Wednesday, 8 April 2015

The Daily Teaser — 8-4-2015

Oh, well, that’s THAT done … !

You’ve probably known — for some time — that I’m a fan of writer, Sir Terry Pratchett.

His recent death was something that saddened me, deeply: especially as he’d died from Alzheimer’s, a condition that complicated my grandmother.

I’m looking forward to The Shepherd’s Crown, his last novel: it get’s released in September.

With a certain amount of sadness: I, as every other fan, won’t be able to get it autographed.

Saying that … ?   Saying that, I’ve been keeping my eyes on Discworld Monthly, over on Facebook.

And several people have managed to change they message alert tone to the Bingley Bingley Beep noise used by the Dis-organisers owned by Sir Samuel Vimes.

Something I’ve done myself.

I might have to change that.

I can see why Old Stoneface get’s annoyed … … 


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 set, shall we?

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

Q1) 8th April is the feast day of Saint Walter of Pontoise: the patron saint of vintners.   What DO vintners make?
Q2) More to the point, what fruit do vintners usually use: oranges, grapes or apples?
Q3) 8th April is ALSO International Romani Day.   The Romani are also known as what G?
Q4) 8th April, 1886, saw an Irish Home Rule bill introduced into the UK’s House of Commons: by which Liberal Prime Minister?
Q5) 8th April, 1973, saw the death of artist, Pablo Picasso.   He died in France.   Which European country was he born in?
Q6) Finally … 8th April, 941, saw the birth of fashion designer, Vivienne Westwood.   What was the name of the boutique she operated with Malcolm McLaren?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 7th April, 1827, saw inventor, John Walker, sell his first what to the public: Match, light-bulb or gas lamp?
A1) Match.
Q2) 7th April, 1948, saw the founding of the WHO: a body of the United Nations.   What does the H stand for?
A2) Health.
Q3) 7th April, 1964, saw IBM announce its System/360 range of mainframe computers.   IBM stands for International Business … what?
A3) Machines.
Q4) 7th April, 1978, saw President Jimmy Carter cancel US development of what atomic weapon?
A4) The Neutron Bomb.
Q5) Finally … 7th April, 1860, saw the birth of businessman, W. K. Kellogg: he of cornflakes fame.   What type of horse was he a breeder of: Arabian, Shire or French Trotter?
A5) Arabian.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“More than ever before in human history, we share a common destiny. We can master it only if we face it together. And that, my friends, is why we have the United Nations.”

Former UN General Secretary, Kofi Annan, born 8 April 1938.
And some Jacques Brel … 

Have a good day … 

*        Which is a thought, Debbi, APPARENTLY, Apple are supposed to be planning an ‘8k’ iMac: one with a VERY high resolution screen.   THINK I’m going to have to mug a couple of millionaires to raise a bit of cash … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Sounds like a plan! :)

1. wine
2. grapes
3. gypsies
4 William Gladstone
5. Spain
6. Let It Rock