Saturday, 13 February 2016

The Daily Teaser — 13-2-2016: International Radio Day

Oh, thank heavens for that … 

I’m feeling a touch better … 

It has to be said, yesterday, I actually had to phone in ill to work: I had a seriously nasty of stomach cramps.

Not something I like doing: as it — obviously — means I get one less days pay.

But … ?   The way I felt, yesterday, I’d not have been much use to anyone … 


But let’s move on, shall we?

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

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

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

Q1) 13th February is International Radio Day.   The day was first celebrated in which year?
Q2) Radio waves are usually transmitted by a … what?
Q3) Radio waves are usually received by a … what?
Q4) The things in questions 2 and 3 need a power supply to work: along with a what?
Q5) Radio waves are electro … what?
Q6) Radio broadcasts — for entertainment — are usually broadcast by radio what: channels, stations or sites?
Q7) Radio signals are used to send combined audio-video broadcasts: to the appropriate box in your front room.   These broadcasts are called what?
Q8) Radio waves can also be used to detect moving objects: in a system called ‘Radio Detection And Ranging.’   The system is better known how?
Q9) Intense radio waves can be used to cook food: in a what oven?
Q10) Finally … amateur radio users are known as what: porks, beefs or hams?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) The LEO computer produced its first report: on 12th February, 1954.   What KIND or report: payroll, sales or census?
A1) Payroll.
Q2) The computer was built and owned by J. Lyons and Co.   The company was one of Britain’s biggest.   In which industry: TV, food or pharmaceuticals?
A2) Food.   (Indeed, I can still remember the Lyons Maid ice cream … )
Q3) 12th February, 1980, saw the birth of actress, Christina Ricci.   In which 1990 film did she play Kate Flax?
A3) Mermaids.
Q4) 12th February, 1912, saw the abdication of Pu Yi, the last Emperor of China.   He was also the last Emperor of which Chinese dynasty?
A4) The Qing.
Q5) Which Eastern nation’s constitution went into force, on 12th February, 1992: Japan’s, Mongolia’s or Tibet’s?
A5) Mongolia’s.
Q6) The act that founded the UK’s Atomic Energy Authority was passed: on 12th February, 1954.   It’s responsible to which government department?
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Beware of the radio if you want to improve your mind.”
Georges Duhamel.
This song …

This song … 

And (rhetorically) ask what show Angie was listening to … !

Safe in the knowledge it would have been pirates … 

Or one of these stations …

Have a good day … 

*        Thankfully, Olga, everything seems to healing up, at the mo.   Hopefully, I’ll be fine …

†        Actually, Debbi, remember when scientist, and fan, Richard Dawkins appeared on Dr Who, a few years ago?   On The Stolen Earth?   The production crew didn’t call him.   They just phoned his wife


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) 2012 (And it was proposed by Spain. Not often but sometimes people from my country have good ideas)
Q2) Transmitter
Q3) Receiver
Q4) Antenna
Q5) Electromagnetic waves
Q6) Stations
Q7) Television broadcasts (telecasts)
Q9) Microwave
Q10) Hams
So pleased to hear you're feeling slightly better. Do take care.

Debbi said...

Wow! Interesting ... maybe they'll give you a call! :)

1. 2011
2. a transmitter
3. a receiver
4. antenna
5. magnetic
6. stations
7. television
8. radar
9. microwave
10. hams