Sunday, 22 July 2012

The Daily Teaser — 22-07-2012

Hmmm … !

You know, I’ve got to admit, that seems to help.

Remember, I was telling you I went for coffee, on Friday, with Trevor, Debbi and Rick … ?

Trevor, bless him, happened to mention he’d removed Real Player from his system: he’d found the way it interacts with his default browser† — FireFox — slowed down the speed it took to interact with a lot of Flash based webpages*.

Something I’d certainly noticed.

So, of course, yesterday … ?

I decided to trash my copy of the media player.

My word … 

That don’t half seem to have helped … !

Let’s move on, shall we?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Trevor and Mr Strict putting in their answers: with both scoring 6 out of six, it ALSO saw Mr S giving us this photo.

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

Q1) 22nd July, 1706, saw commissioners from which two kingdoms agree on the 1707 Act of Union … ?
Q2) More to the point, what was the name of the kingdom that was the result of the Act of Union … ?
Q3) 22nd July, 1933, saw who become the first person to complete a round-the-world airplane trip … ?
Q4) 22nd July, 1983, saw the end of martial law: in which European country … ?
Q5) 22nd July, 1966, saw whom step down as Leader of the Opposition … ?
Q6) And finally … 22nd July, 2011, saw Anders Bering Breivik kill 69 people on Utøya Island: in which country is Utøya Island … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 21st July, 1969, saw Neil Armstrong become the first man to walk on the  moon: who was the second … ?
A1) Edwin Buzz Aldrin.
Q2) More to the point, what was the name of the space flight they’d travelled to the moon on … ?
A2) Apollo 11.
Q3) Even MORE to the point … what was the name of the landing craft … ?
A3) The Eagle.
Q4) Moving on … 21st July, 2011, saw the end of NASA’s Space Shuttle programme, with the return of which shuttle from its last ever mission … ?
A4) The Atlantis.
Q5) 21st July, 1970, saw the completion of the Aswan High Dam: in which country is that dam … ?
A5) Egypt.
Q6) And finally … 21st July, 1977, saw the start of a four day war between two North African countries: name either …
A6) Libya and Egypt.
Enjoy those, everyone.

As it’s George Clinton’s birthday, today … ?

I’ll leave you with The Electric Spanking of War Babies.   You really can’t go wrong with a name like that … 

“He's Soderbergh, we're working for him. It doesn't matter what he's doing; we'll see it at the premiere.”
Terence Stamp born 22 July 1938

*        Even with HTML5 becoming more common on desktop browsers, Flash is still the default for many sites that have lots of media content and animated games.

†        Basically, whatever operating system and browser you’re using, Real Player switches on and offers to download a video so you can play it, locally: as and when you navigate to — say —  YouTube or Vimeo.

1 comment:

trev-v said...

A1 Kingdom of England and Kingdom of Scotland
A2 Kingdom of Great Britain
A3 Wiley Hardeman Post
A4 People's Republic of Poland – it was still communist at the time.
A5 Sir Alexander "Alec" Frederick Douglas-Home- and it was in 1965 not 1966.
A6 Kingdom of Norway