Saturday, 17 May 2014

The Daily Teaser — 17-5-2014

Wouldn’t you just bloody know it … ?

Wouldn’t you just … ?

I’ve gone and dropped my iPod, again: and the screen’s gone and disconnected itself … !

That’s a serious pain, as it’s a repair fee I can’t afford, this time around.

Which is a SERIOUS pain … because, after seeing a taped documentary about it, from last night, I wanted to track a copy of The Doors’ LA Woman.

Oh, and Doctor John’s Gris Gris.


And double drat … !

But let’s move on, shall we, before I get TOO keen on ranting …

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring five 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) 17th May, 2004, saw the first legal same-sex marriages performed in the US.   In which US state?
Q2) 17th May, 1990, saw the World Health Organization remove what from its list of psychiatric diseases … ?
Q3) 17th May, 1863, saw the publication of Cantares Gallegos: the first book published in which rare European language?
Q4) 17th May, 1792, saw the forming of the New York Stock Exchange.   On which street is the New York Stock Exchange … ?
Q5) Finally … 17th May, 2007, saw trains perform a test run between North and South Korea’s Demilitarized Zone.   This was the first time this had happened this which year of the 1950s?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 16th May, 1888, saw Nikolai Tesla deliver a lecture about The transmission of electricity, by what: direct current, alternating current or a static charge?
Q2) While we’re being scientific, 16th May, 1960, saw Theodore Maiman operate the first optical what, whilst working in California … ?
A2) Laser.
Q3) 16th May, 1866, saw the US Congress authorize the very first nickel: how many cents is a nickel worth … ?
A3) Five cents.
Q4) 16th May, 2011, saw the last launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour: where was it heading for … ?
Q5) Finally … 16th May, 1919, saw the birth of American pianist, singer and very flamboyant showman, Liberace: who played Liberace in Behind The Candelabra … ?
I’ll leave you with this tune from Nine Inch Nails … 

And this thought …
“I hope that some day the practice of producing cowpox in human beings will spread over the world - when that day comes, there will be no more smallpox.”
Edward Jenner, 17 May 1749 – 26 January 1823.
Have a good day … 

*        I’m going to have to look him up, Debbi!   (After I’ve seen if Iain M. Banks have left an even LONGER name in The Hydrogen Sonata!)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

You remember Robert Crais, right? The blue collar writer. The one I met at Bouchercon a couple of years ago.

1. Massachusetts
2. transgender issues
3. Galician
4. Wall Street
5. 1951