Thursday, 5 September 2013

The Daily Teaser — 5-9-2013

Now, THAT’S a thing.

You’ve probably worked out I’m out of a job, at the moment.

So the limited amount of money I get is at the taxpayers expense.

Thank you, if you’re on the UK: I hope you’re enjoying the blog.   I’m trying to use my time constructively, in between job-hunting, and hope the fruits of that are something you approve of.

At ANY rate … I’m out of a job.   So the news, this morning, that the UK’s National Audit Office had done a report on the Government’s planned changes to benefits with interest.   Their conclusion, that the planned changes are poor value for money and plagued with upcoming IT changes.

I can only hope that means the planned changes will be scrapped.   I really do not like the look of them.


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with letting us know she felt the subject entirely appropriate, she also bagged seven out of eight.

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) If you’ve been born on the 5th September, what — in traditional astrology — is your star-sign … ?
Q2) 5th September, 1921, saw the death of actress, Virginia Rappe: at a party hosted by whom … ?
Q3) 5th September, 1960, saw Léopold Sédar Senghor elected as the first president of which African company … ?
Q4) 5th, September, 1666, was the last day of the Great Fire Of London.   How many people died in that fire: six, seven or eight?
Q5) The Second Great Fire Of London was during the Blitz air raids of which world war … ?
Q6) Finally … 5th September, 1960, saw the forming of the Benelux Customs Union: name any of the three countries that joined … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 4th September, 1998, saw the founding of Google: name either of the two Stanford students who founded Google.
A1) Larry Page and Sergey Brin.
Q2) In which state IS Stanford University … ?
A2) California.
Q3) In which year did Google introduce its Gmail service to the public … ?
A3) 2004.
Q4) What’s the name of the operating system Google released for mobile devices … ?
A4) Google Android.
Q5) More to the point, what’s the name of Google’s free web browser … ?
A5) Google Chrome.
Q6) What — famously — is Google’s informal motto … ?
A6) Don’t Be Evil.
Q7) What’s the name of the video streaming site Google bought in 2006 … ?
A7) YouTube.
Q8) Finally … who’s Google’s current Chief Executive Officer … ?
A8) Larry Page.
Enjoy those.

I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Television won't be able to hold on to any market it captures after the first six months. People will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night.”
Darryl F. Zanuck, September 5, 1902 – December 22, 1979.
And, as it’s the late Freddie Mercury’s birthday, with these two songs … 

Enjoy your day … 

*        Actually, Debbi, that was another on that rolled off the typewriter: or keyboard, I should say.  Funny how these terms survive, isn’t it … ?

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Indeed it is. I've got a Doctor Who parody post coming up that I hope you and Trevor will enjoy! :)

1. Virgo
2. Fatty Arbuckle
3. Senegal
4. 6
5. World War II
6. Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg