Wednesday, 26 June 2013

The Daily Teaser — 26-6-2013

Hmmm … 

Well, it’s officially Wednesday.

Which means, of course, that today’s the day — this afternoon, in fact — that I’m expecting the plumber to turn up to fix my boiler.

I’m hoping the engineers have managed to get the parts.

The fact I’m boiling the kettle to have a bath is probably saving me a fortune on my gas meter: but using up a pile of electricity.

And, boy, it’s monotonous … !

Let’s let moving on, shall we?   I’ve probably boring you as much as me … !


Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Serendipity and Debbi putting in their answers.   With Serendipity scoring five out of five, and Debbi scoring four, it ALSO saw Debbi† putting up this post on her blog, and Serendipity* letting me know she enjoyed yesterday’s Teaser.

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) 26th June, 1974, saw the Universal Product Code scanned into a till for the first time: as it was on a packet of Wrigley’s Gum.   How is the Universal Product Code better known … ?
Q2) The UPC is a series of black and white stripes.   A QR code is a series of black and white … what … ?
Q3) Moving on … 26th June, 1927, saw the opening of the Cyclone roller coaster: on which island … ?
Q4) 26th June, 1870, saw the US Federal Government declare what to be a federal holiday … ?
Q5) Finally … 26th June, 1940, saw the signing of the UN Charter.   In which US State … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 25th June, 1903, saw the birth of writer, George Orwell: what was his real name … ?
A1) Eric Arthur Blair.
Q2) Which of his novels is based — loosely — on his experiences in British India … ?
A2) Burmese Days.
Q3) The torture chamber in Nineteen Eighty-FourRoom 101 — is named after a conference room in a building that Orwell worked in.   For which institution … ?
A3) The BBC.
Q4) Homage To Catalonia is Orwell’s account of his time fighting in which war … ?
A4) The Spanish Civil War.
Q5) And finally … which of Orwell’s novels is set on Manor Farm … ?
A5) Animal Farm.
I’ll leave you with something of a classic tune from the late bluesman, Big Bill Broonzy … 

And with this thought from Peter Lorre.
“All that anyone needs to imitate me is two soft-boiled eggs and a bedroom voice”
Peter Lorre 26 June 1904 – 23 March 1964
Enjoy your day.

*        Cheers, Serendipity … !   (Nice to know it’s been well received … !)

†        Oh, Debbi, I’ve left you a comment on that one!   (The folder that keeps appearing … ? Is probably just a temporary file that the system uses to store the data, as it’s saving the file.   iMovie does something similar, occasionally)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Yes, got your comment, Paul! Thanks! :)

1. UPC
2. matrix barcode
3. Coney Island
4. Christmas
5. California

Shame about the possible delay in setting up my website. Oh, well. Life goes on, right? :)