Wednesday, 19 February 2014

The Daily Teaser — 19-2-2014

You know, I’ve actually managed to receive an early birthday present, wouldn’t you know.

I actually got a bob or two, believe it or not: and managed to pick up an Apple TV.

You know, the little set-top box that let’s you stream stuff from your computer to your TV.

Which mean’s I’ll be able to watch all sorts of stuff.


The shame of it is that Apple haven’t to produced the much talk of TV set.   I here that they’re having issue signing up content from various US cable companies.

I think that’s possibly where the company’s really missing Steve Jobs: the man was supposed to have been the negotiator that managed to get film companies signing up to sell content on iTunes.

What CAN I tell you … !


But let’s move on.

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with letting us know Yoko Ono’s singing voice was a bit … overwhelming … also bagged five out of five.

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

Here they are, along with the LicenseHow To and video

Q1) 19th February, 1906, saw the Kellogg’s company founded: as the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Company.   In which US state is Battle Creek: Michigan, Maryland or Missouri?
Q2) The company was famously founded by W. K. Kellogg: what did the W stand for … ?
Q3) More to the point, what did the K stand for … ?
Q4) Cornflakes — the Kellogg’s Company’s first product — are made from  corn: also known as which ‘m’ … ?
Q5) Many of those cornflakes are made in the Kellogg’s factory in Trafford Park.   In which English city IS Trafford Park … ?
Q6) Kellogg’s Frosties — or Frosted Flakes, in the US and Canada — are cornflakes coated in what?
Q7) More to the point, which cartoon animal’s on that box of Frosties?
Q8) Kellogg’s Rice Krispies — or Rice Bubbles, if we’re Down Under — famously go ‘Snap! Crackle!’ … and what … ?
Q9) Which of Kellogg’s cereals challenges you to lose six pounds in two weeks … ?
Q10) Finally … what’s the name of the rooster on boxes of Kellogg’s Cornflakes … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 
Q1) 18th February, 1885, saw the first publication of Mark Twain’s Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn.   What Twain novel is Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn a direct sequel to … ?
Q2) 18th February, 1957, saw Walter James Bolton become the last person executed: in which country … ?
Q3) 18th February, 1900, saw the first day of the Battle of Paardeberg: fought as part of the Second Boer War.   In which country did the First and Second Boer Wars take place … ?
Q4) 18th February, 1972, saw the Californian Supreme Court rule which punishment to be invalid: the death penalty, public flogging or community service?
A4) The death penalty.
Q5) Finally … 18th February, 1978, saw the first Ironman Triathlon take place.   This consisted of a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bicycle ride and and a 26.2 mile … what … ?
A5) Run.   (My personal opinion say that this and bungee jumping are truly mad sports.   The only madder one is the Luge: sliding downhill, feet first, on a tea-tray!)
I’ll leave you with the one song I felt appropriate to today’s theme … 

And with this thought.

Enjoy your breakfast.
“It has been much easier to make money than to know how to spend it wisely.”
W. K. Kellogg.
Have a good day.

*        You’re right, there, Debbi!   I think I might have been better off putting up some of her artwork … !   (Oh … and calling it ‘Ambient Shrieking’ was maybe understating it … !)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Indeed! :)

!. Michigan
2. Will
3. Keith
4. maize
5. Manchester
6. sugar
7. Tony the Tiger
8. Pop!
9. Special K
10. Cornelius Rooster