Tuesday, 10 September 2013

The Daily Teaser — 10-9-2013

Hmmm … 

THAT’S a bother.

I have to admit, last night was tiring.   I was, after all, putting together the newest batch of Teaser videos for here.

Of course, I was ALSO using my iPod to access Facebook.

What happened … ?   Someone in Manchester tried to access my Facebook account.

Forcing me to change my account’s password.

It’s a pain when something like that happens: I’m having a job and a half reconnecting the (very few) games I play on both my iPod AND on FB, after the change.

Better safe than sorry, I think.

But, boy, that’s going to be fiddly‡!


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with bagging three out of five, she also let me know she had an idea or two she wanted to talk over with me.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s Teaser.

Here it is, along with the ‘How To’, License and video

Q1) 10th September, 1846, saw Elias Howe patent a sewing machine.   Which American actor and inventor made his fortune from his range of sewing machines … ?
Q2) 10th September, 1967, saw the people of where, vote to stay a UK dependency … ?
Q3) More to the point, remaining British, rather than be part of which European country … ?
Q4) 10th September, 2002, saw which famously neutral country join the United Nations … ?
Q5) 10th September, 1939, saw the birth of Cynthia Powell: famously, whose first wife … ?
Q6) Finally … 10th September, 1823, saw who elected as President of Peru … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 9th September, 1947, saw the finding of the world’s first computer bug: at which US university … ?
A1) Harvard.
Q2) 9th September, 1976, saw the death of Chairman Mao.   How is Quotations from Chairman Mao better known, in the West … ?
A2) The Little Red Book.
Q3) 9th September, 1850, saw California admitted as the 31st state of the USA.   What’s the capital of California … ?
A3) Sacramento.
Q4) 9th September, 1988, saw seven members of England’s cricket team refused visas to India: after they went on a rebel sporting tour, where … ?
A4) To South Africa.
Q5) Finally … 9th September, 1942, saw the only Japanese air-raids on US soil: on which US state … ?
A5) Oregon†.
Enjoy those.

In memory of early feminist writer, Mary Wollstonecraft, I’ll leave you with this thought …
“The endeavor to keep alive any hoary establishment beyond its natural date is often pernicious and always useless.”
Mary Wollstonecraft, 27 April 1759 – 10 September 1797.
And — given it’s Siobhan Fahey’s birthday — with this tune … 

Have a good day.

*        Now I’m worried, Debbi … ! :D   But on a serious note, that’s cool!

†        If I’ve understood it correctly, Debbi, the Japanese used a version of what we, here in the UK, call a Chinese Lantern to launch bombs at the US pacific northwest.

‡        Got It … !   Had to change it in my iPod’s settings … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

No worries, Paul! I just need to work out the concept a bit, then run it past you. It could be a really awesome thing. Maybe the most ambitious project of my life.

Does that sound intriguing? Ha! :)

1. Gordon McKay
2. Gibraltar
3. Spain
4. Switzerland
5. good old John Lennon
6. Simon Bolivar

It's something I thought about ages ago. I can't believe I'm actually thinking about it again. That's all I can say for now. :)