Saturday, 5 July 2014

The Daily Teaser — 5-7-2014

You know, I’ve had something of a bad week.

But I’ve got to the point where I’ve done everything I can to sort out my finances.

So, over the weekend?

I’m going to have to do one thing.

Hurry up and wait … 

In the meantime … ?

In the meantime, I’ve been catching up with some TV.   The BBC’s iPlayer can be very comforting, like that.

Until you consider I’m watching Neil Oliver’s The Machine Gun And Skye’s Band Of Brothers: examining the effect the Maxim had on one Hebridean community, the town of Portree, on Skye.

They lost twenty-eight men in one battle.

You have to ask, don’t you?

Couldn’t someone have put a stop to the war?   Before it started?


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers, and — patriotic American that she is — bagging ten out of ten.

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

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

Q1) 5th July, 1975, saw the island chain of Cape Verde become independent of Portugal.   In which ocean is Cape Verde?
Q2) 5th July, 1971, saw the US pass the 26th Amendment to the Constitution.   This lowered the voting age from 21 … to what … ?
Q3) 5th July, 2012, saw the formal inauguration of The Shard, the tallest building in Europe.   In which European City is the Shard … ?
Q4) 5th July, 1948, saw two acts come in to force, in the UK.   Acts that created what: the National Health Service, the National Trust or Royal Air Force?
Q5) Finally … 5th July, 1950, saw the Law Of Return passed, by the Israeli Parliament: allowing anyone of Jewish descent to settle in Israel.   What’s the name of the Israeli Parliament?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 4th July is US Independence Day.   How many US states are there?
A1) 50: along with Washington DC, which counts as a Federal District.   (Washington DC doesn’t count as a State: as it’s directly under the control of Congress.)
Q2) Name either US state that shares no land borders with the rest of the USA.
A2) Hawaii and Alaska.
Q3) The heart of the US were 13 colonies that declared Independence in 1776.   Name one of those colonies.
A3) Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts Bay, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia, New York, North Carolina and Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
Q4) What’s the oldest US state?
A4) Virginia.
Q5) Moving on, somewhat: the Fourth Of July is a variety of which fruit: the apple, orange or tomato?
A5) Tomato.
Q6) Who directed the 1989 film, Born On The Fourth Of July?
Q7) Who directed 1996 film, Independence Day … ?
Q8) Who recorded the song, Independence Day, in 1980?
Q9) The US gained its independence from what’s now the UK: after what’s called the American … what?
A9) The American Revolution.
Q10) Finally … who led the American army, during its war for independence?
Given today is P. T. Barnum’s birthday, I’ll leave you with this song … 

And this thought …
“ … the patronage and the success of quacks and quackeries are infinitely more wonderful than those of honest and laborious men of science and their careful experiments.”
Phineas Taylor Barnum. July 5, 1810 – April 7, 1891.
Have a good day!

*        Oh, I’m hanging in, there, Debbi: it helps that I’ve been able to chase the various benefit offices, over the past few days!

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Excellent! :) Just keep going. That's my motto.

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