Thursday, 21 January 2016

The Daily Teaser — 21-1-2016: Monte Carlo or Bust

Ohh … but I’ve got a day off.

Although, frankly … ?

I’m thinking that I’ve given my mother my old Mac mini — most of my old friends will be saying “Oh, he’s rehomed ‘Bruce’” — then I’ve an extraneous laptop sitting around.

So long as I can get permission from my kid sister?   I’ll be wiping the hard drive, plonking Ubuntu OS on the thing, and selling it on.

Either privately, or to my local CeX.

We’ll have to see what happens, won’t we?


But let’s move on, shall we?

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

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

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

Q1) 21st January was the date of the very first Monte Carlo Rally.   In which year: 1910, 1911 or 1912?
Q2) The rally starts in various locations: it finishes in which city?
Q3) Town, city, ward: call it what you will.   But the Rally’s finishing point is in which small state?
Q4) The rally was originally organized by the state’s then Prince: Albert 1st.   Who’s the current Prince?
Q5) The first winner of the Rally — Henri Rougier — drove a Turcat-Méry.   Turcat-Méry ceased production, when: 1927, 1928 or 1929?
Q6) The 1966 Rally saw controversy, when the first four cars were ruled ineligible for having the wrong kind of what: headlamp bulbs, brakes or indicators?
Q7) Three of those four cars were Mini Coopers.   The other was what: a Jensen FF, a Ford Cortina or a Nissan Sunny?
Q8) The Rally goes through the Col de Turini.   The Col is a special stage with lots of what: hairpin bends, forest tracks or a mountainous region?
Q9) The winner of the 2014 Rally was Sébastien Ogier.   Who was he driving for: M-Sport WRT, Volkswagen Motorsport or Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT?
Q10) Finally … the film, Monte Carlo Or Bust saw its UK release when: 1968, 1969 or 1970?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Who was sworn in, as US President: on 20th January, 1961?
Q2) What was first occupied by the British, on 20th January, 1841: the Falklands, Hong Kong Island or Greenland?
A2) Hong Kong Island.
Q3) Iran freed 52 hostages: on 20th January, 1981.   The release took place some twenty minutes after who was named inaugurated as US President?
Q4) Terry Waite was taken hostage, on 20th January, 1987: whilst in which country?
A4) Lebanon.
Q5) Finally … who acceded the throne of the UK: on 20th January, 1936?
I’ll leave you with this lyric …
“Here in my car, I feel safest of all. I can lock all my doors. It's the only way to live, in cars.”
Gary Numan, Cars.
And this song … 

Oh … 

And this one, as well: because we’ve ALL been on the M25‡ … … 

Enjoy your day … 

*        Do you know anyone that want’s a second-hand laptop, Olga … ?

†        I’m just thankful I wasn’t having a lot one for this lot, Debbi!   (No, I got artistic, instead … )

‡        I think Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman picked up on the tune … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

There's a Terry Pratchett quote on my cat calendar today. I'll have to post a photo to Facebook! :)

1. 1911
2. Monte Carlo
3. Monaco
4. Albert II
5. 1928
6. headlamp bulbs
7. a Ford Cortina
8. hairpin bends
9. Volkswagon Motorsport
10. 1969