Monday, 28 October 2013

The Daily Teaser — 28-10-2013

You know, it’s one heck of a morning, don’t you… ?

I mean … Lou Reed’s died, for one thing.

Which is a shame.

What’s more worrying to me … ?   Is the buses.

You know I’m on the government sponsored work programme?   In Basildon … ?

Well, I am: and usually I take the number #9 to get there.

Except, of course, today … ?   Is the Day of the Saint Jude’s Day Storm: complete with rail closures, road closures, ferry closures, falling trees, power cuts, and everything else.



OK, GRANTED you can’t necessarily make those trees out.

But they’re swaying a bit more than I’d expect … 

Hmmm … 

Let’s move on, shall we?


Yesterday’s Teaser was quiet: although regular, Debbi*, did look in to say ‘Hello’.

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) 28th October, 1958, saw Cardinal Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli elected as Pope.   What name did he use as Pope … ?
Q2) Who was Roncalli’s predecessor as pope … ?
Q3) 28th October, 1886, saw President Grover Cleveland dedicate the Statue of Liberty: the Statue is in a harbour in which US city?
Q4) 28th October, 1962, saw President Kennedy thank Soviet Russia for offering to remove missiles: from which island … ?
Q5) 28th October, 1904, saw Panama establish diplomatic relations with which South American country … ?
Q6) Finally … 28th October, 1918, saw Czechoslovakia become independent of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.   Name either of Czechoslovakia’s successor states …
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 27th October, 1994, saw the discover of Gliese 229B.   What IS Gliese 229B: a red giant, a planetoid or a brown dwarf … ?
A1) A brown dwarf.   (Although, apparently, it may well be magenta in colour … )
Q2) One year later, 27th October, 1995, saw Latvia apply for membership of what … ?
A2) The European Union.
Q3) More to the point, the Latvian coast is on which Sea … ?
A3) The Baltic.
Q4) 27th October — in a non-leap year — is of the year: the 299th, 300th or 301st … ?
A4) The 300th.
Q5) 27th October, 1968, saw protestors against which war, demonstrating outside the US Embassy in London … ?
A5) The Vietnam War.
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 … ?
A6) Italy.   (He wasn’t the LAST PM to end up in court … )
I’ll leave you with this thought from Microsoft founder, Bill Gates …
“The next generation of interesting software will be done on the Macintosh, not the IBM PC.”
Bill Gates born 28th October, 1955.
With this tune from The Shadows … 

And, given Lou Reed’s death … ?   I’ll also leave you with this … 

Have a good day: and don’t get caught by the storm … 

*        I’ll look forward to that one, Debbi … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I had no idea about Lou Reed! How sad ... :(

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