Sunday, 14 June 2015

The Daily Teaser — 14-6-2015

Thank God for that: I’m starting later, today … !

I don’t know about you, but I’m working, at the mo: even if it’s not the highest paid, or most exciting job.

It’s work: and I’m happy to have it.   It means I can pay data recovery, I know THAT much … !

There’s only one or two disadvantages, though.

Mostly … ?   The fact is, it’s shift work.

Which meant I finished late, and got up early to post here.

With — obviously — a nice, relaxing, six hours sleep. 

Ye GODS … 

I can safely say twanging eyeballs aren’t necessarily a good thing … !


But let’s move on, shall we?

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

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

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

Q1) Which German city was founded by Henry the Lion, on 14th June, 1158: Berlin, Munich or Dusseldorf?
Q2) 14th June, 1777, is the date the US Congress adopted the US flag.   The stars on the flag represent what?
Q3) 14th June is World Blood Donor Day.   In the ABO system, how many human blood groups are there: 2, 3 or 4?
Q4) 14th June, 1839, was the date of the very first Henley Royal Regatta.   What sport features heavily at the Regatta: rowing, horse racing or motor-cycling?
Q5) Finally … 14th June, 1961, saw the UK’s Ministry of Transport announce the introduction of the Panda pedestrian crossing.   What do Panda crossings have, that Zebra crossings didn’t?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 13th June, 313 AD, saw Constantine the Great issue an edict guaranteeing religious freedom in the Roman Empire.   The law was known as the Edict of where: Milan, Naples or Rome?
A1) Milan.
Q2) 13th June, 2010, saw a capsule return to Earth: with dust from the 25143 Itokawa asteroid.   The spacecraft, and capsule, had been launched by which country?
A2) Japan.
Q3) Who was elected as President of Russia: on 13th June, 1991?
Q4) 13th June, 1928, saw the birth of mathematician, John Forbes Nash, Jr.   In which year of this century did he die in a car crash?
A4) This year: 2015, in other words.
Q5) More to the point, in which mathematical field did he make serious contributions: number theory, game theory or spatial geometry?
Q6) Finally … 13th June, 1865, saw the birth of Irish poet, W. B. Yeats.   What did the ‘W’ stand for?
A6) William.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“If you tremble with indignation at every injustice, then you are a comrade of mine.”
Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara, June 14, 1928 – October 9, 1967.
And this tune … 

Have a good day.   And get some sleep.

*        Christopher Lee, Debbi.   On top of that lot, Ian Fleming — author of the James Bond novels — was a cousin of Lee’s.   On top of that … ?   He ALSO recorded By The Sword and The Cross: a concept album about Charlemagne.   A heavy metal, concept album† … 

†        Reports Harry Shearer is to record a rap album are, apparently, untrue … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

That is fascinating!!! :)

1. Munich
2. states
3. 4
4. rowing
5. black and white triangular markings with flashing signal lights