Monday, 29 December 2014

The Daily Teaser — 29-12-2014

Hmmm … 

That’s annoying … 

One series I’ve come to enjoy over the past few weeks, is Gotham: a US import, shown in the UK on Channel Five, and covering the early career of Commissioner James Gordon, a central character of the Batamn comics.

It’s good stuff: and has been doing wonderful stuff with the Penguin.

However … ?   It’s usually screened on a Monday night: and has been off air over Christmas.

Frankly … ?

That’s something that always annoys the hell out of me.

If you’re going to screen a series?

Screen the thing in one go … !!!

Not dribs and bloody drabs!


But let’s move on, shall we?

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

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?   Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 29th December, 2006, saw Britain finally repay the Anglo-American Loan: made to it by the US and Canada.   The loan was brokered by which famous, UK economist?
Q2) 29th December, 1959, saw Richard Feynman give his There’s Plenty Of Room At The Bottom speech.   It’s regarded as the birth of what: the silicon chip, nanotechnology or genetic fingerprinting?
Q3) 29th December, 1959, saw the opening of the Lisbon Metro.   Lisbon is the capital city of which European country?
Q4) 29th December, 1997, saw authorities in Hong Kong start a cull of chickens: to prevent the spread of what?
Q5) Finally … 29th December, 1937, marked the formal foundation of the Republic of Ireland.   What had it been called, up until then?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 28th December, 2014, saw Iowa admitted as the 29th state of the USA.   Iowa is the only US state with rivers on its borders.   Name one of those rivers.

A1) The Mississippi, Missouri and Big Sioux.
Q2) 28th December, 1993, saw the UK’s Customs and Excise Service seize £70 million pounds worth of Cocaine.   The coke had been smuggled in from which South American country?

A2) Columbia.
Q3) 28th December, 1885, saw the founding of the Indian National Congress: one of the oldest political parties on Earth.   Who’s the party’s current president?

Q4) During the Arab Spring, 28th December, 2010, saw popular protest begin: in which North African country?

A4) Algeria.
Q5) Finally … 28th December, 1969, saw the birth of Linus Torvalds, creator of the Linux kernel.   What’s the world’s most widely used Linux based operating system?

A5) Google Android.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“It is not correct to say that Valmiki is the only Ramayana poet. There are thousands of Ramayana poets. There is a Ramayana poet in every village.”

Kuvempa, 29 December 1904 – 11 November 1994.
And this song … 

Have a good day … !

*        Yep, I saw that, Debbi!   It shows up in the Google search.   Bit of a weirdy, frankly!   (Oh, did you catch the extra?   Interesting stuff … )

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Didn't see that. Will have to check back.

1. John Maynard Keynes
2. nanotechnology
3. Portugal
4. bird flu or avian flu
5. the Irish Free State