Wednesday, 26 August 2015

The Daily Teaser — 26-8-2015

Right … 

I’m officially up.

Up … about … and getting in the mood to go to work.

Which I can’t complain about, too much.

After all, it’s a daytime shift: which means I can get home in time for dinner.

And possibly some entertaining TV.

And a bun.

You can tell I’ve nothing serious planned, can’t you … ?

Well, beyond the bun … 


But let’s get moving on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring five 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) 26th August, 1997, was the date of the Beni Ali Massacre: in which North African country?
Q2) 26th August saw Sigmund Jähn become the first German in space: when he was part of a Soviet mission launched that day.   In which year of the 1970s?
Q3) More to the point, what term would be used to describe him: a cosmonaut, astronaut or taikonaut?
Q4) 26th August, 1994, saw Arthur Cornhill become the first man in Britain to receive a battery powered, artificial, what?
Q5) The 787 Dreamliner received its official safety certification: on 26th August, 2011.   Which company makes the Dreamliner?
Q6) Finally … 26th August, 1930, saw the death of Lon Chaney, Sr.   Who did he play, in the 1922 version of Oliver Twist?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 25th August, 1991, saw Linus Torvalds release the original version of the Linux kernel.   The kernel forms the basis of many examples of what sort of free computer software: word processors, games or operating systems?
A1) Operating systems.   (If you have an Android phone or tablet, you’ll have something that uses it: the Android OS is built on top of a Linux kernel.)
Q2) More to the point, Torvalds was born in which European country?
A2) Finland.
Q3) Belarus gained its independence from Russia, on the same date: 25th August, 1991.   What’s the country’s capital city?
A3) Minsk.
Q4) 166 years earlier and another independence day: when Uruguay gained its independence, on 25th August, 1825.   From which South American country?
A4) Brazil.
Q5) 25th August, 1980, saw Zimbabwe join the United Nations.   In which year was the country suspended from the Commonwealth, over human rights abuses?
A5) 2002.
Q6) Finally … 25th August, 1930, saw the birth of actor, Sean Connery.   In which 1974 film does he play Zed?
A6) Zardoz.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“They are the most important numbers in mathematics, because every number is built by multiplying prime numbers together … ”

Marcus du Sautoy, born 26th August, 1965.
And this tune … 

Enjoy your day.

*        Oh, I don’t know, Debbi: putting that together could be interesting … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I suppose. Can't wait for Sept. 19. D-Day. As in Doctor Day! :)

1. Algeria
2. 1978
3. cosmonaut
4. heart
5. Boeing
6. Fagin