Wednesday, 5 March 2014

The Daily Teaser — 5-3-2014

Oh, rush, rush, rush, this morning.

I’ve got to get to Basildon for the European Computer Driving License course I’m on.

Which is going well, I should add.

THEN … !

I’ve got to get back, to arrange for travel funding so I can keep doing the thing.

It SHOULD be OK, I think.

I’ve just got to make sure of my timing.

Oy veh … !


So let’s get a move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser say Debbi*† putting in her answers: and scoring nine out of ten.

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 March, 1975, saw the first meeting of the Homebrew Computer Club: the club that famously inspired Steve Wozniak to design the Apple 1.   In which US state did it meet?
Q2) More to the point, the club also had phone phreak, John Draper, as a member: Draper was more notoriously known as Captain … who … ?
Q3) 5th March, 1981, saw the ZX81 go on sale.   How much memory did that first version come with?
Q4) The ZX81 was made by a company led by Sir Clive Sinclair: whosw first company made its money from the Sinclair Executive.   Was the Executive a slide rule, abacus or calculator?
Q5) 5th March, 1999, saw Paul Okalik named as the first Premier of Nunavut.   In which North American country IS Nunavut … ?
Q6) 5th March, 1984, saw the start of the by now notorious Miners Strike: at the Cortonwood Colliery.   In which country is the colliery: North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire or South Yorkshire?
Q7) Finally … 5th March, 1868, saw George Westinghouse patent the Air-brake.   What’s the air-brake designed to brake: aeroplanes, railway trains or cars … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and and answers …
Q1) 4th March, 1837, saw the incorporation of the US city of Chicago: in which US state is Chicago … ?
A1) Illinois.
Q2) It’s also the third most populous city in the US: name either of the cities that have bigger populations.
A2) New York is the most populous, with Los Angeles the second.
Q3) Chicago sits on the shores of which of the Great Lakes?
A3) Lake Michigan.
Q4) What’s the tallest building in Chicago … ?
A4) The Willis Tower formerly called the Sears Tower, at 108 storeys.
Q5) 2120 South Michigan Avenue was the site of what was once called America's greatest blues label.   Which record company are we talking about … ?
Q6) Who was Chicago’s longest serving mayor?
Q7) Which of the Christian Bale/Christopher Nolan Batman films didn’t have scenes filmed in Chicago?
Q8) Which Chicago set film ends with its two central characters being arrested in Chicago City Hall: after being chased by police, Nazis, a country and western band and Princess Leia?
A8) The Blues Brothers.   (Princess Leia was played by Carrie Fischer: who plays Jake Blues’ revenge seeking, jilted former fiancee.)
Q9) During the 1920s, which Brooklyn born mafiosi was head of the Chicago mob … ?
A9) Alphonse Gabriel ‘Al’ Capone.
Q10) Finally … which musical opens with the song, All That Jazz … ?
A10) What else … ?   Chicago.
I’ll leave you with this song from birthday boy, Eddy Grant … 

And with this thought from recovering child star, Dean Stockwell …
“Going to Peru is, well, if you ever have an opportunity in your life to go there, you should do it because it is absolutely mind boggling.”
Actor and traveller, Dean Stockwell, born 5th March, 1936.
Have a good day … 

*        Cheers, Debbi! (Got to admit, my favourite birthday card was from Jude: he made it himself, bless him … !)

†        Actually, Debbi, you’ll possibly want to have a look at today’s Teaser video: you should see who Dean Stockwell’s standing next to …

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Nice photo! Where did you find that one? :)

1. California
2. Crunch
3. 1 kb
4. calculator
5. Canada
6. Wales
7. railway trains