Saturday, 20 December 2014

The Daily Teaser — 20-12-2014

Oh … 

Now that’s something … 

I’ve got last night’s episode of QI on, at the mo.

And … ?

Well, according to one answer, knicker-throwing fans — these days —are limited to Tom Jones.

But, apparently … ?   The knicker-throwers threw theirs at Franz Liszt.

You learn something new, everyday!


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring ten 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) 20th December, 1996, saw NeXT merge with Apple Computers.   Apple created Mac OS X, based on NeXT’s operating system.   What was that operating system called: NeXT Step, OpEN Step or Back Space?
Q2) 20th December, 2013, saw China launch the Túpac Katari 1 telecommunications satellite.   Which country’s telecommunications did it serve up: Argentina, Bolivia or Chile?
Q3) 20th December, 1946, saw the birth of dancer and TV presenter, Lesley Judd.   Which children’s TV show did she co-present for many years?
Q4) 20th December, 2009, saw the death of actress, Brittany Murphy.   Her last film, Something Wicked, saw its release in which year?
Q5) Finally … 20th December, 1946, saw the release of which Christmassy, Jimmy Stewart, film?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 19th December, 2010: which cricketer scored his 50th career Test century, at a test match in Gautang?
A1) The Little Master, himself, Sachin Tendulkar.
Q2) Cricket’s Test matches last for up to how many days?
A2) Five days.   (5)
Q3) 19th December, 1154, saw the coronation of Henry 2nd.   Henry was King of England, Duke of Normandy, and Lord of where: Scotland, Ireland or Wales?
A3) Ireland.
Q4) The crown put on Henry’s head was the (then) version of Saint Edward’s Crown.   Is that version still in use?
A4) No: the current one — used in the Queen’s coronation — is a reconstruction made in 1661.
Q5) 19th December, 1961, saw India annex Daman and Diu.   Up until then, the two territories had been controlled by which European country?
A5) Portugal.
Q6) 19th December, 1986, saw Mikhail Gorbachev release Andrei Sakharov from internal exile.   Sakharov had been exiled in which Russian city?
A6) Nizhny Novgorod: then called Gorky.
Q7) 19th December, 1974, saw Nelson Rockefeller sworn in as the 41st Vice President of the United States.   Which President was he vice president to?
Q8) 19th December is — for US Episcopal churches — the feast day of Lillian Trasher.   Lillian achieved fame running what sort of institute, in Egypt?
A8) An orphanage.
Q9) 19th December, 1985, saw the birth of footballer, Gary Cahill.   Which Premiership side does he play for?
A9) Chelsea.
Q10) Finally … 19th December, 1606, saw three ships set off for the first English speaking settlement in the US.   Which settlement is it?
A10) Jamestown, Virginia.
I’ll leave you with some Billy Bragg … 

And this thought …
“The ability to perceive or think differently is more important than the knowledge gained.”

David Bohm, December 20, 1917 – October 27, 1992.
Enjoy your day.

*        It’s an old one, Debbi‡: been around for years.   (It’s a bit like twaddle†, in that respect.)

†        Basically, it means either ‘talking rubbish’ — or idle chatter.   (According to Terry Pratchett, t’s also a term for the syrup used to made English style lemonade: effectively, it’s whatever you were gossiping about, whilst making it.)

‡        Oh, so you know, Debbi … the England football team isn’t a Premiership side.   The Premiership is — if I’ve understood it correctly — more like the Major leagues that baseball has.   (If baseball has an international tournament that works the same way as international football tournaments, there’d be a US team: may up of players from every eligible club side.   But that national side wouldn’t be a major league side: it would just have players that were members of teams that were.   If that makes sense … ?)


Tetka Rhu: Lady Picasso - YOUR Artist of creation said...

Love your teasers Paul ....
the thing is I do think outside the square, so will leave the questions to others... smiles...
Happy Xmas, may it be blessed with the joy of ALL you desire as the New Year dawns with the promise of dreams fulfilled .... Tetka

Debbi said...

I gotcha! :)

2. Bolivia
3. Blue Peter
4. 2014
5. It's a Wonderful Life