Tuesday, 30 June 2015

The Daily Teaser — 30-6-2015

Well, here we are, again … 

I’m up, about … and having a day off.

And … ?

Well, I’ve lunch planned: with my sister and nephew.

And have more ripping on the go.

Frankly, I had Children of the Stones — the cult 1977 series with Gareth Thomas — delivered, yesterday.

Granted, it’s not worth very much.   At least on the resale market.

But speaking personally, the series was possibly one that I — and any others that saw it — won't forget.

Not the complex plot.   Not the setting: filmed in Avebury, in and around both the village, AND it’s stone circle.

And not the really scary aspect: the music.

You have to admit: THAT’S unnerving … !


But, now you’ve had you daily spooking, let’s get moving on.

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting her answers: and scoring 5 out of 5.

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

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

Q1) 30th June, 1937, saw the introduction of the UK’s emergency telephone number: 999.   In which city was it originally introduced: London, Manchester or Liverpool?
Q2) The number can be used to contact one of the UK’s four main, emergency services.   Name one of those services.
Q3) Calls to the 999 number are usually received by an ECC, or Emergency control … what?
Q4) These call centres are usually public funded and run.   What’s the only UK police force to operate a privately run ECC?
Q5) Which of the UK’s emergency services will you be put through to: if you need a lifeboat?
Q6) One of the smaller UK emergency services is provided by the UK’s armed forces.   Which emergency service?
Q7) Which of the main services is the UK’s most used?
Q8) Those of us in Europe can use the European emergency telephone number.   What IS that number?
Q9) True or false: 999 is the emergency phone number in New Zealand.
Q10) Finally … what — in the UK — is the number to use to make a non-emergency call?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 29th June, 1960, saw the BBC unveil its new studio complex: in Shepherd’s Bush, in London.   What was that complex called?
Q2) 29th June, 2007, saw Apple release its first mobile phone.   What’s the operating system on that phone called?
A2) iOS.
Q3) 29th June, 2014, saw the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant declare it had formed a caliphate: in Syria, and northern … where?
A3) Iraq.
Q4) IT guru, Steve Wozniak tested his prototype Apple 1 computer: on 29th June, 1976.   December 2013 saw one of the machines sold for $365, 000: by which auction house?
A4) Christies.
Q5) Finally … 29th June, 2006, saw the US Supreme Court rule plans to try one group of detainees violated US and international law.   The detainees were being held where?
A5) Guantanamo Bay, in Cuba.
I’ll leave you with this …
“Emergency: which service?”
The usual question asked when a 999 operator answer your call.
And these two tunes … 

Have a good day … !

*        Hopefully, Debbi, the email I sent you last night will help!   (Oh, did you listen to the Children of the Stones theme tune?   Twenty-eight years on, it’s still one of the most unnerving bits of music I think I’ve heard …)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

It is quite creepy! :) I got your email. Thanks!

1. London
2. police or Fire Brigade! :) (I have to mention the fire people, of course!)
3. centre
4. Cleveland Police
5. Coastguard
6. bomb disposal
7. police
8. 112
9. False
10. 101