Sunday, 27 October 2013

The Daily Teaser — 27-10-2013

Oh, that always confuses me … 

It does.

The simple fact that — every six months — the clocks go forward in Spring.

And back in the autumn.

Of course, the clocks have gone back, overnight.

Something that always vague throws me: although today, it’s only mildly confusing.

I only had to reset the clock on my phone, and my boiler.   Everything else, updated automatically.

It’s those little technological developments I’m thankful for.   It means for a lot less swearing, first thing on a Sunday morning … !

At ANY rate … ?

At any rate … let’s get a move on.


With Debbi off for a while, Yesterday’s Teaser was quiet: with no-one [utting in their answers.

So let’s see how you do with today’s questions, shall we?

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

Q1) 27th October, 1994, saw the discovery of Gliese 229B.   What IS Gliese 229B: a red giant, a planetoid or a brown dwarf … ?
Q2) One year later, 27th October, 1995, saw Latvia apply for membership of what … ?
Q3) More to the point, the Latvian coast is on which Sea … ?
Q4) 27th October — in a non-leap year — is of the year: the 299th, 300th or 301st … ?
Q5) 27th October, 1968, saw protestors against which war, demonstrating outside the US Embassy in London … ?
Q6) Finally … 27th October, 1995, saw former Prime Minister Bettino Craxi tried and convicted on corruptions charges.   Which European country is he the former Prime Minister of … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 26th October, 1863, saw the first meeting of England’s Football Association: in a pub in which English city … ?
A1) London.
Q2) 26th, October, 1994, saw two Middle Eastern countries sign a peace treaty on their borders.   Name either country.
A2) Israel and Jordan.
Q3) 26th October, 1985, saw what returned to native Australian tribes?
A3) Ayers Rock: now better under its native name, Uluru.
Q4) 26th October, 1936, saw electricity generators turned on at a well-known dam on the Colorado River.   WHAT dam … ?
A4) The Hoover Dam.
Q5) Finally … 26th October, 2010, saw the death of Paul the Octopus: an octopus who’d shot to fame predicting the results of matches during which football World Cup … ?
A5) The 2010 World Cup.
Enjoy those.

I’ll leave you with this though from Emily Post …
“Ideal conversation must be an exchange of thought, and not, as many of those who worry about their shortcomings believe, an eloquent exhibition of wit or oratory.”
Emily Post  October 27, 1872 – September 25, 1960.
And, as it’s Marika Kroop’s birthday, I’ll also leave you with this … 

Have a good Sunday … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Hi there,

Just thought I'd stop by, since I'm putting together tomorrow's post. I'm enjoying the break from being online and doing Pinterest, frankly.

Check out the link to Danger Man I included in the upcoming post! :)

It won't embed, but it's a really cool montage.