Tuesday, 25 February 2014

The Daily Teaser — 25-2-2014

Oh, well, that’s sorted, then.

I’m now signed up for the European Computer Driving Licence.

Which is good.

OK, I think I’ve already learnt — or taught myself — some of the basics.   And it means working on a lot of stuff made by Microsoft.

But I’d also like to have the certification.

If for no other reason than to be able to show a prospective employer that I know how to find the ‘On’ button … !

Ahem … !


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and bagging two out of five.

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) 25th February saw Samuel Colt receive the official patent for his famed gun.   In which year … ?
Q2) What kind of handgun was that first Colt: a revolver, semi-automatic or machine pistol?
Q3) 25th February, 1919, saw Oregon become the first US state to charge a gasoline tax.   How much did it charge: 1 cent per gallon, 1 cent per quart or 1 cent per pint … ?
Q4) 25th February, 1982, saw the European Court of Human Rights rule that UK schools use of what, was a violation of the Human Rights Convention … ?
Q5) 25th February, 1797, saw Colonel William Tate and his force, surrender: at the end of the last invasion of Britain.   Which small Welsh town had they landed at: Portmerion, Fishguard or Ystradgynlais … ?
Q6) Finally … 25th February, 1991, saw which military alliance disbanded … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 24th February, 1848, saw Louis Philippe I abdicate as king of France.   Who replaced him as French head of state?
A1) Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte: also known as Napoleon 3rd.
Q2) 24th February, 1971, saw the UK government announce it was restricting immigration: from migrants from where … ?
A2) The British Commonwealth.
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 … ?
A3) 13.
Q4) 24th February, 2011, saw the last launch of which of the Space Shuttles … ?
A4) The Discovery.
Q5) Finally … 24th February, 2013, saw Archbishop Neophyte elected as Patriarch of which European country … ?
A5) Bulgaria.
I’ll leave you with this tune … 

And this thought …
“I am a big man, and I have a laugh to match my size. The ridiculous thing is that since I played ‘Goldfinger’ in the James Bond film, there are some people who still insist on seeing me as a cold, ruthless villain - a man without laughs.”
Gert Fröbe, 25 February 1913 – 5 September 1988
Have a good day … !

*        Oh, I agree with you, Debbi … !   He says modestly!   (Oh, pointless tip for you, Debbi. You DO know you should be a able drag and drop text from something — a webpage, an email, what-have-you — and drag it straight over to the desktop.   The result will end with ‘.textClipping’.)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

There's all sorts of stuff I'm learning as I go. Believe me. :)

1. 1836
2. revolver
3. 1 cent per gallon
4. corporal punishment
5. Fishguard
6. the Warsaw Pact