Friday, 18 May 2012

The Daily Teaser — 18-5-2012

Hmmm …

You know, it looks like it’s going ahead.

Facebook officially goes on sale, today.

Or, I should say, Facebook shares are going on sale, today.

With this batch valued at $104 billion.  Some £66 billion, if I’ve got the conversion right.

You know, I think I’d like to ask Mark Zuckerberg one thing, if I ever get the chance.

Can I have some of that money, please?

After all, I — and quite a few others — are what makes Facebook so attractive to the advertisers also lurking on FB.

Just a thought for you … 

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and, along with confirming which sketch was what*, also bagged 8 out of 8.

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) 18th May, 1152, saw Henry 2nd marry his queen: who was she … ?
Q2) More to the point, was Henry the queen in question’s first, second or third husband?
Q3) Nearer today … 18th May, 2009, saw the end of which country’s civil war … ?
Q4) 18th May, 1756, saw the formal start of the Seven Years’ War, when Great Britain declared war … on which country … ?
Q5) 18th May, 1991, saw who become the first Briton into space … ?
Q6) And finally … 18th May, 1804, saw which Corsican named as Emperor of the French … ?

And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) The night of the 17th May, 1943, saw an RAF raid on dams on 3 German rivers: name any of them.
A1) The Möhne, Sorpe and Eder: the Sorpe is also known as the Ruhr …
Q2) More to the point, what was the name of the operation … ?
A2) Operation Chastise.
Q3) Equally to the point, what was the name of the RAF squadron … ?
A3) No 617 Squadron RAF.
Q4) Who designed the famous bombs used for it … ?
A4) Sir Barnes Wallis.
Q5) As a FINAL one … what was the name of the 1955 film about the raid … ?
A5) The Dam Busters.
Q6) Moving on … 17th May, 1997, saw Zaire officially change its name to what … ?
A6) The Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Q7) 17th May, 1970, saw Thor Heyerdahl begin his attempt to cross what in the Ra 2?
A7) The Atlantic Ocean.
Q8) And finally … 17th May, 1978, saw who’s stolen body found, in Switzerland … ?
A8) Charlie Chaplin’s.   (It had been stollen, a week and a half, earlier, in a blackmail attempt.)

Enjoy those, everyone: in memory of the late Ian Curtis, I’ll leave you with this … 

Oh … And as Debbi mentioned Enya, yesterday, I’ll have to admit, the only other tune I can remember her being involved with — if I’m right — was the TV theme tune to Robin of Sherwood.

I’ll leave you with that, shall I … ?

*        Was that me, Debbi, or is ‘which sketch was what’ a bit of a mouthful … ?

1 comment:

Debbi said...

No worries, Paul. I knew what you meant. :)

Speaking of which, I was going to do a really simple post on Random & Sundry, but then I ended up going on and on. It got to the point where I didn't know if it was funny or just crap. :)

I was just, okay, whatever.

1. Eleanor of Aquitaine
2. second
3. Sri Lanka
4. France or the Bourbons
5. Helen Sharman
6. Napoléon Bonaparte