Sunday, 3 April 2016

The Daily Teaser — 3-4-2016

You know, there’s TIMES … when my job is a pain in the orifice!

No, really!

Actually … ?

That’s possibly pushing it.

But I finish, last night, at twelve thirty: and got to bed at half one.

And — obviously — got up way too early!

I think I’m paying for that.

Or, at least, my eyeballs are.

Comparing the way they feel to red-hot curried ice cubes is possibly the nearest way of putting it!


But let’s move on, shall we?

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

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 April, 2010, saw Apple release the first version of its iPad device.   The iPad is what: a desktop, laptop or tablet?
Q2) US courts ruled against Microsoft, in an anti-trust case: on 3rd April, 2000.   Part of the case centred on its web-browser: what was it called?
Q3) In the latest version of Microsoft Windows, it’s been replaced by a new web-browser: called what?
Q4) 3rd April, 1973, saw Martin Cooper make the world’s first mobile phone call: on a prototype mobile phone.   Cooper worked for which tech company: Apple, Motorola or Nokia?
Q5) 3rd April, 1045, saw Edward the Confessor crowned.   As king of where: England, Scotland or Wales?
Q6) 3rd April, 33AD, is one of two dates scholars feel would’ve seen the crucifixion of Christ.   What’s the other?
Q7) Finally … 3rd April, 2008, saw Texas police cordon off the YFZ Ranch: in response to phone calls.   The ranch was occupied by fundamentalist what: Muslims, Mormons or neo-pagans?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
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?
A1) Hans Christian Andersen.
Q2) That writer’s bibliography notably contains books on what theme: horses, nannies or fairy tales?
A2) Fairy tales.
Q3) 2nd April, 1792, saw the Coinage Act passed.   Which county’s Mint did the act set up?
A3) The USA’s.
Q4) Britain’s first Panda crossing was opened: on 2nd April, 1962.   Outside which London station?
A4) Waterloo.   (Pandas have since been phased out and replaced by pelicans.)
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?
A5) Mumbai.
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?
A6) Iran.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“He who pursues money will never achieve it.”Tomáš Baťa, 3 April 1876 – 12 July 1932.
And this song …

Have a good day … !

*        Oh, THAT I will, Olga.   I MIGHT just have to get one of the game controllers*, though.   (Oh, by the way, I’ve added a section to Wikipedia’s Comics Projects Talk page: about Batman.   Hopefully, it’ll have an effect: I’d imagine knowledgeable Bat fans would be able to add to it.)

†        On the other hand, I might not.   It’s got buttons for Up, Down, Left, and Right, and A, B, C And D‡ for other options, four shoulder buttons to add MORE stuff … and two small joysticks.   That’s before I mention it’s not available in a left handed version.   As you can imagine, I’m always a TOUCH … vocal … about that!

‡        OK, in my more cynical — and blunt — moments, I think of these as Jump, Fart, P*ss and Whistle … 

1 comment:

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Tablet
Q2) Internet Explorer
Q3) Microsoft Edge
Q4) Motorola
Q5) England
Q6) 7th April 30 AD
Q7) Mormons
I'm not big for games but the controller sounds too complicated to me... Hopefully I'll be flying home tomorrow so might not have much time to catch up. Fingers crossed!