Wednesday, 5 February 2014

The Daily Teaser — 5-2-2014

Oh, now THAT’S annoying!

I actually managed to find a possibly job, yesterday.

At a shop in Basildon: and, ironically, just around the corner from SEETEC, the Work Programme I attended for two years.

Which I sadly didn’t get.

Annoying, that, isn’t it … ?

What makes it worse, is that I got the rejection email at ten past four in the afternoon.

Ten minutes after I missed a call from someone, while I was on the loo.

That could well have been a spam call: but could equally have been someone calling me to arrange an interview.   If they’d left a message, or NOT hidden their number, I could’ve done something to check.

See what I mean … ?

Annoying … 


Yesterday’s teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and bagging four out of five.

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

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 5th February, 1939, saw who named as leader of Spain … ?
Q2) 5th February, 2004, saw rebels capture the city of Gonaïves : sparking rebellion in which island nation … ?
Q3) 5th February, 1974, saw — according to BBC reports — the the kidnapping of Patty Hearst: by a group calling itself what … ?
Q4) Hearst and her captors were later seen robbing a what, in April of 1974 … ?
Q5) 5th February, 1969, saw the birth of singer, Bobby Brown: he was  famously — or possibly notoriously — married to … ?
Q6) Finally … 5th February, 1869, saw the largest ever alluvial gold nugget found: in which English speaking country … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 
Q1) 4th February, 211AD, saw Emperor Septimius Severus die in what’s now the English city of York.   What was York’s Roman name … ?
A1) Eboracum.
Q2) 4th February, 1846, saw Mormons begin their journey to what’s now Utah: from a town in which US state … ?
A2) Illinois: Nauvoo, if you want specifics.
Q3) 4th February. 1968, saw 96 Asian refugees arrive in the UK: from which African country … ?
A3) Kenya.
Q4) 4th February, 1789, saw George Washington elected as the first US President.   How old must a modern candidate for the post be, before running for office?
A4) 35.
Q5) Finally … 4th February, 2003, saw the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia rename itself.   As what … ?
I’ll leave you with thought from a well known football manager …
“The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.”
Sven-Göran Eriksson born 5th February, 1948.
And, given Sven-Göran shares his birthday with Al Kooper … ?

This … 

Have a good day.

*        Yeah, sorry about that, Debbi: Serbia and Montenegro was actually the direct successor state!   (Europe can be bloody messy!)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

No problem.

1. Franco
2. Haiti
3. Symbionese Liberation Army
4. bank
5. Whitney Houston
6. Australia