Wednesday, 29 January 2014

The Daily Teaser — 29-1-2014: Unleaded Zeppelins

Hmmm … 

Right … 

BIT of a rush, this morning: as I have to be at the Job Centre — to sign on — reasonably early.

I also get to find out what now happens, as I’ve finished with the Government’s Work Programme.

Somehow … ?

I feel it won’t be that much in the way of practical help.

With that said?   Let’s get moving on … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers.   With Trevor† telling us I’d got the tense wrong in a question, the day before, the day saw Debbi bagging five out of five.

Let’s see how everybody does with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 29th January, 1916, saw Paris bombed by German airships known as Zeppelins.   What gas provided lift, for those early Zeppelins … ?
Q2) What was the name of the German noble who designed them … ?
Q3) What type of boat gives its name to the part of a Zeppelin, used to carry the crew, passengers or cargo … ?
Q4) The gasbags in the airships were made from what’s called goldbeater’s skin.   In other words, the intestines of a young what: sheep, goat or cow?
Q5) Airships are what kind of aircraft: lighter than air, fixed wing or helicopter … ?
Q6) Which Manhattan landmark has a spire originally intended as a mooring mast for airships … ?
Q7) Finally … What was the name of the airship that exploded in New Jersey, in 1937?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 28th January, 1754, saw Horace Walpole coin the word, ‘serendipity,’ in a letter to Horace Mann.   The word refers to a happy … what … ?
A1) A happy accident, or coincidence.
Q2) 28th January, 1521, saw the start of the Diet of Worms: in which European country … ?
A2) Germany.
Q3) That Diet produced the Edict Of Worms: which forbade people from ‘receiving, defending, sustaining, or favouring’ which religious figure: Pope Leo 10th, Martin Luther or the (then) Archbishop of Canterbury?
Q4) 28th January, 1958, saw the patenting of the Lego brick.   Which European country is Lego from … ?
A4) Denmark.
Q5) Finally … 28th January, 1958, saw the last broadcast of which comedy show … ?
I’ll leave you with this tune from VNV Nation …

And with this thought from Jasper Fforde …
“What is wrong with airships anyway? They have borne mankind aloft for over a hundred relatively accident-free years and I see no reason to impugn their popularity...”
Jasper Fforde. The Eyre Affair
Have a good day … 

*        Oh, Debbi: I’ve a little thing I’m thinking of posting to the blog at some point: but want to make sure it’s fairly readable to my fellow lay-people.   Would you mind me emailing it over?

†        Cheers, Trevor: I can get that modified … !   (Oh, same thing, Trevor: mind me emailing this over … ?)


Debbi said...

I'll call or email you about that, okay? :)

1. hydrogen
2. Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin
3. gondolas
4. cows
5. lighter than air
6. the Empire State Building
7. the Hindenburg

Nik Nak said...

Can’t say fairer than that, Debbi … !