Saturday, 15 November 2014

The Daily Teaser — 15-11-2014

Right … That’s my first shift done with … 

Did I tell you I’ve started work, just recently?

At a local fast food place.

All good.   I’ve even got the first bits of uniform in: but still need hat and shoes.

They should hopefully come in, today.

I‘ve also got a couple of last bits of initial e-learning to do.

About the one problem … ?   Is the set up of the store’s computer.   The way the company’s IT department have set it up means you can’t switch the mouse to left hand use.

As anyone who knows me will tell you, that’s an especial bugbear of mine.

Although personally … ?

Personally, that’s something I’ve always thought of under several different term.

Starting with ‘git’ and going rapidly downhill from there … 


But let’s move on, shall we?

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

As she’s off to a conference … ?   Let’s see how you do with today’s questions, shall we?

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

Q1) 15th November, 2006, saw the world wide launch of Al Jazeera English.   The channel claims to be the first such network headquartered where: North America, the Middle East or the Indian subcontinent?
Q2) Intel released its 4004 chip, on 15th November, 1971.   Is the chip a CPU, a GPU or a memory chip?
Q3) 15th November, 1988, saw the launch of the Stichting Max Havelaar label.   The label indicates the product it’s on is what: organic, fair-trade or gluten free?
Q4) 15th November, 2014, sees the opening of this years G20 conference.   It’s being held in which Australian city: Adelaide, Brisbane or Canberra?
Q5) Finally … 15th November, 1926, saw what’s now the USA’s oldest broadcaster open its first radio stations.   Which network: NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox or the CW?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 14th November is World Diabetes Day.   Diabetes is caused by a shortage of which hormone?
A1) Insulin.
Q2) More to the point, that hormone is usually produced by what: the liver, the pancreas or the kidneys?
A2) The Pancreas.
Q3) The shortage of that hormone leads to too much what: sucrose, glucose or fructose?
A3) Glucose.
Q4) What’s the full name of diabetes?
Q5) Noted 80s singer, Mari Wilson famously suffers with Type 1 Diabetes:  she clocked up a UK № 8, with what song?
Q6) Fellow sufferer, Halle Berry famously won her Best Actress Oscar for which 2001 film?
Q7) Actress and diabetes sufferer, Mary Tyler Moore, does a lot of work for diabetes charities in the US: during the 1960s, she famously played the wife of which actor?
A7) Dick Van Dyke, in the ‘Dick Van Dyke Show’.
Q8) H. G. Wells also suffered with the condition: which of his novels was turned into an album by Jeff Wayne?
A8) War of the Worlds.   (Altogether now: “Oooooooohh-lllaaaaaaaa” … !)
Q9) Wells, Wilson, Berry and Moore all shared their condition with the Godfather Of Soul.   Who was the Godfather Of Soul?
A9) The hardest working singer in the USA: Mr James Brown.
Q10) Finally … Author and Merry Prankster, Ken Kesey, suffered with diabetes: his one well known novel was turned into which Jack Nicholson film?
I’ll leave you with this song … 

And this thought …
“One must not judge everyone in the world by his qualities as a soldier: otherwise we should have no civilisation.”

Erwin Johannes Eugen Rommel, 15 November 1891 – 14 October 1944.
Enjoy your day … !

*        It ’s a pain, Debbi, but hopefully the person involved will be suitably chastened, and we’ll get some peace and quiet: and the repair’s have been logged with our landlord’s, so hopefully it’ll be fixed quickly   (One of these days, Debbi, I swear I’ll be able to treat you to a non-slip bathmat! :D)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thank you, Paul! Made it back in one piece and in time to answer the teaser questions!! :)

1. the Middle East
2. CPU
3. fair-trade
4. Brisbane
5. NBC