Wednesday, 3 February 2016

The Daily Teaser — 3-2-2016

Oh, right … 

That’s what happened … !

I don’t know if you’re in the UK: but I am.   And a customer of BT: British Telecoms, as was.

It provides both my phone and broadband.

And … ?   Yesterday … ?

It went down.

Which is embarrassing, when you consider the company provides internet services and phone lines to the bulk of the UK.   And provides the infrastrure — the phone lines, cables and junction boxes — to both home, business and government.

Obviously, things are slowly getting back up and running.   Which is why I’m now writing this.

But … ?   Well, BT are blaming a router failure, going by the article.

It seems a bit strange, that something so critical wasn’t checked … 


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.

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

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

Q1) 3rd February, 1995, saw Eileen Collins become the first female pilot of what: Concorde, the Space Shuttle or Air Force One?
Q2) Setsubun is celebrated on the 3rd of February: in which Eastern country?
Q3) 3rd February, 1966, saw the Soviet Union land the Luna 9 probe: on what?
Q4) 3rd February, 1969, saw Yasser Arafat named as leader of the … what?
Q5) Finally … The USA severed diplomatic contact with Germany: on 3rd February, 1917.   After Germany declared its unrestrained use of what: mustard gas, land-mines or submarines?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 2nd February, 1979, saw the death of Sex Pistols bassist, Sid Vicious.   After an overdose of what: cocaine, heroin or Calpol?
A1) Heroin.
Q2) Making A Living premiered: on the 2nd February, 1914.   The film was the first starring appearance by whom?
Q3) 2nd February, 1653, saw the formal incorporation of New Amsterdam.   The city is now known as New … what?
A3) New York.
Q4) Alexander Selkirk was rescued: on 2nd February, 1709.   Which Daniel Dafoe novel did this inspire?
Q5) Finally … the current Grand Central Station was opened on 2nd February, 1913.   The station is in which US city?
A5) It’s that one, again: New York.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“The Sovereign has, under a constitutional monarchy such as ours, three rights—the right to be consulted, the right to encourage, the right to warn.”

Walter Bagehot, 3 February 1826 – 24 March 1877.
And this tune … 

Have a good day … 

*        I hope not, Olga!   (I’d gently suggest a check-up, though: JUST to put your mind at rest … !)

†        There’s an old story doing the rounds, Debbi: that The Who’s whole guitar wrecking thing starting by accident.   Apparently, they were playing a gig — at either the Roundhouse or the Marquee, the stories vary — at a venue with suspended ceilings.   Pete Townshend was — as guitarists do — waving his guitar around, whilst playing: and managed to put the neck of the guitar through the ceiling. He broke the neck, pulling the guitar out, plonked it down, somewhere, grabbed a spare, and carried on playing.   The NEXT night … the audience had doubled, in the expectation he’d wreck another axe … 


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Space Shuttle
Q2) Japan
Q3) The Moon
Q4) Palestinian Liberation Organisation
Q5) Submarines
I was at the radio at the time of the BT problems, and of course they are with BT too.

Debbi said...

That's a great story! :) Love it!

1. the Space Shuttle
2. Japan
3. the moon
4. Palestinians
5. submarines