Thursday, 19 April 2012

The Daily Teaser — 19-4-2012

Oh … 

Now, that’s nice to know.

I’ve just had another letter published by the Gazette … !

I’ll try and get it posted, here later, but basically … ?

It all ties in with this article, about a bin fire at Brunel House, around the corner from my place.

Something I know I’ve only been highlighting for a long time, now … 

Ahem … !

Let’s get moving on, shall we?

I’m meeting Mum, Ruth and Jude, today, I’d rather not be late … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and, along with mentioning how important print resources* are, also bagging 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) 19th April saw the death of Charles Darwin, FRS: in what year … ? 
Q2) More to the point, what does FRS stand for … ? 
Q3) More to the point, what was the full title of his seminal work, the Origins of Species … ?
Q4) Moving on … 19th April, 1587, saw a fleet lead by Sir Francis Drake sink a Spanish fleet: in which city’s harbour … ?
Q5) 19th April, 1965, saw the birth of Marion Suge Knight: which record company did he co-found … ? 
Q6) 19th April, 2011, saw who resign from the Communist Party of Cuba’s  Central Committee … ? 
Q7) Ironically, 19th April also saw the Bay of Pigs invasion end in success for Cuba: but in which year … ? 
Q8) And finally … 19th April, 1928, saw the birth of which English blues musician and DJ … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 18th April is Independence Day in which African country … ?   
A1) Zimbabwe.
Q2) 18th April, 1831, saw the founding of which US state’s university … ?   
A2) Alabama.
Q3) 18th April, 1956, saw which British Chancellor unveil the Premium Bond … ?   
A3) Harold MacMillan.
Q4) More to the point, what was the name of the computer the picked the numbers … ?   
A4) ERNIE: or Electronic Random Number Indicator Equipment.
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 … ?   
A5) 7.9.
Q6) And finally … 18th April, 1946, saw which body hold its first meeting in The Hague, in the Netherlands?   
A6) International Court of Justice.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll catch you later.

After I’ve let Tim Curry say ‘Hello’.   Well, it IS his birthday, today …
Oh … And there’s this, too …

*        I’m thinking you’re right, there, Debbi: I know tablet computers and ebook readers will make things a lot more convenient.   Even given scanning all the paper material in will take a while, I think that having the print format around — if for no other reason than a reference — will be hugely important.   I’m thinking we’re human: we need the physical reassurance of an object that we can point and say “That’s where it got done first” … !   Says the man who wants one of these … 


PrettyMade said...

If I can survive the ecstacy attack from seeing Frank'N'Furter, I'll try to answer your questions... <3

1) 1882
2) Fellow of Royal Society
3) On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life
4) Cadiz
5) Death Row Records
6) Fidel Castro
7) 1961
8) Alexis Korner

All done now, yay! :)
"I like a bit of bruising. It adds a certain... hue." -Poet Man- ;)

Debbi said...

I so concur with Nina. Tim Curry is awesome beyond words. :)

1. 1882
2. Fellow of the Royal Society
3. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life
4. Cádiz
5. Death Row Records
6. Fidel Castro
7. 1961
8. Alexis Korner