Wednesday, 25 April 2012

The Daily Teaser — 25-4-2012

Mmmm …

Now, that’s a frustration.

You’re probably aware I’m something of a Mac fan, aren’t you … ?

And USUALLY one who prefers using Safari as my default browser.

Unfortunately, Safari’s been plagued by the famed White Flash: something I know Apple’s been slowly trying to fi with successive patches.

Granted, we’re now on version 5·1·5, now, and things have been slowly improving.

But I’m VERY aware that i had a a bit of a wait, while my usual half a dozen or so tabs loaded up.

I’m thinking we still have something of a wait, until it’s fully fixed.

Here’s hoping Apple manages to get a move on.

Let’s get a shift on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw an old friend — Carly — admitting she was boggled: and also saw Debbi both putting in her answers, bagging 5 out of 5 AND admitting she’d had a couple of her personal favourite authors leaving comments for her*.

Let’s see how they feel about today’s questions, shall we?   Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video

Q1) 25th April, 404 BC, saw the end of the Peloponnesian War, when Athenian forces were defeated: by whose Spartan army … ?
Q2) 25th April, 1939, saw the debut of Batman: name either the artist or writer that scripted that first episode.
Q3) 25th April, 1953, saw James D Watson and Francis Crick describe their discovery of DNA: in an article in which magazine … ?
Q4) More to the point, name either of the Medical Research Council scientist who also made contributions to the discovery …
Q5) And finally … 25th April, 1974, saw an almost bloodless coup overthrow the Estado Novo, the dictatorship running which country … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …

Q1) 24th April, 1970, saw the launch of the Chinese Dong Fang Hong I satellite.   For how many days did it stay in orbit: 16, 26 or 36 … ?  
A1) 26.
Q2) 24th April, 1184 BC, is the traditional given date for the end of the Trojan War: which science fiction writer famously — and rather facetiously — defined the milliHelen … ?   (A milliHelen is enough feminine beauty to launch one ship.)  
Q3) 24th April, 1975, saw members of the Baader Meinhof gang attack the West German Embassy in Sweden.   How was that gang also known … ?  
A3) The Red Army Faction:or Rote Armee Fraktion, if you’d like it in German.
Q4) 24th April, 2007 which which country announce that Norway would assume portions of its peacetime defenses … ?  
A4) Iceland.
Q5) And finally … 24th April, 2005, saw the birth of the world’s first cloned dog: in which country … ?  
A5) South Korea.   (There’s possibly a tasteless remark, there … )
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll catch you all later.

Once I’ve let Marillion get a touch ironic at you … 

Oh … 

And this is courtesy of Debbiº, by the way … 

*        Isn’t it nice when one’s heroes suddenly notice us, Debbi … ?  :D

º        Actually, Debbi, where did you find that … ?

1 comment:

Debbi said...

It popped up when I found that scene from "A, B and C". Isn't that awesome? :D

Yes, I just about died when Lawrence Block left that comment. I'm a hopeless (and unapologetic) fangirl. #fangirl

Block did write the book, Telling Lies for Fun and Profit, which is kind of a fiction writer's guide. So ...

You can buy it on Amazon, of course: Ha ha ha ...

Or through IndieBound:

Anyway, onward:

1. Lysander
2. Bob Kane and Bill Finger
3. Nature
4. Rosalind Franklin and Maurice Wilkins
5. Portugal