Monday, 7 May 2012

The Daily Teaser — 7-5-2012

Oh, my good lord … !

But isn’t Safari having trouble, this morning … ?

Just me, it is!

The usual White Flash problem is DEFINITELY still around.   The weird bit is that shifting it into 32-bit mode seems to help … 

But leave me unable to read online .pdf files.   Which is a pain … !

The upside … ?

Is that I’ve at least managed to upload a picture of Jude on a toy fire engine.   Which is nice: especially as he’s learnt his SECOND: car … !

I’m pleased … !

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: along with bagging 6 out of 6, she also admitting to feeling like she could write fast enough*, and feeling like an incredibly modest writerº.

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

Q1) 7th May, saw which country surrender, at the end of World War Two … ?
Q2) More to the point, 7th May, 1937, saw that country’s Condor Legion, arrive to help in which country’s Civil War … ?
Q3) 7th May, 1846, saw the first publication of the USA’s oldest weekly newspaper: what’s it called … ?
Q4) More to the point, in which US state is it published … ?
Q5) 7th May, 1867, saw the patenting — in England —  of dynamite: by whom … ?
Q6) And finally … 7th May, 2001, saw Pope John Paul 2nd visit which middle Eastern city … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 6th May, 1861, saw which Virginian town named as capitol of the Confederate States of America … ?   A1) Richmond.
Q2) More to the point, that same day saw which state secede from the Union … ?   A2) Arkansas.
Q3) Still in the US … 6th May, 1877, saw who surrender to US forces … ?   A3) Chief Crazy Horse.
Q4) 6th May, 1997, saw the Bank of England given independence from government control by the then Chancellor: who was he … ?   A4) Gordon Brown.
Q5) 6th May, 1840, saw what go into use in Great Britain … ?   A5) The Penny Black: the world’s first adhesive stamp.
Q6) And finally … 6th May, 1954, saw Roger Bannister break the 4 Minute Mile.   In which English city did he do this: London, Cambridge or Oxford … ?   A6) Oxford.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll catch you when I catch you … !

*        I know what you mean, Debbi: frankly, Jude’s going faster than Safari … !

º        Actually … ?   I caught the Sunday one, as well, that’s another corker!   And cheers for the mention!   Carly will appreciate it … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

A corker! :) I love it. You guys have the coolest slang. Ha ha ha ...

1. Germany
2. Spain
3. The Cambridge Chronicle
4. Massachusetts
5. Alfred Nobel
6. Damascus