Monday, 20 October 2014

The Daily Teaser — 20-10-14

Ooh, but I volunteer for stuff, don’t I … ?

In between job-hunting, weight-management group and posting on here … ?

I’m helping my family do basic stuff to the family laptop.

Mostly by trying to get stuff off the internal hard-drive: and on to a newly bought external hard drive.

Something I know I already recommend to people.

Mostly so they have some back up.

Oh … And extra storage space.  

You can never have too much shelf space.   Especially when your internal drive’s full!


But let’s move on, shall we?

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’s today’s questions, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 20th October, 1973, saw the opening of the Sydney Opera House.   It’s home to the Sydney what Orchestra?
Q2) More to the point, the Opera House’s Grand Organ has just over how many pipes: 10000, 15000 or 20000?
Q3) 20th October, 1882, saw the birth of actor, Bela Lugosi.   Which European country was he born in?
Q4) More to the point, in which year was his version of Dracula released: 1929, 1931 or 1933?
Q5) 20th October, 1977, saw three members of which band killed in a plane crash?
Q6) 20th October, 1784, saw the birth of Victorian era Prime Minister, Lord Palmerston.   As well as PM, he served as Home Secretary … and which other Government post?
Q7) 20th October, 1890, saw the birth of Ferdinand Joseph LaMothe.   He’s better known as which Jazz pioneer: Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton or Eddie Condon?
Q8) 20th October, 1952, saw a State of Emergency declared: in which African country?
Q9) 20th October, 1992, saw the first World Series game played outside of the USA: between teams from Toronto and Atlanta.   In which country was the match played?
Q10) Finally … 20th October, 1944, saw the Soviet army liberate Belgrade: then capital of Yugoslavia.   Belgrade is now the capital of where?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 19th October, 2005, saw the formal start of whose trial?
A1) Saddam Hussein al Tikriti’s.   (I’ll accept Saddam Hussein, though.)
Q2) 19th October, 31, saw the birth of writer, John le Carré.   Which agency hasn’t he worked for: MI5, MI6 or GCHQ?
Q3) More to the point, that Agency’s initial’s stand for what?
Q4) 19th October, 1216, saw the death of King John: which was blamed on many things.   In which cathedral is he buried?
A4) Worcester Cathedral.
Q5) Finally … 19th October, 1954, saw the birth of football manager, Sam Allardyce.   Which Premier League side is he in charge of?
A5) West Ham United.
As today marks the birth of Charles Ives, I’ll leave you his 2nd Symphony: conducted by Leonard Bernstein, in this case … 

And this thought …
“There’s no excuse to be bored. Sad, yes. Angry, yes. Depressed, yes. Crazy, yes. But there’s no excuse for boredom, ever.”

Viggo Mortenson, born October 20, 1958.
Have a good day.

*        Actually, Debbi, remember Roger Delgado: the original Master, in Dr Who … ?   He always said his favourite line — of all the work he’d done — and one that had stuck in his mind, was “Come in, and put your feet up on the Algerian pouff.”   Can’t THINK why … !   At any rate?   Have an Algerian pouff … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thanks! I think I will! :-D

1. Symphony
2. 10,000
3. Austria-Hungary
4. 1931
5. Lynyrd Skynyrd
6. Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
7. Jelly Roll Morton
8. Tunisia
9. Canada
10. Serbia