Sunday, 20 May 2012

The Daily Teaser — 20-5-2012

HNmmm … 

You know, I’m SURE you don’t pay good money to see me whinge about Safari.

In fact I’m positive of it!

But I’m going to whinge, again!

But Apple have recently updated the Snow Leopard version to 5·1·7, in an effort to try and finally put a nail in the White Flash issue.

Frankly … ?

It’s not helpful!

Here’s hoping it’s sorted with 5·1·8.

Let’s move on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s teaser saw Debbi putting in her answer: and along with bagging 5 out of 5º, she also admitted to being a bit of a Who fan, and having picked up a tale or two about them from her sister*.

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) 20th May, 1570, saw Abraham Ortelius publish the world’s first modern what … ?
Q2) 20th May, 1965, saw the Home Secretary announce British Police would be armed with what: truncheons, tear gas or Tasers?
Q3) 20th May, 1521, saw Ignatius of Loyola wounded in battle: which Roman Catholic order did he found?
Q4) 20th May, 1891, saw the first demonstration of the Kinetoscope: who invented the Kinetoscope … ?
Q5) 20th May, 1873, saw Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis receive the patent for copper riveted jeans.   What were the rivets for … ?
Q6) And finally … 20th May, 2002, saw Portugal recognise the independence of which island … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 
Q1) 19th May, 1988, saw the birth of actress and model, Lily Cole: in which episode of Dr Who did she make an appearance … ?
A1) The Curse Of The Black Spot.
Q2) The North Vietnamese Army established Group 559 on 19th March, 1959: what did this group set up, during the Vietnam War … ?   A2) The North Vietnamese Army’s supply route to South Vietnam: otherwise known as the Ho Chi Minh Trail.
Q3) 19th May, 1897, saw the release of Oscar Wilde from Reading Gaol.   In which years did he publish the poem, The Ballad Of Reading Gaol … ?
A3) 1898.
Q4) 19th May, 1910, saw the birth of cricketer, Alan Melville: Wisden’s Cricket Almanack named him as Cricket of the Year for which year … ?
A4) 1948.
Q5) And FINALLY … !   19th May, 1870, saw the birth of which notorious US serial killer … ?
A5) Albert Fish.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll catch you later.

After I’ve left you with this tune from Jane Wiedlin: back when being an 1980s pop star meant being able to look vaguely like Winona Ryder, whilst swimming with dolphins.

Oh, the glamour, hey … ?

*        Now I’m curious, Debbi!   And looking forward to you getting here … !

º       Lordy, but JUST writing five questions is tricky, these days.   I mean, you see that one extra nasty question, just STARING at you, you have to write it down … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Yes, it's quite a story. I'll have to remember to review the details with her before I leave. :)

1. atlas
2. tear gas
3. the Jesuits
4. Thomas Edison
5. to reinforce the points of strain
6. East Timor

I got to meet Jenny Lawson today!!! Wow!

I wish I could've spent more time talking, but there was a whole line of people waiting, so ... no go.

She was really nice, though. :)