Wednesday, 24 September 2014

The Daily Teaser — 24-9-2014

You know, you can tell yesterday was the Autumn Equinox, can’t you … ?

Well … 

I can, at any rate.

Mostly … ?

Well, mostly where I’ve got myself up at my usual time.

And the view from my window … ?

Is just slightly darker than it was, yesterday.

The night’s are drawing in, folks.

Winter’s coming … 


Moving on … ?

Moving on, yesterday’s teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring five 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) 24th September, 1996, saw the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty signed: at the UN building in New York.   By how many nations: seventy-one, seventy-two or seventy-three?
Q2) 24th September, 1957, saw the opening of Camp Nou: Europe’s largest football stadium.   Which Spanish team is it home to?
Q3) 24th September, 1789, saw the US Congress pass the Judiciary Act: that initially organized the US Supreme Court.   It also created which US government post: the President, the Attorney General or the Speaker of the House of Representatives?
Q4) 24th September, 1946, saw the founding of Cathay Pacific Airways: by two American businessmen.   In which part of China: Shanghai, Hong Kong or Sichuan?
Q5) Finally … 24th September, 1990, saw observations take place: of the the Great White Spot.   The Spot is on which planet?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 23rd September, 2002, saw the first public release of the Firefox Web browser: as Phoenix 0.1.   At the time of writing, on 17th September, what’s the current stable release?
A1) Firefox 32.0.2.
Q2) 23rd September, 1459, marked the start of the Battle of Blore Heath.   The battle was the first in which English war: the War of the Roses, the English Civil War or The Anarchy … ?
Q3) Urbain le Verrier, John Couch Adams and Johann Gottfried Galle collaborate — on 23rd September, 1846 — on the discovery of which planet?
A3) Neptune.
Q4) 23rd September, 1987, saw a Court lift the publication ban: on Peter Wright’s Spycatcher.   In which country … ?
A4) Australia.
Q5) Finally … 23rd September, 1983, saw which West Indian nation join the UN?
A5) Saint Kitts and Nevis: also known as Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis.
I’ll leave you with this music … 

And this thought …
“We are open to peaceful, mutually beneficial cooperation with states on all continents. We are for the peaceful settlement of all disputable international problems through serious, equal, and constructive talks.”

Konstantin Chernenko, 24 September 1911 – 10 March 1985.
Have a good day … !

*        I’ll be looking forward to it, Debbi … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Hope your job search is going okay.

1. 71
2. Futbol Club Barcelona
3. the Attorney General
4. Hong Kong
5. Jupiter