Thursday, 14 June 2012

The Daily Teaser — 14-6-2012

Hmmm … 

Remember I had an interview a couple of weeks ago … ?

I have to admit, I think I may have missed that one.

You see, I was told I’d hear, by the end of the week, whether I’d bagged it, or not.

That was the Tuesday before last.

I think I can safely say I’ve missed the boat, there.

That’s not to bad a thing.

The annoying bit … ?   Is not hearing I’d NOT be getting called up for the job.

Hmmm … 

Back to the grindstone, I think.


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting her answers: along with nominating me for the One Lovely Blog Award*, also managed to bag 5 out of 5.

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) 14th June, 1287, saw traditionalist forces in Mongolia and Manchuria defeated by whose army … ?
Q2) 14th June, 1966, saw the Vatican announce it was abolishing the Index of Forbidden Books.   In which year was the Index originally set up … ?
Q3) According to the World Health Organisation, 14th June is World what Day … ?
Q4) During World War 2, 14th June, 1940, saw German troops enter which city … ?
Q5) And finally … 14th June, 1961, saw ‘panda’ pedestrian crossings introduced to the UK: what was the name of their predecessor?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 13th June, 1934, saw Benito Mussolini met Adolf Hitler, for the first time: Mussolini is later said to have the Nazi dictator as a “silly little … ” what … ?
A1) Monkey.
Q2) 13th June, 1831, saw the birth of physicist, James Clerk Maxwell.   His famed equations describe what: the electromagnetic field, gravity, or subatomic particles?
A2) The electromagnetic field.   (There’s a version of Maxwell’s Equation used in Special Relativity: and is in terms of covariant field tensors.   Apparently … )
Q3) 13th June, 1955, saw the discovery of the first diamond mine in Soviet Russia: what’s the main chemical element in diamonds … ?
A3) Carbon.
Q4) 13th June, 1978, saw Israeli troops withdraw from which country … ?
A4) Lebanon.
Q5) And finally … 13th June, 1983, saw the Pioneer 10 leave the Solar System, by passing the planet furthest from the Sun: which planet was it … ?
A5) Neptune.
Enjoy those, everyone: as today see the birthday of Slade bassist, songwriter, violinist and backing vocalist, Jim Lea, I’ll leave you with one of Slade’sº better known tunes.

*        Ooh, Ta, Debbi: THINK I’ll have to sit down and have a lot at those, later, and see what I come up with … !

º        You know, I have to admit, I never actually saw Slade’s classic line-up live.   Which is one HELL of a shame: the Glam era is supposed top have produced very few good live bands.   Slade were one of them.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

You're welcome! :) And nice tune by Slade! Brings back a few memories. :)

1. Kublai Khan
2. 1564
3. World Blood Donor Day
4. Paris
5. zebra