Saturday, 11 January 2014

The Daily Teaser — 11-1-2014

OK, I’ll admit it!   I’ve been doing some redesigning … !

I’ll be honest: it was a mixture of a couple of people suggesting some form of redesign would be improve readability, boredom, and the fact I was adding the latest Dropkixx poster to the sidebar.

I thought changing the backgrounds of the posts, at the same time I added the poster would be about time.

And possibly not a moment too soon.

There’s a request, though.   Would you mind letting me known what you think of the new look?

I’d seriously appreciate it.

That aside … ?   Let’s get a move on.


Yesterday’s rather underground Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and — along with letting me know about a Certain Phone Call — also scoring nine out of ten.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 11th January, 1922, saw Insulin used on a human patient for the first time.   What condition is it used to treat: polio, schizophrenia or diabetes … ?
Q2) 11th January, 1948, saw the birth of the 54th Yokozuna, Hiroshi Wajima: noted champion of which Japanese sport … ?
Q3) 11th January, 1908, saw Theodore Roosevelt name what as a National Monument?
Q4) 11th January, 1935, saw Amelia Earhart become the first person to complete a solo trip from Hawaii … to where … ?
Q5) Finally … 11th January, 1960, is the date given of the first known murder: by which killer … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 10th January, 1863, saw the opening of the first part of what’s now the London Underground.   Name either of those first two stations.
Q2) Which of those two stations features a building by Isambard Kingdom Brunel … ?
Q3) What was the name of the original line that connected those two stations … ?
Q4) As a result similar underground railways across the world are know as what: metros, subways or streetcars … ?
A4) Strictly speaking, metros: although a lot of the time, various terms get used.
Q5) Those two original stations are now on two London Underground lines: name either.
Q6) On the current London Underground, what’s the most southerly station … ?
A6) Morden.
Q7) That most southerly station is on which London Underground line … ?
A7) Mildly ironically, the Northern Line.
Q8) The most northerly — and westerly — station on the London Underground is in Buckinghamshire: is it Chester, Cheshunt or Chesham … ?
A8) Chesham.   (It’s ALSO the furthest station from central London.)
Q9) In the early 1930s, Harry Beck designed which iconic item: the London Underground logo, the tube map or London Underground’s wooden elevators?
A9) The map.
Q10) Finally … Radio 4 show, I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue, features a game named after which London Underground station … ?
Enjoy those.

I’ll leave you with this thought from Jasper Fforde …
“It was little surprise that so many neanderthals felt confused and unprepared for the pressures of modern life. It was Homo sapien at his least sapient.”
From Chapter 4a of Lost In A Good Book, by Jasper Fforde, born 11th Jan, 1961.
And this tune.

Enjoy the day … 

*        I wonder who that was, then … !   Hopefully, it was a junk message, Debbi, rather than a job: I’d hate to have missed the latter!   (Oh, let me know what you think of the overhaul … )

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I'm partial to the color, but I've always liked "cool" colors like blue and violet.

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