Wednesday, 18 February 2015

The Daily Teaser — 18-2-2015

 You know, I have to admit to having written — and printed out — a letter, last night.

Because … ?

Well, someone in my block likes their cannabis: and has been having a joint or two.

Personally … ?

I’ve no objection to that.

I DO object when I can smell the stuff in my flat.

And get numb lips and a mild headache as a result.

THAT I object to.

My answer … ?   Was to send a (very polite) letter to everyone in my building, to say so: and ask if whoever WAS using to just be a little more discreet.   And maybe close some windows.

Hopefully, that’ll help … 


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 today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video

Q1) Mamadou Tandja was thrown out of office: on 18th February, 2010.   As president of which African country?
Q2) 18th February, 2005, saw a ban on fox-hunting introduced into the UK.   Fox-hunters in the UK, traditionally used what animal, in their hunts: cats, dogs or hamsters?
Q3) 18th February, 2014, saw at least 76 people injured: in riots in the capital city of the Ukraine.   What IS that capital?
Q4) Scottish singer, Lulu, got married: on 18th February, 1969.   To which member of the Bee Gees?
Q5) Finally … 18th February, 1954, saw the Church of Scientology open a church in Los Angeles.   Which science fiction author founded the church?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 17th February, 1864, saw the H. L. Hunley sink the USS Housatonic: during the US Civil War.   What was the H. L. Hunley?
A1) A submarine.   In fact, the Hunley was the first submarine to sink an enemy, in action.
Q2) 17th February, 2003, saw the start of the London Congestion Charge.   What road is on the Zone’s northernmost border: Euston Road, Pentonville Road or City Road?
A2) Arguably, all three: although, strictly, it’s Pentonville Road /a>.
Q3) 17th February, 1996, saw Gary Kasparov beat the Deep Blue supercomputer: at Chess.   What was the score?
A3) 4-2: in Kasparov’s favour.
Q4) 17th February, 2015, is the date for Mardi Gras.   The phrase, Mardi Gras, translate into English as ‘Fat … ’ what?
A4) Tuesday.   (On the Disc … ?   On the Disc, it’s celebrated as Fat Lunchtime.)
Q5) Finally … 17th February, 1974, saw Private Robert K. Preston land what on the lawn of the White House?
A5) A helicopter.   (Private Preston was annoyed: at being denied training in a helicopter.   Wikipedia doesn’t record what happened to him …)
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“John and I felt that we were like people in an H. G. Wells story. Two people who are walking so fast that nobody else can see them.”

Yoko Ono†, born 18th February, 1933.
And this tune from Dr Dre … 

Enjoy your day …

*        I’m looking forward to it, I know that much, Debbi.

†        On this day, last year, I used Ono’s Don’t Worry Kyoko (Mummy’s Only Looking for Her Hand in the Snow) as the tune.   I’ve avoided it, this year.   It’s just a BIT too way out … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Yoko Ono is w-a-a-ay out there! :)

1. Niger
2. dogs (not hamsters! :))
3. Kiev
4. Maurice Gibb
5. L. Ron Hubbard