Monday, 8 February 2016

The Daily Teaser — 8-2-2016

Right … I’m now up and and the day AFTER having dinner with my family.

And … ?

Well, it has to be said, my nephew, Jude … ?   Seems to like having fun with boxes.

BIG boxes!

Really incredibly BIG BOXES … !

Which he’s now turned into a robot suit, I should add.


Which looked fun, it has to be said.

And ALSO meant I could talk Ruth, his mother and my sister, into taking her computer back to my place: as it needed going over.

A basic cache clearing, virus check and defragging.

Hopefully … ?

That’s should counter the slowing Ruth’s been having issues with.


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting their answers in: with Olga scoring four out of five, and Debbi ahead by one point, on 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) 8th February, 1942, saw the start of the Battle of Singapore.   The battle saw the start of the invasion of Singapore: by which Axis power?
Q2) 8th February, 1915, saw the theatrical debut of The Birth of a Nation.   Who directed it?
Q3) Controversially, the film showed which far-right group in a flattering light?
Q4) 8th February, 1950, saw the founding of the Stasi.   The Stasi were the secret police in which Communist nation?
Q5) Which Stock Market index opened for the first time, on 8th February, 1971: the FTSE, the NASDAQ or the Dow Jones?
Q6) Finally … 8th February, 1828, saw the birth of Jules Verne.   Which of his novels follows the adventures of Captain Nemo?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Edward of Caernarfon became England’s first Prince of Wales: on 7th February, 1301.   He became King of England, under which name: Edward 1st, Edward 2nd or Edward 3rd?
Q2) Who was the last Welsh Prince of Wales?
A2) Llywelyn ap Gruffudd.   (If I’ve got it right, his name’s pronounced loo-ELLEN ap grif-FITH.)
Q3) Edward of Caernarvon was the son of which English king: Edward 1st, Edward 2nd or Edward 3rd?
Q4) Who’s the current Prince of Wales?
A4) Prince Charles.
Q5) Finally … the Prince of Wales is usually the heir to the British throne.   As such, he would be what: Heir Apparent, Heir Presumptive or Heir Restorer?
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Quant à voir la ville, il n’y pensait même pas, étant de cette race d’Anglais qui font visiter par leur domestique les pays quails traversing.”
Trans: “As for seeing the town, he did not even think of it, being of that breed of Britons who have their servants do their sightseeing for them.”
Around The World in 80 Days, Jules Verne, 8 February 1828 – 24 March 1905.
And this tune … 

Have a good day.

*        Friday … ?   Blimey, Olga, I’d like to see your calendar! :D At ANY rate … ?   Owain Glyndŵr was the last person to try and take the title by force: Llywelyn ap Gruffudd was the last to inherit the title.   I have to confess, it’s a tricky question to write, let alone answers … !!

†        It’s worth a read, Debbi, bought, borrowed or outright stolen!   (I’ve this mental image of Weaveworld’s opening: of Cal Mooney falling off a wall, chasing his grandfather’s favourite homing pigeon, and coming to a complete stop some six inches above the carpet.)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I'm looking forward to it! :)

1. Japan
2. D.W. Griffith
3. the Ku Klux Klan
4. East Germany
5. the NASDAQ
6. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea