Monday, 18 May 2015

The Daily Teaser — 18-5-2015

Right … !

It’s GOT to be said, I’m liking it … ! 
Just so you know what I’m talking about … ?

I’m talking about the fact I’ve bagged an extra monitor for my computer.

Frankly, I can’t imagine how I managed without the pair, I really can’t.

It’s made writing the Teasers … not necessarily easier: but certainly allowed me to have the sites I use in researching them open and on screen at the time of writing.   Rather than having to flick between virtual desktops with Mission Control.

It’s helpful doing the associated slideshows, as well, and will probably let me save some electricity by turning off my TV: I can watch favourite media files without having to transfer them to my Apple TV.

Frankly … ?

It’s as much fun as the Marble Run I got my nephew: I think he enjoyed himself, yesterday.   I know his uncle did … 


But let’s move on, shall we?

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

Let’s see how she — and you — with today’s set, shall we?

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

Q1) 18th May, 1926, saw the disappearance of noted evangelist, Aimee Semple McPherson.   After she’d allegedly been what?
Q2) 18th May, 1917, saw the USA introduce the Selective Service Act of 1917.   This allowed the President to set up what: conscription, taxes or the US Peace Corp?
Q3) 18th May, 1848, saw Germany’s first National Assembly open its first session.   That first session was held in a church in which German city?
Q4) 18th May, 1949, saw the birth of keyboard player, and Yes member, Rick Wakeman.   During one 1969 session, he played the Mollotron on which David Bowie record?
Q5) Finally … 18th May is International Museum Day.   What’s Britain’s most visited museum?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 17th May saw the Venera 6 probe start descending into the atmosphere of Venus.   In which year of the 1960s? 
A1) 1969.
Q2) Which country launched the craft?
A2) Russia: or the USSR, as it then was.
Q3) The Venera 6 slowed its descent into Venus’ atmosphere with what: rockets or parachutes?
Q4) The probe was due to measure Venus’ atmosphere.   That atmosphere is 96 percent what: Carbon Dioxide, Nitrogen trioxide or Disulphur monoxide?
Q5) Venus is the second planet from the sun: and the hottest planet in our solar system.   It’s hotter, on average, than the planet nearest the sun.   What IS that planet?
A5) Mercury.
Q6) What’s the name of Venus’ moon?
A6) There isn’t a name: as Venus is moonless.   (Saying that?   Some astronomers thought they’d found a Venusian moon: called Neith.   It turned out to be entirely hypothetical …)
Q7) Venus has over 167 large volcano complexes over 100 kilometers across.   Which island, on Earth, is a volcano of this size?
A7) Big Island: also known as Hawaii.
Q8) Venus has two highland ‘continents’: both of which are named for ancient love goddesses.   Name one of those continents.
Q9) Venus’s ‘year’ is roughly how many days long: 214 days, 224 days or 234 days?
A9) 224 days.
Q10) Finally … Venus is what’s called an ‘inferior planet’: which mean’s its orbit lies between Earth … and what?
A10) The Sun.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Peter Schmeichel says that the present Man United team would beat the 1968 European Cup winners. He’s got a point, because we’re over 50 now.”

Nobby Stiles, born 18 May 1942.
And this tune … 

Enjoy you day!

†        Everyone’s different, Debbi!   (But you could possibly watch The Prisoner on a second screen, whilst writing … JUST a thought!   On a serious note, researching seems easier, I’ve found.   I wrote a couple of Teasers, yesterday, and had Safari open on one screen, with Pages on another.)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Now that might be a bit distracting! :)

1. kidnapped
2. conscription
3. Frankfurt
4. Space Oddity
5. the British Museum