Wednesday, 16 May 2012

The Daily Teaser — 16-5-2012

Right, that’s the Snow Leopard version of Safari 5·1·7 in action, is it … ?

You know, it’s slowly getting better.

But … ?

I’ll be honest, it still seems to be throwing itself into White Flash mode: especially when I have multiple tabs open.

And especially when one of those tabs is an upload to YouTube.

Hmmm … 

Now … 

Bar opening another browser up … ?

I’m just wondering what sort of work-around is available … 

Let’s get moving right along, shall we?   Before I go and start looking … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi — all on her ownsome — putting in her answers: and, along with admitting she wasn’t expecting the Spanish Inquisition*, 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) 16th May, 1868, saw which US president acquitted in an impeachment trial … ?
Q2) More to the point, by how many votes … ?
Q3) 16th May, 2005, saw the Kingdom of Kuwait permit women to what: wear trousers, attend university or vote … ?
Q4) 16th May, 1968, saw three people killed in East London killed as one corner of a what collapsed … ?
Q5) 16th May, 1951, saw the first transatlantic flights between Heathrow Airport: and which New York airport … ?
Q6) More to the point, what’s that airport now called … ?
Q7) And finally … 16th May, 1966, saw the Chinese government release the 16th May Notification: what did this see the start of … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 15th May, 1836, saw the first observation of what: Baily’s Beads, Barney’s Blobs or Dewhurst’s Droplet’s … ?
A1) Baily’s Beads.
Q2) More to the point, what was this during: a tornado, a meteor shower, or an eclipse … ?
A2) Eclipse.   (The beads in questions are sunlight coming through gaps in the lunar landscape … )
Q3) 15th May, 1941, saw the first flight of a British jet plane: who was the engine’s designer … ?
A3) Frank Whittle.
Q4) 15th May, 1718, saw James Puckle patent the world’s first machine gun: which sub-machine gun was informally known as the Chicago Piano … ?
A4) The Thompson.
Q5) 15th May, 1918, saw the end of which country’s civil war … ?
A5) Finland’s.
Q6) And finally … 15th May, 1252, saw Pope Innocent 4th issue the Bull that allowed the Inquisition to torture who: blasphemers, heretics or unbelievers … ?
A6) Heretics.   (Which is a cue … )
Enjoy those, everyone: as Emiliana Torrini celebrates her birthday, today, I’ll mark it with her performance of Gollum’s Song, possibly the saddest song I’ve ever heardº … 

*        Can I be frank, here, Debbi … ?   NO-ONE expects the Spanish Inquisition … !   Their chief weapons are fear … fear and surprise … fear and surprise and nice red uniforms … !   No, this is getting very silly … !

º        That ‘We are lost, we can never go home’ line?   Well … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

"The watch. The Chinese watch." My sister and I love that sketch. :)

1. Andrew Johnson
2. 1 vote
3. vote
4. Ronan Point
5. Idlewild Airport
6. John F Kennedy International Airport
7. the Cultural Revolution