Sunday, 24 January 2016

The Daily Teaser — 24-1-2016

Hmmm … 

Looks like I’ve got a comparatively long day at work, today.

From 12 ’til 8:30, so you know.

There’s pros and cons.

OK, I’m doing to be woking, all day: which can be fun, and can be a drag.


Being at work all day means I’m saving money on my electricity bills at home.

And, frankly, I’m grateful for is the fact that we get free food if we work more than so-many hours.

That’s dinner sorted … !


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Debbi* and Olga† 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) Which Roman Emperor was assassinated: on 24th January, 41 AD?
Q2) Japan launched the Hiten probe: on 24th January, 1990.   The probe was heading where: Mars, Venus or the Moon?
Q3) Apple’s Macintosh computer first went on sale: on 24th January, 1984.      The computer came with a free copy of MacWrite.   What was MacWrite: a graphics app, word processor or music making app?
Q4) 24th January, 1986, saw the Voyager 2 probe make its closest pass to which planet: Saturn, Jupiter or Uranus?
Q5) Finally … 24th January, 1965, saw the death of Sir Winston Churchill.   Where was his state funeral held?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 23rd January, 2003, saw Earth receive the last signal.   From what: Voyager 2, Pioneer 10 or Pioneer 11?
Q2) 23rd January saw orders issued — by the UK’s Privy Council — that saw the founding of where: Welwyn Garden City, Milton Keynes, or Letchworth?
Q3) 23rd January, 1571, saw the opening of the Royal Exchange: in London.   Who performed the official opening: Queen Elizabeth 1st, William Shakespeare or King Henry 8th?
Q4) President Richard M. Nixon announced ‘peace with honour’: where?
A4) In Vietnam.
Q5) Finally … 23rd January, 1958, saw Marcos Pérez Jiménez was ousted: as President of where?
A5) Venezuela.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“It would be great to have Bach in one corner, Bessie Smith in another, John Lennon in another.   That’s what I’d ideally like.   A studio of the dead.”
Jools Holland, born 24th January, 1958.
And this tune … 

Have a good day … 

*      Oh, I don’t know, Debbi: series eight and nine were ones I found reminiscent of the Phillip Hincliffe/Tom Baker years.   I LOVED those years … !   (Genesis of the Daleks, Talons of Weng Chiang, The Deadly Assassin.  Around then!)

†        Makes you glad we’re not in Texas, Olga, doesn’t it?   That’s sad.   (The weather’s so frustrating, isn’t it?   I always think that, however much we do, times like that make us aware there’s only so much we CAN do … !)


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Caligula
Q2) The Moon
Q3) Word processor
Q4) Uranus
Q5) St Paul’s Cathedral
I hope your day at work is entertaining and not too tiring.

Debbi said...

I loved the Tom Baker years! More of that, please!!! :)

1. Caligula
2. the Moon
3. a word processor
4. Uranus
5. St. Paul's Cathedral