Friday, 23 May 2014

The Daily Teaser — 23-5-2014

You know … if I get a call, today, I think I’d’ve got lucky.


You see, I had an interview, yesterday: with a key-cutter called Timpsons.

Who make a point of recruiting people who, like me, have something of a colourful history.

OK, granted, I’m not good at cutting keys.

But … 

Well, I’m keeping my fingers crossed I bag a job with them.

It’d would certainly be nice to earn a living … 


At any rate, let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and bagging eight 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) 23rd May, 1995, saw the original release of the Java programming language.   By which company: Sun Microsystems, Microsoft or Adobe?
Q2) 23rd May, 1707, saw the birth of Carl Linnaeus, the man responsible for our system of scientific names for living things.   Which European country was he born in … ?
Q3) 23rd May, 1883, saw the birth of Douglas Fairbanks.   In which 1920 film did he play Don Diego Vega?
Q4) 23rd May, 1907, saw the Parliament of Finland open for the first time.   Who elects Finland’s Prime Minister?
Q5) Finally … 23rd May, 2006, saw the eruption of Mount Cleveland, in the USA.   In which US state is Mount Cleveland?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 22nd May, 1980, saw the release of the original Pac-man. By which Japanese electronics company … ?
A1) Namco.
Q2) Toru Iwatani, the game’s designer, partly based Pac-man on a Japanese character for what part of the face … ?
A2) The mouth.
Q3) He also drew inspiration from which foodstuff … ?
A3) Pizza.
Q4) What’s the Japanese version of the game called: Pakkuman, Pakkulaman or Pakkula … ?
A4) Pakkuman.
Q5) Pac-man’s enemies — the four ghosts who always chased him — were known as Shadow, Speedy, Bashful and Pokey. Give us any of their nicknames … ?
A5) Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde.
Q6) What colour did they turn, when Pac-man ate a PowerPill?
A6) Dark blue.
Q7) In the original US version of the game — the version we would’ve seen, here in the UK — eating one of the pellets would score how many points: five, ten or fifteen … ?
A7) Ten.
Q8) How many points did you need to score, to gain an extra life … ?
A8) 10, 000.
Q9) What was the furthest level you could reach, in Pac-man: 254, 255 or 256 … ?
A9) 255.
Q10) What was the name of the sequel to Pac-man … ?
A10) Ms Pac-Man.
I’ll leave you with this tune from Rosemary Clooney … 

And this thought …
“The secret of it is to read what you've got in front of you. Don’t, if you suspect that something has a double meaning, don’t pause. Don’t put on a leery vocal expression if you know what I mean on radio. Don’t sort of do anything other than read it.”
Hymphrey Lyttelton 23 May 1921 – 25 April 2008.

Have a good day.

*        Always good to get help, isn’t it, Debbi … ?   (Oh, talking of which … that text dragging video … ?   That’s something I use to mark the Teasers!)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thanks, Paul!

1. Sun Microsystems
2. Sweden
3. The Mark of Zorro
4. the Parliament
5. Alaska