Monday, 27 July 2015

The Daily Teaser — 27-7-2015

Oh, well … 

I’ve got a trophy … 

Ahem … !

Have you heard the phrase, up selling?   When a shop assistant or sales person tries to sell you something extra — “Would you like fries with that?” and “Can we interest you in our extended warranties?” are the usual examples —as a way of making a bit of extra cash off a sale.

Well, I was at our six weekly staff meeting, yesterday.   AND managed to walk away with a trophy.

Oh, and a crate of diet cola.


Yours truly is the Brentwood store’s best up seller.

OK, it’s not much, in the grand scheme of things.

But, my word, it’s nice to get recognition for something.

Now … about that warranty you wanted on your chips … 



Let’s get moving on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Debbi* and Olga† putting in their answers: with both drawing on five out of five.

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

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

Q1) 27th July, 1694, saw the founding Royal Charter granted to the Bank of England.   Who’s the bank’s current Governor?
Q2) 27th July, 2003, saw the death of actor/comedian, Bob Hope: which song is especially associated with him?
Q3) 27th July, 1999, saw skateboarder, Tony Hawk, land the first recorded ‘900’: at that year’s X Games.   In other words, he completed how many revolutions: one and a half, two and a half or three and a half?
Q4) During the French Revolution, 27th July, 1794, saw the arrest of whom?
Q5) Finally … 27th July, 1865, saw settlers arrive at Chubut, in Argentina.   Which country of the UK were those settlers from?
Here’s yesterday’s questions, answers and sources …
Q1) 26th July, 1887, saw the original publication of Unua Libro: the first book to describe which language?
A1) Esperanto.
Q2) Many years later, 26th July, 1963, saw the launch of the Syncom 2 satellite.   The satellite was the first to have what kind of orbit: a polar orbit, a geosynchronous orbit or a geostationary orbit?
Q3) 26th July, 1894, saw the birth of Aldous Huxley.   Which of his novels tells us the story of John, Bernard and Lenina?
Q4) Krishnadeva Raya ascended the throne of the Vijayanagara Empire: on 26th July, 1509.   That empire occupied what’s now southern … where?
A4) India.
Q5) Finally … Nicolette Milnes Walker finished her single-handed sailing trip: on 26th July, 1971.   Across which ocean?
A5) The Atlantic.
I’ll leave you with this observation …
“Pen-and-paper role-playing is live theater and computer games are television. People want the convenience and instant gratification of turning on the TV rather than getting dressed up and going out to see a live play. In the same way, the computer is a more immediately accessible way to play games.”

E. Gary Gygax, July 27, 1938 – March 4, 2008.
And the Sonata for Guitar Op.15, by Mauro Giuliani, 27 July 1781 – 8 May 1829 … 

Have a good day.

*        Oh, goody gum drops, Debbi!   I’ve a day off, today, I can go and have a look!   Oh, did I ever mention Mornington Crescent, Debbi?   It’s part of a show called I’m Sorry, I Haven’t A Clue, and I THINK it might up Rick’s street!   Chairman and ref, Jack Dee, was feeling rather snotty, in last week’s Grand Quarter Finals … 

†        You know, I’m always kind of caught, Olga: I’d love to travel more than I do, but ALSO I’m a bit of a homebody!   I DO know I’ll get to make that trip to see all these places, some day … !   And, as Debbi will POSSIBLY tell you you, I’d also like to visit a little place in Wales called Portmeirion.   Fascinating architecture, much like the Sagrada Familia.


Debbi said...

Yes, you've mentioned the show. Sounds like fun. :)

1. Mark Carney
2. Thanks for the Memories
3. two and a half
4. Robespierre
5. Wales

Olga Nunez Miret said...

I've visited Wales but not Portmeirion despite the TV connection and the pottery. Must go, though...:)