Sunday, 26 January 2014

The Daily Teaser — 26-1-2014: Australia Day

Hang on … 

What … ?

I have to admit, I’ve got the Radio Four News on, at the moment: and something’s just caught my ear.

Seemingly … ?   It’s now illegal to buy tobacco cigarettes for under-age children: bringing the law into line with that on alcohol sales.

Which is all good.

Here’s where I’m curious.   I used to work in an off-license: a liquor store, for my US readers.

Which, as many places, ALSO sold tobacco.   As with every other shop that sold alcohol and tobacco, there were big signs around, warning both staff and customers about buying alcohol and tobacco for underage people.   (And mentioning the fines for doing so.)

Which always got me thinking that such things were already legislated against.

So hearing that … ?

Gets me, at least, wondering what’s going on … !


Moving on … yesterday’s teaser saw  Debbi† and the Duke* putting in their answers: with the Duke bagging sic out of six and Debbi scoring four‡.

Let’s see how they — and you — do with today’s Teaser, shall we?   Here’s the very Australian questions, along with the How ToLicense and video

Q1) 26th January is Australia Day.   What’s the capital city of Australia … ?
Q2) What’s Australia’s largest city … ?
Q3) What name do Indigenous Australians give Australia Day … ?
Q4) Australia has six states, and two territories.   Name either of the territories.
Q5) Name any of the six states … 
Q6) Which Australian marsupial famously eats a heck of a lot of eucalyptus leaves … ?
Q7) The monotremes are an order of egg laying Australian mammals that include four species of Echidna, or spiny anteaters.   The only other monotreme in Australia is the duck-billed what … ?
Q8) The Hunter Valley, Margaret River and Barossa Valley are noted producers of Australian … what … ?
Q9) The (very) Australian pie floater consists of a meat pie — with a named meat, if you’re feeling posh — upside down in a bowl of soup made from what vegetable … ?
Q10) Finally … which Oscar winning Australian is also a current artistic director of the Sydney Theatre Company … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 25th January is Burns Night: celebrating the life and work of Robert Burns.   What pudding is traditionally eaten at a Burns night supper … ?
A1) Haggis.
Q2) What vegetables traditionally go with that … ?
A2) Mashed turnips and potatoes. (Also known as Neeps and tatties.)
Q3) 25th January is also the Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul, The Apostle.   Paul famously had his conversion on the road to which Syrian city … ?
A3) Damascus.
Q4) 25th January saw the opening of the first Winter Olympics: in Chamonix, France.   In which year of the 1920s … ?
A4) 1924.
Q5) 25th January, 1993, saw five CIA agents shot, near the CIA’s head-quarters.   In which US state is that HQ … ?
A5) Virginia.
Q6) Finally … 25th January, 2006, saw three different observation teams announce the discover of a rocky, extra-solar, what … ?
A6) An extra-solar Planet, or exoplanet: called OGLE-2005-BLG-390Lb, I should add.
I’ll leave you with these lines …
“In joyful strains then let us sing,
‘Advance Australia fair!’”
From Advance, Australia Fair, the National Anthem …
And with this tune … 

Enjoy the day … 

*        Paul O, I know that’s you … !!!!!!!!!!!

†        Debbi, I read your post, saying about how some photos and hadn’t transferred: if you’ve still got the old PC, you should be able to use Migration Assistant to transfer the last ones.   If all else fails, you can stick the loose ones onto a flash memory stick and drag and drop them into your iPhoto library.

‡        I’d not worry too much, Debbi: haggis is fairly obscure, until you first come across it … !


Anonymous said...

1) Home
2) Sydney
3) Invasion Day
4) Northern Tty & Home (again!)
5) New South Wales ( sort of home, as I live in an Enclave!)
6) Koalas
7) Platypus
8) Wine (hic)
9) Pea Soup
10) Kate Blanchett

Happy Australia Day !

Debbi said...

No prob! :)

1. Canberra
2. Sydney
3. Invasion Day
4. the Northern Territory
5. Victoria
6. koalas
7. platypus
8. wine
9. peas
10. Andrew Upton and/or Kate Blanchett :)