Sunday, 4 January 2015

The Daily Teaser — 4-1-2015

Drat … !

I forgot to turn my alarm on … !

I hate forgetting to turn my alarm on … !

Especially when I have to be at on a given day … !

For starters?   It means getting started on the Daily Teaser, later than usual.

And … ?

AND it means a lot more exclamation marks than needed … !

Arrrggghhh … !


But let’s get a move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* — Maryland’s finest — putting in her answers: and scoring five 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) 4th January, 2010, saw the opening of the Burj Khalifa: in Dubai.   The world’s tallest building has how many floors: 155, 159 or 163?
Q2) 4th January, 1965, saw President Lyndon B Johnson announce what he called his Great Society — an attempt to eliminate racism and poverty in the US — during his State of the Union address.   What’s the nearest UK equivalent of the Presidential State of the Union addresses?
Q3) 4th January, 1909, saw the birth of businessman, J. R. Simplot.   His company made — and makes — a fortune selling what product to McDonalds: beef patties, french fries or buns?
Q4) 4th January, 1959, saw the Luna 1 craft become the first human made object to get anywhere near what?
Q5) Finally … 4th January, 1896, saw Utah admitted as the 45th State of the USA.   It’s the only US state to have a majority of its population belonging to one church.   Which Church?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 3rd January, 1888, saw the first use of what was then the world’s largest refracting telescope: at the US based Lick Observatory.   The Observatory is in which US state?
Q2) 3rd January, 1996, saw the release of the StarTAC: the first mobile flip phone to be widely adopted.   Which company made the phone: Apple, Nokia or Motorola?
A2) Motorola.   (Who, ironically, got their corporate star, making processor chips for Apple.)
Q3) 3rd January, 2009, saw the initial activity by what: Twitter, Bitcoin or LinkedIn?
A3) Bitcoin.   (Apparently, those initially block chain is referred to as the Genesis Block.   Which sounds like a bad German spy movie, doesn’t it?   “The name’s Bloch … Genesis Bloch … ”)
Q4) 3rd January, 1749, saw the first publication of Berlingske: the oldest newspaper in which European country?
A4) Denmark.   (Originally published as a broadsheet, it’s now, like many others, tabloid size.)
Q5) Finally … 3rd January, 1926, saw the birth of producer, composer, oboe player and audio engineer, George Martin.   Which Liverpudlian band did he find fame producing?
A5) The Beatles.   (I’m trying desperately to avoid adding a pair of prosthetic Rs.   I mean, ok, half of the Beatles have been killed by passing dragons, Paul McCartney’s love life is more complicated than Tyrion Lannister’s, and Ringo’s got his own version of the Iron Throne, but that’s NO excuse … )
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“It had authority, dominance, command, control. It was filth and I loved it!”

Craig Revel Horwood, born 4 January 1965.
And a quick tune from Portishead … 

Have a good Sunday!

*        It’s very helpful: but I know what you mean!   I still miss my long-since-gone copy of the Dr Who Monster Book … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Cool cover! :)

1. 163
2. the Speech from the Throne
3. french fries
4. the moon
5. Mormons or The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints