Thursday, 19 January 2012

The Daily Teaser - 19-1-2012

Blimey, that’s something … !

You’ve probably worked out I’ve been following the news story about the SOPA and PIPA bills in the US, haven’t you … ?

Well …

I actually seen this piece of news on the BBC news site.

Seemingly … ?

Seemingly, 8 of the bill’s sponsors have decided to withdraw from its approval.

Which is a bit of a result for the anti-antipiracy* bill protestors.

Oh …

Something else for science fans … ?

Seemingly, an amateur British stargazer has found a planet … ! Which is nice.

Certainly got me wondering how to do it, certainly!

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

Before I get too geeky … !


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi‡ — ALSO commenting on the anti-piracy bill — putting in her answers: and — keeping me on my toes, after I phrase a question badly, yesterday — bagging 6 out of 6ª.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we … ? Here’s they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video
Q1) 19th January, 2038, will see some computer systems have a problem with the date: how is this known … ?

Q2) 19th January, 1977, saw President Gerald Ford pardon Iva Toguri D'Aquino: what was her nickname … ?

Q3) More to the point, on what charges … ?

Q4) 19th January, 1953, saw 68% of US tv sets tuning into which show … ?

Q5) 19th January, 1986, saw the first what released into the wild … ?

Q6) And finally … 19th January, 1893, saw the Premiere of The Master Builder, in Berlin. Who wrote The Master Builder: Anton Chekov, Henrik Ibsen or Bertoldt Brecht?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 18th January, 1990, saw the arrest — on drug possession charges — of Mayor Marion Barry: where was he mayor of … ?
A1) Washington D. C.

Q2) More to the point, agents from which law enforcement body arrested him … ?
A2) The FBI.

Q3) 18th January, 1915, saw Japan issue the 21 Demands: to whom … ?
A3) China.^

Q4) 18th January, 1977, saw the isolation of the bacterium that causes which disease?
A4) Legionnaire’s Disease.

Q5) 18th January, 1944, saw Soviet forces lift the siege of which city … ?
A5) Leningrad: or Saint Petersburg, as it’s now known.

Q6) And finally … 18th January, 1896, saw the first exhibition of which machine … ?
A6) The x-ray machine.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll catch you later …

* OK, I made that word up: but can I offer you antidisestablishmentarianism by way of a precedent … ?

ª Extra point, there, I know, but I did phrase that question badly …

Naaaaah … You’ve just got caught between the big boys, Debbi … !

^ Which is where I fell down, of course

1 comment:

Debbi said...

You know, I almost put the country! Then, I looked at the wording. I should have put both. Oh, well. Thanks for the extra point there. :)

1. the Unix Millennium Bug
2. Tokyo Rose
3. treason
4. I Love Lucy
5. computer virus
6. Henrik Ibsen

You, of all people, should appreciate the post I wrote for my Writing for Hire blog today. :)