Saturday, 7 June 2014

The Daily Teaser — 7-6-2014

I’ve got to admit, I’m glad that worked!   

An old friend’s recently got himself a new(ish) laptop — a second hand MacBook — after getting one too many virus’ on his Windows machines.

And, bless ’im, he let me cannibalise his two old desktops for parts, letting me have a couple of internal DVD drives, and the smaller internal hard-drive.   One with a older PATA connection.

I was and am grateful.

I get some extra storage space for my aging G4: and an upgraded DVD re-writer drive.

He get’s to sell on any other bits and bobs: a couple of video cards, a larger and more modern hard-drive, and some more substantial RAM modules.

Frankly … ?

Everybody’s happy!

But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s rather weedy Teaser saw both Mr Strict* and Debbi† putting in their answers.   With both scoring ten out of ten, it also saw Mr S offering us a tune from the man who was Rastafari … 

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

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

Q1) 7th June, 2000, saw the United Nations define what it called the Blue Line: a border between two countries.   Name either of those countries.
Q2) 7th June, 1940, saw King Haakon 7th, Crown Prince Olav, and other members of their family and government, flee their country as a result of German invasion.   Which European country was it … ?
Q3) 7th June, 1868, saw the birth of artist, designer and architect, Charles Rennie Mackintosh.   He famously designed the building for a school of art that was recently damaged by fire: in which city … ?
Q4) 7th June, 2013, saw the death of serial killer, Richard Ramirez.   What, during his active phase, did the US press dub him … ?
Q5) Finally … 7th June, 1893, saw Mahatma Gandhi commit his first act of civil disobedience: whilst in South Africa.   What did he term did he use for his philosophy of civil disobedience?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 6th June saw a US Federal Court uphold a ban on Cannabis.   In which year of this century?
A1) 2005.
Q2) More to the point, the decision criminalized which form of cannabis: cannabis resin, home grown cannabis or cannabis seeds … ?
A2) Home grown cannabis.
Q3) Cannabis has been legalised for recreational use in two US states: name either.
A3) Washington and Colorado.
Q4) The use, sale, transport and cultivation of cannabis is completely legal in which South American country … ?
A4) Uruguay.
Q5) The technical name for cannabis is Cannabis … what … ?
A5) Cannabis sativa.
Q6) The oldest known cannabis has been found in a shaman’s grave: in which country … ?
A6) China.
Q7) During the Crusades, a group of Ismaili Muslims were often accused of using the drug: and known as Hashishims, as a result.   How do we know them … ?
A7) The Assassins.
Q8) Fibers from cannabis stalks can be used to make rope, paper, clothing, and many other things.   When used as a fiber, what name is used of cannabis … ?
A8) Hemp.
Q9) Cannabis is also referred to as marijuana: from which language does the word come … ?
A9) Spanish.
Q10) Finally … which Jamaican religious movement famously uses cannabis … ?
A10) Rastafari.
I’ll leave you with this song from the artist formerly known as the Artist … 

And with this thought from Charles Rennie Mackintosh
“Let every artist strive to make his flower a beautiful living thing, something that will convince the world that there may be, there are, things more precious more beautiful - more lasting than life itself”
Charles Rennie Mackintosh 7 June 1868 – 10 December 1928.
Enjoy your day.

*        Oooh, cheers for the tunes, D!   As far as I’ve ever been concerned, that’s STILL his best song!

†        I can only hope today’s go down as well, Debbi!    (Bless ’im, Mr S flagged up a good one, for yesterday … )

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