Friday, 12 February 2016

The Daily Teaser — 12-2-2016

Well, that was a bit of a bad day … 

You know I work shift: in a local fast food restaurant.

Yesterday … ?   Well, yesterday was one of those day’s where everything went badly.

My till was — seemingly — down at the end of the day: by quite a lot.   But that was easily explaining: I’d actually miscounted the amount of £10 notes I’d had.

Everything else that was happening … ?

Well, let’s say there was a hell of a lot of exploding egos around!


But let’s move on, shall we?

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

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

Here they are, along with the How To, License and video … 

Q1) The LEO computer produced its first report: on 12th February, 1954.   What KIND or report: payroll, sales or census?
Q2) The computer was built and owned by J. Lyons and Co.   The company was one of Britain’s biggest.   In which industry: TV, food or pharmaceuticals?
Q3) 12th February, 1980, saw the birth of actress, Christina Ricci.   In which 1990 film did she play Kate Flax?
Q4) 12th February, 1912, saw the abdication of Pu Yi, the last Emperor of China.   He was also the last Emperor of which Chinese dynasty?
Q5) Which Eastern nation’s constitution went into force, on 12th February, 1992: Japan’s, Mongolia’s or Tibet’s?
Q6) The act that founded the UK’s Atomic Energy Authority was passed: on 12th February, 1954.   It’s responsible to which government department?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 11th February, 1997, saw the Space Shuttle Discover launched.   On a mission to what: the Moon, the Hubble Space Telescope or the International Space Station?
Q2) The world’s first science-fiction TV show was aired: on 11th February, 1938.   The play was a version of Rossum’s Universal … what?
A2) Robots.
Q3) More to the point, the play was aired by which channel: ITV, BBC 1 or Channel Four?
A3) The BBC.
Q4) The US Congress received a petition about abolishing slavery: on 11th February, 1790.   From whom: the Methodists, Quakers or the Roman Catholic Church?
A4) The Quakers.
Q5) 11th February, 660 BC, is the tradition date for the founding of Japan.   What’s the name of the Japanese Parliament: the National Senate, the National Knesset or the National Diet?
A5) The National Diet.   (It’s called the Kokkai — or 国会 — in it’s native Japanese.)
Q6) Finally … Amadeo 1st abdicated: on 11th February, 1873.   As king of where?
A6) Spain.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Religion brought forth Prosperity, and the daughter destroyed the mother.”
Cotton Mather, February 12, 1663 – February 13, 1728.
And this tune: as today is the anniversary of Ray Manzarak’s birth …

Have a good day … 

*        I don’t know that he invented it Olga: not completely.   Apparently, he used the Czech word, roboti — serf, or drudgery, if I’ve got it right — in the original text: and anglicised it to ‘robot’ for the play’s subtitle.

†        It’s an old phrase, Debbi: the dog’s bullock’s is another: meaning something good.   Although I’ve not heard the latter for a while.   (There’s probably a good guide to British slang doing the rounds, somewhere but the thing would be a bit like your average computer: out of date, the minute it’s released!)


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Payroll report
Q2) Food
Q3) Mermaids
Q4) Qing Dynasty
Q5) Mongolia
Q6) Department of Business Innovation and Skills
I hope you feel better soon...

Debbi said...

Slang is definitely like that! Here today, gone tomorrow! :)

1. payroll
2. food
3. Mermaids
4. Qing
5. Mongolia
6. Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

I see you liked my choice of Romana on Facebook! Romana is SO awesome! Especially with the Fourth Doctor's scarf!!