Sunday, 24 February 2013

The Daily Teaser — 24-2-2013

Right, JUST as a question … ?

Is any one reading this on Facebook … ?   And getting rapidly annoyed by the beeping noises the site’s recently started to make, whenever one gets a notification … ?

I am … !

I’m just thankful I’m following Star Trek veteran George Takei* also mentioned it … !

Thankfully, whenever a celebrity mentions it, SOMEONE posts up a solution … !

If you’re getting annoyed by that beeping, you can turn it off, here

Right … 

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?   Yes, let’s … !


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbiª putting in her answers: along with posting up this, she 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) 24th February, 2010, saw who become the first cricketer to score a double century, in a One Day International game … ?
Q2) More to the point, which international side was he playing for … ?
Q3) 24th February, 1942, was the date of the ‘Battle of Los Angeles’: the (possible) air-raid than many people believe to be the first recorded sightings of what … ?
Q4) 24th February, 1955, saw the birth of Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs: what was the name of the animation studio he co-founded … ?
Q5) 24th February, 1868, saw who become the first US president to be impeached by the US House of Representatives … ?
Q6) And finally … 24th February, 2007, saw Japan launch it’s fourth what … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers
Q1) 23rd February saw the first powered flight in Canada: and the British Empire.   By which plane: the Silver Dart, the Golden Arrow or the Platinum Flechette … ?
A1) The Silver Dart.
Q2) 23rd February, 1883, saw Alabama pass what sort of law: a libel law, an antitrust law or contract law … ?
A2) Antitrust Law.   (You know, there’s a certain recovering lawyer of my acquaintance who’s eyeballing that question … )
Q3) 23rd February, 1954, saw the first use of the Salk vaccine: in Pittsburgh.   What disease does the Salk vaccine vaccinate against … ?
A3) Polio: or Poliomyelitis, if you want it in full.
Q4) 23rd February, 1999, saw the destruction of the small village of Galtür destroyed by an avalanche.   In which European country is Galtür … ?
A4) Austria.
Q5) And finally … 23rd February, 532 AD saw Justinian 1st order the building of which cathedral … ?
A5) The Hagia Sophia.   (Although, strictly, it started as a Basilica, then turned into a Mosque and is now a museum.   I always thought it had the relics of John the Baptist: but it turns out they’re in the Topkapi … )
I’ll leave you with Plastic Bertrand’s one international hit, Ça plane pour moi … 

With this quote from the late Steve Jobs …
“I’m the only person I know that’s lost a quarter of a billion dollars in one year.... It’s very character-building.”
Steve Jobs, February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011
I’ll also leave you with the rather sad news of the death of former BBC staff designer, Ray Cusick.

Sci-fi fans will know his work.   He built these guys … 

*        And noted Gay Rights activist, I should add, at this point … !

ª        THINK I managed to hit the like button for you, Debbi.   By the way … was that Wil Wheaton … ?   He get’s about … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thanks, Paul! :) Love the photo. As you can see, I updated the post. I'm keeping calm and carrying on. :)

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