Saturday, 22 August 2015

The Daily Teaser — 22-8-2015

Oooooh … that’s better … 

He says, taking that oh, so helpful first sip of a really hot cup of tea.

It’s … I’m tempted to say it’s early, right now.

It — strictly speaking — isn’t.   At least, it’s no earlier than usual.

I’m actually up, early — ish — to write this.

After a late night finish — a 12:30 finish — at work.

I feel mostly OK.   Tired, but mostly OK.

My eyeballs, on the other hand?

Fell like they usually do, in these circumstances.

Like a pair of eyeballs that really could do with that tea … … … … 


But let’s get moving on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Mr Strict and Debbi putting in their answers: with both scoring five out of five, the day ALSO saw Debbi* waving at Mr S, and Mr S — in response — showing us this test flight video.

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

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

Q1) 22nd August, 1989, saw Nolan Ryan strike out Rickey Henderson: becoming the first Major League pitcher to strike out 5000 opposing batsmen.   Which team was he playing for, at the time: the New York Mets, the Houston Astros or the Texas Rangers?
Q2) 22nd August, 2007, saw the most spam emails sent: by the Storm Botnet.   How many did it send: 37 million, 47 million or 57 million?
Q3) 22nd August is Madras Day: celebrating the founding of India’s third largest city.   The city is also known as what C?
Q4) 22nd August, 1966, saw chemical company, ICI, announce it was cutting 1050 job: in three UK plants.   The factories concerned produced what: PVC, nylon or Teflon?
Q5) Finally … 22nd August, 1910, saw the annexation of Korea.   By which country?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 21st August, 1957, saw the Soviet Union test the R7 Semyorka.   The R7 was the world’s first Intercontinental Ballistic … what?
A1) Missile.
Q2) The coroner at the ‘Bloody Sunday’ inquest accused the British Army of murder, on the 21st August, 1973: after the jury returned an open verdict.   Bloody Sunday took place in which part of the UK: England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland?
Q3) Ruby Ridge saw a stand-off, between the FBI and Randy Weaver: on 21st August, 1992.   Ruby Ridge is in which US state?
A3) Idaho.
Q4) 21st August, 1754, saw the birth of engineer, William Murdoch.   Murdoch is credited with inventing what: the steam engine, the pneumatic piston or gas lighting?
Q5) Finally … 21st August, 2001, saw NATO authorize the sending of a peace-keeping force: to which former Yugoslav republic?
A5) Macedonia.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture.   Just get people to stop reading them.”

Ray Bradbury, August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012.
And this tune … 

Have a good day.

And get a some sleep … !

*        It’s only a FEW people, Debbi … ! :D   Says I, waving at Mr Strict … And Nina … And Anthony … And Terrence … and everyone I’ve forgotten to wave at … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Me again! *waving frantically* :)

1. the Texas Rangers
2. 57 million
3. Madras
4. nylon
5. Japan