Monday, 7 July 2014

The Daily Teaser — 7-7-2014

Mmmm … 

Bleaugh … 

I hate being up at this sort of time, I really do.

I’ve had my issues, recently: and fully expect to have more, today, with the financial situation being what it is.

But getting up at five, so I can go to the Fresh Start course I’m on … ?

Not good!

The course, itself, is fine: even enjoyable, as the tutors are good at getting everyone involved.

It’s just the getting up that’s not good!

Oh … have you seen  the news?   I’ve got Radio 4, on, at the moment: and it, like many other news services, are covering the ongoing situation in Parliament.

Just so you know, it seems that — during the early 1980s — an MP handed in a dossier to then Home Secretary, Leon Brittan: about a group of paedophiles working out of Whitehall.

A lot of the relevant documents have since been lost or destroyed.

I can understand a certain amount getting destroyed: the Civil Service* only has so much space for old paperwork.

But I think something smells.


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi‡ putting in her answers: and scoring three out of five.

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

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

Q1) 7th July, 2013, saw the death of actress, Anna Wing.   Which character had she played for many years, in EastEnders … ?   (Her son, Mark Wing-Davey, found fame as the original Zaphod Beeblebrox: just so you know.)
Q2) 7th July, 1947, saw an alien spaceship supposedly crash in the US town of Roswell.   In which US state is Roswell?
Q3) 7th July, 1954, saw who make their radio debut: with the song, That’s All Right … ?
Q4) 7th July, 1944 saw — during World War 2 — the largest charge by Japanese infantry: during the Battle of Saipan.   The Japanese called these attacks Banzai charges: from a Japanese phrase that meant ‘long life to’ whom … ?
Q5) Finally … 7th July, 1953, saw which famous revolutionary start on a noted motorbike trip around South America … ?
Here ’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 6th July, 1483, saw Richard 3rd ascend the throne of England.   For many years, he’s been suspected of killing Edward V and his brother, Richard: otherwise known as the Princes in the where … ?
A1) Tower.
Q2) 6th July, 1952, saw London’s last what, make its last trip … ?
A2) Tram.
Q3) 6th July, 1940, saw the open of the Story Bridge: Australia’s longest cantilevered bridge.   In which city is it?
A3) Brisbane.
Q4) 6th July, 1919, saw the R34 make the world’s first east to west crossing of the Atlantic: when it flew from London to which US city?
A4) New York.
Q5) Finally … 6th July, 2003, saw the Eupatoria Radar broadcast messages intended to be picked up by intelligent extraterrestrials.   The last one will reach its target star in which year: 2048, 2049 or 2050?
A5) 2049.
I’ll leave you with this song … 

And this thought …
“I’m not actually posh; I’m really rough and from the wrong side of the tracks. I grew up in Putney, which is pretty rough.”
Jack Whitehall 7 July 1988.
Enjoy your day.

*        Many moons ago, I knew a chap who worked as a clerk at the Royal Courts of Justice†.    According to him, lots of evidence from assorted Obscene Publications cases — ‘porn’, as he called it — went … missing in transit.   Make of that what you will.

†        Britain’s central Civil courts, and Courts of Appeal: and separate from the Old Bailey, or Central Criminal courts: that’s about a mile away.

‡        It’s looking interesting, I know that much.   As bleak as everything’s looking at the mo, Debbi, the 23rd August is at date I’m looking forward to.   (Sounds like there’s something novel coming, Dalek-wise …)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I look forward to it, though I'll miss Matt Smith. Of course. :)

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