Wednesday, 16 October 2013

The Daily Teaser — 16-10-2013: World Food Day

You know, there’s an old saying, here in the UK: or possibly a proverb.

Or possibly even a rhyme.

Words to the effect of “Red sky at night, shepherd’s delight, red sky in the morning, shepherd’s warning.”

It’s one of those with something of an element of truth to it.   Basically, if the sky got a reddish tinge to it, the clouds — which, in the UK, generally are heading from east to west — are reflecting a lot of sunlight at dawn or dusk.

In the evening, those clouds are moving away from whatever part of the UK you’re in, so the next day — or evening — is likely to see a lot of nice weather.

In the morning, the clouds are moving over or into the UK: which means it’s likely to be overcast.

I got up this morning, and frankly, the sky was looking something like a Japanese watercolour.

Distinctly pink: rather than covered in haiku and samurai.

I’ve just checked my weather app.   This afternoon’s not looking good.

Let’s get a move on, shall we?   Before it throws down …!


Along with telling us that Mata Hari was both a good dancer, but awful spy, Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers, along side Trevor: both bagged six out of six.

So 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) 16th October is World Food Day.   What’s this year’s theme: fighting hunger, food security or small farmers … ?
Q2) In which year of the 1980s was World Food Day first observed … ?
Q3) Delia Smith, Rick Stein, the Hairy Bikers, Two Fat Ladies, and the Galloping Gourmet are all TV … what … ?
Q4) Stewed haricot beans in a tomato and sugar sauce are better known as what … ?
Q5) Some eighty-seven percent of all grain is one of three different types: rice, maize — also known as corn — and what else … ?
Q6) If you’re an ovo-lacto vegetarian, your diet excludes meat, but includes two things.   Name either.
Q7) Kosher food is — obviously — Jewish.   What’s the Islamic equivalent … ?
Q8) Buddha’s Delight is a vegetarian dish that has its origins in which Eastern country … ?
Q9) The chapati is a well known flatbread: from where?
Q10) Finally … Jewish immigrant, Joseph Malin, was one of the first people to open what kind of takeaway, in 1860s London?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 15th October, 1917, saw the execution of Margaretha Geertruida  Zelle MacLeod.   What was her better known stage name … ?
A1) Mata Hari.
Q2) Which country was she accused of spying for … ?
A2) Germany.
Q3) In which European country was she executed … ?
A3) France: just outside Paris.
Q4) How was she executed: hanging, firing squad or electric chair … ?
Q5) As well as being a spy, and courtesan, MacLeod, famously, was what … ?
A5) An Exotic Dancer.   (Exactly what KIND of exotic dancing, we don’t know … )
Q6) Finally … During which war was the execution … ?
Enjoy those.

I’ll leave you with this thought from Mohandas K. Gandhi: one that seems as true, today, as when he spoke the words …
“There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.”
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.
And with this main course … 

A pudding … 

And something to wash them down with … 

Have a good day.

*        Will do, Debbi!


Nik Nak said...

Just to show how correct the old ‘Red Sky’ saw can be … ?

We now have just enough fog to make John Carpenter nervous … 

Debbi said...

Thanks, Paul! :)

1. food security
2. 1981
3. food celebrities?
4. baked beans
5. wheat
6. eggs and milk
7. Halal
8. Hong Kong
9. India and Pakistan
10. fish and chips stand