Wednesday, 12 December 2012

The Daily Teaser — 12-12-2012


And — quite probably — Damn … !

Remember me saying, in yesterday’s Teaser, that I had an interview?

Would you believe it, I missed the bloomin’ bus!   I’m annoyed: and think I might just have to have a word with the bus company that runs the various routes, around town.

One possible upside … ?   Is that I DID manage to get in touch with the company that’s recruiting: who are still interested in in interviewing me.

I hope they do.   Having seen the job-spec, I’m actually a fairly good match.

Here’s hoping … !


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with mentioning one or two other ideas she’s had for promoting the Sam McRae series, she also bagged 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) 12th December, 1911, saw Calcutta replaced as capital of India: by which city … ?
Q2) That city is the second most populous in India: what’s the most populated … ?
Q3) More to the point, the city in Q1 has been in existence since when: the 4th, 5th or 6th Century BC … ?
Q4) Moving on … 12th December, 1992, saw which member of the Royal Family remarry … ?
Q5) 12th December, 627, saw the Battle of where: Thermopylae, Nineveh or Thebes … ?
Q6) 12th December, 1963, saw which African nation declare its independence from the UK … ?
Q7) 12th December, 1901, saw Guglielmo Marconi make his first transatlantic radio transatlantic radio broadcast.   Marconi’s Law said that the broadcast distance of a signal equalled the square of the height of what … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 11th December, 1936, saw Edward 8th abdicate: where had he been Emperor of … ?
A1) India.
Q2) More to the point, Edward 8th was replaced by his younger brother: who’s the current Queen’s late father.   What name did he take the throne as … ?
A2) George 6th.
Q3) Moving on …  11th December, 1962, saw the death of Arthur Lucas: one of the two last person to be judicially executed in which Commonwealth country … ?
A3) Canada.
Q4) What was the name of the other person to be so executed … ?
A4) Ronald Turpin.
Q5) 11th December, 2005, saw a large fire start at the Buncefield Oil Depot.   In which English county is that depot … ?
A5) Hertfordshire.
Q6) And finally … 11th December, 2001, saw which country join the World Trade Organisation … ?
A6) The People’s Republic of China.
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you with this quote from the artist Edvard Munch …
“No longer shall I paint interiors with men reading and women knitting. I will paint living people who breathe and feel and suffer and love.”
Edvard Munch 12 December 1863 – 23 January 1944
And with both this tune form thew MC5, as a nod to their late lead singer, Rob Tyner.

Additionally, considering I’ve just received news of the death of sitarist, Ravi Shankar, also with this … 

*        Good thought, actually, Debbi.   Hmmm … You know I usually put stuff in the Old Peculiar’s sidebar?   That’s usually bits of copyable Java code even techno-innocents like us can copy and paste into place!   I’d believe a lot of places have something like it available … … 


Kaiju said...

1. New Delhi
2. Mumbai
3. 4th
4. HRH The Princess Anne, The Princess Royal
5. The Battle of Nineveh
6. Kenya
7. the square of the height of the antenna

Debbi said...

Indeed! I have a small ad for my cover artist on the Midlist blog. I'll have to make sure that's included in the new scheme.

I have lots of work to do. Boy! :)

Check out Random & Sundry Things. I think you'll enjoy it. I hope. :)

1. Delhi
2. Mumbai
3. 6th
4. Princess Anne
5. Nineveh
6. Kenya
7. antenna