Tuesday, 23 September 2014

The Daily Teaser — 23-9-2014

I have told you about ear worms, haven’t I … ?

Haven’t I … ?

In case I haven’t, the term describes any tune or song that pops into your head — sometimes, for no apparent reason — and starts playing.

The one I had banging around my head, this morning … ?

Wasn’t for ‘no apparent reason’: I’d run a link to Dr Feelgood’s Roxette past my favourite Twitter followers, to see what they made of it*.

And ever since then … ?   Wilco’s rather menacing guitar riff has been banging around my head.

I’d better give it to you, before we move on … 

Moving on … 

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi† putting in her answers: and scoring four out of five.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 23rd September, 2002, saw the first public release of the Firefox Web browser: as Phoenix 0.1.   At the time of writing, on 17th September, what’s the current stable release?
Q2) 23rd September, 1459, marked the start of the Battle of Blore Heath.   The battle was the first in which English war: the War of the Roses, the English Civil War or The Anarchy … ?
Q3) Urbain le Verrier, John Couch Adams and Johann Gottfried Galle collaborate — on 23rd September, 1846 — on the discovery of which planet?
Q4) 23rd September, 1987, saw a Court lift the publication ban: on Peter Wright’s Spycatcher.   In which country … ?
Q5) Finally … 23rd September, 1983, saw which West Indian nation join the UN?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 22nd September, 1910, saw the opening of the Duke of York’s Picture House: Britain’s oldest continually operating cinema.   It’s in which English city?
A1) Brighton.
Q2) 22nd September, 1957, saw François Duvalier elected as President of Haiti.   Duvalier was also known as Papa … what?
A2) Papa Doc.
Q3) 22nd September, 1991, saw the Huntington Library make the Dead Sea Scrolls available to scholars.   The Scrolls were found in what we now call the West Bank: the area is on the West Bank of which river?
A3) The River Jordan.
Q4) 22nd September sees many parts of the UK celebrating a Harvest Festival: traditionally on the date of a Harvest Moon.   The Harvest Moon is the nearest full moon to the Autumnal … what?
A4) Equinox.
Q5) Finally … 22nd, 66AD, saw the founding of the 1 Italica Legion of the Roman Army.   By which Roman Emperor?
A5) Nero.
I’ll leave you with this song by Trinidad James … 

This thought …
“Dunkirk was the worst experience of my life … I saw hundreds of people killed in front of me. Some had no clothes on and were shot and bombed as they swam out to boats. There were oil tanks burning, ships sinking and hundreds of soldiers lined up on the beaches”
Bill Stone, WW1 and WW2 Naval veteran, 23 September 1900 – 10 January 2009.
Oh, and a last Dr Feelgood tune … 

Enjoy your day … 

*        Now I’v mentioned the Gang … Hello to @kaijuisme, @debbimack, @MrDStrict, @BudgetDude, @Alexandrafunfit and @TerrenceMyles … !

†        Going TOTALLY off the subject, Debbi, did you have a look at today’s Teaser video … ?   You might like the voice … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I'll have to check it out. Be sure and read my blog tomorrow. I included a clip of something you gave me! :) Hint: it's blue and looks like a police box.

1. 32.0.2
2. War of the Roses
3. Neptune
4. Australia
5. Saint Kitts and Nevis