Friday, 5 September 2014

The Daily Teaser — 5-9-2014

Hmmm … 

That seemed to go well enough … 

If you remember yesterday’s Teaser, I was off to an open day for the unemployed: at a local supermarket.

Well … I say Open Day.

Frankly, it was more of an informal day: to go over interview technique, and review CVs.

Something I know I’ve done before: and can get nasty about such things, if I’m in a cynical mood.

But it does help to keep reviewing these things.

And it did, at least, clue me — and the other five people there — up to how the supermarket’s recruitment website works.

Which is always handy.

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

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

Here it is, along with the How ToLicense and video

Q1) 5th September, 1666, saw the last flames put out, on the Great Fire of London.   How many people are known to have died during the fire: five, six or seven?
Q2) 5th September, 1960, saw which noted boxer awarded Gold at the 1960 Olympic Games?
Q3) 5th September, 1918, saw the publication of On Red Terror: by the then Soviet secret police.   What were police then called … ?
Q4) 5th September, 1839, saw the UK declare war on Qing dynasty China.   In what’s now known as the what war: First Opium War, Second Opium War or the War Of Jenkins Ear?
Q5) Finally … 5th September, 1921, saw the death of Virginia Rappe.   At a notorious party organized by whom … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 4th September, 1888, saw George Eastman patent his camera.   That camera used what sort of film: Roll, movie or Cartridge … ?
A1) Roll film.
Q2) He also registered the name Kodak.   But what was the name of the company he founded, that partly used the name Kodak … ?
A2) The Eastman Kodak Company.
Q3) In which year did the company introduce their famous Box Brownie camera: 1899, 1900 or 1901 … ?
A3) 1900.
Q4) More to the point, it was advertised with the phrase You Push The Button,We’ll Do … what …?
A4) The Rest.
Q5) George Eastman’s old house — in Rochester, New York — is now a what: restaurant, museum or pub … ?
A5) Museum: of photography, obviously.
Q6) The company’s had a rough time of it in recent years.  In 2004, it announced it would stop making what, in the US, Canada and Western Europe … ?
A6) The (non-disposable) stills camera.
Q7) Many of its troubles have been blamed on the rise of what: camera phones, computers or digital photography … ?
A7) Digital photography: despite the fact Kodak invented may of the core technologies.
Q8) Which Beatles wife — and photographer — was rumoured, for many years, to be a relative of George Eastman … ?
Q9) What’s the name of the play — and film — that provided inspiration for Cabaret … ?
A9) I Am A Camera.   (It’s a line from the first page of Christopher Isherwood’s Goodbye to Berlin.)
Q10) Finally — and very geekily — who had a 1973 US hit with Kodachrome … ?
A10) Paul Simon.
I’ll leave you with this song …

And this thought …
“Indeed, the ideal for a well-functioning democratic state is like the ideal for a gentleman's well-cut suit — it is not noticed.”
Arthur Koestler, 5 September 1905 – 1 March 1983.
Enjoy your day!

*        A lot of it covered the TOR network, Debbi: handy browser to have, sometimes, although it does have its bad uses … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...


1. 6
2. Muhammed Ali, aka, Cassius Clay
3. the Cheka
4. First Opium War
5. Fatty Arbuckle