Sunday, 22 November 2015

The Daily Teaser — 22-11-2015

Right, I think I’ve got a long day.

Actually, no, scrub that, I know I’ve got a long day.

First things first … ?   It’s staff meeting time.

Which is nice.   Usually we end up learning a lot: and whether we’ve done well at the up-sell contest.

On top of THAT … ?
I’m working 12:30 ’til 18:30.

Which I’m thinking will be tiring, but, on the upside … ?   It’ll help pay for Christmas.

Turtles — given a certain relative has a thing about the Ninja Turtles — seem to be the thing … !


But let’s get moving on, shall we?

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

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

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

Q1) Michael Hutchence was found dead, in a hotel in Sydney: on 22nd November, 1997.   Which Australian band had he been the singer for?
Q2) More to the point, which TV presenter had he been dating at the time of his death?
Q3) Angela Merkel was sworn in as Germany’s first female chancellor: on 22nd November, 2005.   What’s the UK equivalent to the German Chancellor?
Q4) 22nd November, 1718, saw the death of Edward Teach: off the coast of which US state?
Q5) More to the point, Teach is best remembered under which nickname?
Q6) 22nd November, 1869, saw the launch of the Cutty Sark: the fastest ship of its type.   She, and other ships of her type, were used to transport which drink?
Q7) Finally … 22nd November, 1935, saw the China Clipper take off from an airfield in California.   The plane was the first to make a commercial flight across which ocean?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 21st November is World Television Day: as defined by the UN’s General Assembly.   It marked the first meeting of the UN’s World Television Forum: in which year of the 1990s?
A1) 1996.
Q2) If a TV can only show a monochrome picture, it’s known as what?
A2) A black and white TV.
Q3) The first mention of the word ‘television’ was in a research paper: read to a conference in Paris.   In which year of the 20th Century?
A3) 1900.
Q4) The first part of the word, ‘television’ — ‘tele’ — comes from Greek.   It means, roughly, what:‘far-off’, ‘nearby’ or ‘fourth wall’?
A4) Far-off: or ‘from afar,’ according to the Oxford English Dictionary.
Q5) In the UK, the invention of television is generally credited to which Scotsman?
Q6) Many older TV sets were what were called CRT sets.   In other words they used a cathode ray … what?
A6) Tube.
Q7) Those CRT sets had pictures made up of hundreds of dots: each in one of three colours.   Name one of those colours.
A7) Red, green or blue.
Q8) Older TVs are analogue TVs.   Newer ones are what: delicious, digital or dehydrating?
A8) Digital.
Q9) Many modern TVs are high definition TVs: and are 1080p, 1080i or 720p.   The numbers refer to the TV picture’s what: height or width?
A9) Height.
Q10) Finally … NHK is the national TV broadcaster in which Asian country?
A10) Japan.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“A difference of taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.”

From Daniel Daronda, by George Eliot, 22 November 1819 – 22 December 1880.
And this tune … 

Enjoy your day.

*        Yeah, we had some snow, yesterday, too, Olga‡: which lasted for about five minutes, then turned to rain.   Still … 

†        I think the ’Gators — or STORIES about The ’Gators — have been around for a while, Debbi‡ … !

‡        Oh, sorry about Q9, yesterday: I should maybe have said “vertical” and “horizontal”.   At ANY rate, this is how I was defining them …

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Yes, it's an old urban myth! :)

2. Paula Yates
3. Prime Minister
4. North Carolina
5. Blackbeard
6. tea
7. the Pacific