Monday, 14 April 2014

The Daily Teaser — 14-4-2014

Oooh, but I’ve a pain in the neck, this morning.

No, really … !

Well … I say pain.

More of a crick.

I think I must’ve either slept badly: or been tossing and turning all night.

I don’t actually remember.

Well, don’t look at me like that.

I was asleep at the time … !

Hmmm … 

Let’s get a move on, shall we?


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

So 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) 14th April, 1828, saw Noah Webster copyright his most famous work: a dictionary of which version of English … ?
Q2) In which year of the 1840s was the second edition released … ?
Q3) 14th April, 1927, saw the Volvo motorcar make its world premiere: in a demonstration in which Swedish city … ?
Q4) 14th April, 1956, saw the first demonstration of videotape: was it one, two or three inches wide?
Q5) 14th April, 2003, saw the completion of the Human Genome Project: the project to map the chemical base pair of human genes.   The pairs are made from which chemical: DNA, DND or TNT … ?
Q6) Finally … 14th April, 2010, saw roughly 2700 people killed in an earthquake, in the city of Yushu.   In which country is Yushu … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 13th April, 1919, saw Eugene V. Debs imprisoned, in the Atlanta Penitentiary.   For speaking against what, during WW1: the Allies, the Draft or the War … ?
A1) The Draft.
Q2) 13th April, 1953, saw CIA director, Alan Dulles, launch the CIA’s MK ULTRA mind control programme.   What does CIA stand for … ?
Q3) 13th April, 1870, saw the opening of what’s now the largest art museum in the US.   Which museum are we talking about … ?
Q4) 13th April, 1997, saw Tiger Woods become — at 21 — the youngest ever winner of the US Masters tournament.   In which sport … ?
A4) Golf.
Q5) Finally … 13th April, 1204, saw which city fall to besieging forces of the Fourth Crusade … ?
As today marks the death of the late Anthony Newley, I’ll leave you with this song … 

And with this thought: from someone who knew who to think them …
“The double meaning has been given to suit people's diverse intelligence. The apparent contradictions are meant to stimulate the learned to deeper study.”
ʾAbū l-Walīd Muḥammad bin ʾAḥmad bin Rušd, better known as Averroes,  14th April, 1126 – 10th December, 1198.
Have a good day.

*        I’d really avoid, Debbi: it’s got nothing to do  circles!!

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I'll bet!

1. American
2. 1840
3. Gothenburg
4. two
5. DNA
6. China