Monday, 24 February 2014

The Daily Teaser — 24-2-2014

It’s a Monday: the start of a new week.

And, frankly … ?   Well, frankly, I’ve an appointment, this afternoon, at the local jobcentre.

Quite what for, I’m not sure: hopefully, I’ll find out more, today.

I have to admit to being somewhat nervous about it.

On the up side … ?   On the upside, hopefully, my adviser’s managed to arrange a place on a European Computer Driving License — a basic computer literacy course — for me.

I don’t know how much I can learn from it.

But it would be nice to have a bit of paper to show to employers, that says I know my stuff.

With that said … ?

Let’s get a move on.


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and bagging six 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) 24th February, 1848, saw Louis Philippe I abdicate as king of France.   Who replaced him as French head of state?
Q2) 24th February, 1971, saw the UK government announce it was restricting immigration: from migrants from where … ?
Q3) 24th February, 1582, saw Pope Gregory 13th introduce the Gregory calendar now in use in many parts of the world.   How many days ahead of the Julian calendar is the Gregorian calendar: 12, 13 or 14 … ?
Q4) 24th February, 2011, saw the last launch of which of the Space Shuttles … ?
Q5) Finally … 24th February, 2013, saw Archbishop Neophyte elected as Patriarch of which European country … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 23rd February, 1999, saw Abdullah Öcalan charged with Treason.   By which country’s government … ?
A1) Turkey’s.
Q2) He was also one of the founders of the PKK: how is the PKK known in English … ?
A2) The KWP, or Kurdistan Workers’ Party.
Q3) Moving on … 23rd February, 1987, saw the first sightings of SN1987a, in the Large Magellanic Cloud.   What kind of object IS SN1987a: a black hole, a supernova or a red dwarf?
A3) A supernova.
Q4) 23rd February, 1958, saw Cuban rebels kidnap which Championship driver … ?
Q5) 23rd February, 1941, saw Professor Glenn T. Seaborg and his team become the first group to synthesize which transuranic heavy metal?
A5) Plutonium.
Q6) Finally … 23rd February, 1927, saw President Calvin Coolidge authorize the US body that regulated what: radio, television or telephones … ?
A6) Radio.
I’ll leave you with the Straylight Run’s† Perfect Ending, as a nod to frontman, John Nolan … 

And this thought …
“A game is a series of interesting choices.”
Sid Meier, born 24th February, 1954.
Have a good day.

*        Oh, I have tried, Debbi, a couple of times: famously, though, Apple are VERY picky … !

†        The band’s name is a nod to William Gibson’s Neuromancer.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

That's a shame. I think you'd be good at it.

1. Charles X
2. Palestinians or Arabs (maybe?)
3. 12
4. Discovery (the last flight)
5. Bulgaria