Thursday, 25 February 2016

The Daily Teaser — 25-2-2016: Mr Colt’s Patented Thing … 

Hmm … that would be something to see … 

I’m not a big railway enthusiast, but I do like travelling on the train.

You get a chance to travel, AND see what’s going past, as you travel.

And, while I’m not a big on for trains … ?

I’m ALSO very aware that The Flying Scotsman — possibly one of Britain’s most famous steam loco — is on it’s way to York.

I don’t know if it’s going to be going through Brentwood.

But … ?

It would be a hell of a thing to see!


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: scoring five out of six in the process.

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

Here they are, along with the How To, License and video … 

Q1) 25th February saw Mr S. Colt patent his famed revolver.   Are revolvers repeating weapons?
Q2) The gun was called the Colt Paterson: after the small town it was made in.   Was Paterson in New Jersey, New York or New Hampshire?
Q3) How many bullets could the gun’s cylinder hold, at one time: four, five or six?
Q4) In which year of the 1830s did Mr Colt receive the patent?
Q5) That original revolver had a .28 caliber.   The caliber — or calibre — of a gun is the approximate width of what?
Q6) In making his guns, Colt made one big innovation.   What innovation: interchangeable parts or an assembly line?
Q7) Those early revolvers saw use against the Seminole Indians.   The Seminole were a tribe in which US state: Alabama, Florida or Georgia?
Q8) Come the US Civil War, Mr Colt made money selling guns to which side?
Q9) One of Colt’s most famous revolvers — the Colt SAA — was first made for who: the US Army, the US Navy or the Texas Rangers?
Q10) Finally … Wyatt Earp was supposed to have carried a custom Colt revolver: called the Buntline Special.   How long — in inches — was the barrel of these guns: 10”, 12” or 16”?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 24th February, 1980, saw the US Olympic Hockey team win gold, at the 1980 Winter Olympics: at Lake Placid.   After defeating which team?
A1) Finland.   (The key game in the round-robin event, against the USSR, had been two days earlier: on the 22nd.)
Q2) 24th February, 1971, saw the UK Government announce it was going to restrict the Right to Remain in the UK.   By people from where: Nepal, the Commonwealth or Uganda?
A2) The Commonwealth.
Q3) 24th February, 1954, saw the birth of games designer, Sid Meier.   What C is his best known series of games?
A3) The Civilization series.
Q4) 24th February, 1955, saw the birth of the late Steve Jobs: co-founder of Apple.   What’s the name of the other computer company he founded?
A4) Next.
Q5) 24th February, 1989, saw Ayatollah Khomeini offer a three million dollar reward: for the death of which writer?
Q6) Finally … Estonia declared itself independent: on 24th February, 1918.   What’s the capital city of Estonia?
A6) Tallin.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“If God didn’t make men equal, Samuel Colt did.”
Samuel Colt.
And this song … 

Have a good day … 

*        Technology, Debbi, what CAN I tell you … ?


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Yes.
Q2) New Jersey
Q3) Five
Q4) 1836 (he got a British one in 1835)
Q5) The barrel
Q6) Interchangeable parts
Q7) Florida
Q8) It seems both sides
Q9) US Army
Q10) 12

Debbi said...

I know the feeling! :)

1. yes
2. New Jersey
3. five
4. 1836
5. the barrel
6. interchangeable parts
7. Florida
8. both sides
9. the U.S. Army
10. 12"