Wednesday, 18 April 2012

The Daily Teaser — 18-4-2012

Well, I think its now officially official.

I know have a New Bed.   And I’m definitely going to have to get my mother a bunch of flowers to say thank you … !

And have to admit … 

That that’s the comfiest night’s sleep I’ve had in a few nights: something I know an old friend, Carly, would be able to to tell you.

Which looks wrong, now I come to write it down … 

Let’s get moving on, shall we?

Before I get myself in trouble … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi — all on her ownsome — putting in her answers: along with admitting her hope that the legal profession is still using books to research*, she also bagged 6 out of 6.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we?   Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video

Q1) 18th April is Independence Day in which African country … ?
Q2) 18th April, 1831, saw the founding of which US state’s university … ?
Q3) 18th April, 1956, saw which British Chancellor unveil the Premium Bond … ?
Q4) More to the point, what was the name of the computer the picked the numbers … ?
Q5) 18th April, 1906, saw the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906: most estimates put this at which magnitude: 7.4, 7.9 or 8.4 … ?
Q6) And finally … 18th April, 1946, saw which body hold its first meeting in The Hague, in the Netherlands?

And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 17th April, 1951, saw what become the UK’s first national park: Dartmoor, the Peak District or the Lake District … ?   A1) The Peak District.
Q2) 17th April, 1978, saw the assassination of politician, Mir Akbar Khyber: which lead to a communist coup d’etat in which country … ?   A2) Afghanistan.
Q3) 17th April, 1969, saw Bernadette Devlin elected as Britain’s youngest MP: for which constituency … ?   A3) Mid-Ulster.
Q4) More to the point, how old was she?   A4) 21.
Q5) 17th April, 1897, saw the small Texan town of Aurora hit by a what … ?   A5) A UFO.   (Apparently, the pilot from that UFO is buried in the town cemetery.)
Q6) And finally … 17th April, 69 AD, saw who become Emperor of Rome?   A6) Aulus Vitellius Germanicus Augustus: otherwise — and more simply — known as Vitellius.

Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll leave you with a little electric boogie from the late Clarence Gatemouth Brownº.

*        Gosh, I hope so, Debbi: I think that’s how I judge the quality of a Wikipedia entry: the amount of offline references the article lists.   The more there are, the more I’ll trust the initial writing team’s researching.

º        And, yes, I know early morning air guitaring isn’t usually the done thing: but if Gatemouth’s take on Got My Mojo Working doesn’t get you doing it, I don’t know what will … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thus, the continued importance of print resources. :)

I firmly believe that print books and resources will always be around. Even if digital becomes the norm. If British laws really are still on parchment, that seems to support my position, wouldn't you say? (She said, smirking quietly.)

And I know. It's ironic. (Said the ebook author with five blogs. :))

1. Zimbabwe
2. Alabama
3. Harold Macmillan
4. Ernie, aka, Electronic Random Number Indicator Equipment
5. 7.9
6. the International Court of Justice