I don’t know about you …
But — occasionally, during quiet patches at work — I’ll sneak a quiet read of the news.
Sadly … ?
Sadly, the news of Robert Vaughan dying started coming in, last night.
That’s not good news to hear.
The other piece I noticed … ?
Was this one: discussing the pros and cons of DVDs versus downloads.
I tend to prefer DVDs: I can rip them, and resell them to my local CeX. I can watch the Series, and offset some of the cost.
But that hasn’t stopped me downloading series three of The Strain from iTunes.
Hopefully? I’ll get a chance to watch that during the week.
But let’s move on, shall we?
Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: scoring seven out of seven in the process.
Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?
Q1) A lander from the Rosetta Probe reached its target: on 12th November, 2014. That target — 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko — was a what: meteor, comet or moonlet?
Q2) Who tendered their resignation as PM: on 12th November, 2011?
Q3) Sir Tim Berners-Lee published his proposals for the World Wide Web, on 12th November, 1991. What type of software is used to navigate the Wed: a surfer, browser or skimmer?
Q4) 12th November, 1997, saw the Brazilian government refuse to extradite whom?
Q5) Finally … Tunisia joined the United Nations: on 12th November, 1956. What’s the capital of Tunisia?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 11th November marks Armistice Day. The day marks the end of WW1: in which year?
Q2) The Armistice was signed in Compiègne, in France. Between the Allies: and which enemy nation?A2) Germany.
Q3) That latter country’s leader abdicated at the end of the war. Who was he?
Q4) The Armistice was built on a speech by the US President: that outlined how many points?A4) 14.
Q5) The Armistice was signed in what: a French Chateau, a railway carriage or the Eiffel Tower?A5) A railway carriage.
Q6) Private George Edwin Ellison was the last British soldier to die during the war: on Armistice Day, itself. The Royal Irish Lancer was on patrol in which Belgian city?A6) Mons.
Q7) Finally … Peace was formally declared. In which year: 1918, 1919 or 1920?A7) 1920.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Only powerful people have liberty.”Sun Yet-sen, 12 November 1866 – 12 March 1925.
And this tune …
Enjoy you day …
* I’m going to have to look them up on iTunes, Debbi. The minutes I get five minutes … !