Monday, 15 June 2015

The Daily Teaser — 15-6-2015

Well, that’s something to be thankful for. 

Friends who don’t mind loaning you their Dr Who collection.

I’m grateful to them, I know that.

The reason I’ve done that … ?

Is simply the fact that I managed to wreak an external drive I’d owned.

Losing everything on it in the process!

I’ve left it with a local computer repair shop: who, hopefully, will recover any photos.   But getting the huge chunk of TV series?

There’s a LOT of them!

The TV series?   Well, I’m blowed if I know what will happen: so I’m borrowing copies of Dr Who, and frantically using Handbrake to rip them.

I’m thankful for two things.

The speed my current computer can use Handbrake.

And the generosity of friends.


But let’s 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) 15th June saw King John seal the Magna Carta: in the town of Runnymede.   Today is which anniversary of that signing: the 700th, 800th or 900th?
Q2) 15th June, 1888, saw Wilhelm 2nd crowned as German Emperor.   What — as such — would his title have been?
Q3) 15th June, 1996, saw an explosion hit the Arndale Centre: in Manchester.   Who planted the bomb that caused the explosion?
Q4) 15th June, 1815, was the night of the Duchess of Richmond’s Ball: supposedly, the best — or best known — ball ever held.   Which European city was it held in: Amsterdam, Brussels or Copenhagen?
Q5) Finally … 15th June, 1932, saw the first flights of the Vickers Wellington.   Was the Wellington a bomber, fighter or spy plane?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Which German city was founded by Henry the Lion, on 14th June, 1158: Berlin, Munich or Dusseldorf?
A1) Munich.
Q2) 14th June, 1777, is the date the US Congress adopted the US flag.   The stars on the flag represent what?
A2) The 50 US states.
Q3) 14th June is World Blood Donor Day.   In the ABO system, how many human blood groups are there: 2, 3 or 4?
A3) 4: A, B, AB and O.
Q4) 14th June, 1839, was the date of the very first Henley Royal Regatta.   What sport features heavily at the Regatta: rowing, horse racing or motor-cycling?
A4) Rowing.
Q5) Finally … 14th June, 1961, saw the UK’s Ministry of Transport announce the introduction of the Panda pedestrian crossing.   What do Panda crossings have, that Zebra crossings didn’t?
I’ll leave you with a pet peeve …
“Many actors have protested about mobile phones going off in theatres, but the real menace now is people texting during a show. It may only disturb a few people around them, but for me, as an actor, when I spot them answering their emails, I am outraged.”
Simon Callow, born 15th June, 1949.
And this tune … 

Enjoy the day … 

*        Isn’t it just!   Oh, I got your email, Debbi†:   I’m amazed!   It’s a small world!

†        Did you ever hear of that ‘6 degree of seperation’ idea, Debbi?   The idea is you’re only six degrees — or steps/relationships/what-have-you — from a well known person.   To give you an example, Trevor’s got a link to Ian Fleming, the James Bond author.   Trevor knows me.   I’m friendly with Rick.   Rick’s married to you.   You were an old friend of Bill’s.   Bill’s related to Christopher Lee.   Christopher, of course, was Ian Fleming’s cousin … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

OMG! It's enough to make your head spin! :)

1. 800
2. Kaiser
3. the IRA
4. Brussels
5. a bomber