Saturday, 2 April 2016

The Daily Teaser — 2-4-2016

That’s a thought … Did I tell you I’ve got a fourth generation Apple TV?

I didn’t … ?

I do.

 And I have to admit, the fact you can get the odd game for it … ?

Is rather good.

Especially when you consider Sega have recently released Sonic The Hedgehog for the device.

That, and the fact the hard to find — up until now — Sulk, by the Associates, has finally been released on iTunes?

Has made my weekend.

Now … 

Has someone got an Apple TV compatible game controller going begging?

I THINK I’m going to need one …


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* putting in her answers: scoring seven out of seven, in the process.

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

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 2nd April marks International Children’s Book Day.   The date was chose as it marked the birth of whom: Anna Sewell, P. L. Travers or Hans Christian Andersen?
Q2) That writer’s bibliography notably contains books on what theme: horses, nannies or fairy tales?
Q3) 2nd April, 1792, saw the Coinage Act passed.   Which county’s Mint did the act set up?
Q4) Britain’s first Panda crossing was opened: on 2nd April, 1962.   Outside which London station?
Q5) 2nd April, 2011, saw the home nation, India, win Cricket’s tenth World Cup: in the final.   That final was held in which Indian city?
Q6) Finally … Khorasan, a short lived military state, was established: on 2nd April, 1921.   The country lasted for six months: and is now what country?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) The Fool is a card in the Tarot card deck: in the Major or minor arcana?
A1) The Major Arcana: the trumps, in other words.
Q2) More to the point, The Fool is — when numbered — given what number?
A2) 0: and occasionally, 22.
Q3) 1st April, 2003, saw people where conned into thinking they’d be facing a congestion charge: Leicestershire, Lincolnshire or Lancashire?
A3) South Lincolnshire.
Q4) April 1st, 2004, saw a well-known tech firm announce it would be starting an email service: which people were convinced was a joke.   It wasn’t.   What was that firm?
A4) Google.   The service concerned was and is Gmail.
Q5) That same day — 1st April, 2004 — saw which small English town jokingly twinned with Barcelona?
A5) Luton.
Q6) 1st April, 2005, saw the Today program jokingly announce Radio 4’s soap opera would start using a disco version of its theme tune.   What’s the name of that soap opera?
Q7) Finally … 1st April, 2015, saw RTÉ News announced the launch of Fur TV: a station for pets.   RTÉ News is based in which European country?
A7) The Republic of Ireland.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I was very tall and very plain - I wasn’t going to get very far on looks - so I thought I’d better be the funny girl.”
Penelope Keith, born 2nd April, 1940.
And this nod to Banarama co-founder, Keren Woodward … 

Have a good day … !

*        You’re right, of course, Olga: a sense of irony’s ALWAYS handy … !   Hang on, incidents?   Sounds ominous … !   (Oh, did I mention Sonic the Hedgehog? Remind me not to get TOO distracted … )

1 comment:

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Hans Christian Andersen
Q2) Fairy tales
Q3) United States
Q4) Waterloo Station
Q5) Mumbai
Q6) Iran
Enjoy the game...:)