Tuesday, 4 February 2014

The Daily Teaser — 4-2-2014

Hmmm … 

It’s Tuesday.

And … ?

Well, frankly, it’s nose back to the grindstone time: or, at least, nose back to the proverbial job-hunt.

Complete with the minimal help provided by the Job Centre.

That’s possibly being a little unfair on them.   The fact my adviser was ill, the first time I was supposed to see him, can’t be helped.

But it does leave me mildly frustrated.   After all, any suggestions he could’ve made would’ve been both welcome: and something I could’ve acted on.

Oh, well … we’ll have to see what the day brings … 


Yesterday’s teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with letting me know she’d checking out a couple of sites I’d suggested to her, she also scored four 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) 4th February, 211AD, saw Emperor Septimius Severus die in what’s now the English city of York.   What was York’s Roman name … ?
Q2) 4th February, 1846, saw Mormons begin their journey to what’s now Utah: from a town in which US state … ?
Q3) 4th February. 1968, saw 96 Asian refugees arrive in the UK: from which African country … ?
Q4) 4th February, 1789, saw George Washington elected as the first US President.   How old must a modern candidate for the post be, before running for office?
Q5) Finally … 4th February, 2003, saw the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia rename itself.   As what … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 3rd February, 1451, saw Mehmed 2nd inherit the throne of the Ottoman Empire.   He was also known as Mehmed the what: Cornered, Conqueror or Collected … ?
A1) Conqueror.
Q2) 3rd February, 1870, saw the US pass the 15th Amendment to the Constitution: which guaranteed equal what: marriage, votes or rights … ?
A2) Votes: regardless of “race, color, or previous condition of servitude”.
Q3) By contrast, 3rd February, 1913, saw the US government pass the 16th Amendment: allowing them to collect a what … ?
A3) An income tax.
Q4) 3rd February, 1949, saw the birth of noted Mormon, librarian, genealogist and bassist, Arthur Kane: with which band did he come to prominence … ?
A4) The New York Dolls.
Q5) Finally … 3rd February, 1943, saw the sinking of the USAT Dorchester.   USAT stands — in this case — for United States Army … what … ?
A5) Transport.
I’ll leave you with this song from Clint Black … 

And this thought from the late Rosa Parks …
“I did not get on the bus to get arrested I got on the bus to go home.”
Rosa Parks February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005.
Have a good day.

*        I have to admit, Debbi, I used to love checking out free fonts, as well: blowed if I can remember where I got have of the ones I used to use for poster, but a good Googling usually throws up something … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Okey doke! :)

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