Saturday, 1 February 2014

The Daily Teaser — 1-2-2014

You know, I have to admit, I went to bed last night, with earworms banging through my head.

A couple, actually.

A Boy Like That, and America: both of which came from noted musical, West Side Story: the film version’s one of those movies you either have or haven’t seen.

Personally … ?

Personally, I think it’s one of those films — like Fiddler on the Roof and Cabaret — that’s worth checking out: if for no other reason than to say you’ve seen it, and worked out whether it’s something relevant to you.

At any rate … ?

Let’s get a move on, shall we?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with putting up this post about mysteries, she also scored five out of five.   (I personally feel Debbi’s disappearing revisions may be solved, if she can switch on MS Office’s ‘Track Changes’ feature: if you know where that is, she probably appreciate hearing from you.)

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) 1st February, 1884, saw the first volume of the Oxford English Dictionary, published.   What’s the first entry in the Oxford English Dictionary … ?
Q2) 1st February, 1946, saw the Parliament of Hungary declare Hungary to be a republic: after abolishing what …?
Q3) That same day — 1st February, 1946 — saw Trygve Lie of Norway appointed as the first Secretary General of what … ?
Q4) 1st February is also the feast day Saint Brigid of Kildare.   She’s a patron saint of Ireland, and what else: printing presses, keyboards or computers … ?
Q5) Finally … 1st February, 2003, saw the deaths of the seven crew-members of the Space Shuttle Columbia.   Name any of them.
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 31st January, 2014, marks the start of the Chinese New Year.   2014 is the year of which Chinese astrological animal … ?
A1) The horse.
Q2) 31st January, 1929, saw the Soviet Union exile Leon Trotsky.   In which country was he eventually assassinated … ?
A2) Mexico.
Q3) 31st January, 1968, saw the USA receive reports of over 500 deaths: during which Vietnam War offensive … ?
A3) The Tet Offensive.
Q4) 31st January, 1983, saw UK drivers ordered to wear seat-belts.   Under that same legislation, who else in the car had to … ?
A4) Front seat passengers.
Q5) Finally … 31st January, 1990, saw McDonald’s open its first restaurant: in Moscow’s Pushkin Square.   How many Russian restaurant does the firm now have: 407, 408 0r 409?
A5) 408.
I’ll leave you with this thought from director, George Pal …
“None of my past films are my favorites. My next film is always my favorite. I don’t like to cry over something that didn’t turn out. I always try to do better the next film.”
George Pal February 1, 1908 – May 2, 1980.
And given it’s hat wearing, eyepatched, Dr Hook member, Ray Sawyer’s birthday, with this … 

Have a good day … 

*        Actually, Debbi: I’ve just had another quick Google search for you: I think Microsoft’s Help Pages have something on it.   Whether that helps, I don’t know, but it’s possibly worth checking.   Additionally, as you’re using Pages, you may want to read this Macworld article†, on how to track MS Word changes with Pages.   I know they’re talking about an older version: but usually features like that carry over …

†        Don’t know if it’s worth you’re while, Debbi: but I usually look to Macworld for its ‘How To’ sections.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thanks, Paul! Got a lot of learning to do!

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2. the monarchy
3. the UN
4. printing presses
5. Rick Husband