Monday, 23 June 2014

The Daily Teaser — 23-6-2014

Right … 

Back to the proverbial grindstone, today.

Yes: I back, this morning, to my daily signing routine.

Which, to be fair to my local Jobcentre, does help.   If, in no other way, by keeping the distractions indoors, while I go out to work.

Or something that’s supposed to look like it.


I’m ALSO supposed to be looking up ways of starting my own business.

Something that — as far as I know — would work, if I had a part-time job, rather than a main source of income.

Still … it does give me an excuse to contact Amazon.   The one idea I did have, involved writing stuff with links to external websites: rather than just internal links — within an ebook — to footnotes, and then back.

Here’s thinking … 

But let’s move on, shall we?

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

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?

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

Q1) 23rd June, 1860, saw the US Congress establish what: the Government Printing office, the US Secret Service or the US Post Office … ?
Q2) 23rd June, 1942, saw a German Focke-Wulf 190 mistakenly land at an RAF base: in which country of the UK … ?
Q3) 23rd June, 1940, saw the birth of Stuart Sutcliffe: the original bassist for which British band … ?
Q4) 23rd June, 1969, saw a well known computer company announce it would be pricing its software separately from its hardware.   Which company … ?
Q5) Finally … 23rd June, 2013, saw Nik Wallenda — him, again — become the first person to tightrope walk over what … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 22nd June, 2004, saw pædophile and child-killer, Marc Dutroux, sentenced.   In which European country … ?
A1) Belgium.
Q2) 22nd June, 1959, saw the shareholders of WHICH shop in talks on a merger with Debenhams … ?
A2) Harrods.
Q3) 22nd June, 1942, saw Erwin Rommel promoted to the rank of Field Marshal: after capturing which Libyan port … ?
A3) Tobruk.
Q4) One year earlier, 22nd June, 1941, saw Germany start its invasion of where … ?
A4) The Soviet Union.
Q5) Finally … 22nd June, 1961, saw the birth of singer/songwriter, Jimmy Somerville.  Name either of the bands he fronted, during the 1980s.
A5) Bronski Beat and The Communards.
I’ll leave you with this song … 

K. T. Tunstall shares her birthday with Dr Alan Turing: so I’ll leave you with this thought …
“The idea behind digital computers may be explained by saying that these machines are intended to carry out any operations which could be done by a human computer.”
Alan Turing, 23 June 1912 – 7 June 1954.
Have a good Monday.

*        It’s actually an old tune, Debbi — Jimmy covered it because it’s a bit of a gay anthem, one originally released by Sylvester, way back when … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Covers can be great!

1. the Secret Service
2. Wales
3. the Beatles
4. IBM
5. the Grand Canyon