Thursday, 19 July 2012

The Daily Teaser — 19-07-2012

Hmmm … 

You know, I’ve got to admit to being a Mac fan: have been for years.

And even given the fact I’m skint, would dearly love to update to one of the new Mac Mini’s.

But have to admit that — unless it’s my imagination — that Safari, the onboard browser, is still looking a bit shaky.

Although it’s better than it was, it’s still, seemingly, suffering from the the White Flash problem, when opening multiple tabs.

That’s possibly me.


Somehow, I doubt it.   Here’s hoping Apple issue one final update, before the Mountain Lion* released.

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

Yes, let’s … !


Yesterday’s Teaser was another quiet day, with no-one putting in their answers.

Let’s see who we can persuade to try today’s questions, shall we?   Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video … 

Q1) 19th July, 1848, saw the beginning of a Women’s Rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York: this saw the introduction of what item of clothing … ?
Q2) 19th July, 1843, saw the launch of Brunel’s SS Great Britain: the   first ship to have an iron hull … and what else … ?
Q3) 19th July, 1881, saw who surrender to US forces … ?
Q4) 19th July, 1904, saw the birth of Robert Todd Lincoln Beckwith: the last undisputed descendant of whom … ?
Q5) And finally … 19th July, 1996, saw which war criminal forced out of office … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 18th July, 1976, saw who score a perfect 10 at the Summer Olympics … ?
A1) Nadia Comăneci.
Q2) How old was that athlete … ?
A2) 14.
Q3) More to the point, in which Canadian city was that year’s Olympics … ?
A3) Montreal.
Q4) Moving on … 18th July, 1555, saw Mary 1st reincorporate what: the Royal Society, the Royal College of Arms or the Queen’s Royal College … ?
A4) Royal College of Arms.
Q5) 18th July, 1966, saw the arrest of killer, Richard Speck, after the killings of 8 nurses.   In which US city … ?
A5) Chicago.
Q6) 18th July, 1937, saw the birth of author, Hunter S Thompson: what was the name of his first book … ?
A6) Hell’s Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs.
Q7) And finally … 18th July, 1848, saw the birth of cricketer, Dr W. G. Grace.   What did the W G stand for … ?
A7) William Gilbert.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll leave you with a quote from Edgar Degas …
“People call me the painter of dancing girls. It has never occurred to them that my chief interest in dancers lies in rendering movement and painting pretty clothes.”
Edgar Degas  19 July 1834 – 27 September 1917
Oh … And a tune written by birthday boy, Dr Brian May … 

*        Bloody HELL!   I’ve just seen the price they’re offering it for … !   £13·99 … !

1 comment:

trev-v said...

A1 Bloomers
A2 Screw Propeller
A3 Sitting Bull
A4 Abraham Lincoln
A5 Radovan Karadzic