Monday, 2 March 2015

The Daily Teaser — 2-3-2015

You know, I’m glad I spent most of yesterday — at least, when I wasn’t working — indoors.

Tidying, mostly.

But also … humping furniture around … !

Basically, the second-hand Mac Pro I bought, last year, isn’t wi-fi capable: so I’d had it on a dining room table, near to the router.

Which got a bit … cramped.

So, yesterday … ?   Yesterday, I manage to move a spare set of mini-shelves I’d had for years.

Handily … ?   Handily, that’s freed up a bit of space.

But, boy … did I find a lot of dust … !


But let’s get a move on, shall we?

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

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

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

Q1) 2nd March, 1797, saw the Bank of England issue the first £1 and £2 notes.   The UK’s currency is the pound … what?
Q2) 2nd March, 1939, saw Eugenio Pacelli elected as Pope.   What name did he take, upon election?
Q3) Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, San Marino, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan all joined what: on the 2nd March, 1992?
Q4) 2nd March, 1995, saw researchers announce they’d found the Top Quark.   Is that quark a sub-atomic particle, a cosmic ray or a new chemical element?
Q5) Finally … Compact Discs were released outside of Japan: on 2nd March, 1983.   What’s the maximum playing time of a CD: 80 minutes, 90 minutes or 100 minutes?
Here’s yesterday’s questioned and answers …
Q1) 1st March is Saint David’s Day.   Saint David is patron saint of Wales: and, more specifically, of which Welsh county?
Q2) What vegetable is a traditional symbol: both of Saint David and Wales?
A2) The leek.   (It’s an Allium, so you know.)
Q3) Name either of modern Wales’ official languages.
A3) English and Welsh.   (There’s also a version of Romani spoken in Wales: but it has no official status.)
Q4) Lady Charlotte Guest translated a well known Welsh epic: into its modern day form.   What’s the name of that epic?
A4) The Mabinogion.   (Whenever I’ve heard the word spoken, it’s pronounced as ‘mab-bin-NODGE-e-on’.   Whether that’s accurate, I don’t know.)
Q5) Singer, Cerys Matthews, presented a recent documentary about that epic.   Which band did she come to prominence with?
A5) Catatonia.
Q6) She’s also presented a documentary about Under Milkwood, written by Wales’ national poet.   Who was that poet?
Q7) What’s the name of the Welsh governing body?
A7) The National Assembly for Wales†.   (It’s also known as the Welsh Assembly.)
Q8) The Right Honourable Carwen Jones heads the government of Wales.   What post does he hold?
Q9) The North Wales Crusaders and the South Wales Scorpions, play what: Rugby Union, Rugby League or Football?
Q10) Finally … Glamorgan sausages are usually made with bread, leeks and what?
A10) Cheese: usually Caerphilly.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“It’s more than just a matter of laughing. If you can see things out of whack, then you can see how things can be in whack.”

Theodor Seuss Geisel, also known as Dr Seuss, March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991.
And this tune, as a mark of respect to possibly pop’s best singer … 

Enjoy your day.

*        Apparently, Debbi, it’s something to do with the way the colour receptors works, in each individual person’s eyes: and how they interact with that specific photo.   (Not TOO sure about the Welsh question, Debbi!   Never actually been, although I’d love to visit Portmeirion!   I’m not sure how many people speak Welsh: although I’m told there’s moreWelsh speakers in North Wales.   I don’t think I’d have any trouble, though.   I think we’d have trouble in Y Wladfa, though.   It’s the Welsh speaking part of Argentina.)

†        Oh, just so you know, Debbi, the Welsh governing body is the National Assembly for Wales: the Senedd is the building it’s in!

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Ah! Okay. :)

I'd like to see Portmeiron, too!

1. Sterling
2. Pope Pius XII
3. the UN
4. a sub-atomic particle
5. 80 minutes