Sunday, 20 December 2015

The Daily Teaser — 20-12-2015

You know, my eyeballs feel … 

Well, bleugh is about the best term.

Right at the moment?   I’ve done a straight week: as the place I work shuts over the holiday period, which means everyone’s shifts have been juggled around.

I’m working, today, from 2 in the afternoon, until 8, just as an example.

So the fact that tomorrow … ?  The fact that tomorrow, I have a day off, before a last pre-Xmas shift on Wednesday, is something I’m looking forward to.

At least for no other reason than having time to do my laundry.


But you don’t want to hear about my dirty pants, do you?   Not unless you’ve got some very odd hobbies!

So, let’s move on … 

Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Debbi* and Olga† putting in their answers: with both scoring 4 out of 5.

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

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

Q1) Robert J. Van de Graaff was born: on the 20th December, 1901.   His Van de Graaff generators were originally designed to be what: particle accelerators, x-ray machines or radio transmitters?
Q2) Betty Lou Jensen and David Faraday were killed: on 20th December, 1968.   By a killer only ever referred to, how?
Q3) What was named as capital city of Wales: on 20th December, 1955?
Q4) Control of Macau was handed over to China — by Portugal — on 20th December, 1999.   Macau is one of two Special Administrative Regions in China.   What’s the other?
Q5) Finally … The Portrait Of Suzanne Bloch was stolen: on 20th December, 2007.   Who painted the portrait, in 1904?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) The BBC World Service started broadcasting: on the 19th December, 1932.   How many languages, other than English, does it currently broadcast in: 27, 28 or 29?
A1) 27.
Q2) It’s added to those services, this year: by announcing it will add two more languages to its broadcasting mix.   Name either.
A2) Nigerian Pidgin or Yoruba.
Q3) The World Service broadcasts from — and is headquartered IN — the BBC’s headquarters in Portland Place, London.   What’s that HQ called?
Q4) David Austin, Sue Montgomery and Jerry Smit, all read what, on the BBC World Service?
A4) The News.
Q5) Finally … The BBC World Service traditionally announces the time: using WHICH time zone?
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I’ll no longer say that I have supernatural powers.   I am an entertainer.   I want to do a good show.   My entire character has changed.”

Uri Geller, born 20th December, 1946.
And this tune … 

Enjoy your day!

*        Why thank you, Debbi‡. :D   At ANY rate … ?   Channel 5’s announced that Gotham re-starts over her, on January 11th: I’m looking forward to that.

†        Fingers, toes and eyes, I think, Olga‡: I’d HATE to upgrade, at BT’s prices … !

‡        Oh, sorry about the score … but … I’ve used 27 as the answer for yesterday’s first question: as, at the time I wrote the set, broadcasts hadn’t started in these two languages.


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Particle accelerators.
Q2) The Zodiac Killer
Q3) Cardiff
Q4) Hong Kong
Q5) Pablo Picasso
I hope you enjoy your day off...

Debbi said...

Ah, no problem, Paul! :)

1. particle accelerators
2. the Zodiac Killer
3. Cardiff
4. Hong Kong
5. Pablo Picasso