Friday, 9 January 2015

The Daily Teaser — 9-1-2015

I’ve said this before: and will no doubt say it, again.

But waking up to an earworm can be weird, sometimes.

An earworm, before you ask, is a song that’ll happily play itself — or bits of itself — entirely in your head.

Sometimes for no apparent reason.

Certainly for no apparent reason that I can see, this morning.

Lord knows why, but I’ve woken up with Linton Kwesi Johnson’s Reality Poem, from Forces Of Victory, unwinding in my head.

There’s only one thing for it.

Passing it on … !


So, while you’ve got the father of dub reggae doing his thing through your head?

Let’s get a move on … 

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) 9th January, 2001, saw the first release of iTunes.   What’s the name of the Apple operated store that sells media usable with iTunes?
Q2) On a similar Apple themed vein, 9th January, 2007, saw Apple CEO, Steve Jobs, introduce which device?
Q3) 9th January, 1788, saw Connecticut become the fifth state to join the USA.   What’s the capital of Connecticut?
Q4) 9th January, 1839, saw the French Academy of Sciences announce the invention of the Daguerreotype process.   The process was an early method for what: making records, taking photos or generating electricity?
Q5) Finally … 9th January, 1960, saw President Nasser of Egypt open construction of the Aswan Dam: by detonating ten tons of dynamite, and moving twenty tons of granite as a result.   On the east bank of which river?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 8th January, 1963, saw the Mona Lisa exhibited in the USA.   In which US City: New York, Washington DC or Boston?
Q2) In which US state is that city?
A2) None: Washington’s been separate from any US state, ever since 1790: it’s, effectively, a non-state.
Q3) Whilst touring the US, the Mona Lisa was also exhibited in which other US city: New York, Washington DC or Boston?
A3) New York.
Q4) Who painted the Mona Lisa?
Q5) Which of that painter’s other works gets a mention in a VERY well know Dan Brown novel?
Q6) Strictly speaking, that latter painting is actually a mural, on a wall in a church in which Italian city: Rome, Milan or Naples?
A6) Milan.
Q7) One of our painter’s better known drawings — The Vitruvian Man — is stored in a museum in which city: Venice, Vilnius or Volgograd?
A7) Venice.
Q8) The Mona Lisa is painted on to a panel made made from wood from which tree: poplar, ash or beech?
A8) Poplar.
Q9) What’s the Mona Lisa’s usual name … in Italian?
Q10) Finally … the Mona Lisa’s present home is which Parisian museum?
A10) The Louvre.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Being born with a pair of beady eyes was the best thing that ever happened to me.”

Lee Van Cleef, January 9, 1925 – December 16, 1989.
And this song … 

Enjoy your day.

*        Oh, and Japan does Godzilla, Debbi!   (A lot of people say the big fella’s a result of Japan being the only country to ever have been hit by one nuclear bomb, let along two.   Lord knows what Chinese SF looks like … !)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Imagine! :) BTW, that Lee Van Cleef quotation is great! :)

1. the Apple Store
2. the iPhone
3. Hartford
4. taking photos
5. the Nile River