Monday, 29 October 2012

The Daily Teaser — 29-10-2012

Hmmm … 

I’ve got to admit, Radio 4 is decidedly on … 

And James Naughtie is giving various company heads a rough time about what’s called the Living Wage.

I have to admit, I like the idea: where employers pay roughly a pound or so an hour, over and above the Minimum wage.

Although, from where I’m sitting … ?   Actually finding a job that pays either is still proving  tricking, despite there, seemingly, being some hope for the economy.

Hmmm … 

Oh, well … Here’s hoping SOMETHING turns up … 

Let’s get a shift on, shall we?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with telling us she’s going to be beavering away on the Project, and that her and her partner have prepped up as well as they can for Hurricane Sandy, ALSO — PHEW! Deep Breathe! — bagging 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) 29th October, 1929, saw the start of the Wall Street what … ?
Q2) More to the point, this was triggered by the collapse of what … ?
Q3) The day is also known to historians as what: Fat Tuesday, Black Tuesday or Pants Wednesday … ?
Q4) Moving on … 29th October, 1967, saw the murder of minor crook, Jack ‘The Hat’ McVitie: this lead to the eventual downfall of which London gangsters … ?
Q5) 29th October, 1969, saw the first computer communications over the ARPANET: what has the ARPANET become … ?
Q6) 29th October, 1960, saw the ‘Louisville Lip’ when his first professional fight.   Who is the ‘Louisville Lip’ … ?
Q7) And finally … 29th October, 539 BC saw Cyrus the Great enter which city … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 28th October, 1664, saw the establishment of the Duke of York And Albany’s Maritime Regiment.   This regiment is now known as the Royal … what … ?
A1) The Royal Marines.
Q2) That regiment is now part of the British what: naval service, air service or army … ?
A2) Naval services.
Q3) Moving on … 28th October, 1886, saw the formal dedication of the Statue of Liberty: by which US President … ?
A3) Grover Cleveland.
Q4) More to the point, which country had given the Statue to the USA … ?
A4) France.
Q5) 28th October, 1948, saw Paul Müller awarded the Nobel Prize, for discovering that DDT was a what: insecticide, contraceptive or fertilizer … ?
A5) Insecticide.
Q6) And finally … 28th October, 1958, saw John 23rd elected as Pope: which Italian city had he been cardinal of, before his election … ?
A6) Venice.
Enjoy those, everyone.

As today’s the birthday of noted guitarist, Peter Green, I’ll leave you with this piece by the man hiumself … 

And this self-deprecating quote …
“I have been known to come up with the odd bit, but I'm not all that wild about the big composer credit.”
Peter Green, born 29 October 1946

*        Well, there’s hoping, Debbi!   But, re: Sandy – I’m still keeping me fingers for you guys.   And, bless ’er, for @RockTique.   (From what Meredith said yesterday, she’s on Long Island: apparently, not in immediate danger, but hairy enough to be seriously worrying.)

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