Saturday, 22 November 2014

The Daily Teaser — 22-11-2014

Ladies and gentleman, it’s Official.

We now have an extra link!

Just in case you hadn’t noticed, if you scroll down, you’ll see a link to the site of Old Peculiar regular, Debbi Mack.

And under that … ?

Is a link to the Hidden Herstories site: who’ve been kind enough to put in a reciprocal link, back here.

Which is helpful for all concerned.   From what I’ve understood, part of how Google — and other search engines — works is by counting the number of links going into a site: and boosting it up the search results, as a result.

If you’d like a link here — and can put a link to the Old Peculiar on your site — feel free to leave me a comment: or send me an email.

Now … 

Let’s get a move on, shall we?


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 ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 22nd November, 1974, saw the UN General Assembly grant observer status to who: the Vatican, the Palestine Liberation Organization or the European Union?
Q2) 22nd November, 2005, saw who become the first female Chancellor of Germany?
Q3) 22nd November, 1908, saw the Congress of Manastir finally standardize the alphabet.   For which European country: Albania, Bulgaria or Czechoslovakia?
Q4) 22nd November, 1975, saw King Juan Carlos 1st named as King of Spain.   In which year did he abdicate in favour of his son?
Q5) Finally … 22nd November, 1986, saw who beat Trevor Berbick: simultaneously becoming the world’s youngest heavyweight boxing champion?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 21st November is World Television Day.   According to whom: the UN, the EU or League of Nations?
A1) The UN.   (Specifically, the day was introduced by the UN General Assembly.)
Q2) The word television comes from two ancient  languages.   Name one of those languages.
Q3) One part of the name comes from the word, visio and means ‘sight’.   The other, tele, means what: near, far, small, large, loud or quiet?
A3) Far.
Q4) Who was the Scottish inventor credited with creating a practical TV system, in 1925?
Q5) Who was the American inventor ALSO credited with creating a practical TV system, in 1927?
A5) Philo T. Farnsworth.   (He’s also credited with an early form of nuclear reactor.   The best Baird could do, was a pair of electrically heated socks … )
Q6) Many TV sets were CRT sets: which stood for Cathode Ray … what?
A6) Tube.
Q7) Who is Britain’s state TV broadcaster: Sky, the BBC or ITV?
A7) The BBC.   (In other words, it is — in the UK — funded by a Government collected license fee.   Sky, ITV, and the various other commercial UK stations, are funded by either advertising, or subscription.)
Q8) That state broadcaster originally broadcast a TV signal from where: Alexandra Palace, Bletchley Park or Colchester Castle?
Q9) Shortland Street is a long running TV series: in which English speaking country … ?
Q10) Finally … Traditionally, TV signals are received through an aerial.   IPTV is broadcast over what?
A10) The Internet.
I’ll leave you with this tune … 

And this thought …
“In advertising, I was frustrated by having to deal with the client.   It was the only time I really worked in a proper office, and I didn’t like it: simple as that.”

Terry Gilliam, 22 November 1940.
Enjoy your day … 

*        That I did, Debbi!

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thanks, Paul! For the link and everything! :)

1. the Palestine Liberation Organization
2. Angela Merkel
3. Albania
4. 2014
5. Mike Tyson