Saturday, 16 February 2013

The Daily Teaser — 16-2-2013

Hmmm … 

You know, I have to admit, I like keeping my eyes on the news.

And a couple have dragged themselves across my attention.   For one thing … ?

It seems hackers have been at Facebook: although to be fair to the social network, they’ve said no user data’s been compromised.   I might just change my password, just in case.

The other bit of news … ?   Was that Apple’s designer-in-chief, Sir Jonathan Ive, has finally bagged Britain’s highest honour: a Blue Peter Gold badge.   The Jammy what’sit … !

Let’s get moving on, shall we?   Before my envy starts showing … !


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: along side @soolebop putting in his one answers, via Twitter.   With @soolebop scoring one, and Debbi bagging 10 out of ten, it also saw her mentioning her last post*.

Let’s see how they — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we … ?

Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video … 

Q1) 16th February, 1923, saw Howard Carter unseal the tomb of King Tutankhamun: which (modern) North African country did Tutankhamun rule … ?
Q2) More to the point, which dynasty did Tutankhamun belong to … ?
Q3) Moving on … 16th February, 1978, saw the creation of the world’s first online bulletin board system: in which US city … ?
Q4) 16th February, 2005, saw the Kyoto Protocol on Climate Change come into force, after being signed by which country … ?
Q5) More to the point, what does that Protocol govern: greenhouse gas emissions, acid rain or ocean pollution … ?
Q6) And finally … 16th February, 2006, saw the US Army close its last MASH units: what did MASH stand for … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 15th February, 1971, saw Britain decimalize its currency: Britain uses the Pound … what … ?   A1) Sterling.
Q2) Up until then, how many pennies to the Pound were there … ?   A2) 240.
Q3) More to the point, how many shillings to the pound were there … ?   A3) 20.
Q4) Being logical, then: how many pennies to the shilling … ?   A4) 12.
Q5) The shilling was — way back in the Medieval day — deemed to be the value of what … ?   A5) A cow in Kent: and a sheep anywhere else in England.
Q6) In pre-decimal money, how much was 2/6d … ?   A6) 2 shillings and sixpence: half a crown, in other words.
Q7) How many pennies are there, to the modern, decimalized, pound … ?   A7) 100.   Obviously …
Q8) How many different types of decimal British coin are in regular circulation … ?   A8) 8.
Q9) Name one of them …    A9) 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1 and the £2.
Q10) And finally … the Latin phrase on British coinage describes the Queen as the defender of the what … ?   A10) Faith.
I’ll leave you with this tune, as it’s the late Sonny Bono’s birthday … 

And with this quote from the late North Korean leader, Kim Jong-ilº … 
“Man is a product of evolution, but not his independence. Independence is a social product.”
Kim Jong-il, 16 February 1941 – 17 December 2011
Have a good day … !

*        I’ll try and get along, later, Debbi!

º        I usually don’t quote someone as debatable as the leaders of North Korea: but that quote had a certain amount of appeal.   (And was one of the few I found that wasn’t attacking the West: or talking about how infallible the North Korea leadership was/is … )

1 comment:

Debbi said...

That is a really great quote, and I love the song, too! :)

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