Wednesday, 29 October 2014

The Daily Teaser — 29-10-2014: Turkey

You know, I’ve got to go shopping, today.

Well, I’ve got to, at SOME point: I’d rather not run out of toilet roll!

At ANY rate … ?   At any rate, I’ve got keep getting — and maintaining — some good habits.


Well, mostly eying up ingredient lists.   I’m not exactly skinny: and on a weight management programme, at the mo.

So checking the ingredients on the back of the packet — the fat and sugar content in particular — comes is generally a good thing to do.

Trust me: you’d be surprised how much fat* batter can add to a piece of chicken!


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi† putting in her answers: and scoring three out of five.

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

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video

Q1) 29th October is Republic Day: in Turkey.   Celebrating the day Turkey became a republic: in which year of the 1920s?
Q2) Which empire was Turkey’s predecessor?
Q3) Turkey’s flag consists of a white crescent moon: and a white what … ?
Q4) On what colour background?
Q5) The bulk of Turkey is in what used to be called Asia Minor, and also known as what: Thrace or Anatolia?
Q6) Who was Turkey’s first president: Ataboy, Atagallop or Atatürk?
Q7) What’s Turkey’s parliament called?
Q8) What’s Turkey’s capital city?
Q9) Turkey’s largest city is in the European part of Turkey: what’s that city’s name?
Q10) Finally … What’s Turkey’s currency?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 28th October, 1538, saw the founding of the Universidad Santo Tomás de Aquino: the first university in the New World.   The University was on which island?
A1) Hispaniola: in what we now call the Dominican Republic.
Q2) 28th October, 1835, saw the formal foundation of the United Tribes of New Zealand.   Native New Zealanders are collectively known as what … ?
A2) Maoris.
Q3) 28th October, 1420, saw Beijing named as the capital of Ming Dynasty China: the same year the dynasty completed their seat of government.   That seat still stands: which tourist landmark is it?
A3) The Forbidden City.
Q4) 28th October, 1971, saw Britain launch its Prospero satellite.   The satellite was named after a character in which Shakespeare play?
.   (It’s not often I get REALLY angry about the Space Race.   The fact China and India are doing well with their space programs is nice to know.   But the fact the British government cancelled our space program, and denied us a chance to get a rocket to Mars?   Gets me good and angry … )
Q5) Finally … 28th October, 1922, saw Benito Mussolini handed power by the King of Italy: near the end of what’s called the March on … where?
A5) The March On Rome.
I’ll leave you with the Turkish national anthem … 

And this thought …
“Sovereignty unconditionally belongs to the Nation”
Motto of Turkey, as written on Turkey’s General Assembly Hall.
Enjoy your day … 

*        Fats are used as a binding agent in many foods.   One thing I’ve learnt, though, is that there’s three sorts of fat used in foods.
  • Unsaturated fats: generally good
  • Saturated fats: generally iffy but better than …
  • Trans-fats: to be avoided like the plague!
With trans-fats being the ones UK food companies don’t have to list on the packet.   (If something includes, say, 30 grams of fat per 100g: companies have to list the amount of unsaturated and saturated fats, but not the trans-fats.   If that 30g includes 5g of unsaturated and 7g of saturated, the remaining 18g is trans-fats, and a heart attack/morbid obesity waiting to happen.)

†        Oh, my pleasure, Debbi!   (Actually, that’s a great photo of you: you’re letting your fun side out! :D )


Debbi said...

Thanks, Paul!

1. 1923
2. the Ottoman
3. star
4. red
5. Thrace
6. Ataturk
7. Grand National Assembly
8. Ankara
9. Istanbul
10. Turkish lira

Nik Nak said...

Actually, Debbi … ? Re Chrome?

Does this help … ?