Sunday, 16 November 2014

The Daily Teaser — 16-11-2014

Hmmm … 

I’ll be frank, I’ve got last night’s episode of Atlantis on: the opening episode of Series 2, in case you’re interested.

I THINK they’ve missed a bit.

Unless I have.

At ANY rate … ?   King Minos have been written out of the series.

As the actor who played the part, Alexander Siddig, has now joined the cast of Game Of Thrones.

Be interesting to see him in that, actually: I think I, along with the rest of the planet, have been thoroughly enjoying GoT for some time.

Its gain is Atlantis’ loss.

Either that … or HBO pays better … !


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* — newly back from Washington DC — putting in her answers: and scoring five out of five.

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

Here they are, along with the How To, License and video … 

Q1) 16th November, 1904, saw John Fleming receive the patent for the earliest thermionic valve.   That conducted electricity through what: helium, a vacuum or metal wire?
Q2) 16th November is the International Day Of Tolerance.   According to which UN body?
Q3) In Orthodox Christianity, 16th November is the feast day of which saint: Matthew, Mark, Luke or John?
Q4) 16th November is Icelandic Language Day.   Which letter of the alphabet did Iceland abolish in 1973: s, z or n?
Q5) Finally … 16th November, 1967, saw the birth of actress, Lisa Bonet.   In which 1987 film did she play Epiphany Proudfoot?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
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?
A1) The Middle East.
Q2) Intel released its 4004 chip, on 15th November, 1971.   Is the chip a CPU, a GPU or a memory chip?
A2) A CPU, or central processing unit.
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?
A4) Brisbane.
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?
A5) NBC.
I’ll leave you with this song … 

And this thought …
“My family wasn’t troubled by much dysfunction. The most hotly contested issue was probably ‘Who is going to have the most peas?’. Consequently, I haven’t got much time for angst. Anything that happens to you is your own responsibility.”

Griff Rhys Jones, born 16th November, 1953.
Have a good day.

*        Ah HA!   That’s those non-slip-bath-mat vibes I’ve been sending your way, Debbi, they’ve obviously helped! :D

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thank you, Paul! I can use all the help I can get. :)

1. a vacuum
3. Matthew
4. z
5. Angel Heart