Friday, 18 July 2014

The Daily Teaser — 18-7-2014

Bloody hell … !

That was what I call a show … !

I don’t know if you’re in south-eastern England, but we’ve had some amazing weather, the past few weeks.

With last night being something of a highlight.

We had one hell of a thunderstorm, last night.

Which is one hell of a thing to try and sleep through!

But there’s more expected for parts of the country, today.

Which should be even more of a show.

Especially given any storms are going on top of a heatwave.

Sweat or rain: one way or another, this part of the world’s going to get damp … !


But let’s move on, shall we?

With Debbi taking a break, yesterday’s Teaser was quiet: with no-one putting in their answers.

So … 

Let’s see who we can interest in trying today’s questions.

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

Q1) 18th July, 1969, saw the death of Mary Jo Kopechne: in a car crash on Chappaquiddick Island.   Who was driving the car?
Q2) 18th July, 1976, saw Nadia Comăneci score a perfect ten her Olympic discipline: at the 1976 Summer Olympics.   What WAS that discipline … ?
Q3) More to the point, in which city were those Olympics held … ?
Q4) 18th July, 1870, saw the First Vatican Council decree the Pope was infallible.   In which Italian church was the council held?
Q5) 18th July, 2013, saw the government of which US city go bankrupt?
Q6) Finally … 18th July, 1950, saw the birth of businessman, Richard Branson.   What was the name of his first record company … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 17th July saw the death of Tsar Nicholas 2nd, and his family.   In which year … ?
A1) 1918.
Q2) During the Revolution in which country … ?
A2) Russia.
Q3) In which town: Engels, Yekaterinburg or Ostrov … ?
Q4) Name any of the Tsar’s family, killed that day.
A4) His wife, Tsaritsa Alexandra Feodorovna, also called Alix of Hesse, the four Grand DuchessesOlga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia — and the Crown Prince, Tsesarevich Alexei.
Q5) What was the name of Tsar Nicholas’ dynasty … ?
A5) Romanov.
Q6) The family were executed by Communist revolutionaries known as what: Mensheviks, Bolsheviks or Hetsheviks … ?
Q7) What was the name of the Mad Monk famously associated with the Tsar’s family … ?
Q8) Notorious fakir, Anna Anderson, claimed to be which member of the family … ?
Q9) What was the name of the 1971 film about Tsar Nicholas and his family … ?
Q10) In which year was the body of Tsar Nicholas’ son discovered: 2005, 2007 or 2009 … ?
A10) 2007.
I’ll leave you with this song … 

And this thought …
“If you want to be a millionaire, start with a billion dollars and launch a new airline.”
Sir Richard Branson, 18th July, 1950.
Have a good day.

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