Saturday, 25 July 2015

The Daily Teaser — 25-7-2015

Your know, there’s times I’m glad I don’t drive.

Yes, I know that sounds strange: and, yes, I’m very aware that being about to drive is an extremely useful skill.

One that would’ve bagged me a job or two, over the years.

But then, today … ?

You see a news item like the one which has just come to my attention: that Fiat Chysler has recalled a significant number of Jeeps.

After a pair of security hackers managed to take control of one of the affected models, through its entertainment system.

You see what I mean … ?

At any rate, I don’t know if there’s going to be an immediate use for the ability.   But frankly?   Just because I can’t see a use for it, doesn’t mean there isn’t one.

Which is a worrying thought for the future … 

~≈Á≈~

But let’s get a move on on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Mr Strict* and Debbi† putting in her answers: with both scoring ten 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) 25th July, 1978, saw the birth of Louise Brown: the world’s first test tube baby.   What’s the technical term for the method used to conceive Louise?
Q2) 25th July, 1992, saw the opening of the Barcelona Olympics: the first time every nation on the planet had a team at the Games.   How many nations were at the Games: 179, 169 or 159?
Q3) 25th July is the National Day of Galicia.   Galicia is an autonomous region of which European country: Portugal, Spain or France?
Q4) The evening of 25th July sees the start of Tisha B’av.   Tisha B’av is a fast day in which religion?
Q5) Finally … 25th July was the date of the Incan festival of Illapa.   Illapa was the Incan god of what: the sea, thunder or soil?
Here’s yesterday’s questions, answers and sources …
Q1) 24th July saw the discovery of the lost city of Machu Picchu.   In which year of the 20th century: 1910, 1911 or 1912?
A1) 1911.
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?
A3) The Incan Empire.
Q4) The Empires in Q3 had a calendar that predicted the end of the world: on 21st December of which year?
A4) 2012.
Q5) The heart of that empire was in what’s now which country: Peru, Mexico or Ecuador?
A5) Peru.
Q6) The name, Machu Picchu, translates into English as what: Tall Peak, Young Peak or Old Peak?
A6) Old Peak.
Q7) Either way, Machu Picchu is on a peak: in which mountain range?
A7) The Andes.
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?
A9) Spain.
Q10) Finally … what’s the name of the — rather violent — Mel Gibson directed film about Native South American empires?
A10) Apocalypto.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Before a nation can be rebuilt, its citizens need to understand how it was destroyed in the first place: how its institutions were undermined, how its language was twisted, how its people were manipulated.”
Anne Applebaum, born July 25, 1964.
And this tune … 


Enjoy your day … !








*        Cheers for looking in, Mr S!

†        Oh, that it is, Debbi! :D (Oh, I know you may not be able to access the videos — unless you use Tor — but have you seen this page on Aunty Beeb’s Dr Who site?   There’s a handy few bits about series 9.   And STILL nothing about who Maisie Williams is playing!)

2 comments:

Debbi said...

Oh, how cool! Thanks, Paul! :)

1. in vitro fertilisation (or IVF)
2. 169
3. Spain
4. Judaism
5. thunder

BTW, have you checked out the first Crime Cafe podcast! :) So exciting!

I'm going to have a crime writer who's switched to sci-fi in the third episode. :)

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) 25th July, 1978, saw the birth of Louise Brown: the world’s first test tube baby. What’s the technical term for the method used to conceive Louise? In vitro fertilization
Q2) 25th July, 1992, saw the opening of the Barcelona Olympics: the first time every nation on the planet had a team at the Games. How many nations were at the Games: 179, 169 or 159? 169 (I was in Barcelona at the time, although I had to check).
Q3) 25th July is the National Day of Galicia. Galicia is an autonomous region of which European country: Portugal, Spain or France? Spain (I'm going to Galicia on holiday in a few days)
Q4) The evening of 25th July sees the start of Tisha B’av. Tisha B’av is a fast day in which religion? Judaism
Q5) Finally … 25th July was the date of the Incan festival of Illapa. Illapa was the Incan god of what: the sea, thunder or soil? Thunder