q3) 2nd July, 1934, saw — as part of the Night Of The Long Knives — the death of which prominent Nazi … ?
A3) Ernst Röhm.
Q4) 2nd July, 1986 saw Rodrigo Rojas DeNegri burnt alive: in protest against whose rule … ?
A4) General Augusto Pinochet’s.
Q5) Finally … 2nd July, 1897, saw who file a patent for radio … ?
A5) Guglielmo Marconi.
Enjoy those: I’ll leave you with this thought from Franz Kafka …
“A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us.”Franz Kafka, 3 July 1883 – 3 June 1924
And, as a way of marking Vince Clarke’s birth, I’ll leave you with one of his bigger hits with Erasure, along with the question: what on EARTH was the video about … ?

*        Oh, thanks, Debbi!   I can put it on my shelves next to Riptide.   Oh, and, yes, I’ve just had a look: the various Share buttons will come in useful … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Awesome, Paul! I'm getting packages together as fast as I can. :)

1. Kabul
2. Turkey
3. the Bosphorus strait
4. Elizabeth II
5. 2004
6. Lyon

I'm glad you like the website. I'm doing a 4th of July post that should be a bit unique. :)