Well, that’s a thing …
It looks like TeamGB have managed to bag a bronze in the Team Gymnastics.
Bit of a result: I’m told we’ve not managed a medal in the event since 1908.
It’s at THIS point I’ve just had a mental image of Vyvyan — from TheYoung Ones — turning ’round and saying to his errant body, “You took your time.”
OK, that’s a paraphrase.
But it’s a family blog: and I’m thinking you get my point.
Either way, let’s get moving on, shall we … ?
Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Trevor and Debbi putting in their answers.
With both scoring 6 out of 6, it also saw Trevor* confessing he’d listened to ‘Listen With Mother’ as a youngster, and Debbiª letting us know she’d posted more photos from her and Rick’s UK visit.
Let’s see how they — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we? Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video …
Q1) 31st July, 781 AD, is the earliest recorded date for the eruption of Mount Fuji: in which country is Mount Fuji … ?
Q2) 31st July, 1991, saw the US and USSR sign the START Treaty: what was START short for … ?
Q3) More to the point, by how much — roughly — did the treaty reduce each countries nuclear arms stockpiles: 25%, 35% or 45% … ?
Q4) 31st July, 1956, saw who become the first man to take all ten wickets in a cricket Test match?
Q5) 31st July, 1970, saw the last of the official rum ration handed out by the Royal Navy: how was this known … ?
Q6) And finally … 31st July, 2006, saw who hand over power to his brother … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 30th July, 2006, saw the last episode of the world’s longest running music show broadcast: what was it’s name?A1) Top of the Pops.
Q2) More to the point, for how many years had it been broadcast … ?A2) 42.
Q3) 30th July, 1932, saw the debut of Flowers and Trees, the first Disney carton to be shot how: in 3d, Technicolor or wide screen … ?A3) Technicolor.
Q4) 30th July, 1871, saw the boiler of the Staten Island ferry explode: that ferry operates between Staten Island, and which other New York borough … ?A4) Manhattan.
Q5) 30th July, 1729, saw the founding of the US city of Baltimore. The city’s named after the Irish town of Baltimore: which is in which Irish county … ?A5) County Cork.
Q6) And finally … 30th July, 762 AD, saw the founding of the city of Baghdad: on which river is Baghdad located … ?A6) The Tigris.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll leave you a tune from Fatboy Slim†, as it’s his birthday.
* Think I caught the tail end of the brand as a kid, Trevor …
ª I’ve got that page bookmarked for later, Debbi!
† Fatboy’s a Dune fan: If you walk without rhythm …