Wednesday, 23 March 2016

The Daily Teaser — 23-3-2016

Right … ! 

That’s that done!

I don’t know about you, but I get a certain amount of help with my rent.

Frankly … ?

It’s what makes living in my flat affordable.

Just recently … ?   I’ve had my benefit reviewed: in light of the rent going up.

It’s still not to bad.

All I have to do know … ?   Is find the letter that tells me how much my rent actually IS … so I know how much to pay … !

Wouldn’t you know it … ?


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with Olga bagging five out of five, with Debbi scoring three.

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

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

Q1) 23rd March, 1935, saw the birth of writer, Barry Cryer.   Famously, he appears in which Radio 4 comedy show?
Q2) 23rd March is World Meteorological Day: as organised by the World Meteorological Organization, the UN’s Weather experts.   What’s the name of the UK’s weather office?
Q3) 23rd March, 1868, saw the founding of the University of California.   Name any one of its ten campuses.
Q4) 23rd March, 1775, saw Patrick Henry delver one of the speeches or the US War of Independence.   Famously, he said “Give me liberty or give me …” what?
Q5) Finally … 23rd March, 1801, saw the death — by assassination — of Paul 1st of where: Greece, Russia or Bulgaria?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 22nd March is World Water Day.   Water is made of two chemical elements.   Name ONE of them.
A1) Hydrogen or oxygen.
Q2) The first patent was handed out, for a laser: on 22nd March, 1960.   Lasers are used to read and write CDs, DVDs and blu-ray disc: which are known as what discs?
A2) Optical discs‡.
Q3) What was the first US state to pass sexual equality laws: on 22nd March, 1872?
A3) Illinois.
Q4) The Arab League was formed: on 22nd March, 1945.   In which North African city?
A4) Cairo.
Q5) Finally … 22nd March, 1931, saw the birth of actor, William Shatner.   What was the name of the police sergeant he played, in a 1980s series?
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Basic research is what I am doing when I don’t know what I am doing.”
Werner von Braun, March 23, 1912 – June 16, 1977.
And this song … 

Have a good day … !

*        Think it’s was about thirty, in the last update I saw, Olga.   The upside is that they’ve got suspects: one surviving one at least.   (Apparently, the third man in the photo has been named as Najim Laachraoui.   I’ve alway the impression we notice props, more than we notice faces, and can’t help but notice he’s wearing a hat, a beard and a pair of sunglasses: all of which can be removed.   I’ve a feeling this may delay finding him …)

†        Steady on, Debbi! :D   At any rate, I’ve been reading it for a while, now, and it’s very poetic.   I might just read some more of his: but we’ll see.   (Oh, sorry about yesterday’s Q3: I should maybe have phrased it as “… which are collectively known as what discs?‡”)

‡        I’ve been chewing things over with a couple of friends.   In the light of those conversations, and the fact I’ve ripped one sister’s DVD collection, AND the fact I know many people who use streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, I’ve come to a conclusion.   That optical discs are as dead as the floppy disk.


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) I’m sorry I haven’t a Clue
Q2) Met Office
Q3) University of California Los Angeles , Berkeley, Davis, San Diego, San Francisco…
Q4) death
Q5) Russia. It seems it took them a few goes to get rid of him…
You're right, of course. Not easy at all and if we're going by the previous experience they can be hiding for ages...

Debbi said...

Technology rolls on! Or over us! :)

1. You'll Have Had Your Tea
2. the Met Office
3. Berkeley
4. death
5. Russia