Sunday, 3 January 2016

The Daily Teaser — 3-1-2016


Amazon still haven’t delivered!

I managed to get in touch with them, yesterday: to try and find out what sort of time my delivery — a four terabyte internal drive I’m going to use as a back-up drive — would turn up.

They couldn’t tell me.

It has to be said, I ALSO mentioned that I’d been in all day, Thursday: and not heard a thing from them.

Guess what … ?

They’ve decided to reschedule the delivery for today. 

Which mean’s I’m going to be stuck indoors, again … !


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with both scoring ten 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) 3rd January, 1957, saw the introduction of the Hamilton Electric 500: the world’s first electric what?
Q2) 3rd January, 2009, saw the initial activity of Bitcoin.   Bitcoin is a virtual what: game, currency or cheese?
Q3) 3rd January, 1937, saw the birth of television producer, Glen A. Larson.   Which of the shows he produced, starred Gil Gerald as the main character?
Q4) Manuel Noriega surrendered to US forces: on the 3rd January, 1990.   Which country had Noriega been dictator of?
Q5) Finally … In preparation for the invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa, 3rd January, 1945, saw whom named as commander of US naval forces?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 2nd January saw the birth of science fiction writer, Isaac Asimov.   In which year of the 1920s?
A1) 1920.   (Approximatly: some records say he was born in between 4th October, 1919, and 2nd January 1920.)
Q2) Asimov was born in which Communist country?
A2) Russia: in what’s now Petrovichi.
Q3) Famously, Asimov wrote stories about robots.   The first of his Three Laws of Robotic, stated that a robot may not harm whom?
A3) A human.
Q4) Those robots had positronic what?
A4) Brains.
Q5) Asimov wrote a series of novels and short stories: about which ‘F’
A5) The Foundation.
Q6) Isaac Asimov wrote a short story called The Bicentennial Man.   Who played the main character, in the 1999 film version of The Bicentennial Man?
Q7) Asimov was not only a science fiction writer: but a biochemist.   He was a Professor of Biochemistry at which US university?
A7) Boston University: at the School of Medicine, to be exact.
Q8) Asimov was a member of the Baker Street Irregulars: a fan society devoted to which detective?
Q9) Asimov wrote children’s novels about space ranger, David Starr.   Starr is ALSO know as which ‘L’?
A9) Lucky.
Q10) Finally … the Asimov crater was named after Isaac Asimov.   The crater is on which planet?
A10) Mars.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Why should a man be scorned if, finding himself in prison, he tries to get out and go home? Or if he cannot do so, he thinks and talks about other topics than jailers and prison-walls?”

J. R. R. Tolkien, 3 January 1892 – 2 September 1973.
And this tune … 

Have a good Sunday …

*        Well, it LOOKS like I’m going to be stuck indoors, again, Olga!   The upside is that at least I can get a few things done around the house.

†        They’d be appreciated, Debbi!   Blimey, you got a gentle invite to join MENSA … ?   I’m impressed!   (I know I did one of the home tests they supplied.   As I recall, I got about 120 or so: not high enough to join, but fairly respectable, I believe.)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

That's damned respectable! And why am I NOT surprised! :)

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