Tuesday, 16 February 2016

The Daily Teaser — 16-2-2016

You know, there’s not THAT much on TV I like watching, at the mo: beyond the odd documentary.

Which means I’ve been catching a lot of box sets, over the past few weeks: as an alternative to a movie.   AND to broadcast TV.

Most of the shows on free to air terrestrial TV aren’t grabbing my interest.

However, The X-Files is something I‘ve been enjoying.

And … ?   I’ve got last night’s episode of Gotham on, ion the background.

Series 2?

Is looking damn good.


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) 16th February, 1923, saw Howard Carter unseal whose burial chamber?
Q2) The first US emergency telephone system went into operation, on 16th February: in Haleyville, Alabama.   In which year of the 1960s?
Q3) 16th February, 1941 — or 1942 —  saw the birth of Kim Jong-il: dictator of which Asian country?
Q4) 16th February, 1958, saw the birth of Tracy Lauren Marrow: better known as which rapper?
Q5) Finally … 16th February, 1964, saw the birth of actor, Christopher Ecclestone.   In which Danny Boyle film did he play David Stephens?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 15th February, 1946, saw the formal dedication of ENIAC: the world’s first general purpose computer.   It was based at which US state’s University?
A1) The University of Pennsylvania.
Q2) More to the point, what did the ‘E’ stand for, in ENIAC?
A2) Electronic.
Q3) British coinage was completely decimalized: on 15th February, 1971.   Up until it was decimalized, one pound was worth how many pennies?
A3) 240.
Q4) 15th February, 1879, saw President Rutherford Hayes pass the law that allowed female what to argue in front of the US Supreme Court?
A4) Attorneys.
Q5) The first draft of the human genome was published: on 15th February,  2001.   How many pairs of chromosomes do humans have: 22, 23 or 24?
A5) 23.
Q6) Finally … 15th February, 1883, saw the birth of author, Sax Rohmer.   His most famous creation was the villainous Dr whom?
A6) Fu Manchu.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“You are the pits of the world! Vultures! Trash!”
John McEnroe, born 16th February, 1959.
And this tune …

Have a good day …

*        Oh, cheers for that, Olga!   I’d heard it was the case: as it’s cropped up up in Saint George’s Teasers.   I’ve ALSO volunteered for World Book Night, several times: they use the tradition as the pretext for what they do.   (And, yep: we’ve got another cold one, today: HOPEFULLY, it’ll warm up by Friday.)

†        Talking of teens, Debbi, we had a few in, last night: some of them are … definitely snotty.   He says, CAREFULLY choosing his words.   Some teens really could benefit from … well … having somewhere else to go … !   (Oh, THAT’s a thought, Debbi: hope you enjoyed the song on Valentines Day.   I did a Google search for ideas for tunes for the day, and then thought “Scrub that: John Lydon and a dose of irony would be JUST the thing!”)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Unfortunately, the video wouldn't play in this country. But it did put me in a mood for some Sex Pistols or PiL! :)

1. King Tut
2. 1968
3. North Korea
4. Ice-T
5. Shallow Grave

Can't wait to watch the Doctor Who you sent! Thanks much!!! :)