Wednesday, 20 November 2013

The Daily Teaser — 20-11-2013

Now, THAT’S annoying … !

As you may have noticed from a post I put up, yesterday, my TV signal’s gone down.

Mine.   And everyone else’s in the building … !

From what we can gather, the building’s had some sub-contractor’s in.

As part of what ever it was they were doing, managed to disconnect the aerial that fed the free-to-air signal across the building.

I’m not happy: if I miss the fiftieth anniversary Dr Who show — which a friend tells me will also feature Tom Baker — I’ll be very annoyed.

I’m not the only one: that feed feeds the whole building.   That’s twelve unhappy sets of occupants.

At least four of whom have reported it to Circle Anglia, our landlords.

Hopefully, that amount of noise should get some quick results.

I’ll let you know!


Moving on, Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and bagging five out of five!

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) 20th November, 1908, saw the birth of broadcaster and journalist, Alistair Cooke: famed, in part, for broadcasting his Letters Fromwhere … ?
Q2) 20th November also saw the birth — in 1889 — of astronomer, Edwin Hubble.   Which agency launched the Hubble Space Telescope, that’s named after him … ?
Q3) 20th November, 1979, saw the seizing of the Grand Mosque, by religious dissidents.   The Mosque contains the Kaaba, the holiest place on Earth to Muslims, and is in which country … ?
Q4) 20th November, 284AD, saw who chosen as Roman Emperor: Carinus, Diocletian or Maximian … ?
Q5) Finally … 20th November, 1942, saw the birth of the 47th Vice President of the USA.   Who is he … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 
Q1) 19th November, 1992, saw a UK court rule that coma patient, Tony Bland, be allowed to die.   He’d been put into coma as a result of injuries he’d received during which sporting disaster … ?
Q2) 19th November, 1985, saw the initial meeting between President Reagan of the USA and General Secretary Gorbachev of the USSR: at summit talks held in which European country … ?
Q3) 19th November, 1990, saw which band stripped of a Grammy award … ?
Q4) 19th November, 1969, saw Pelé score his 1000th goal.   Whilst playing for which Brazilian club … ?
A4) Santos FC.
Q5) Finally … 19th November, 1950, saw Dwight Eisenhower become the Supreme Commander of NATO’s European forces.   What does NATO stand for … ?
I’ll leave you with this thought from Bo Derek …
“Whoever said money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping.”
Bo Derek, born November 20, 1956.
And this song from Freya Lim … 

Have a good day.

*        Looks like you’re on form, there, Debbi … !   (Oh, did I tell you about the TV signal?   It couldn’t happen at a WORSE time, given what’s due to be broadcast, on Saturday … ! I’m Not A Happy Bunny … !)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Oh, no! Hope that gets fixed. Can't miss Doctor Who, can we?

1. America
3. Saudi Arabia
4. Diocletian
5. Joe Biden