Monday, 22 April 2013

The Daily Teaser — 22-4-2013

Oh, BLESS him … !

Did I tell you my nephew, Jude has a thing about cars … ?

He’s got a thing about cars.   In fact, for someone who’s only two and a half, he’s a bit of a petrol-head.

You might have noticed … !

Being frank … ?   I’m thinking that — on top of the toy cars he has a thing about — he’s got a new favourite toy.

I’ll give you three guesses … … 

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?   Before he offers you a lift … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Debbi and Andy putting in their answers.

With both scoring nine out of ten, it also saw Andy* showing us this song about four of the Empire’s most blood-thirsty rulers, and Debbi*† leaving me a comment, about the weekend’s Dr Who here

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) 22nd April, 1915, saw which gas used as a chemical weapon, for the first time … ?
Q2) During the second battle of where … ?
Q3) 22nd April, 1993, saw the release of the world’s first successful web browser: what was it called … ?
Q4) 22nd April, 1977, saw the first use of optical fibre, to carry live what: tv shows, phone conversations or computer data … ?
Q5) 22nd April, 1971, saw the death of Dr Francois Duvalier: president — and dictator — of where … ?
Q6) More to the point, what was his nickname … ?
Q7) And finally … 22nd April, 1912, saw the first publication of Pravda: what’s the meaning of the word, Pravda, in English … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 21st April, 753 BC, is the traditional date of the founding of Rome.   By which legendary twins … ?   A1) Romulus and Remus.
Q2) Which of the twins is killed by the other … ?   A2) Remus.
Q3) Either way, what type of mammal suckled them as babies … ?   A3) A wolf.
Q4) According to the story, Rome’s building was started by the surviving twin … on which of the seven hills of Rome … ?   A4) The Palatine Hill.
Q5) What was the name of the body that twin set up to govern Rome … ?   A5) The Senate.
Q6) That surviving twin is considered to be Rome’s first King: who was its seventh and final king … ?   A6) Tarquin the Proud: or Lucius Tarquinius Superbus, if you want to be accurate.
Q7) The founding twin is also considered to have form Rome’s armies: its first … what … ?   A7) Legions.
Q8) Those armed forces consisted of divisions made up of up to how many men: 4000, 5000 or 6000 … ?   A8) 5000.
Q9) In an alternative version of Rome’s foundation, the city is said to have been founded by which Trojan Prince … ?   A9) Aeneas.
Q10) And finally … Which Roman city was known as New Rome, when constructed by Constantine the Great … ?   A10) The city variously known as Byzantium, New Rome, Constantinople, or (occasionally) Constantinopolis: or just Istanbul.
Enjoy those: I’ll leave you with this thought from a well known scientist …
“If atomic bombs are to be added as new weapons to the arsenals of a warring world, or to the arsenals of the nations preparing for war, then the time will come when mankind will curse the names of Los Alamos and Hiroshima. The people of this world must unite or they will perish.”J. Robert Oppenheimer  April 22, 1904 – February 18, 1967
And with this performance from birthday boy, Yehudi Menuen … 

Have a good day …

*        I have to admit, folks, I used the figure quoted in Wikipedia’s article on Rome’s legions: it states 5000 in the introductory remarks.

†        Got to admit, Debbi, next week’s looks interesting … !

‡         That goes to Wikipedia’s article on Film Theory.   I have to admit, I misread one of the links off of it, as being to a page on Asparagus Theory.   Which could make film criticism — and nights in — a touch more interesting …


Adrence Apong said...

1. Nitrogen, I blame the weather balloon
2. Mother Russia, Russian ladies are HOT
3. Internet Explorer, PLEASE LET THIS BE WRONG
4. Data, the aliens taught us this.
5. American Latin??? The ladies are HOT too
7. Pravda, FOOD you should not eat!

#Drive safely Jude! Once you're bored with that BIG RED CAR, do post it to me, here. I LOVE the BIG SMILE you have there. Keep on #SMILING!

Debbi said...

Isn't "Big Bang Theory" the funniest show? :)

1. chlorine gas
2. Ypres
3. Mosaic
4. telephone traffic
5. Haiti
6. Baby Doc
7. truth