Tuesday, 28 July 2015

The Daily Teaser — 28-7-2015

Right … 

I’ve a day off, ahead of me.

Something I intend to make use of: catching up with things by (mild) housework, writing a teaser or two … 

And helping my mother with her shopping.

OK, not necessarily a big day.

But one that’ll see stuff done … !

~≈fl≈~

But let’s get a move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: scoring five out of five.   It also saw Olga† leaving us a comment.

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

Here they are, along with the How To, License and video … 

Q1) 28th July, 1996, saw skeletal remains found: of an early human.   The bones were found near the town of Kennewick.   The town is in which state of the USA?
Q2) 28th July, 1976, saw an earthquake hit the city of Tangshan.   Where is Tangshan: China, Taiwan or Japan?
Q3) 28th July, 1635, saw the birth of noted scientist, Robert Hooke.   Which chair — or professorship — did he hold at Gresham College: Astronomy, Geometry or Physic?
Q4) The Grand Pier burnt down: on 28th July, 2008.   The pier in question was in which English seaside town?
Q5) Finally … 28th July, 1948, saw the Flying Squad foil an especially large bank robbery.   The Squad are part of which UK police force?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 27th July, 1694, saw the founding Royal Charter granted to the Bank of England.   Who’s the bank’s current Governor?
Q2) 27th July, 2003, saw the death of actor/comedian, Bob Hope: which song is especially associated with him?
Q3) 27th July, 1999, saw skateboarder, Tony Hawk, land the first recorded ‘900’: at that year’s X Games.   In other words, he completed how many revolutions: one and a half, two and a half or three and a half?
Q4) During the French Revolution, 27th July, 1794, saw the arrest of whom?
Q5) Finally … 27th July, 1865, saw settlers arrive at Chubut, in Argentina.   Which country of the UK were those settlers from?
A5) Wales.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Every factory must be a school to educate, like Che Guevara said, to produce not only briquettes, steel, and aluminum, but also, above all, the new man and woman, the new society, the socialist society.”
Hugo Chávez, 28 July 1954 – 5 March 2013.
And this tune … 


Enjoy your day.








*        Fun doesn’t even start, Debbi!   It’s a seriously impressive series, going by the first season.   Eva Green and Rory Kinnear are revelations.   Oh, and Billie Piper — Rose — is in it.   (And ends up … in a sticky mess, frankly … !)

†        It’s supposed to be one of THE best places to visit, Olga‡.   Although I’m very aware a couple of friends went to the Village: on their respective honeymoons.   Then both went through messy divorces, a few years later.   Not that there’s ANY co-relation, obviously!!

‡        Funny ol’ thing for you and Debbi, Olga.   I asked about Chubut, in yesterday’s questions.   It’s supposed to a lovely place to visit.   If you DO ever go?   It’d probably help if you speak Welsh: it’s a Welsh speaking community in the middle of an otherwise Spanish speaking country^!

^         I think the late Sir Terry Pratchett managed to satirise it, very well.   We English have a bad habit of assuming that anyone in foreign parts can understand us perfectly well: if we speak loudly and slowly in a language the locals don’t actually speak!   I’m as guilty as anyone as any one else in England, of not learning an extra tongue!

2 comments:

Debbi said...

Americans are equally terrible about not learning other languages! :)

1. Washington
2. China
3. Geometry
4. Weston
5. The Met (the London Metropolitan Police Services)

Olga Nunez Miret said...

How curious! Never been to Argentina, although, who knows?
Today I'm having a go.
Q1) 28th July, 1996, saw skeletal remains found: of an early human. The bones were found near the town of Kennewick. The town is in which state of the USA? Washington
Q2) 28th July, 1976, saw an earthquake hit the city of Tangshan. Where is Tangshan: China, Taiwan or Japan? China
Q3) 28th July, 1635, saw the birth of noted scientist, Robert Hooke. Which chair — or professorship — did he hold at Gresham College: Astronomy, Geometry or Physic? Geometry
Q4) The Grand Pier burnt down: on 28th July, 2008. The pier in question was in which English seaside town? Weston-super-Mare
Q5) Finally … 28th July, 1948, saw the Flying Squad foil an especially large bank robbery. The Squad are part of which UK police force? London’s Metropolitan Police.