Saturday, 18 October 2014

The Daily Teaser — 18-10-2014

Hmm … 

Did I tell you I had an interview, last night?

I had an interview, last night.

Just so you know.

And I’m none too sure I bagged it.

Oh, the actual interview itself, went well enough.

But the hour long process included one of those multiple choice questions: one of the ones based on the Minnesota Multiphasic personality inventory tests.

I have to admit, I never do well at those things: Lord knows why.

Here’s hoping I get through that: it would be nice to have through one of the things … !


But let’s move on, shall we?

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

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

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

Q1) 18th October, 2013, saw which country become the first to reject a seat on the UN Security Council?
Q2) 18th October, 1954, saw Texas Instruments announce it released the world’s first what: colour TV, transistor radio or portable cassette player?
Q3) 18th October, 1851, saw the initial publication of Moby Dick.   Who wrote Moby Dick?
Q4) 18th October, 1967, saw the Venera 4 probe reach Venus: and penetrate the atmosphere.   Which country launched the Venera 4?
Q5) Finally … 18th October, 629 AD, saw Dagobert 1st named as King of the Franks.   His Kingdom was in what’s now which European country: France, Germany or Italy.
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 17th October, 1979, saw a famous nun awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.   Which nun: Sister Wendy Beckett, Sister Helen Prejean or Mother Teresa  of Calcutta?
Q2) More to the point, what was the name of the order that nun belonged to?
Q3) One year later, 17th October, 1980, saw Queen Elizabeth 2nd make a state visit to Vatican City.   Vatican City is in in which Italian city?
A3) Rome.
Q4) 17th October, 1914, saw the birth of comic book illustrator, Jerry Siegel.   Which superhero is he credited with co-creating: Batman, Superman or Wonderwoman?
A4) Superman.   (He and Superman co-creator also came up with Dr Occult, a few years earlier.   The character is still in use)
Q5) 17th October, 2013, saw the death of Giant George: at one point, the world’s largest dog.   What breed of dog was he?
Q6) Finally … 17th October, 1966, saw the birth of writer and actor, Mark Gatiss.   With which comedy team did he come to prominence?
I’ll leave you with this tune … 

And this thought …
“There’s no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation.”

Pierre Trudeau, October 18, 1919 – September 28, 2000.
Have a good day … 

*        Thank heavens for that!   Actually, Debbi, I know you don’t get the Radio Times in the US: it’s the BBC’s own in-house tv listings magazine.   They’ve been doing a batch of Dr Who themed poster, for this series.   And done a bit of a Banksy for this weeks episode … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I"ll try to keep up. But I will be out of the loop later this week.

1. Saudi Arabia
2. transistor radio
3. Herman Melville
4. Russia
5. France