Thursday, 28 January 2016

The Daily Teaser — 28-1-2016

You know, what with selling the laptop?

I managed a cheeky take-away fish and chips on Tuesday.

And topped that up with an even cheekier kebab, last night.

Forgetting, of course, the two things that really mean I shouldn’t.

For one thing … ?   I’m meant to be trying to gently lose weight.   I’m not exactly Mr Skinny, so my GP’s always making sure I’m trying — healthily and slowly — to lose the pounds.

The other reason?

Is, as much as I was rushed, after worked, and as much as I like a kebab, now and then … ?

The other reason is simply that … 

Well … 

Let’s put it, this way: having one means I’m going to be sat on the loo for one HELL of a long time … !

Now … 

Has anyone got the number for Kebabs Anonymous … ?


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with both scoring five out of five.

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

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

Q1) Lego patented their famous plastic bricks on the 28th January: of which year of the 1950s?
Q2) The company is based in the town of Billund.   Billund is in which European country: Denmark, Sweden or Norway?
Q3) In which year of the 1940s did Lego start making the bricks?
Q4) The name, ‘Lego,’ is from a phrase in the company’s native language.   That means what: ‘I build,’ ‘play well,’ or ‘stabbing pain in the foot’?
Q5) Windsor, in the UK, Günzburg, in Germany and Nusajaya, in Malaysia, are all home to Lego theme parks. These parks all share what name?
Q6) My nephew had some of the bricks Lego makes for young children.   What brand name has Lego given these bricks?
Q7) Lego also sell a range of advanced construction sets: with gears, axles, and, in some sets, electric motors.   What do Lego call these sets: Lego Technics, Lego Botnics or Lego Electrics?
Q8) Lego also sell a range of sets based on which DC Comics character: Batman, Superman or Wonderwoman?
Q9) One of the largest Lego models ever built had over five million parts: and was displayed in Times Square, in New York.   It was a life sized model of what: the TARDIS, the Enterprise, from ‘Star Trek’ or an X-wing from ‘Star Wars’?
Q10) Finally … 2014 saw the release of The LEGO Movie.   Which US studio was the film’s distributer: Disney, Warner Brothers or Universal?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 27th January is Holocaust Memorial Day: marking the day Auschwitz Concentration Camp was liberated by Soviet troops.   The Nazi-run Holocaust was what kind of crime: homicide, regicide or genocide?
A1) Genocide.
Q2) 27th January, 1984, saw singer Michael Jackson suffer serious burns.   After filming an advert for what: Pepsi, Coca Cola or Dr Pepper?
A2) Pepsi.
Q3) 27th January, 1944, saw the birth of drummer, Nick Mason.   Which English band has he drummed for, since 1965?
A3) Pink Floyd.   (He co-wrote Careful With That Axe, Eugene.   Where on EARTH did the Floyds get their titles?)
Q4) 27th January, 2006, saw Western Union stop sending what: text messages, email or telegrams?
A4) Telegrams.
Q5) Finally … nuclear testing started at the US testing ground at Frenchman Flat: on 27th January, 1951.   Test and Flat are in which US state?
A5) Nevada.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Lego, however, is always opened and then left lying around so adults have something to tread on when they are prowling around around the house at two in the morning, in bare feet, looking for the source of a noise.”
Jeremy Clarkson.
And this tune from The Lego Movie … 

Have a good day.

*      My sister, Ruth, is a big fan of Miranda Hart, Olga: I’ve not watched much of her.   I do know Tom Ellis, though: I can remember seeing him — and Natalie Dormer — in The Fades.   (Which got cancelled WAY too early!)   I might just have to wait for the DVD box set, though: money’s tight, so buying an extra device, AND the Amazon subscription to go with it, wouldn’t be economic.

†        Debbi, you don’t know the halvesies!   (Actually, the computer had a copy of Ubuntu on it.   The company that makes the OS, hand it out for free.   For no cash: they genuinely charge for any technical support.   Hopefully … ?   As the chap I sold it to was a local councillor, SOMEONE at Brentwood Town Hall will notice: and start thinking ‘Can we save money, using this instead of versions of Windows?’)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Mmmm. Sounds like you've been eating some Killer Kabobs! :)

1. 1958
2. Denmark
3. 1949
4. play well
5. Legoland
6. Duplo
7. Lego Technic
8. Batman
9. an X-wing from Star Wars
10. Warner Brothers