Friday, 18 September 2015

The Daily Teaser — 18-9-2015

You know, I THINK I’m up, comparatively early.

What on EARTH do I mean, EARLY … … ?

I know for a fact, I got up, today, at 6:30.

You’re probably asking why, aren’t you?

Especially when you consider I’m doing a 12 until 10 shift today.

Frankly … ?   It’s pay-day, today.   Which means, before I start my shift, I’d like to get some of my bills paid.

Oh … 

And take a little time to do some online shopping.

They’ve got the second series of House of Cards on there.   I’d like to catch up … !


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 everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video

Q1) 18th September, 1988, saw the founding of ICANN: the body that operates the Internet.   What does the A stand for?
Q2) Approximately 5000 people were killed on 18th September, 1974.   When Hurricane Fifi hit which Central American country?
Q3) 18th September, 1951, saw the birth of the late Dee Dee Ramone.   Which instrument did he play for the band: drums, bass or rhythm guitar?
Q4) 18th September, 1618, marks the start of the 12th Baktun: in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar.   One Baktun equals how many days: 72000, 144000 or 288000?
Q5) Finally … 18th September, 2014, saw which country of the UK vote against independence?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 17th September saw Baron von Richthofen win his first aerial combat: during which year of World War 1?
A1) 1916.
Q2) The fight took place over which French town: Lille, Cambrai or Dunkirk?
A2) Cambrai.
Q3) One of the men he shot down was Captain Tom Rees.   Captain Rees was a member of what: the British Army, the Royal Air Force or the Royal Navy?
A3) The British Army: he was on secondment to the Royal Flying Corp, the predecessor to the RAF.
Q4) Over all, the Baron made how many confirmed kills: sixty, eighty or one hundred?
A4) Eighty.
Q5) What was Baron von Richthofen’s first name?
A5) Manfred.
Q6) He was also known as the Bloody … what?
A6) Red Baron.
Q7) Von Richthofen’s title — Freiherr, the German equivalent to Baron — translates as what: free man, free lord or free mason?
A7) Free Lord.
Q8) The squadron von Richthofen led became known as Baron von Richthofen’s Flying … what?
A8) Baron von Richthofen’s Flying Circus.   (Named after the TV show … )
Q9) “10, 20, 30, 40, 50 or more,” is a line from a song about the Baron: released by The Royal Guardsmen.   What was the song called?
Q10) Finally … The Baron was mentioned in the Peanuts comic strip, as the flying enemy of who: Charlie Brown, Peppermint Patty or Snoopy?
A10) Snoopy.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“If you have the winning cards, why cheat?”

John McAfee, born 18th September, 1945.
And this tune … 

Have a good day … !

*        I’m just kicking myself, after missing Blondie’s Glastonbury performance, Debbi!   Still … I can hit YouTube.   Oh, did I mention Shayla … ?   That’s possibly the best song Blondie ever did … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Nice tunes! :)

1. Assigned
2. Honduras
3. bass
4. 144,000
5. Scotland

I remember the Scottish referendum like it was last year! :-D