Monday, 8 June 2015

The Daily Teaser — 8-6-2015: World Oceans Day.

Oh … but I’ve got a day off … !

That’s a good thing.

The reason I’m up, comparatively early?   Is that I’ve got a doctor’s appointment, this morning.

Oh, nothing drastic!   I’ve an under-active thyroid: which I’m on medication for.   The appointment … ?

Is to follow up on the blood tests I recently had.

Here’s hoping they show nothing TOO serious happening … !


But let’s move on, shall we?

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

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

Here they are, along with the How To, License and video

Q1) 8th June is World Oceans Day.   The word, ‘ocean’ comes from which ancient language: Ancient Egyptian, Latin or Ancient Greek?
Q2) Ocean are usually made from saline water.   In other words, water with lots of what: salts, sugars or starches?
Q3) Earth’s global ocean covers roughly how much of the globe: 60%, 70% or 80%?
Q4) According to Wikipedia, there’s five oceans on Earth.   Name one of them.
Q5) What’s the largest of Earth’s oceans?
Q6) Although we use the words interchangeably, a sea is usually different from an ocean: in that it’s partly or largely surrounded by what?
Q7) The study of seas and oceans is called what?
Q8) Oceans and seas rise and fall: as a result of the pull of gravity from the Moon and Sun.   This motion is called what?
Q9) Which Titan was the ancient god of the Sea?
Q10) Finally … Earth’s oceans are supposed to have been created how long ago: 4500 million years ago, 3500 million years ago or 2500 million years ago?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 7th June saw the start of the first Cricket World Cup.   In which year of the 1970s?
A1) 1975.
Q2) In which country of the UK was it held?
A2) England.
Q3) Name any of the eight teams that took part in first event.
A3) England, New Zealand, India, East Africa, the West Indies, Australia, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Q4) How many of those teams had what’s called ‘Test’ status?
A4) Six.
Q5) A test match last for up to how many days?
A5) Five days.
Q6) Cricket’s World Cup is what’s called a ‘One Day International’: played over one day.   How many overs are played: forty, fifty or sixty?
A6) Fifty.   (I should add ‘One Day International’ is a bit of a misnomer: as a second, or reserve, day is usually available: should rain stop play on day one.)
Q7) How many balls are bowled in an over?
A7) Six.
Q8) The batting side attempts to score more points than the fielding team.   What, in Cricket, are those points called?
A8) Runs.
Q9) The batsman has to defend — and is out of play if he fails to defend — the wooden stumps he’s standing in front of.   Those stumps are collectively called what?
A9) The Wicket.
Q10) Finally … who won the first World Cup final?
A10) The West Indies: by 17 runs.   (The losers were Australia.   Australia’s leading wicket taker was called Gary Gilmour.   KILLER of a bowler.   Killer, get it … ?)
I’ll leave you with this quote … 
“And Thou, vast Ocean!

on whose awful face
Time’s iron feet can print no ruin trace.”
Robert Montgomery, The Omnipresence of the Deity
And this different soggy tunes … 

Enjoy the day: take a stroll on the beach, for me, please …

*        Either way, Debbi, I just hope the money goes back in my account!   I’d STILL want that internal hard drive.   I’m running out of (digital) shelf space.   Sounds like there’s a new series on Channel Four, over here, and AMC, over there: called Humans, which could be good.   It’s the sort of reason I’m running out of space … !!

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Sci-fi seems to be making a comeback on TV! :)

1. Ancient Greek
2. salts
3. 70%
4. the Pacific
5. the Pacific
6. land
7. oceanography
8. the tides
9. Oceanus
10. 4500 million years ago