Sunday, 23 August 2015

The Daily Teaser — 23-8-2015

You know, dreams are funny things.

I had one, last night.   Well … I probably had several: but one stood out.

Have you heard of poi … ?   They’re small weights made from various things, on the end of strings: and can be swung about in various patterns.

Well, I had a dream, last night.   Where I was threading a lot of ancient Chinese coins — the ones with holes in — onto some narrow sticky tape.

So I could use them as poi.

WHY I was doing this … ?

Well, I’m blowed if I know.

Dreams are like that, sometimes.   At least, mine are.

They’re made up from images from the day — some tape* I saw at work, or images in a game played on FB — put together in a way that makes perfect sense … 

When you’re having the dream.

I don’t know about you … but mine don’t, in the morning … 


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi† putting in her answers: and scoring four out of five.

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

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

Q1) After the successful invasion of Egypt, 23rd August, 30 BC, saw Octavian execute Ptolemy Caesar: son of which queen?
Q2) Mount Vesuvius showed initial signs of erupting: on 23rd August, 79 AD.   Name either of the Roman towns it destroyed …
Q3) Sir William Wallace was executed: on 23rd August, 1305.   He’d been a leader in which country’s War of Independence?
Q4) 23rd August, 1948, saw the official formation of the World Council of Churches.   The body’s current General Secretary, Olav Fykse Tveit, is from which European county’s  state church?
Q5) Finally … The Lunar Orbit 1 probe took the first photo of Earth from the Moon’s orbit.   The probe had been launched by whom: the Soviet Union, the USA or the Republic of India?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 22nd August, 1989, saw Nolan Ryan strike out Rickey Henderson: becoming the first Major League pitcher to strike out 5000 opposing batsmen.   Which team was he playing for, at the time: the New York Mets, the Houston Astros or the Texas Rangers?
A1) The Texas Rangers.
Q2) 22nd August, 2007, saw the most spam emails sent: by the Storm Botnet.   How many did it send: 37 million, 47 million or 57 million?
Q3) 22nd August is Madras Day: celebrating the founding of India’s third largest city.   The city is also known as what C?
A3) Chennai.
Q4) 22nd August, 1966, saw chemical company, ICI, announce it was cutting 1050 job: in three UK plants.   The factories concerned produced what: PVC, nylon or Teflon?
A4) Nylon.   (‘Nylon’ is actually a family of semi-aromatic polyamides.   So you know … )
Q5) Finally … 22nd August, 1910, saw the annexation of Korea.   By which country?
A5) Japan.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“They’re always saying I’m a capitalistic pig.   I suppose I am.   But…   it’s good for my drumming.”
Keith Moon, 23 August 1946 – 7 September 1978.
And this tune … 

Have a good day … 

*        We sell sweetcorn at work.   We use the tape to seal the bags that each portion of corn is in.

†        *Waves back*      That’s a thought, Debbi: should we start an online Morris‡ dancing team?   As we’re frantically waving?   It could be interesting.   Ummm … … 

‡        Technically, you can’t Morris dance if women are present, Debbi.   It’s sexual morrisment … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I love Keith Moon!

One of his distant cousins lives right down the street from us.

1. Cleopatra
2. Pompeii
3. Scotland
4. Norway
5. the USA