Thursday, 15 March 2012

The Daily Teaser - 15-3-2012

Hmmm …

Now, I’ve got to admit, I’m something of a Mac fanboi.

You’ve probably already worked that out, haven’t you … ?

So the recent troubles the Mac’s default web-browser, Safari, has had was irritating.

Decidedly so, in fact. It was only the fact that Apple had introduced the Reading List to it that kept me using it.

However, Apple have released their Safari 5•1•4 release, that attempts to fix the notorious White Flash.

Hmmm …

Well …

It’s not perfect: the White Flash is still present, especially with — from where I’m sitting — multiple tabs, some of which have video content.

But it does seem to be a lot better than it was.

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi — all on her ownsome — putting in her answers: and, along with leaving us a comment about Harvard*, also bagging 6 out of 6.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we? Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video
Q1) 15th March, 2011, saw the death of Smiley Culture: what was the highest position his song, Police Officer, reach in the charts?

Q2) 15th March, 44BC, saw the death of Julius Cæsar: March 15th — in the Ancient Roman Calendar — was known as what: the Tides, Sides or Ides … ?

Q3) 15th March, 1906, saw the incorporation of which car company … ?

Q4) More to the point, what was the name of that company’s first badged car … ?

Q5) 15th March, 1985, saw the end of military government in which South American country … ?

Q6) And finally … 15th March, 1956, saw the debut of which musical, on Broadway … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 14th March, 1991, saw the release of the Birmingham Six, after they were false accused of bombing two pubs in Birmingham: name any one of the six.
A1) Paddy Joe Hill, Hugh Callaghan, Richard McIlkenny, Gerry Hunter, Billy Power and Johnny Walker.

Q2) More to the point, name either of the two pubs they were falsely accused of bombing.
A2) The Mulberry Bush, and the Tavern.

Q3) 14th March, 1931, saw the release of India’s first sound movie: what was it’s name … ?
A3) Alam Ara.

Q4) 14th March, 1958, saw the birth of Prince Albert of where … ?
A4) Monaco.

Q5) More to the point, who was his mother … ?
A5) Grace Kelly.

Q6) And finally … 14th March, 1903, saw the US Senate pass the Hay-Herran Treaty: what did allow the US to build … ?
A6) The Panama Canal.
Enjoy those, everyone: as I’ve already mentioned language? I’ll leave you with a guide to speaking Cockney, by the late Smiley Culture.

* The REAL irony, Debbi, is that — if Harvard students were aiming to sound like real South Londoners — they’d end up sounding a bit like this lot …

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Darn! I couldn't play the second vid. They blocked the content. Spoil sports. :-/

1. #12
2. the Ides
3. Rolls-Royce Limited
4. the Royce 10
5. Brazil
6. My Fair Lady