Friday, 17 January 2014

The Daily Teaser — 17-1-2014

Oh, I HATE that, when that happens … !

No, really … !

Bless her, my doctor’s advised me — for quite some years — that I should make sure I eat right: and, just as importantly, make sure I walk for at least half an hour, every day.

Just to make sure I work off the extra weight.

And guess what?

It’s raining!   Not just raining, but throwing it down.  Possibly even bucketing!

Not EXACTLY encouraging, that … !


But let’s move, shall we?   Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers.   Along with letting us know she’s getting a sensible computer, she also scored three out of six.

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) 17th January, 1773, saw Captain James Cook and his crew become the first Europeans to visit where: the Antarctic, Australia or New Zealand … ?
Q2) 17th January, 1904, saw which Anton Chekov play receive its premiere … ?
Q3) 17th January, 1977, saw the execution of killer, Gary Gilmore: in which US state … ?
Q4) 17th January, 1929, saw the original appearance of Popeye the Sailor Man.   Which Popeye character would glad pay you on Tuesday, for a hamburger … ?
Q5) Finally … 17th January, 1918, saw the first serious battles between the Red and White Guards.   In which European country’s Civil War … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 16th January, 27BC, saw Octavian, the first Roman emperor, given the title that made him famous: and marked the start of the Roman Empire.   What was that title … ?
A1) Augustus.
Q2) More to the point, what had he been called, after he was adopted by his uncle, Julius Cæsar?
A2) Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus.   (Or Gaius Iulius Gaii filius Caesar Octavianus, if you want it in the original Latin!)
Q3) Octavian was given the title by whom: the Roman Senate, the Roman  people or the Praetorian Guard … ?
A3) TheRoman Senate.
Q4) His rule started what’s known, in Latin, as the Pax Romana: or Roman … what … ?
A4) Peace.
Q5) In our calendar, which month is named after Octavian … ?
A5) August.
Q6) Finally … on his deathbed, Octavian said that he “… found a Rome of bricks, and leave you one of …” what?
A6) Marble.
Given it’s the the birthday of Kaiser Chiefs frontman, Ricky Wilson, I’ll leave you with this tune … 

And with this thought …
“Create your own method. Don't depend slavishly on mine. Make up something that will work for you! But keep breaking traditions, I beg you.”
Constantin Stanislavski, 17 January 1863 – 7 August 1938.
Enjoy your Friday: and don’t get wet … !

*        Congratulations, there, Debbi†: and welcome to the proverbial club!   Don’t forget, there’s an app called Migration Assistant — you can download it to your PC from the relevant part of the Apple website — and use it to transfer your files.   (Just so you know, that first link is to the page on how to use the app: the second is to the download page.)

†        Oh, JUST as a thought … ?   I’ve found always found David Pogue’s Missing Manuals to be invaluable: the current one is the Mavericks edition.   You might also find OS X Mavericks For Dummies handy.

1 comment:

Paul O said...

1) Antarctica
2) The Cherry Orchard.
3) Texas
4) Mr Wimpy
5) Finland