Sunday, 20 July 2014

The Daily Teaser — 20-7-2014

I think I can safely say one thing.

Just the one thing.

Ye gods, that was one extremely hot night!

No, really!

I think I’m like a lot of people in the UK.   I’ve grown up in a country that’s got a fairly moderate climate.

That was then.

Lord knows what’s happened, since.

But Britain’s got warmer!

Which means night like last night — hot, sweaty, windows-wide-open nights — are getting more frequent.

Personally … ?

Well, personally, I’m thinking I’d like to beg, borrow or steal some air-conditioning.

That’s got to be better than just opening the windows!

But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw both @starlingpoet* and Debbi† putting in their answers:  with Jaydean scoring four out of five, and Debbi scoring five.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?

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

Q1) 20th July, 1938, saw the US Department of Justice file an Antitrust case, in New York.   Against which industry: the television industry, arms industry or movie industry?
Q2) The Viking 1 lander lander on Mars on 20th July: of which year … ?
Q3) The first Polaris missile was launched on 20th July, 1960: from the USS George Washington.   Was the USS George Washington an aircraft carrier, a submarine or a battleship?
Q4) 20th July, 1982, saw IRA bombs kill four soldiers and injure 47 people: when they went off in two different London parks.   Name either park.
Q5) Finally … 20th July, 1989, saw Burma’s most prominent political dissident put under house arrest: by the Burmese military junta.   Who is that dissident?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 19th July, 1956, saw the birth of Marc Crispin: designer of Internet Message Access Protocol, or IMAP.   IMAP allows you to access what, on a computer: access email, access the internet or access bit torrent files?
A1) Access email.
Q2) 19th July, 2013, saw the death of noted goalkeeper, Bert Trautmann.   From 1949 to 1964, he played for which English club?
Q3) The same day ALSO saw the death of comedian and actor, Mel Smith.   He, Griff Rhys Jones, Rowan Atkinson and Dr Pamela Stephenson, all rose to fame in which comedy show?
Q4) Line 1 opened on 19th July, 1900.   On which city’s underground train service?   (We want the name of the city: not the name of the underground.)
A4) Paris’.
Q5) Finally … 19th July, 1545, saw the sinking of the Mary Rose: off Portsmouth.   In which year of the 1980s was she successfully refloated?
A5) 1982.
I’ll leave you with this song … 

And this thought …
“A king does not kill messengers.”
Alexander the Great, 20 July 356 – 10/11 June 323 BC.
Have a good day!

*        Nice to see you in, Jaydean … !

†        Nice to see you back, Debbi!

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Good to be back. Thanks! :)

1. the movie industry
2. 1976
3. an aircraft carrier
4. Hyde Park and Regent's Park
5. Aung Sun Suu Kyi