Monday, 16 November 2015

The Daily Teaser — 16-11-2015

Right, that’s THAT done … !

Did mention that the five USB sticks I ordered from Amazon, have turned up?

They turned up: complete with some lanyards to hang from.

Although I had to thread those on, myself.

That was fun.
Especially if, like me, you’re hopeless at putting very small threads through even smaller holes.

Still … 

I managed it.

Mostly by threading on some cotton, and using that as a guide: to pull the lanyard through the hole.

With the net result … ?   That I’ve half a dozen USB sticks on string.

Useful … !


But let’s move on, shall we?

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

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

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 16th November, 1979, saw Anthony Blunt as the ‘Fourth Man’: the fourth member, in other words, of the notorious Cambridge Spy Ring.   Name one of the other three.
Q2) 16th November, 1979, saw the opening of Line M1: the original line of the Bucharest Metro.   Bucharest is the capital of which European country?
Q3) 16th November, 1973, saw the launch of the third, manned, Skylab mission: known as Skylab 4.   How many astronauts were on the mission?
Q4) Seven men were sentenced and gaoled: on 16th November, 1976: for their part in what was the the largest bank robbery in the UK’s history.   They robbed a UK branch of which bank?
Q5) Finally … 16th November is Icelandic Language Day.   Does the Icelandic version of the Latin alphabet contain the letter ‘Z’?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Over the night of the 15th, and 14th, of November, 1940, Coventry was bombed by the German Airforce.   Notably, the city’s 14th Century what, was destroyed in the bombing?
A1) Cathedral.
Q2) The bombing started the night before: on the 14th.  At what time: 19:20, 19:30 or 19:40?
A2) 19:20.
Q3) German statements about the bombing of Coventry claimed it was in reprisal for the bombing — in the previous week — of which German city?
A3) Munich.
Q4) The main Humber Hillman factory was destroyed during the raid.   In peacetime, the factory — and company — made what?
A4) Cars.
Q5) What was the name of the wartime German airforce?
A5) The Luftwaffe.
Q6) Group Captain F. W. Winterbotham claimed Coventry wasn’t defended on this night: so Britain would not reveal it could decode German messages sent via an Enigma machine.   Britain’s decoders were based where?
A6) The Government Code and Cypher School, at Bletchley Park.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Dixi et nunc et saepe alias, p[atres]. c[onscripti]., bonum et salutarem principem, quem vos tanta et tam libera potestate instruxistis, senatui servire debere et universis civibus saepe et plerumque etiam singulis; neque id dixisse me paenitet, et bono et aequos et faventes vos habui dominos et adhuc habeo.”
Trans; “Let me repeat, gentlemen, that a right-minded and true-hearted statesman who has had as much sovereign power placed in his hands as you have placed in mine should regard himself as the servant of the Senate; and often of the people as a whole; and sometimes of private citizens, too. I do not regret this view, because I have always found you to be generous, just, and indulgent masters.”
Tiberius, 16 November 42 BC – 16 March 37 AD.
And something vaguely classical … 

Have a good Monday.

*        Glad to hear it went well, Debbi … !   Oh, you missed one, yesterday: the one about the Hillman factory …


Debbi said...

Need to get back in practice! :)

1. Kim Philby, Donald Duart Maclean, and Guy Burgess
2. Romania
3. three
4. Bank of America
5. no

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Kim Philby, Guy Burgess, Donald Duart Maclean.
Q2) Romania
Q3) Three
Q4) The Bank of America
Q5) No (they removed it in 1973 it seems)