Monday, 13 April 2015

The Daily Teaser — 13-4-2015

Right … I’m now officially up, and about.

And lining myself up to go to work.

And granted, it’s got it’s ups and downs.

But I’ve got a nice liveable amount of hours, coming up.

At some mind-bggling finishing times.

Still … 

It’s all money in the proverbial bank: so I can’t complain, too much … 


But let’s get a move on, shall we?

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

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How To, License and video … 

Q1) 13th April, 1598, saw Henry 4th of France grant religious freedom to the French Huguenots.   The Huguenots were French what: Catholics, Protestants or Jews?
Q2) 13th April, 1994, saw which US city seriously affected by flooding?
Q3) 13th April, 1899, saw the birth of Alfred Mosher Butts: creator of which rather wordy board game?
Q4) 13th April, 1954, saw the birth of keyboard player, and song writer, Jimmy Destri.   Who was he the keyboard player for?
Q5) Finally … 13th April, 1944, saw New Zealand open diplomatic relations: with which communist country?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 12th April, 1956, saw the birth of actor, Andy Garcia: in which Francis Ford Coppola film did he play Vincent Mancini?
Q2) 12th April, 1877, saw the UK annex the Transvaal.   The Transvaal is now part of which country?
Q3) 12th April, 1955, saw the vaccine designed by Dr Joseph Salk declared safe for human use.   Against which disease?
A3) Polio.
Q4) 12th April, 1981, saw the first launch — on a full mission — of NASA’s Space Shuttle.   Which shuttle was it?
A4) The Columbia.
Q5) Finally … 12th April 1994 saw a small legal firm release — through Usenet — the world’s first commercial what?
A5) Spam.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“The only sin is the sin of being born.”

Samuel Beckett, 13 April 1906 – 22 December 1989.
And this tune …

Have a good day.

*     Then Rick’s got good taste in movies, Debbi! :D   (Oh, talking of which, did I tell you I caught The Hobbit: The Battle Of Five Armies?   Good film.   But maybe one that could’ve been shorter … )

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I noticed. The book was better, of course! :)

1. Protestants
2. New Orleans (??)
3. Scrabble
4. Blondie
5. the Soviet Union