Saturday, 27 December 2014

The Daily Teaser — 27-12-2014

Right … 

That’s officially it.

Christmas is — finally — over.

Although we could technically say “It’s 363 days until Christmas: and some of us have our lights up, already!”


At any rate … ?

I’m starting to think I’m going to need an extra external or internal drive.   For no other reason that the terabyte I’ve got … ?   Is slowly filling up.

Partly because I’ve been given an external optical drive: one capable of reading and burning to blu-ray discs.

The results are rather big … 

Like I say, an extra external drive.

Or possibly a crow-bar … !


But enough of my problems: let’s get a 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 today’s questions, shall we?

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

Q1) 27th December, 2004, saw Viktor Yushchenko win a hotly contested presidential election: in which East European country?
Q2) This was known as what: the Red Revolution, Orange Revolution or Yellow Revolution?
Q3) 27th December, 1977, saw the original Star Wars film hit UK screens.   What’s the name of the new episode in the franchise, due for release in 2015?
Q4) 27th December, 1945, saw the creation of the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund.   The two organizations were founded by 29 nations, at a conference in Bretton Woods.   Bretton Woods is in which US State?
Q5) Finally … 27th December, 1966, saw the discover of the Cave of The Swallows: the world’s largest cave.   The Cave’s in which country … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 26th December sees Australia hold the Boxing Day Test.   In which sport?
A1) Cricket.
Q2) 26th December, 1925, saw Turkey adopt what: its constitution, the Gregorian calendar or democratic elections?
Q3) 26th December, 1970, saw the death of British Olympian, Lillian Board: of Cancer.   She’d won a silver in the 1968 Olympics in what: the 200 meters, the 400 meters or the 400 meters hurdles?
A3) The 400 meters.
Q4) 26th December, 1860, saw the first ever inter-club game of football — or soccer — played.   Name either of the clubs involved.
A4) Hallam F.C and Sheffield F. C.
Q5) Finally … 26th December, 1898, saw Marie and Pierre Curie announce their discovery of Radium.   What’s Radium’s atomic number?
A5) 88.
I’ll leave you with this song … 

And this thought …
“Forget romantic fiction, a survey has found that most women would rather read a good book than go shopping, have sex, or sleep.”

Janet Street-Porter, born 27th December, 1946.
Enjoy your presents: and don’t get crushed in the sales.

*        Yes, I saw them on Twitter, Debbi†.   It sounds like you and Jude are having a competition to see who’s more excited.   :D   (He’s got a thing about Turtles!)

†        Did I tell you I got an external blu-ray drive?   I picked up blu-ray versions of Deep BreathThe Day Of The Doctor and Christopher Nolan’s Batman movies.   Oh … Don’t suppose you’ve an spare external hard drive, Debbi … ?   Mine’s getting … crowded … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

External HD? I'll check, but no promises! :)

1. Ukraine
2. Orange Revolution
3. Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
4. New Hampshire
5. Mexico