Thursday, 10 March 2016

The Daily Teaser — 10-3-2016


I’m officially not having a day off.

Which sounds, strange, I know.

Originally, though?

I’d been rota’d to have today off.

But was contacted, last night, and asked to worked: as a colleague had gone off ill.

While I don’t like the loss of a day off, I’ve been getting more and more easily bored.

So a day’s work — and the cash that’ll bring in — is welcome.

It means I can put a little bit extra into my savings account.


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 ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 10th March, 1891, saw Almon Strowger patent the Strowger Switch.   The switch automates circuit switching in what type of communication: radio transmission, VoIP or the telephone system?
Q2) 10th March, 1452, saw the birth of Ferdinand 2nd of Aragon.  For many years, he was ALSO co-ruler of Castille: as a result of his marriage to whom?
Q3) 10th March, 1977, saw astronomers discover rings around which planet?
Q4) 10th March, 1831, saw the founding of one of the world’s most famous military units.   Which military unit?
Q5) Finally … 10th March, 1862, saw the first issues of US paper money.   What, currently, is the highest denomination of dollar bill?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 9th March, 1962, saw the birth of politician, Peter Wishart, MP.   He was also the keyboard player: for which Scots Gaelic, folk rock band?
A1) Runrig.   (He also spent time as a member of Big Country.)
Q2) 9th March, 1995, saw the Queen — and the Duke of Edinburgh — pay a visit to which troubled UK city?
A2) Belfast.
Q3) 9th March, 1916, saw a raid on Columbus, New Mexico.   Led by which Mexican revolutionary?
A3) The man born José Doroteo Arango Arámbula: but better remembered as Pancho Villa.
Q4) 9th March, 1925, saw the first independent military action by Britain’s Royal Air Force: in a raid best known as what’s War?
A4) Pink’s War.   (It’s named for it’s Commanding Officer, Wing Commander Richard Pink.)
Q5) Finally … 9th March, 2011, saw which Space Shuttle make its final landing?
A5) The Discovery.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“For me, the Met commissioner’s job is akin to that of chairman or chief executive of a big business. Any chief executive of a business that size has to go in and stamp his own authority.”
Sir Paul Condon, 1st Baron Condon, former Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, born 10th March, 1947.
And some Beiderbecke … 

Have a good day … 

*        You know, Olga, I might just have to go and get a copy of that: someone else has mentioned how good the book is.

†        Oh, I wish, Debbi!


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Telephone system
Q2) Isabel I (tanto monta, monta tanto Isabel como Fernando was their motto. Both equal rulers, although not exactly but hey…)
Q3) Uranus
Q4) The French Foreign Legion
Q5) 100 dollars
I read it through Net Galley and I recommended it to my cousin (who works with computers, loves science and is more practically minded) and he also loved it. It's one of the few books I've reviewed that I got comments from other people also cheering for it. It's quite interesting because it seems the writer started by posting bits of the story in his blog and people kept commenting on it and on the science behind it and eventually he decided to publish it.

Debbi said...

Love the music! :) Old time jazz!

1. the telephone system
2. Isabella I
3. Uranus
4. the French Foreign Legion
5. $100