Thursday, 9 August 2012

The Daily Teaser — 09-08-2012

You know … it’s amazing what happen’s when you try and watch a movie … 

I’ve got to admit, I’ve got a copt of the 2012 movie, The Raven sitting around at the mo.

And tried watching it, last night, by hooking up Bruce — my mid 2007 model Mac Mini — to my TV.

I really shouldn’t’ve have switched on Pac the Mac X as soon as I’d got everything set up.

I blew Bruce’s speakers, bless him … 

Left me tinkering for hours, glueing his proverbial dong back on … 

Let’s get moving on, shall we?   Before people start looking at me funny … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* — all on her ownsome — putting in her answers: AND managing to bag 5 out of 6.

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

Q1) 9th August, 1945, saw 39000 people killed in the atomic bombing of Nagasaki.   What was the name of the bomb the US air-force dropped on Nagasaki … ?
Q2) More to the point, what was the name of the plane … ?
Q3) 9th August, 1936, saw who win his fourth gold medal, at the 1936 Summer Olympics … ?
Q4) In a general election, 9th August, 1993, saw which Japanese party lose power … ?
Q5) And finally … 9th August, 1971, saw Northern Ireland introduce internment without what: arrest, trial or jury … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …

Q1) 8th August, 1605, saw Charles 9th of Sweden found which European city?
A1) Oulu: in Finland!   (It sounds SO Hawai’ian, though … !)
Q2) 8th August, 1786, saw the first officially recorded climbing of which mountain: Mount Blanc, Monte Rosa or the Weïsshorn … ?
A2) Mount Blanc.
Q3) 8th August, 1988, saw the birth of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson's eldest daughter: what’s that daughter’s name … ?
A3) Beatrice Elizabeth Mary.
Q4) More to the point, where is that daughter in the line of succession … ?
A4) Fifth.
Q5) 8th August, 1879, saw the birth of Dr Robert Smith: which group did he co-found with Bill Wilson … ?
A5) Alcoholics Anonymous
Q6) And finally … 8th August, 1876, saw Thomas Edison receive the patent for which device … ?
A6) The mimeograph: a type of printer.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll catch you later.

After leaving you with some words of wisdom from Kurtis Blow … 

And a line or two from Pamela L. Travers, author of Mary Poppins.
“A writer is, after all, only half his book. The other half is the reader and from the reader the writer learns.”
P. L. Travers, 9 August 1899 – 23 April 1996

*        Oh, that night was fine, Debbi: having to tinker with Bruce, though, last night … ?   AHEM … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

If anyone is up to the task of tinkering with Bruce, it's you, Paul! :)

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