Tuesday, 10 May 2016

The Daily Teaser — 10-5-2016

Right … 

This going to be rushed: or, at least rushed … ish.

Why … ?

Well, Blogger seems to be having trouble, this morning: I’m getting a near enough consistent 502 error, across all browsers and from all user account on my computer.

Frustrating, but there you go.

So … 

Without much further ado … 


Let’s move on …

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga*, King Cucumber† and Debbi‡ putting in their answers: with all Three 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) Bert Weedon was born on 10th May, 1920: and became one of the most influential guitarists on the planet.   What were his famous tutorial books called?
Q2) In two US states, 10th May is Confederate Memorial Day.   Name either one of the two states.
Q3) Winston Churchill was named as British Prime Minister: on 10th May, 1940.   Who did he replace?
Q4) One, World Trade Centre, was named as the Western Hemisphere’s tallest building.   Which US city is it in?
Q5) Finally … Sony introduced the Betamax tape format in Japan: on 10th May, 1975.   Betamax lost a format war: to what?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 9th May, 1873, saw the start of Der Krach.   This was a stock market crash, where: London, Vienna or New York?
A1) Vienna.
Q2) Australia’s Parliament convened for the first time: on 9th May, 1901.   The parliament meets in which Australian city?
A2) Canberra.
Q3) Britain’s Royal Navy captured the German submarine, U-110, on 9th May, 1941.   The Navy captured the sub … and its code machine.   What was that coding machine called?
A3) The Enigma machine.
Q4) Vertigo had its world premiere on 9th May, 1958.   Who directed Vertigo?
Q5) Finally … Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West Show opened in London.   On 9th May of which year: 1886, 1887 or 1888?
A5) 1887.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“You just pick a chord, go twang, and you’ve got music.”

Sid Vicious, 10 May 1957 – 2 February 1979.
And — given it’s Sly Dunbar’s birthday, a favourite song, and one of the most menacing bits of music ever written — this tune … 

Have a good day: don’t let Google act up on you … !

*        The really weird bit, Olga … ?   Is that it’s two very different batches of chicken: if it was one of the other, I could understand it!   I managed to not have anything to eat at work, yesterday … and STILL ended up with stomach cramps!   The sooner I can work this out, the happier I’ll be!!   (You know, I’ve still — after all this time — only ever seen Psycho.   I know, I know, I can feel you and Debbi giving me meaningful looks, from over here … !)

†        Cucumber, would you mind leaving me a link to your Facebook or Twitter account?   Ta … !   Apart from that … ?   Hello, and welcome to Nik Nak’s Old Peculiar

‡        Oh, talking of guns, Debbi?   I got talking to a workmate, yesterday.   I get the occasional earworm, and had I Don’t Like Mondays going through my head: as it was one of THOSE Monday’s, yesterday’s.   Geldof wrote the tune as he was in a US radio station, being interviewed … when news cam in of Brenda Spencer, shooting school kids, came in.   ‘The telex machine is kept so clean …’   (I will do, Debbi: the minute Blogspot starts behaving itself.   Dratted 502 errors!)


Anonymous said...

Can I not do your quiz without a link to twatter or facefuck ?

Nik Nak said...

I’d be comfier seeing a social media profile or webpage link, KC.

I know that’s a pain, but … 

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Play in a Day
Q2) North and South Carolina
Q3) Neville Chamberlain
Q4) New York
Oh yes, indeed you must watch more Hitchcock (I think each person has its own favourites, North by Northwest if fabulous and I'm a big fan of Shadow of a Doubt... but it's a tough choice. Frenzy for a London setting...

Debbi said...

Hello! Back again! BTW, linking to my website is fine. I just checked that out. Thanks, Paul! :)

I'll give you the link to the crowdfunding campaign after I launch it. :)

1. Play in a Day
2. North Carolina and South Carolina
3. Neville Chamberlain
4. New York City
5. VHS