Sunday, 26 July 2015

The Daily Teaser — 26-7-2015

You know, the word ‘early’ springs to mind, right now.

But, frankly … ?

Well, frankly, that’s REALLY not surprising.

It’s 6 o’clock in the morning.

At least, it was when I started this post.

The reason for that … ?   Is quite simply that I’m up early: to go to a staff meeting.

Luckily, as I’m start work at five … ?

Frankly, I’ll be able to go back to bed, when I get back in.

And, boy, I’m looking forward to that … 

~≈®≈~

But let’s get moving on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* and Olga† putting in their answers: with both scoring five out of five.

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

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

Q1) 26th July, 1887, saw the original publication of Unua Libro: the first book to describe which language?
Q2) Many years later, 26th July, 1963, saw the launch of the Syncom 2 satellite.   The satellite was the first to have what kind of orbit: a polar orbit, a geosynchronous orbit or a geostationary orbit?
Q3) 26th July, 1894, saw the birth of Aldous Huxley.   Which of his novels tells us the story of John, Bernard and Lenina?
Q4) Krishnadeva Raya ascended the throne of the Vijayanagara Empire: on 26th July, 1509.   That empire occupied what’s now southern … where?
Q5) Finally … Nicolette Milnes Walker finished her single-handed sailing trip: on 26th July, 1971.   Across which ocean?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
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?
A1) In Vitro fertilisation: also known as IVF.
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?
A2) 169.
Q3) 25th July is the National Day of Galicia.   Galicia is an autonomous region of which European country: Portugal, Spain or France?
A3) Spain.
Q4) The evening of 25th July sees the start of Tisha B’av.   Tisha B’av is a fast day in which religion?
A4) 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?
A5) Thunder.   (Apparently, he kept the Milky Way in a jug … )
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Our blight is ideologies — they are the long-expected Antichrist!”

Carl Gustav Jung, 26 July 1875 – 6 June 1961.
And this tune … 


Have a good day … 












*        Oooh, I’m going to have to check that out, Debbi!   (It’s on you blog, yeah … ?)

†        You know, I’ve never actually been to the Galicia region, Olga!   Wish I had the money, actually, I’d probably be heading out!   (My family used to have family holidays in Sitges‡, though: on the Catalan coast.   Amazing beaches … !   There’s an old church on one of the headlines, there, that I’m told got used as some sort of fort, during Franco’s reign: I always regret never actually visiting that … )

‡        We always went through Barcelona airport, when we went.   I never did get the chance to visit the Sagrada Familia … 

2 comments:

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) 26th July, 1887, saw the original publication of Unua Libro: the first book to describe which language? Esperanto
Q2) Many years later, 26th July, 1963, saw the launch of the Syncom 2 satellite. The satellite was the first to have what kind of orbit: a polar orbit, a geosynchronous orbit or a geostationary orbit? Geosynchronous
Q3) 26th July, 1894, saw the birth of Aldous Huxley. Which of his novels tells us the story of John, Bernard and Lenina? Brave New World
Q4) Krishnadeva Raya ascended the throne of the Vijayanagara Empire: on 26th July, 1509. That empire occupied what’s now southern … where? India
Q5) Finally … Nicolette Milnes Walker finished her single-handed sailing trip: on 26th July, 1971. Across which ocean? Atlantic

I love Sitges. The last couple of years, with my father's illness, I haven't been out of the city much when I have visited. The Sagrada Familia keeps going. It's worth a visit, but very long queues... Although at least going to see it from outside it's definitely worth it.

Debbi said...

It is indeed and will soon be on a special page on my website.

1. Esperanto
2. a geosynchronous orbit
3. Brave New World (scary book!)
4. India
5. the Atlantic