Friday, 27 April 2012

The Daily Teaser — 27-4-2012

Oh, now that’s something to hear … !

I’ve been following the news about the Raspberry Pi, the credit card sized computer, for a while.

And have to admit, it seems to be doing rather well.

Or, at least, grabbing people’s attention.

But after the initial production hiccups … ?

It seems to be getting some good responses: at least from this reporter … 

Hmmm … 

Has anyone got a spare £25?   I wouldn’t mind trying that out … 

Let’s move on, shall we … ?

Before I embarrass myself, with a blatant appeal for cash … !


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and along with admitting Lawrence Block’s sheer prolificness*, and admitting she’s off for a couple of daysº, also scoring 6 out of 6.

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

Q1) 27th April, 1981, saw Xerox PARC introduce the computer mouse: what does PARC stand for … ?
Q2) 27th April, 1791, saw the birth of painter — and telegraphy contributor — Samuel Morse: in which year did he make the first public demonstration of his version of the telegraph … ? 
Q3) 27th April, 1992, saw Betty Boothroyd named as the first female speaker of the House of Commons: in which year did she finally retire from the position … ?
Q4) More to the point what constituency did she represent … ?
Q5) 27th April, 1909, saw Sultan Abdul Hamid 2nd, overthrown: where was he Sultan of …?
Q6) And finally … 27th April, 1927, saw the formation of which South American country’s national police force … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 26th April, 1984, saw President Ronald Reagan start a state visit to where … ?
A1) China.
Q2) 26th April, 1966, saw which Uzbek city destroyed by an earthquake?
A2) Tashkent.
Q3) 26th April, 121AD saw the birth of Emperor Marcus Aurelius: in which Ridley Scott film is Marcus Aurelius played by Richard Harris?
A3) Gladiator.
Q4) More to the point, Marcus Aurelius was a follower of which philosophy … ?
A4) Stoicism.
Q5) 26th April, 1933, saw the establishment of Nazi Germany’s notorious Gestapo: what phrase was Gestapo a contraction of … ?
A5) Geheime Staatspolizei.
Q6) And finally … 26th April, 1923, saw Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon marry whom … ?
A6) The Duke of York: also known, of course, as George 6th.   (Of The King’s Speech fame.)
Enjoy those, everyone.

As it’s Sheena Easton’s birthday … ?   I’ll leave you with a tune from her … 

*        I’ve got to admit, Debbi, that’s what I CALL blue-collar … !

º        Ahhh … I don’t know if it’ll be any help, Debbi, but take a non-slip bath mat!   I’d HATE to lose  my audience in one go … !

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