Sunday, 9 August 2015

The Daily Teaser — 9-8-2015

Hmmm … 

That’s a bit of a worry … 

Did I tell you I got a new phone, a couple of months ago … ?

From Carphone Warehouse, if I recall correctly.

The worrying bit … ?

Is that — as it turns out — the company’s suffered a big data breach, just recently.

And, of course, people are getting the idea of changing their passwords waved at them.

Good move, under the circumstances.

Personally … ?

I’ve just got one worry.

I don’t know if I’m one of the affected people.

And to be honest … ?

I can’t remember if I paid by cash, or card … 


But let’s get a move on, shall we?

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

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

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

Q1) 9th August, 1968, saw the birth of Anglo-American actress, Gillian Anderson.   She played Lady Dedlock in the BBC version of which Dickens novel?
Q2) 9th August, 1945, saw the USA drop a second atomic bomb.   On which Japanese city?
Q3) 9th August, 48BC, saw Julius Caesar defeat Pompey the Great: at the Battle of Pharsalus.   In the aftermath of the battle, Pompey fled to what’s now which North African country?
Q4) 9th August, 1969, saw the brutal murder of Sharon Tate, along with four other people.   The deaths the responsibility of a group led by whom?
Q5) Finally … 9th August, 1945, saw the Soviet Union invade Japanese occupied Manchuria.   Manchuria is part of which East Asian country?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 8th August, 1902, saw the birth of Anglo-Swiss physicist, Paul Dirac.   His ‘Dirac Equation’ helped define what: the antiproton, the antineutron or the positron?
A1) The positron.
Q2) More to the point, he was award a Nobel Prize for Physics: in which year of the 1930s?
A2) 1933.
Q3) Which Austrian physicist shared that prize with Dr Dirac?
Q4) Dr Dirac helped define which branch of theoretical physics: Particle physics, Quantum Mechanics or Thermodynamics?
Q5) He also did work on what: magnetic fields, magnetic monopoles or electromagnetic induction?
Q6) Dr Dirac held the Lucasian Professorship for many years.   The Chair is at which British University: Oxford, Cambridge or Saint Andrews?
A6) Cambridge.
Q7) Who’s the current Lucasian Professor: Professor James Lighthill, Professor Stephen Hawking, Professor Michael Green or Professor Michael Cates?
Q8) In 1975, Dr Dirac gave a series of five lectures on physics.   For the University of where: New South Wales, Queensland or Western Australia?
Q9) There’s a piece of open source software named for Dr Paul Dirac.   It’s designed to help scientists in which field: quantum chemistry, astronomy or particle physics?
Q10) Finally … Dr Dirac’s grave is in Florida.   But there’s a commemorative marker to him: in which London Church?
I’ll leave you with this thought … 
“The next point - that’s all you must think about.”
Rod Laver, born 9 August 1938.
And this tune from birth boy, Kurtis Blow … 

Enjoy your day … !

*        Will do, Debbi: as soon as I get the chance … !   There’s too many YouTube channels, and not enough time!   (Oh, did I tell you I’ve got a copy of H. G. Wells’ The Time Machine on order?   I wanted to make sure I’ve a classic on my bookshelves … !)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Speaking of which, I just started reading that book. And it gave me the most interesting idea for a YA mystery sci-fi novel! :)

1. Bleak House
2. Nagasaki
3. Egypt
4. Charles Manson
5. China (or Russia and China, depending, I guess)