Wednesday, 21 March 2012

The Daily Teaser - 21-3-2012

Hmmm …

Well, that’s something.

It looks like whatever was causing problems for me, uploading the day’s Teaser video, seems to have stopped.

Or, at least, seems to have stopped for the moment.

Lord knows what started it, but I’m ALSO thinking that turning off monetization helped: or, at least, turning it off for about half a dozen or so upload.

Now …

Not that I don’t have an idea …

But I wonder what set THAT off … ?

Hmmm …

Looks like I could well have to do some jiggling around with the intro’s …

Let’s get moving on, shall we?

Yes, let’s …


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi — all on her ownsome … ! — putting in her answers: and along with wishing me well in the jobhuntª, AND being pleased about Jude’s First Words*, also bagging 7 out of 7.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s Teaser, shall we? Here’s the questions, along with the ‘How To’, License and video
Q1) 21st March, 1804, saw France adopt the Code Napoléon as its form of Civil Law: on which ancient empire’s legal system is it based … ?

Q2) 21st March, 1963, saw the Ministry of Transport announce it was testing what: automatic cars, automatic planes or automatic tube trains.

Q3) 21st March, 1910, saw the birth of Julio Gallo: in which Californian industry did he find fame … ?

Q4) 21st March, 1963, saw the closure of which US prison … ?

Q5) More to the point, in which city was that prison … ?

Q6) And finally … 21st March, 1933, saw the completion of which notorious site?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 20th March, 2012, is this year’s Spring Equinox: from which language does the word equinox come … ?
A1) Latin.

Q2) More to the point, what’s the term — again, derived from Latin — for a Spring equinox?
A2) Vernal.

Q3) 20th March, 1616, saw who released from the Tower of London … ?
A3) Sir Walter Raleigh.

Q4) 20th March, 1950, saw the US Senate ratify a peace treaty with which country … ?
A4) Japan.

Q5) 20th March, 1974, saw a kidnap attempt launched at which member of the Royal Family … ?
A5) Princess Anne, and her (then) husband, Captain Mark Phillips.

Q6) March 20th, 1813, saw the birth of author, Ned Buntline: which gun company — allegedly — made him a custom version of one of their revolvers … ?
A6) Colt.

Q7) And finally … 20th March, 1914, saw New Haven, Connecticut, play host to the first world championships in which sport … ?
A7) Figure Skating.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll catch you later … !

After I’ve burbled excitedly about a movie

Oh …

And left you with a word or two about modern farming practises …

* Actually, on the downside, Debbi, he looks like he’s going to be talking before he starts walking. Which is just about right for our family … !

ª About the only good thing about the Work Programme thing I’ve been sent on … ? Is I’ve had one or two of the staff up there email me the odd temporary office job. Whether I get them is a whole other thing, of course.

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