Wednesday, 15 October 2014

The Daily Teaser — 15-10-2014

Hmmm … Odd … 

My monitor seems to be having issues … 

Just within the past couple of days, the on-screen display menu — the thing that lets you tweak the settings independently of the computer, itself — keeps popping up.

Seemingly at random.

Quite what’s happening there, I really don’t know: none of the buttons seem stuck, everything else seems to be working … 

And I have no idea what’s causing it!

At ANY rate … ?

If you’ve got half a clue about this … ?   I’d love to hear it!


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring ten out of ten.

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

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

Q1) 15th October, 1932, saw the first flight of a plane from Tata Airlines.   Tata Airlines is now which airline: KLM, British Airways or Air India?
Q2) 15th October, 1815, was Napoleon 1st start his exile on the island of Saint Helena.   St Helena is in which ocean?
Q3) 15th October, 1956, saw the first publication of the FORTRAN programming language.   For whose computers: Dell’s, IBM’s or Hewlett Packard’s?
Q4) 15th October is Global what Day: Laundry, Handwashing or Toilet?
Q5) Finally … 15th October, 2012, saw Prime Minister David Cameron and First Minister Alex Salmond, reach an agreement for a planned referendum: on what?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 14th October saw the original publication of A. A. Milne’s Winnie The Pooh.   In which year of the 1920s?
A1) 1926.
Q2) What did the first A in A. A. Milne’s name stand for?
A2) Alan.
Q3) Winnie is a bear of very little … what?
A3) Brain.
Q4) Winnie is based on the toy bear owned by A. A. Milne’s son: who ALSO appears in the book.   What was his name … ?
Q5) Winnie’s two best friends include A. A. Milne’s son: and which very small animal?
A5) Piglet.
Q6) Who’s the only female character in the book?
A6) Kanga.
Q7) Eeyore — Winnie The Pooh’s gloomiest character — is an old, grey … what?
A7) Donkey.
Q8) True or false: Tigger appears in Winnie The Pooh.
A8) False: he first appears in the sequel, The House At Pooh Corner.
Q9) Pooh’s House — along with all his friend’s houses — was in 100 Acre what?
Q10) Finally … A. A. Milne wrote a sequel to Winnie The Pooh.   What’s it called?
I’ll leave you with this song … 

And this thought …
“The dark shadow we seem to see in the distance is not really a mountain ahead, but the shadow of the mountain behind - a shadow from the past thrown forward into our future. It is a dark sludge of historical sectarianism. We can leave it behind us if we wish.”
David Trimble, born 15th October, 1944.
Enjoy your day … !

*        Nice to know it, Debbi … ! :D   By the way, did I tell you I missed the pilot of Gotham … ?   Didn’t know it was on terrestrial tv.   I’m a bit of a Bat fan … 


Debbi said...

You should check it out. Great show!

1. Air India
2. the Atlantic
3. IBM
4. Handwashing
5. Scottish independence

Nik Nak said...

I intend to, Debbi.