Friday, 5 February 2016

The Daily Teaser — 5-2-2016

Right … 

Payday, again … 

Which reminds me of a couple of things.

First up … ?   I’m going to have to put a few quid in my savings account.

It’s not something I’ve ever made a habit of, of the past few years: and is something I want to keep doing.

I’d LIKE to buy a newer model Mac, at some point.

On top of THAT?

Well, I wanted to get myself a copy of Liverpool: Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s second album: but JUST found out it’s cheaper on iTunes.

And to think, I didn’t think they had a copy.


But let’s move on, shall we?

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

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

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

Q1) 5th February, 1982, saw Laker Airways go into receivership.   The board meeting that declared the company bankrupt was at which airport: Luton, Gatwick or Heathrow?
Q2) 5th February, 1924, saw first broadcast of the Greenwich Time Signal.   How many pips are currently broadcast, each hour: four, five or six?
Q3) 5th February, 1958, saw the US Airforce lose what: a B-52 bomber, a air base or a hydrogen bomb?
Q4) Leo Baekeland announced he created the world’s first synthetic plastic: on 3rd February, 1909.   What was the plastic called?
Q5) Finally … 5th February, 1969, saw the birth of actor, Michael Sheen.   In which 2009 film did he play manager, Brian Clough?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 4th February saw the founding of Facebook: in which year of the 21st Century?
A1) 2004.
Q2) The site was founded by a group of college room-mates, from which American University: Yale, Harvard or UCLA?
A2) Harvard.
Q3) The founders included Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes and Facebook’s current CEO.   Who IS the CEO?
A3) Mark Zuckerburg.
Q4) What was Facebook originally called?
A4) Thefacebook.
Q5) Facebook was initially for students.   In which year did it open for the general public: 2005, 2006 or 2007?
A5) 2006.
Q6) Amongst many things, you can do what to your Facebook friends: peel them, poke them or slap them?
A6) Poke.
Q7) What does Facebook have: a ‘Like’ button, a ‘Follow’ feature or a ‘Places’ feature?
A7) Actually?   All three.
Q8) Facebook is a social network.   What’s Russian biggest social network: Nexopia, Vkontakte or Orkut?
A8) Vkontakte.   (Nexopia is Chinese, whilst Orkut has a largely South American userbase.)
Q9) Which site limits its users to 140 character ‘tweets’?
A9) Twitter.
Q10) Finally … What was the name of the 2010 film about the founding of Facebook?
A10) The Social Network.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“You can never really judge your work because once it’s done, it’s done.”
Charlotte Rampling, born 5 February 1946.
And this song …

Have a good day …

*        Debbi, Olga … ?   Sorry about the nine out of ten: but FB lets you Like something: AND  has a Places, and a Followers, feature.

†        I know what you mean, Olga: if I don’t get out of the flat, I’d be getting serious cabin fever!   (Oh, being able to poke people’s moved.   If you look up a friend on Facebook, you should be able to find the Poke^ button, on their cover photo.   He says, hoping Debbi doesn’t mind being our example …)

‡        There’s probably half a dozen different versions, Debbi.   (I know Frankie Goes to Hollywood got their name from a poster about either Frankie Laine, OR Frank Sinatra.   Go figure!)

^        Personally … ?   I miss being able to throw sheep at people …


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Gatwick
Q2) Six
Q3) Hydrogen Bomb. Another good argument for a book (another conspiracy novel)
Q4) Bakelite
Q5) The Damned United (I’m not a big football fan but I really enjoyed it)

Debbi said...

Don't mind being an example at all! Thanks, Paul! :)

1. Gatwick
2. six
3. a hydrogen bomb
4. Bakelite
5. The Damned United