Monday, 15 December 2014

The Daily Teaser — 15-12-2014

 Now that’ s … odd … 

Did I tell you my phone number’s in the sidebar of Nik Nak’s Old Peculiar … ?

It is: which is possibly something.

You see, yesterday, I got a txt message: that just said ‘You have a new photo.’

And included a link: that came attached to no phone number.

The link was shortened with Google’s own link shortening algorithms.

When I typed the link into Safari — on my desktop — the link lead to the page in the screen shot under today’s Teaser poster.

And telling me the link had violated Google’s terms of service.

Hmmm … 

Correct me if I’m wrong: but that sounds like someone’s tried to send me some malicious software.

If that’s the case … ?   I’m glad I couldn’t open the link … !


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 and answers, shall we?   Here they are, along with the How To, License and video … 

Q1) 15th December, 37AD, saw the birth of Roman emperor, Nero: Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, to give him his full name.   Nero was the last emperor from which Roman dynasty?
Q2) 15th December, 1859, saw the birth of L. L. Zamenhof, the man who created Esperanto.   Kie estas la necesejo translate’s into English as ‘Where’s the’ …what?
Q3) 15th December, 1905, saw the opening of the Pushkin House, in Russia: honouring and studying the work of Alexander Pushkin.   The House is in which Russian city?
Q4) 15th December, 1960, saw King Mahendra impose direct rule on his country.   What IS his country?
Q5) Finally … 15th December, 1960, saw Richard Pavlick arrested: for plotting to assassinate whom?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 14th December, 1962, saw the Mariner 2 spacecraft become the first probe to fly by Venus.   How many (whole) days are there, in Venus’ year: 222, 224 or 226?
A1) 224.   (It’s actually 224.7 days: so you know … )
Q2) Venus’ atmosphere is 96 percent what: carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide or hydrogen hydroxide?
Q3) 14th December, 1988, saw the first broadcasts from the ET3 TV station.   ET3 broadcast from which European country: Spain, Portugal or Greece?
A3) Greece.
Q4) 14th December, 1918, saw Prince Frederick Charles of Hesse renounce his role: as king of which European country?
A4) Finland.
Q5) 14th December, 1918, saw the assassination of Sidónio Pais: President of which country?
A5) Portugal.
Q6) Finally … 14th December, 2013, saw the death of actor, Peter O’Toole.      He received his first Academy Award nomination for which 1962 film?
I’ll leave you with this song … 

And this thought from Alan Freed …
“Let’s face it—rock ’n’ roll is bigger than all of us.”

Alan Freed, December 15, 1921 – January 20, 1965.
Enjoy your day … 

*        That Apple TV’s a bloody useful one, though!   A lot of the movies I’ve reviewed, recently … ?   I’ve rented through that.   (And thanks for that, Debbi!   I’ll keep me eyes peeled … ! :D )

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Awesome! Hope you enjoy it.

1. Julio-Claudian
2. bathroom or toilet or loo :)
3. St. Petersburg
4. Nepal
5. John F. Kennedy