Friday, 3 May 2013

The Daily Teaser — 3-5-2013: Spam … !

Well, it seems results from yesterday’s elections are coming in.

Local Lib-Dems are doing ok — I know David Kendall’s done well  — but seemingly … ?

Well, seemingly, the Tories are still in charge, the Lib-Dems have lost three seats, and both Labour and UKIP have increased their seats.   On top of that, we now have 2 — count them — 2 whole Green councillors.

Which is interesting.

Either way … ?   Either way, SOMEONE’S going to have a headache … !


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with letting us know about her days heading west, she ALSO managed to score eight out of eight.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s themed questions: here they are, along with the ‘How To’, license and video … 

Q1) 3rd May saw the first spam email sent to everyone on the (then) ARPANET.   In which year of the 1970s … ?
Q2) More to the point, the term, spam is a reference — in this case — to a comedy sketch on which TV show … ?
Q3) As well as spam, the sketch included a lot of singing what … ?
Q4) SPIT is spam sent through internet telephone services like Skype.   The word is a contraction of ‘SPam over Internet’ … what … ?
Q5) According to a 2011 Cisco Systems report, 13.9 percent of all spam originated where: Brazil, India, Russia or China … ?
Q6) And finally … That original Spam email was sent on behalf of which computer company … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 2nd May, 1611, saw the first publication of the Authorized King James Bible.   Which year saw it’s 400th anniversary … ?
A1) 2011.
Q2) More to the point, it was authorized by James 1st of England: who was James the what, of Scotland … ?
A2) James 6th.
Q3) The King James version was the third ‘official’ version of the Bible in English.   Which King commissioned the first … ?
A3) The Pope’s perennial favourite English king, Henry 8th.
Q4) The Kings James bible was translated into English from three different languages.   Name any one of them … 
A4) Hebrew, Latin and Greek.
Q5) Which of those languages was the New Testament translated from … ?
A5) Greek.
Q6) From 1666, copies of the King James Bible have excluded what: the Old Testament, the New Testament or the Apocrypha … ?
A6) The Apocrypha.
Q7) Who — in 1525 — translated and issued the first copy of the Bible in English … ?
A7) William Tyndale.
Q8) And finally … James 1st was the first English king to belong to which dynasty … ?
A8) The House of Stuart.
I’ll leave you with this thought from Bill Gates, speaking in a 2004 interview …
“Does the e-mail say it's about ‘enlargement’ … ?    That might be spam.”
Bill Gates.
And with this interesting mix of tunes: one that calls itself … 

And as a final video … ?

You too — if ever you’re in Austin, Minnesota — may wish to visit … the SPAM MUSEUM†.

I think the less said, the better … 

*        Yeap, that’s him, Debbi: Tony Hancock his name was.   Some of his best known works are comedy classics.   Maybe not as edgy as (say) the Pythons were.   But beautifully timed and presented, AND entertaining … !

Now, about that t-shirt.   You know, it’s a shame I’m potless: I’d’ve possibly been able to see if there’s something available, here … (Trust me, Debbi, you’ll LIKE that site … !)

†        According to the Spam Museum’s own site, it’s 16000 square feet of tastefully presented spam-filled goodness.   Only in America … 


trev-v said...

A1 1983
A2 Monty Python’s Flying Circus
A3 Vikings
A4 Telephyony
A5 India
A6 DEC (Digital Equipment Corporation )

Debbi said...

Oh, my goodness! That's a great site. Thanks, Paul! :)

1. 1978
2. Monty Python’s Flying Circus
3. "Spam, lovely Spam, wonderful Spam"
4. telephony
5. India
6. Digital Equipment Corporation

Would you be kind enough to like my new FB page, please? :)