Thursday, 5 March 2015

The Daily Teaser — 5-3-1968

I am now, officially, another year older.

No.   I’m not telling you: before you ask … !

You cheeky person, you … !

At ANY rate … ?   At any rate, I’m now a year older.   And mildly revelling in the fact I’ve been given the a copy of series one to four of popular series, Game of Thrones*.

Personally … ?

I’m VERY aware I’m going to be doping a couple of things.   Lot’s of ripping.

And a LOT of binge watching!



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 she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we?

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

Q1) 5th March, 2015, is the date of this year’s Purim festival.   The festival is celebrated by whom: Jews, Catholics or Orthodox Christians?
Q2) The festival is based on events in which Old Testament book of the Bible?
Q3) 5th March is Saint Piran’s Day: the feast day of the patron saint of Cornwall.   What’s Cornwall’s only city?
Q4) 5th March, 1981, saw the official release of Sinclair Research’s ZX81.   What was the 81’s predecessor called?
Q5) 5th March, 1936, saw the birth of actor, Dean Stockwell.   In which series did he play Rear Admiral Albert ‘Al’ Calavicci?
Q6) Finally … 5th March, 1824, saw Britain declare war on which country: Burma, China or Denmark?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) If I were 100 years old, today: I’d expect to get a congratulatory telegram from whom?
A1) The Queen.
Q2) I’d ALSO get one for celebrating my Diamond wedding anniversary: how many years is that?
A2) 60.
Q3) In Japan, one can celebrate ‘Coming Of Age Day’: on the second Monday of January.   It’s celebrated when one reaches how old?
A3) 20.
Q4) In observant Jewish families, a boy celebrates his Bar Mitzvah: on which birthday?
A4) His 13th.   (It’s a Bat Mitzvah for girls.)
Q5) President’s Day — in the USA — is a federal holiday that celebrate’s which President’s birthday?
Q6) Guru Nanak’s birthday is celebrated: by devout members of the religion he founded.   What IS that religion?
A6) Sikhism.   (It’s usually referred to as the Guru Nanak Gurpurab)
Q7) The Birthday Problem is the probability that members of a  randomly chosen group of people will share a birthday.   In which branch of Maths: number theory, probability theory or set theory?
Q8) The term, unbirthday — a day of the year when’s it’s NOT your birthday — was coined by which English writer?
A8) The Reverend Charles Dodgson: ALSO known as Lewis Carroll.
Q9) In some parts of the world, it’s common to celebrate a Name Day, rather than a birthday.   Those celebrating a name day, celebrate the feast day of a what?
A9) Saint.   (Basically, you’re celebrating the feast day of the saint you’re named after.   There’s quite a few Saint Pauls, unfortunately: and Saint Paul, THAT Saint Paul, has FOUR feast days!)
Q10) Finally: in many parts of the world, it’s traditional to give someone a birthday what: cake, watch or stick of celery?
A10) Cake.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I wanted to go into art history. Acting fell into my lap when a neighbor took pictures of me and showed them to an agent.”

Eva Mendes, born 5th March, 1974.
And some seriously old time blues … 

*        I’ve seen all of them, already.   But it’s very rare for a series like this — a fantasy/SF series aimed at adults, rather than teens or a family audience — to be made.   It’s ALSO very rare for such a series to be bought in and shown on the UK’s terrestrial TV services.   I can cope with that, although I’d prefer to watch it on BBC, rather than pay for Sky TV, JUST for one series.   EITHER way, it’s nice to have … 

†        Cheers, Debbi.   (Had take-out fish and chips‡ with the family.   I honestly believe the US really doesn’t do chips: French fries are REALLY no substitute, trust me!)

‡        If you make English-style chips at home, Debbi, the potato’s are cut into chunky pieces: which I know would be difficult for you.   Once THAT’s done, you deep fry them until they’re white, THEN take them out of the fryer to cool down.   THEN, once the oil’s heated back up … ?   The chips get put back in, and fried until they’re golden brown.   I think the smell — for anyone British — says home like little else does.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Chunky fries are like our Texas fries. But British chips are awesome! :)

1. Jews
2. the Book of Esther
3. Truro
4. the ZX80
5. Quantum Leap
6. Burma