Saturday, 28 September 2013

The Daily Teaser — 28-9-2013

Hmmm … 

That’s something.

It seems that the BBC’s replacement for Merlin — TV fantasy series, Atlantis — starts tonight, at 8•25pm.

It could be good — Merlin certainly worked for me* — or it could be bad: much like Robin Hood†, which really didn’t grab me.

Hmmm … 

We’ll have to see, won’t we?

Let’s get a move on … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi‡ putting in her answers: along with asking about Dr Who Steven Moffat, she also scored six out of six.

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) 28th September is World Rabies Day.   In which year of the 1880s did Louis Pasteur and Pierre Paul Émile Roux develop a Rabies vaccine … ?
Q2) 28th September, 1995, saw Israeli and Palestinian leaders agree to Palestinian self-rule: where … ?
Q3) 28th September, 1928, saw the UK government ban Cannabis.   What’s the name of the fibre made from the cannabis plant … ? 
Q4) That same day — 28th September, 1928 — saw Sir Alexander Fleming  notice some mould growing in his lab.   What was the name of the antibiotic he developed from that mould … ?
Q5) Finally … 28th September, 1961, saw a coup that brought down the United Arab Republic.   Name either of the countries that made up the United Arab Republic …
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 27th September saw Jean-François Champollion announced he’d translated the Rosetta Stone.   Which ancient language had it let him translate … ?
A1) Ancient Egyptian.
Q2) More to the point, what was the name of the script that language was written in … ?
A2) Egyptian Hieroglyphs.
Q3) Which country was the Rosetta Stone found in … ?
A3) Egypt.
Q4) The stone was found by a soldier from which country’s army … ?
A4) France.
Q5) While we’re at it, that country’s forces were there, under orders from whom … ?
A5) The little Emperor’s, Napoléon Bonaparte’s.
Q6) Finally … in which year of the 1820s did Champollion make his big announcement?
A6) 1822.
Enjoy those: I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I talk to myself through the computer. I ask myself questions, leave things to be looked at again, things that you would do with a notepad. It turns out today that it’s much better today to do with a personal computer rather than a notepad.”
Computer designer, Seymour Cray, September 28, 1925 – October 5, 1996
And this song … 

*        As did Katy McGrath and Angel Coulby … !

†        The eighties version on ITV … ?   Was fine, as far as I’m concerned.

‡        I really couldn’t tell you, Debbi.   I do know he had problems — and a lot of flack — from sone quarters, on Twitter: which possibly influenced his decision to leave the site.   I’d imagine that’s been an influence in any decision he makes about joining other sites.   (Dr Who’s a lot like Star Trek, and football: in the sense that fans can get passionate about it.   I can easily see fans some getting a touch … overbearing, as a result.)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Overbearing? :) Surely, no more so than all these people who seem to be interested in cats and ... food and other stuff. :)

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2. the West Bank and the Gaza Strip
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4. penicillin
5. Egypt and Syria