Monday, 18 February 2013

The Daily Teaser — 18-2-2013: Here Pluto … 

Hmmm … 

It has be said, I’ve going have to buy Graham a metaphorical something or other.

Bless him, he had a spare monitor going begging: which let me set the aging G4 up, properly.

It’s sitting behind me, as I speak: hopefully, I’ll be able to do something with it … !

Anyway … ?   Busy day, today: let’s get moving on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: along with bagging 6 out of 6, she also happily admitted to using yesterday’s quote and video in this post*.

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

Here it is, along with the ‘How To’, License and video … 

Q1) Pluto was discovered on February 18th: of which year … ?
Q2) More to the point, in which year was Pluto re-classed as a dwarf planet … ?
Q3) Sling-shot around Jupiter, what’s the name of the 2006-launched mission to Pluto … ?
Q4) Name any of Pluto’s 5 moons … ?
Q5) What’s the largest of those moons … ?
Q6) In classical mythology, Pluto was the god of what: mountains, rivers or the underworld … ?
Q7) And finally … which radioactive metal is named after Pluto … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 17th February, 2003, saw the formal start of the London Congestion Charge: who was Mayor of London, at the time … ?
A1) Ken Livingston.
Q2) More to the point, who’s the current holder of the post … ?
A2) Boris Johnson.
Q3) Moving on … 17th February, 1979, saw which country invaded by China … ?
A3) Vietnam.
Q4) 17th February, 1992, saw serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer receive 15 life sentences, at the end of his trial: by a court in which US state … ?
A4) Wisconsin.
Q5) 17th February, 1904, saw the debut of Madame Butterfly, in Milan.   Who was its composer … ?
A5) Giacomo Puccini.
Q6) And finally … 17th February, 1959, saw Prime Minister Adnan Menderes survive a plane crash that killed 12 other people.   where was he PM of … ?
A6) Turkey.
I’ll leave you with this quote from Jared Leto …
“I’ve always liked Saturn. But I also have some sympathy for Pluto because I heard it’s been downgraded from a planet, and I think it should remain a planet. Once you've given something planetary status it’s kind of mean to take it away.”
Jared Leto.
And with Colin Matthews’ Pluto: his addition to Holst’s Planet suite … 

Enjoy today … !

*        Oh, Debbi, did the comment get through … ?

1 comment:

Debbi said...

It was caught in my spam filter, but I okayed it, so you should be good from now on. I hope! :)

1. 1930
2. 2006
3. New Horizons
4. Charon, Nix and Hydra are three
5. Charon
6. the underworld
7. plutonium