Friday, 20 May 2016

The Daily Teaser — 20-5-2016: Blue Jeans

Right … It’s officially in … !


They … !

The two box sets I’d ordered from Amazon, so you know.


I’m currently ripping through the box set of Series nine of Dr Who: and have to admit, I’m rather impressers with the extras: granted, they’re not as extensive as the ones on the David Tennent years.

But quite a bit more than the Matt Smith serials.

All that … ?

All that, and it’s got Last Christmas and The Husbands of River Song!

That’s an impressive amount of stuff!


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw my mother, Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers.   The day saw Mum scoring two out of five, with Olga and Debbi scoring five out of five.

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

Here it is, along with the How To, License and video … 

Q1) 20th May, 1873, saw Jacob Davies and Levi Strauss receive a patent for a design feature on Strauss’s jeans: the reinforcing rivet.   What was the rivet made from?
Q2) Those rivets went on the base of the fly, and on what: the corners of the pockets, the bottom of the legs or the hems of the knees?
Q3) According to an old tradition, the cloth originally used to make Jeans came from which Italian port?
Q4) That same cloth was also, supposedly, sourced from a city in France.   Which city?
Q5) The fabric used to make Jeans is a type of what: cotton, flannel or linen?
Q6) What — traditionally —  is the dye to used to turn Jeans blue: woad, indigo or añil?
Q7) Whitcomb L. Judson contributed to Jeans, after inventing what: buttons, sewing machines or zips?
Q8) What model of Jeans are Levi’s most popular make?
Q9) Expensive, premium price, jeans are known as what?
Q10) Finally … leggings made to look like skin-tight denim jeans, are known as what: leggings, jeggings or pegging?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 19th May, 1985, saw the birth of Chris Loudon.   Chris is a famous player of which game: snooker, darts or ten pin bowling?
A1) Darts.
Q2) 19th May, 1948, saw the birth of actress, singer and model, Grace Jones.   Her two biggest UK hit’s both reached number 12 in the charts.   Name either song.
Q3) Valery Giscard d’Estaing was elected as French President: on 19th May, 1974.   Who did he replace?
Q4) 19th May, 1941, saw the formation of what: the Young Pioneers, the Viet Minh or the Comintern?
A4) The Viet Minh.
Q5) Finally … Nine people were killed in the eruption of Mount St. Helens of 19th May, 1980.   The volcano is in which US state?
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant.”
Yves Saint Laurent.
And possibly the only tune you could play, today … 

Have a nice day… 

*        Oh, cheers for that, Olga!   The TV series wasn’t showing up on the iTunes Store, I know that!   (My BIG worry? Is whether I’d be able to play any downloads like that, in iTunes, and stream it to my Apple TV: going by the Radio Times, I should be able to play it, in iPlayer.)

†        Oh, THAT it is, Debbi!   (I’ve not seen the film version, I should add: I get the impression it’s not quite on the same par.   Handily, Olga’s posted up the BBC Store link to the TV series, so I’ll have to have a poke around!)


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Copper
Q2) Corners of the pockets
Q3) Genoa
Q4) Nimes
Q5) cotton
Q6) indigo
Q7) Zipper
Q8) 501
Q9) Premium denim
Q10) jeggins
Hopefully it should work. Now it seems that the they are trying to make sure the iplayer can be used to watch other things too... I remember having gone to bricks and mortar BBC shops many years back but not sure if there any left.

Debbi said...

Wouldn't mind seeing myself again!

1. copper
2. the corners of the pockets
3. Genoa
4. Nîmes
5. cotton
6. indigo
7. zips
8. 501 jeans (?)
9. designer jeans
10. jeggings