Wednesday, 20 May 2015

The Daily Teaser — 20-5-2015

It’s official: I’m up nice … 

And early.

Well … comparatively early.   Early for me, at any rate … !

Yes: I’ve a half ten start, at work.

A half ten start: and a new manager.   He’s been working at the branch for a week: but had his name over the door* since Monday.

I like him.

But I get to find out how he is to work with, today … 

Hmmm … 

Let’s get a move on, shall we?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi† putting her answers: and scoring ten out of ten.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 20th, May, 1948, saw Chiang Kai-shek named as president of where?
Q2) One year later, 20th May, 1949, saw the establishment of the Armed Forces Security Agency: predecessor of which US agency?
Q3) 20th May, 1983, saw publication of the paper that detailed the discovery of the HIV virus.   What does the ‘I’ stand for, in HIV?
Q4) 20th May, 1902, saw Cuba gain its independence.  From where?
Q5) Finally … 20th May is the feast day of Saint Lucifer of Cagliari.   Cagliari is on which Mediterranean island?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 19th May, 1743, is the day Jean-Pierre Christin announce revisions of the Centigrade scale for measuring temperature.   What’s the symbol for that scale?
A1) °C: and sometime as just ‘C’.
Q2) That scale is also as what C?
A2) Celsius: after Anders Celsius, the man who originally developed it.
Q3) In this scale, 0 °C is the freezing point of what: water, rock or blood?
A3) Water.   (Although this is an approximation.)
Q4) 100 °C sees water, boil.   This is known as water’s what point?
A4) Boiling point.   (From what I can gather, 100 °C is an approximation: it’s nearer 99.9839 °C.)
Q5) When water — or another substance — is at a temperature and pressure where its solid, liquid and gaseous form can coexist, this is known as its what point?
A5) Triple point.
Q6) What’s the average human body temperature: 17 °C, 27 °C or 37 °C?
A6) 37 °C.
Q7) A substance’s sublimation point is the temperature it turns from a solid, into a what: liquid, gas or plasma?
A7) Gas.
Q8) The Fahrenheit scale is an older temperature scale.   At which temperature do the two scales meet: -40, -50 or -60?
A8) -40.
Q9) -273.15 °C is also known as Absolute Zero.   In which scale is Absolute Zero usually zero?
A9) The Kelvin.
Q10) Finally … In Centigrade or Fahrenheit, which device measures temperature?
A10) A thermometer.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“When I was younger, I’d buy a vinyl album, take it home and live with it, and I think that attachment's largely gone for the file-sharing generation.”

Anton Corbijn, born 20th May, 1955.
And this tune‡ … 

Enjoy your day.

*        ‘Their name’s over the door’, as a way of saying that person is in charge, comes from the UK pub trade.   Usually, there’s a plaque, sign or notice over the front door of a pub, or other licensed premises, telling you who the license holder — and therefore manager/tenant — is.

†        You studied Physics, as well, Debbi?   Blimey, you DO get around … !   (Oh, so you know?   You can get the degree sign — used for the answer for yesterday’s first question — by pressing ‘Alt.’() and 8.   That’s on a UK Mac keyboard, though: it’s possibly different on a US one, but worth a go.)

‡        I’ve had the bloody thing ear worming its way around my head, all morning!   Gimme Some More!

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thanks for the tip!

1. China
2. the NSA
3. immunodeficiency
4. Spain
5. Sardinia