Sunday, 8 December 2013

The Daily Teaser — 8-12-2013

You know, I THINK I’m still yawning … 

No, I stand corrected: I KNOW I’m still yawning … !

I’ll be honest, I had a late-ish night, last night: putting together the videos for the next few days worth of Teasers.

As much fun as I find blogging … ?

That does take some time.   It doesn’t HELP realising one video’s need re-doing from the start … !

Sorry just had to correct the word ‘re-doing’, there: it almost turned into something else!

Hmmm … 

Let’s get a move on, shall we?

While I boil the kettle, so I can make a really strong cuppa … 


Ahem … !

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and, along with letting us know she’s enjoyed yesterday’s videos, also bagged four out of five.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with todays questions, shall we?   Here they are, along with the ‘How To,’ License and video … 

Q1) 8th December, 2010, saw a Japanese space-probe pass which planet … ?
Q2) What did that probe use to propel itself: hydrogen, rocket fuel or a solar sail … ?
Q3) 8th December, 1983, saw cameras start broadcasting from the House of Lords.   In which year did broadcasts start from the House of Commons?
Q4) In the wake of the Pearl Harbour attack, during World War 2, 8th December, 1941, saw the President of the USA declare that the day ‘… would live in infamy.’   Which US president said that?
Q5) 8th December, 1941, also saw Japan launch invasions: of Malaya, Hong Kong, the Philippines and the Dutch East Indies.   And where else … ?
Q6) Finally … 8th December, 1980, saw John Lennon murdered outside the building he and his wife lived in.   What’s the name of that building … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 
Q1) 7th December, 1965, saw Pope Paul 6th and Patriarch Athenagoras of Constantinople revoke their respective churches excommunications of each other.   In which year had those been called: 1053, 1054 or 1055?
A1) 1054.
Q2) 7th December, 1972, saw Apollo 17 leave on the last ever Apollo mission.   What was the name of the famous photo of Earth, taken by crew members … ?
A2) The Blue Marble.
Q3) 7th December, 1955, saw Clement Attlee step down as Prime Minister of the UK.   Which rank of the peerage did the Queen give him: duke, earl or viscount … ?
A3) Earl.
Q4) 7th December, 1962, saw Rainier 3rd modify his country’s constitution.   What WAS his country … ?
A4) Monaco.
Q5) Finally … 7th December, 1995, saw NASA’s Galileo probe arrive at its final destination.   Which planet was that: Jupiter, Saturn or Neptune … ?
A5) Jupiter.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.”
Quintus Horatius Flaccus, known as Horace,   8 December 65 BC – 27 November 8 BC.
And, in memory of the late John Lennon … 

Enjoy the day … 

*        Got to admit, I thoroughly enjoyed digging those up, Debbi: it’s nice to know they’re appreciated.   (Actually, Debbi, as and when you do, you may wish to play with Safari, for a while: Google Chrome is VERY speedy‡, and I use it to to the hefty redesign jobs on the blog†.   But the new version of Safari is getting some good reviews, and it’s Reading List feature is the reason I stick with it.)

†        Both Blogspot and Google Chrome are Google Chrome are Google products: that helps.

‡        They tend to alternate, in MacWorld’s speedtests


Debbi said...

So that file could work on Safari or Google Chrome?

Love that song! John Lennon was, of course, one of the greats!

1. Venus
2. solar sail
3. 1989
4. Franklin D. Roosevelt
5. Thailand
6. The Dakota

Nik Nak said...

You should be able to download the file with Safari, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, what have you, Debbi.

Once it’s downloaded onto your machine*, you’ll be able to play it with a variety of different apps. you should be able to play it with Windows Media Player, or you can download QuickTime, from Apple, or VLC: both of which are free.

*        You’ll find it in your download folder: this is where it is in Windows.