Tuesday, 8 May 2012

The Daily Teaser — 8-5-2012

 Hmmm … 
I’ve got to admit, I’ve got a little side project on the go, at the moment.

Installing a new operating system onto my Mum’s old desktop.

I’m just grateful I’ve access to some open source software, I really am.

Well … grateful … 

And fascinated to see the OS in question — Kubuntu 12·04 — in action.

It’s rather funky, let’s put it that way.

Oh … and blue, rather than it’s more famous relative, Ubuntu’s, colour scheme.

Let’s get moving on, shall we?

Before I go into a Waynetta Slob ‘It’s BROWN’ routine … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and, along with admitting she felt UK slang was cool*, she also managed to bag 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) 8th May, 1980, saw the World Health Organisation endorse the eradication of Smallpox: which English physician pioneered the use of vaccination, in treating Smallpox … ?
Q2) 8th May, 1945, was VE Day.   The Unconditional Surrender was ratified in Berlin: but originally signed, the day before, in which French city … ?
Q3) 8th May, 1984, saw the opening of the Thames Barrier, the world’s second largest movable flood barrier: the world’s largest flood barrier is in which European country … ?
Q4) 8th May, 1940, saw the birth of author, Peter Benchley: which of his novel’s was turned into a (very) famous film by Steven Spielberg … ?
Q5) And finally … 8th May, 1970, saw the release of the last Beatles album: what was it called … ?

And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 7th May, saw which country surrender, at the end of World War Two … ?
A1) Germany.
Q2) More to the point, 7th May, 1937, saw that country’s Condor Legion, arrive to help in which country’s Civil War … ?
A2) Spain.
Q3) 7th May, 1846, saw the first publication of the USA’s oldest weekly newspaper: what’s it called … ?
A3) The Cambridge Chronicle.
Q4) More to the point, in which US state is it published … ?
A4) Massachusetts.
Q5) 7th May, 1867, saw the patenting — in England —  of dynamite: by whom … ?
A5) Alfred Nobel.
Q6) And finally … 7th May, 2001, saw Pope John Paul 2nd visit which middle Eastern city … ?
A6) Damascus.

Enjoy those, everyoine: I’ll catch you all later … 

Once I’ve let birthday boy, Enrique Iglesias, do his thing … 

*        You’ve not seen Australian slang, yet, have you Debbi … ?   That get’s … obscure … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Not as familiar with Australian slang, although I picked up a bit from watching Angry Boys.

Chris Lilley is so talented.

1. Edward Jenner
2. Reims
3. the Netherlands
4. Jaws
5. Let It Be