Thursday, 13 June 2013

The Daily Teaser — 13-6-2013

Hello, sounds like Google’s in trouble.

At least one Parliamentary committee is insisting that Google’s habit of avoiding tax — by doing business in the UK, but using the Republic of Ireland as it’s billing address — is Not A Good Thing.

And should be more seriously investigated by HM Revenue and Customs than it is.

Google’s response is that it complies fully with the law.

What gets me … ?   Is that representatives from the tech giant have refused to do an interview with Radio 4’s Today programme.

Which is possibly sensible.   You can usually GUARANTEE being in trouble, if you’re getting a mauling from Messrs Humphries and Naughtie.

Let’s move on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with letting us know yesterday’s were an interesting choice of subjects, also bagged 5 out of six.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video … 

Q1) 13th June, 1373, saw the start of the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance.   Is it still in force … ?
Q2) 13th June, 1955, saw the discovery of a diamond mine in what was the USSR: what was it called … … ?
Q3) 13th June, 1381, saw the destruction of the Savoy Palace: during the Peasants Revolt.   The palace was the London residence of John of where … … ?
Q4) Name either of the buildings that now stand in its place.
Q5) Which Canadian city was devastated by a fire on 13th June, 1886 … ?
Q6) And finally … 13th June, 313 AD, saw the formal posting of the Edict of Milan: in Nicomedia.   Nicomedia is now in which country … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 12th June is a Wednesday.   When was the LAST time June 12th was a Wednesday … ?
A1) 2002.
Q2) In which family would you find a daughter called Wednesday … ?
A2) The Addams Family.
Q3) In the Old Testament, what’s created on Wednesday: or the Fourth Day, as it puts it … ?
A3) The sun and moon.
Q4) What’s the name of the first day of Lent … ?
A4) Ash Wednesday.
Q5) Which Wednesday would you find in Sheffield, Yorkshire … ?
A5) Sheffield Wednesday F. C.
Q6) And finally … Which Norse god does the English name for Wednesday refer to … ?
A6) Wodan.
Enjoy those.

I’ll leave you with this thought from Dorothy L. Sayers …
“Every time a man expects, as he says, his money to work for him, he is expecting other people to work for him.”
Dorothy L. Sayers, 13 June 1893 – 17 December 1957.
And, as a nod to Weezer frontman, River Cuomo, with this song … 

Have a good day … 

*        What can I tell you, Debbi … ?   Actually, those day of the week ones are a real headache to write … !   (Although it has to be said, it was nice to hear Wednesday Week, again: it’s easy to forget quite how good The Undertones could be.)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I think your quote just says it all, Paul! :) I love Dorothy Sayers. I'll have to write about how I got introduced to her work.


1. yes
2. Mir Mine
3. Gaunt
4. the Savoy Theatre and the Savoy Hotel
5. Vancouver
6. Turkey