Wednesday, 1 October 2014

The Daily Teaser — 1-10-2014

Right, I’m vaguely rushed, this morning!

I’ve got my daily job-search, at the local job-centre, at half nine.

I’ve got to get the Weekly Teaser posts up.

And the family’s all off out, tonight: celebrating my kid sister’s birthday, catching a live streaming event broadcast by a certain Mr Stephen Fry … 

We’d better get a move on … 

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) 1st October, 1946, saw the founding of Mensa International, the high IQ society.   In order to be a member, you have an IQ in the top what: 97th ,98th or 99th, percent?
Q2) 1st October, 1982, saw the launch of the first consumer CD player.   By which Japanese company: Toshiba, Sony or Mitsubishi?
Q3) 1st October, 893, saw the birth of martial artist, Yip Man.   Yip taught many: including the man who starred in Enter The Dragon.   Who was that star?
Q4) 1st October, 1918, saw Arab forces lead by Lawrence of Arabia, conquer which Syrian city?
Q5) Finally … 1st October, 1931, saw the formal opening of the George Washington Bridge: from Manhattan to Fort Lee, New Jersey.   What US river goes the bridge go over: the Thames, Hudson or Amazon?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 
Q1) 30th September, 1888, saw Jack the Ripper kill two women.   According to a recent book, genetic tests have shown the Ripper was who: Montague Druitt, Aaron Kosminski or John Pizer?
A1) Aaron Kosminski.   (The claim hasn’t had any peer review: but HAS seen a flaming row on the relevant Wikipedia page … )
Q2) 30th September, 1980, saw Xerox — collaborating with Intel and DEC — publish their networking specifications.   Those specifications are called what: IEEE 802.11, Ethernet or ARCNET?
A2) Ethernet.
Q3) 30th September, 1975, saw the test flights of the AH64 Apache.   The Apache is a US military what: bomber, fighter or helicopter?
Q4) 30th September, 1986, saw whistleblower, Mordechai Vanunu, kidnapped by Israel’s Security service.   What’s the name of that service?
A4) The English name for it is the Institute for Intelligence and Special Operations: in Hebrew it’s called HaMossad leModiʿin uleTafkidim Meyuḥadim: or Mossad.
Q5) Finally … 30th September, 1954, saw the world’s first nuclear submarine commissioned: by the US Navy.   What was it called?
A5) The USS Nautilus.
I’ll leave you with this tune … 

And this thought … 
“I wanted to be a pharmacist. I liked the way our local pharmacist was always dressed in a nice white coat; he looked very calm, you’d give him money, and he’d give you something that you wanted to buy.”

Walter Matthau, October 1, 1920 – July 1, 2000.
Enjoy your day!

*        I’ll have a look, later, Debbi!   (Oh, remind me to get a card … !)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thanks! And get a card, you card! ;-)

1. 98th
2. Sony
3. Bruce Lee
4. Damascus
5. the Hudson

Did I tell you that my friend, Bill, was a member of MENSA? Bright as all get out! I still miss having him as a friend.