Friday, 20 February 2015

The Daily Teaser — 20-2-2015

You know, I do like a good documentary.


Even some of the ones you wouldn’t think would necessarily appeal.

Believe it or not … ?   The ever intelligent Dr Janina Ramirez has a new series on: about early British monasticism.

Fascinating stuff, as ever.

How those ear;y monks managed … ?

Lord knows: but Dr Ramirez does make a fascinating series about it.


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring ten out of ten.

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

Here they are, along with the LicenseHow To and video … 

Q1) 20th February, 2013, saw the discovery of Kepler 37b: the (then) smallest what, discovered to date?
Q2) The object orbits Kepler 37.   Kepler 37 is a star in which constellation: Draco, Lyra, Hercules, Vulpecula or Cygnus?
Q3) 20th February, 2010, saw severe floods hit Madeira Island: in the Madeira archipelago.   The archipelago is part of which European country?
Q4) 20th February, 1924, saw the birth of actress a20nd designer, Gloria Vanderbilt.   1976 saw her release a pair of designer what?
Q5) 20th February, 1931, saw the US Congress approve the building of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge.  The ‘Bridge Trilogy’, about shady characters living around that bridge, was written by whom?
Q6) Finally … 20th February, 1988, saw the birth of singer, Rihanna.   Which Caribbean island was she born on?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 19th February 2015, marks the start of the Chinese New Year.   What — in both Mainland China and Taiwan — it the official name of it: Spring Festival, Sunrise Festival or Dawn Festival?
Q2) The years are marked according to the Chinese Calendar: obviously.   How many days are there, in a Chinese month?
A2) It depends: either 29 or 30.
Q3) How many months does a Chinese Leap Year have: 11, 12 or 13?
A3) 13.
Q4) This Chinese year is the year of the what: Horse, Goat or Monkey?
A4) Goat.   (Although, according to some, it’s the year of the sheep.)
Q5) The Chinese Zodiac is associated with twelve different animals.   We’ve named one in the last question.   Name one of the other eleven.
A5) Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Monkey, Rooster, Dog or Pig.
Q6) When was the last such year: 1965, 1966 or 1967?
A6) 1967.
Q7) Western Astrology says each sign belongs to one of four different elements.   Chinese Astrology says the signs belong to one of five.   Name one of them.
A7) Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water.   (I was born in 1968: apparently, I’m an Earth Monkey.   The mind boggles … )
Q8) Traditionally, the Chinese hand out red envelopes on the New Year.   These are usually filled with symbolic — or real — what: money, gold or cheese?
A8) Money.   (Doing so is considered to ward off evil spirits.   Anyone wishing to do ward off evil spirits, digitally … ?   Can do so by pressing my Donate button … )
Q9) During the Chinese New Year, many people let of what: stink-bombs, firecrackers or horns?
Q10) Finally … Chinese New Year also sees groups dancers doing routines dressed as one of two animals.   The lion is one.   What’s the other?
A10) The dragon.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“You can’t even go out with a friend who’s a celebrity and have a good time without people making shit up.”

Rihanna, February 20, 1988.
And this tune … 

Enjoy your day.

*        Amazes me what you can find with a quick Google search, Debbi!

1 comment:

Debbi said...

It's true. Or a search! :)

1. planet
2. Lyra
3. Portugal
4. jeans
5. William Gibson
6. Barbados