Saturday, 3 October 2015

The Daily Teaser — 3-10-2015

Ooooo … By HECK … 

I need a caffeine fix, after a night like that … !

You’ve possibly worked out I work in a local restaurant, haven’t you … ?

I do.

And, usually, the shift pattern’s fairly fair: alternating weeks with looks of days, to weeks with lots of nights.

I finished at 22.30, last night: and, LORDY, it took a while to get to sleep.

This morning … ?   I think this morning’s going to involve quite a lot of strong tea.   And possibly a tune … 

Just to get into some form of gear … !


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with both scoring five out of five.

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

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

Q1) Iraq gained its independence from the UK: on 3rd October, 1932.   What’s the capital city of Iraq?
Q2) Staedtler Mars was founded on the 3rd October, 1835.   The company is the largest manufacturer of what, in Europe: footballs, pencils or shoes?
Q3) 3rd October, 1952, was the date of Operation Hurricane: when the UK tested a what?
Q4) World War 2 era tea rationing ended in Britain: on the 3rd October, 1952.   What’s the world’s biggest producer of tea: China, India or Kenya?
Q5) More to the point, which UK tea brand was the first to introduce teabags: PG Tips, Tetley or Twinnings?
Q6) Finally … Boris 3rd acceded to the throne: on 3rd October, 1918.   Which country was he king of?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 2nd October, 1890, saw the birth of which of the Marx brothers: Groucho, Harpo, Chico or Karl?
A1) Groucho.
Q2) 2nd October, 1968, saw Sheila Thorns give birth to the first recorded live what, in the UK: quads, sextuplets or puppies?
Q3) 2nd October is Gandhi Jayanti.   Gandhi Jayanti is a major public holiday: in which country?
A3) India.
Q4) 2nd October, 1959, saw the debut of The Twilight Zone.   The film version was released in which years of the 1980s?
A4) 1983.
Q5) Finally … Guinea became independent from France: on 2nd October, 1958.   Guinea is on which continent?
A5) Africa.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“A narcissist is someone better looking than you are.”
From Julian by Gore Vidal, 3 October 1925–31 July 2012.
And this tune … 

Have a good day … 

*        That’s hell of a thing to have to do, Olga‡: leaving the computer on overnight, like that … !   At ANY rate … ?   I’m told Spybot’s the handy piece of software to get hold of: the basic version’s free, and the full version seems quite reasonably priced.   I’m ALSO going to seriously suggest getting a Mac.   Most computer viruses out there are aimed at the Windows platform, and won’t affect the Mac operating system.   (You have to be careful, what you open: as there’s a few out there.   But generally speaking, that’s ALL you have to do: be careful, rather be careful AND invest in security software with yearly subscriptions.)

†        Well, it was more aimed at families, rather than just the kids, Debbi^: but yes, children were the main target, originally.   I know, these days, it’s more gruesome that it was: Jude thinks it’s scary, to give you an example.   But it’s a broad church, I think: there’s something for everyone.   (It’s a bit like Buffy: The Vampire Slayer: plenty of room for plenty of stories.)   Either way, it looks interesting … 

‡        Yes, I know they’re comparatively expensive, Olga: but, as a self-employed writer, you should qualify for the business discount Apple offer.

^        I do know some of the gun-crime figures the media are showing here, Debbi, are … concerning, let’s put it that way … !


Debbi said...

I guess crime is universal, huh? If not universal, certainly international.

1. Baghdad
2. pencils
3. an atomic device or an atom bomb
4. China
5. Tetley
6. Bulgaria

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Tehran
Q2) Pencils
Q3) A nuclear weapon
Q4) China
Q5) Tetley
Q6) Bulgaria
Thanks. The funny thing is that the virus was identified by the program I have but by the time it was cleaned it was a bit late. Trying to promote books means spending a lot of time on line (most of the day, unfortunately) and reciprocating means visiting sites, although I try to be careful and don't go anywhere that looks suspicious. I've been attending webinars and on-line conferences more of recent. I wonder if some of the sites might be the problem.
I've wondered about Apple but only tried one once years back and I didn't understand it at all. And yes, they are terribly expensive. Perhaps if I ever make any money with my books...