Sunday, 29 September 2013

The Daily Teaser — 29-9-2013: Coffee Day … !

Hmmm … 

Well, that seemed OK … 

I have to admit, I actually made a point of watching TV, last night: Aunty Beeb debuted their new fantasy series, Atlantis.

I enjoyed it, to be frank: even though a) it does seem a hodge-podge of Greek myths and b) there’s no Katie McGrath!

What’s going on, there, then … ?

Honestly … !


Let’s (rapidly) move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: along with asking about the word ‘overbearing*’, she ALSO managed to score five out of five.

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

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

Q1) 29th September is — apparently — Coffee Day.   Name either of the two most common form of coffee bean.
Q2) What’s the main stimulant ingredient in coffee?
Q3) Which drink generally has more of that stimulant: tea or coffee … ?
Q4) What — after being eaten by civet cats in Indonesia — is reputedly the world’s most expensive coffee … ?
Q5) Which chain of coffee shops was founded by Jerry Baldwin, Gordon Bowker and Zev Siegl … ?
Q6) According to website, ChartsBin, one European nation holds the world record for drinking the most coffee, per head: which nation?
Q7) Coffee — and other products — that are sold or marketed with a view to giving more profits to the coffee-bean growers, are usually marketed how: fair-trade, organic or tubular … ?
Q8) Finally … which English city was the first to see a coffee-house open … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
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 … ?
A1) 1885.
Q2) 28th September, 1995, saw Israeli and Palestinian leaders agree to Palestinian self-rule: where … ?
A2) The West Bank.
Q3) 28th September, 1928, saw the UK government ban Cannabis.   What’s the name of the fibre made from the cannabis plant … ? 
A3) Hemp.
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 … ?
A4) Penicillin.
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 …
A5) Egypt and Syria.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems.”
Alfréd Rényi (20 March 1921 – 1 February 1970)
And with Black Coffee by Ella Fitzgerald … 

*        You’d (possibly) be surprised, Debbi … !   (I met quite a few fellow Prisoner fans, when I joined 6o1, a few years ago: very civilised bunch, and possibly the most intellectual group of fans I’ve come across.   Dr Who fans … ?   We’re notoriously vocal, — murderously so — when we come across something we don’t like )

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Well, the world could use more Prisoner fans and Who fans, in my opinion. But that's my opinion! :)

1. arabica and robusta
2. caffeine
3. tea
4. Kopi Luwak
5. Starbucks
6. Finland
7. fair-trade
8. Oxford