Monday, 23 November 2015

The Daily Teaser — 23-11-2015

Hmmm … 

Well, the staff meeting went well.

Although, as it turns out?   We had one or two complaints come through about the speed people are getting served.

Not specifically about me: I think our manager would’ve cornered me privately, if there had been.

But about the speed in general.   And having just ONE till open when it’s … you know … busy.

I think I might have a quiet word with the boss, today.

My own experience — and this is very anecdotal, I know — but my own experience tells me people are less likely to complain if they see someone jump on a till … 


But let’s move on, shall we?

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

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

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense video … 

Q1) 23rd November, 1499, saw the hanging of Perkin Warbeck: pretender to the English throne.   Where was he hung: the tower of London, Tyburn Gallows, or Newgate Prison?
Q2) 23rd November, 1889.   The first what, goes into operation at the Palais Royale Saloon, in San Francisco: video game, jukebox or television?
Q3) Riots occurred on the 23rd November, 2002: in protest at the Miss World Contest.   As a result, the contest was forced out of its host country, that year.   What African country was it?
Q4) The Geneva Frequency Plan of 1975, went into force: on 23rd November, 1978.   The Plan covers the frequencies used by what: broadcast TV, broadcast radio or radio communications?
Q5) Finally … 23rd November is the feast day of Alexander Nevsky: a saint in which country’s Orthodox Church?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Michael Hutchence was found dead, in a hotel in Sydney: on 22nd November, 1997.   Which Australian band had he been the singer for?
A1) INXs.
Q2) More to the point, which TV presenter had he been dating at the time of his death?
Q3) Angela Merkel was sworn in as Germany’s first female chancellor: on 22nd November, 2005.   What’s the UK equivalent to the German Chancellor?
A3) The Prime Minister.
Q4) 22nd November, 1718, saw the death of Edward Teach: off the coast of which US state?
Q5) More to the point, Teach is best remembered under which nickname?
Q6) 22nd November, 1869, saw the launch of the Cutty Sark: the fastest ship of its type.   She, and other ships of her type, were used to transport which drink?
A6) Tea.
Q7) Finally … 22nd November, 1935, saw the China Clipper take off from an airfield in California.   The plane was the first to make a commercial flight across which ocean?
A7) The Pacific.
I’ll leave you with this tune … 

And this thought …
“Certainly, I was typed. But what is typing? It is a trademark, a means by which the public recognizes you. Actors work all their lives to achieve that. I got mine with just one picture. It was a blessing.”
Boris Karloff, 23 November 1887 – 2 February 1969.
Have a good day.

*        They’d probably be one HELL of a case for Sam, Debbi … !   The ’gators, that is!   (Actually, the Wikipedia page about urban myths looks interesting, I’ll have to have a fuller read of it, later.)


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Tower of London
Q2) Jukebox
Q3) Nigeria
Q4) Broadcast radio
Q5) Russian Orthodox Church
Hope you have no more meetings for a while. Be well!

Debbi said...

It would be that! :)

1. the Tower of London
2. jukebox
3. Nigeria
4. broadcast radio
5. Russia