Friday, 24 July 2015

The Daily Teaser — 24-7-2015: Machu Picchu

Did I tell you I’ve been binge-watching … ?

Binge watching, if you haven’t heard the term, before, means watching a box set: of films or TV series.

As opposed to watching them, episode by episode, as they’re broadcast.

So you know, I’m been binge-watching vintage classic, Blake’s 7, and Sky/Showtime production, Penny Dreadful.

And … ?

Granted, I’ve only seen the first two episodes.

But, thus far … ?

Thus far, I’m impressed with the show’s production Values, AND the impressive cast.

For my money … ?

It’s a serious rival to Game Of Thrones.


But let’s get a 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 ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 24th July saw the discovery of the lost city of Machu Picchu.   In which year of the 20th century: 1910, 1911 or 1912?
Q2) More to the point, by a man called Hiram Bingham the what: 3rd, 4th or 5th?
Q3) Which Native American empire was Machu Picchu a part of: Aztec, Toltec or Incan?
Q4) The Empires in Q3 had a calendar that predicted the end of the world: on 21st December of which year?
Q5) The heart of that empire was in what’s now which country: Peru, Mexico or Ecuador?
Q6) The name, Machu Picchu, translates into English as what: Tall Peak, Young Peak or Old Peak?
Q7) Either way, Machu Picchu is on a peak: in which mountain range?
Q8) What was the name of the Conquistador who brought down the empire Machu Picchu was part of?
Q9) What European country were the Conquistadors from?
Q10) Finally … what’s the name of the — rather violent — Mel Gibson directed film about Native South American empires?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 23rd July saw Telstar relay the first transatlantic TV broadcast.   Across which ocean?
A1) The Atlantic Ocean.   (Give yourself a pat on the back, if you didn’t say ‘The Pacific’.)
Q2) The relay was in which year of the 1960s?
A2) 1962.
Q3) A picture of a well known New York landmark was included in the broadcast.   Which landmark?
Q4) Which Parisian landmark was included?
A4) The Eiffel Tower.
Q5) Which US President made a brief appearance in the broadcast?
Q6) BBC stalwart, Richard Dimbleby, also featured in the broadcast: speaking from which European city?
A6) Brussels.
Q7) The ‘most trusted man in America’ spoke in the Telstar broadcast: who was that man?
A7) Newsreader, Walter Cronkite.
Q8) Which European broadcasters handled the European end of the Telstar relay: the BBC, Ireland’s RTE or French broadcaster, France 2?
A8) Eurovision.   (For some reason, the state owned French channels are France 2, France 3, France 4 and France 5.)
Q9) The four North American broadcasters involved in the relay were NBC, CBS, ABC and CBC.   Which of those broadcasters is Canadian?
A9) CBC: the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, in other words …
Q10) Finally … Which agency launched Telstar?
A10) NASA.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Nowadays, we throw around the word ‘sublime’ to describe gooey desserts or overpriced handbags.  In Kant’s epistemology it meant something limitless, an aesthetically pleasing entity so huge that it made the perceiver’s head hurt.  Machu Picchu isn’t just beautiful, it’s sublime.”

Mark Adams, Turn Right at Machu Picchu.
And this song … 

Have a good day.

*        Oh, no offence at all, Debbi!   Oh, did I mention Penny Dreadful … ?   That’s another interesting little series.


Mr Strict said...

1. 1911
2. 3rd
3. Inca
4. 2012
5. Peru
6. Old Peak
7. Andes
8. Francisco Pizarro
9. Spain

Debbi said...

Awesome, Paul! :)

1. 1911
2. 3rd
3. Incan
4. 2012
5. Peru
6. Old Peak
7. the Andes
8. Francisco Pizarro
9. Spain
10. Apocalypto