Friday, 21 June 2013

The Daily Teaser — 21-6-2013

You know, it was only a few days ago that I opened a Teaser with talk of protests in Turkey.

Quite how that’s going, I’m not to sure: as the news media’s attention shifts elsewhere.

Brazil, in this case: where a reasonably civilised country is having issues.

It amazes me, to an extent: but then, I remember the London Riots of a couple of years ago.

Personally … ?   In the wake of the Arab Spring — and the Peasants Revolt, which I was only writing about for the Gazette, a week or so ago — I can’t help but think that events like this should be telling a government it’s got problems.

Or MORE problems than it thought it did … !

Let’s move on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: along with asking Trevor if he’d found his ‘?’ key, day also saw her bagging 3 out of 5*.   It ALSO saw Trevor† point out that my Baseball question set had some incomplete research: and offered this piece — from the Daily Telegraph — that offered some extra detail.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?

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

Q1) 21st June, 1982, saw Princess Diana give both to her eldest child: which Royal Prince is that child … ?
Q2) Many years earlier, 21st June, 1945, saw US troops capture Okinawa.   Roughly how many Japanese troops were killed in the eighty-two day battle: 80000, 90000 or 100000 … ?
Q3) 21st June, 217 BC, saw a Roman army ambushed in the Battle of Lake Trasimene.   By whose forces … ?
Q4) 21st June, 1982, saw John Hinckley found Not Guilty of trying to assassinate whom … ?
Q5) And finally … 21st June, 2013, saw the launch of SpaceShipOne, the world’s first privately launch spaceship.   What was the name of the company that  launched it … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 20th June, 2003, saw the founding of the WikiMedia Foundation: in which US state … ?
A1) Florida: the city of Saint Petersburg, to be exact.
Q2) More to the point, it takes PART of its name — the Wiki part — from a Hawaiian word meaning what … ?
A2) Fast: or quickly.
Q3) Which of its websites is an online dictionary … ?
A3) Wiktionary.
Q4) There are roughly how many English language articles on Wikipedia: four million, five million or six million … ?
A4) Four million.
Q5) And finally … which of the WikiMedia Foundation’s sites is described as a ‘collaboratively edited knowledge base’ … ?
A5) Wikidata.
I’ll leave you with this this thought from the late Tony Scott …
“There’s one great script that hit my desk that I didn’t change at all, and that was True Romance.”
Tony Scott 21 June 1944 – 19 August 2012
And here’s today’s song: from birthday girl, Sonique … 

Have a good day … 

*        You know, Debbi, the Question Mark should be on the ‘/’ key: although he’d need to press Shift, as well.   Mind you, laptop keyboards are usually all over the place … !   (Unlike MacBook ones: but you’d guessed I’d say that … ! :D )

†        Actually, Trevor, that’s a fascinating piece: but I’ve just double checked the Wikipedia article, which says there’s an earlier (English) reference dating to 1744, some eleven years earlier.   But just out of interest, have you flagged it up on the relevant Wikipedia’s article’s Talk page … ?

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Yeah, keyboards are funny. In Italy, they were a bit different from ours here in the U.S. But we got used to it.

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