Sunday, 8 June 2014

The Daily Teaser — 8-6-2014

To paraphrase The Mamas and The Papas?

La, La, Sunday, Sunday … !

Yeah, you’re right.

I’m looking at having a nice quiet day.

Which seems apposite, somehow.

Given that tomorrow is the first day on the Work Placement Scheme.

OK, granted, it’s a local charity shop.

But it’s nice to say I’ve got to get up for something in the morning!

Now … 

Let’s get a move on, shall we?

I think I’ve got some writing to do, before hand … 

Yesterday’s Teaser was quiet: with no one putting in their answers.

Let’s see if can tempt you to put in your answers to today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 8th June, 68AD saw Galba named as Roman Emperor.   By whom: the Prætorian Guard, the Roman Senate or the Roman Legions?
Q2) 8th June, 632AD, saw the death of the Prophet, Muhammad.   Who replaced him as the Caliph — or administrative leader —of the Faithful?
Q3) 8th June, 2009, saw two US journalists found guilty of illegally entering which Asian country … ?
Q4) 8th June, 1955, saw the birth of Sir Tim Berners Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web.   Where was he working, when he creating the Web … ?
Q5) Finally … 8th June, 1856, saw settlers form Pitcairn Island colonize Norfolk Island.   Those settlers were descendants of mutineers from which Royal Naval ship … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 7th June, 2000, saw the United Nations define what it called the Blue Line: a border between two countries.   Name either of those countries.
A1) Lebanon and Israel.
Q2) 7th June, 1940, saw King Haakon 7th, Crown Prince Olav, and other members of their family and government, flee their country as a result of German invasion.   Which European country was it … ?
A2) Norway.
Q3) 7th June, 1868, saw the birth of artist, designer and architect, Charles Rennie Mackintosh.   He famously designed the building for a school of art that was recently damaged by fire: in which city … ?
A3) Glasgow.
Q4) 7th June, 2013, saw the death of serial killer, Richard Ramirez.   What, during his active phase, did the US press dub him … ?
A4) The Night Stalker.
Q5) Finally … 7th June, 1893, saw Mahatma Gandhi commit his first act of civil disobedience: whilst in South Africa.   What did he term did he use for his philosophy of civil disobedience?
I’ll leave you with this tune … 

And this thought …
“Rather than believe that Watson and Crick made the DNA structure, I would rather stress that the structure made Watson and Crick.”
Francis Crick 8 June 1916 – 28 July 2004.
Have a good Sunday … 


1 comment:

Debbi said...

Good luck with the new job!

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