Wednesday, 3 September 2014

The Daily Teaser — 3-9-2014

Now, that’s awkward.

I’m job-hunting at the moment: something I know I’ve mentioned, before, and will no doubt mention again.

As part of that search?   I’ve been using the government’s Universal Jobmatch service: both here, at home, and at the local Job Centre.

I’ve actually grown to rely on it, as I’ve learnt how to use it.   To the point where I’m usually finding at least one job to send my details to.

Yesterday, though … ?   Yesterday, I couldn’t log into the site.

Why I don’t know.   But I couldn’t get onto the thing: even after two tries at resetting my password.

That had me seriously angered.

After all, how on EARTH am I supposed to job search WITHOUT this particular tool?

Yeah … awkward … !

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

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?   Here they are, along with the How To, License and video … 

Q1) 3rd September, 301 AD, saw the founding of San Marino: the world’s oldest republic.   It’s surrounded by which other European country … ?
Q2) 3rd September saw the end of a three day riot: at HMP Hull.   HMP Hull is in which town?
Q3) 3rd September is the Feast Day of Saint Gregory: or Pope Gregory 1st.   Gregory famously made reforms to what: the calendar, the liturgy or the (then) alphabet?
Q4) 3rd September, 1777, saw the first use of what in a battle: a pistol, the US flag or a submarine?
Q5) Finally … 3rd September, 1923, saw the birth of tabla player, Kishan Maharaj.   Is a tabla a set of drums, a type of sitar or a type of harmonium?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 2nd September, 1666, saw the start of the Great Fire of London.   Which street did it start in: Baker Street, Pudding Lane or Brewer Row?
Q2) The fire itself started in what: a butchers, a baker’s or a candle stick makers?
A2) A bakers shop, owned by a chap called Thomas Farrinor.
Q3) The (then) King of England helped fight the Fire: who was he?
Q4) Who would’ve been responsible for fighting the Great Fire of London: a fire brigade, the local Watchmen or parish priests?
A4) The Watch.
Q5) The Great Fire took place in 1666.   London had been hit by the Great what, in 1665?
A5) Plague.
Q6) Saint Paul’s Cathedral was burnt down during the fire.   Who designed the replacement cathedral, that’s now in its place?
Q7) The (then) Lord Mayor of London — Sir Thomas Bloodworth — was criticized for his handling of the Fire: by which diarist and Naval administrator?
Q8) The Monument To The Great Fire Of London is near to Monument Station: and which London bridge?
Q9) The earliest Fire of London tool place in 60 AD: during the revolt of Queen who … ?
A9) Boudica.   (Also known as Boadicea.)
Q10) Finally … The Second Great Fire of London took place during World War 2: during what?
A10) The Blitz.
I’ll leave you with this tune … 

And this thought …
“I’m so excited about joining Radio 1. When I was a kid I did the classic thing of taping shows off the radio and dropping my own voice in - hopefully this show will be better than that! Most of all, I’m looking forward to talking about music, obsessing about music and playing loads of music.”
Fearne Cotton, 3 September 1981.
Enjoy your day … !

*        I’m not incurable, Debbi!   I’ve just got a bad case of Space Invaders, today … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...


1. Italy
2. Kingston upon Hull
3. the calendar
4. the US flag
5. a set of drums