Wednesday, 7 October 2015

The Daily Teaser — 7-10-2015

OK, now I’m pleased … !

Remember me telling you I’d ordered a new (ish) monitor from Amazon?

But was waiting for the relevant cable to turn up.

It finally got here, yesterday.

Which meant I could finally set up the new monitor.   (It’s the one on the left.)

It HAS to be said, the picture quality … ?   Is really rather impressive.

There’s absolutely no ghosting, static, what-have-you.

The fact it’s ALSO got built in speakers, and a USB hub?   Is practically incidental.

The fact my — admittedly cheap — new shoes turned up?

Is ALSO incidental.

But very practical: especially as my old shoes were leaking.

It means, given recent weather … that I’m going to have dry feet, walking to work …

Handy … !


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Debbi* and Michelle putting in their answers: with Debbi scoring six out of six, and Michelle bagging five.

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

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

Q1) 7th October, 2015 is ALSO known as 25 bayue, 4712.   In which country’s Lunar calendar?
Q2) At the start of the Cold War, 7th October, 1949, saw the formal formation of the German Democratic Republic.   Was this the country known as East or West Germany?
Q3) Hua Guofeng succeeded Mao Zedong, as Communist Party Chairman: on 7th October, 1976.   As Communist Party Chairman of where?
Q4) 7th October, 3761 BC marks the start of which calendar: the Jewish, Islamic or Buddhist?
Q5) Finally … 7th October, 1879, saw the formal announcement of the Dual Alliance: between two European countries.   Name either.
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) The UK sent troops to British Guiana: on 6th October, 1953.   The colony was on what continent?
Q2) It’s now known as which country?
A2) Guyana.
Q3) Egypt and Syria attacked Israel on 6th October, 1973.   The resulting war is known as what?
A3) The Yom Kippur War.
Q4) Many Anglican churches will commemorate the death of William Tyndale: on the 6th October.   What did Tyndale translate in English?
A4) The Bible.
Q5) On 6th October, 1995, scientist found that the star, 51 Pegasi, had what?
A5) A planet orbiting it.   (It’s been informally called Bellerophon.)
Q6) Finally … 6th October, 1927, saw the debut of The Jazz Singer: the world’s first commercially successful talking movie.   The film starred Al Jolson in the main role.   Who played the main character, in the 1980 remake of The Jazz Singer?
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Racism, xenophobia and unfair discrimination have spawned slavery, when human beings have bought and sold and owned and branded fellow human beings as if they were so many beasts of burden.”
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, born 7th October, 1931.
And this tune … 

Have a good day … !

*        I’m missing him, too, Debbi.   Still … Jemma Redgrave’s doing a very good job … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Indeed! :)

1. China
2. East Germany
3. China
4. Jewish
5. Germany and Austria