Tuesday, 7 October 2014

The Daily Teaser — 7-10-2014

Now, that’s a worry … !

Have you got one of those little USB memory sticks?

Useful little gadgets, those things: I’ve got several.

Actually … ?   I’ve got several … minus one.

It looks like I’ve left one at the Job Centre: complete with the info and data I use regularly use there.

Frankly … ?   Frankly, I’d be kicking myself: except I have a nasty feeling I’d miss.

After all, there’s a lot of stuff on there I’d rather people didn’t get their hands on.


Well, hopefully, the staff at the Job Centre have found it, kept it and can hand it back to me.

Would you mind keeping your fingers crossed for me, please … ?


But let’s move on, shall we … ?

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

Let’s see how everyone does with todays questions, shall we?  Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 7th October, 1912, saw the first trades on the Helsinki Stock Exchange.   Helsinki is in which European country … ?
Q2) More to the point, what’s that country’s currency?
Q3) 7th October, 2001, saw the USA launched airstrikes against both the Taliban: and al-Qaeda.   Both groups were based in which country?
Q4) The airline, KLM, was founded on 7th October, 1919: it’s still operating, today, on its 95th birthday.   KLM is the national carrier of which European nation?
Q5) 7th October, 1985, saw an Italian cruise ship hijacked: by the PLO.   What was that cruiser called?
Q6) Finally … 7th October, 1996, saw the founding of which US news channel: CNN, Fox News or ESPNews?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 6th October, 1985, saw the death of PC Keith Blakelock: in riots in an estate in Tottenham, in London.   What was the name of the estate?
A1) The Broadwater Farm Estate.
Q2) 6th October, 2007, saw adventurer Jason Lewis complete Expedition 360: the first human powered circumnavigation of Earth.   In which year of the 1990s did he start?
A2) 1994.
Q3) 6th October, 1995, saw the discovery of the exoplanet, 51 Pegasi b: in orbit around 51 Pegasi.   51 Pegasi is in which constellation: Pegasus, Perseus or Pisces?
A3) Pegasus.
Q4) 6th October, 1973, saw the birth of actor, Ioan Gruffudd.   Which soap opera provided him with an early career break?
A4) Pobol Y Cwm.   (The name, in English, means People of the Valleys.   Just don’t ask me to pronounce it … )
Q5) Finally … Which Commonwealth county’s High Court sat for the first time, on 6th October, 1903: Australia’s, New Zealand’s or Canada’s?
I’ll leave you with this tune … 

And this thought.
“You don’t choose your family.   They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.”

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, born 7th October, 1931.
Yo Yo and Tutu: where CAN you go wrong … ?

Enjoy your day.

*        Oh, TOTALLY off the wall question, Debbi: were you and Rick ever ones for Twin Peaks† … ?   Look like the coffee’s due for a reboot … 

†        You’ve got to love a llama.   (This particular seen is one of my abiding memories of the series.)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I know! We saw that. Great news.

1. Finland
2. the Euro
3. Afghanistan
4. the Netherlands
5. Achille Louro
6. Fox News