Tuesday, 8 January 2013

The Daily Teaser — 8-1-2013

Oh, now that’s strange.

Or odd, at least.

Ever get seriously convincing dreams … ?   The really vivid type … ?

I have to admit, I had one: basically, being told Terry Pratchett had died.

And one that was convincing enough for me to immediately check the news, the minute I’d got up.

See what I mean … ?   VERY convincing … !

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

Before I turn it into an in-depth psycho-drama … !


Yesterday’s teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with telling us she’s starting on her film script — here — she also managed to bag 7 out of 7.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, license and video … 

Q1) 8th January, 1912, saw the founding — in South Africa — of the ANC: what does ANC stand for … ?
Q2) Which Caribbean republic also had an ANC … ?
Q3) 8th January, 1918, saw the announcement of the 14 Points: by which US President … ?
Q4) Which of those points concerned Belgium … ?
Q5) 8th January, 1877, saw which Native American’s last battle … ?
Q6) And finally … 8th January, 1989, saw the start of the Heisei Period in Japan: marking the accession of which Japanese Emperor … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 7th January saw Galileo Galilei first observe the Galilean Moons: in which year … ?   
A1) 1610.
Q2) How many Galilean Moons are there … ?   
A2) 4.
Q3) Name any of them.   
A3) Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto.
Q4) Which planet are they in orbit around … ?   
A4) Jupiter.
Q5) How many moons does that planet have, all told … ?   
A5) 67.
Q6) The Galilean Moons are named after lovers of which Greek god … ?   
A6) Zeus.
Q7) And finally … Galileo named the moons after members of which Italian family … ?   
A7) The de Medicis.
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you with this quote from Wilkie Collins …
“Men ruin themselves headlong for unworthy women.”
Wilkie Collins, 8 January 1824 – 23 September 1889
And, as today’s the birthday of  Doors guitarist, Robby Krieger, I’ll also leave you with Runny Blues, one of the few he sang on.

*        Oh, Debbi, did you see my comment … ?   Basically, Sonic can avoid drowning if he eats the air bubble.   Not TOO sure what to make of the Minecraft version, though: I don’t know much about the game, bar it’s one of those where you can build your own levels.   It’s also gone a bit Gangnam Style … 

It’s amazing how far Korean pop can go … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I saw your comment. Thanks, Paul!

Perhaps it might be a good idea to make up another game, like Sonic, but different. That way, I won't have to worry about the little details. Ha! :)

Isn't fiction writing awesome? You get to tell entertaining lies for a living. Ha ha!

This is why it's important to keep the truth straight in your mind. Be careful how much you pretend. You know? :)

1. African National Congress
2. Haiti
3. Woodrow Wilson
4. VII. Belgium, the whole world will agree, must be evacuated and restored, without any attempt to limit the sovereignty which she enjoys in common with all other free nations.
5. Crazy Horse
6. Akihito