Friday, 7 August 2015

The Daily Teaser — 7-8-2015: Aussie Rules.

You know, I’ve got Radio Four on, at the moment.

By default?

It’s usually what I have on in the background in the morning.   Frankly, I find it less distracting — and just as entertaining/informative — than having a TV station on.

At this time of day?   I’d be listening to the Today programme: possibly the one place you can guarantee your average politician WILL get a beasting from the finest journalist going.

Today, though … ?   The show’s had a piece on revenge porn: as changes in UK law now make it illegal.

The reason I mention this … ?

Is that they ALSO mention the website a victim has set up.   This one.

It’s something I thought I should at least link to.

It strikes me revenge porn is a type of bullying.

And I’m not sure I like that … 


But let’s get a move on, shall we?

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

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

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

Q1) 7th August saw the first ever game of Australian rules football.   Between two schools from which Australian city?
Q2) The first game was in which year of the 1850s?
Q3) How many members can each team have on field, during each game: 16, 17 or 18?
Q4) More to the point, how members does each team have available, during a game: 20, 21 or 22?
Q5) What shape is an Australian Rules Football pitch: square, oval or circular?
Q6) The pitch has a 50 metre by 50 metre what, in the centre of the pitch: square, oval or circle?
Q7) Aussie Rules football has a pair of goal posts at each end of the pitch: along with a pair of ‘behind’ posts.   How many points does a team score, for scoring a goal?
Q8) If the ball goes between a goal-post, and a behind post, how many points does the team score: one, two or three points?
Q9) The sport’s highest level professional body is the AFL: or Australian Football … what?
Q10) Finally … in Australian Rules football … what shape is the ball?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 6th August, 1787, saw the US Constitutional Convention, in Philadelphia, accept delivery: of proof copies of what?
A1) The US Constitution.
Q2) 6th August, 1963, saw the birth of notorious computer hacker, Kevin Mitnick.   In which year of the 1970s did first gain illegal access to a computer system?
A2) 1979.
Q3) 6th August, 1961, saw a Soviet Union astronaut spend a day in space.   Who was he: Yuri Gagarin, Andriyan Nikolayev or Gherman Titov?
Q4) Which South American country claim its independence from Spain: on the 6th August, 1825?
A4) Bolivia.   (It’s the date the country adopted its Declaration of Independence.)
Q5) Finally … 6th August, 1930, saw the disappearance of Judge John Crater: who vanished, after getting into a taxi in which US city?
A5) New York.
I’ll leave you with this anonymous thought …
“Each era of Australian sport has its own heroes but some prevail. Heroes never die. Legends are never forgotten.”
And this tune … 

Enjoy your day … 

*        It’s a bit like Sapphire and Steel, in that regard, Debbi: beautifully done bits of TV, on small budgets, that never really got huge airings in the US.   Both are worth checking out, though.


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Thanks so much for sharing. I know nothing about Australian football (I must have missed it completely as I wasn't even aware it existed). I'm not going to even try this one. I'm on my travels and from Monday I don't know how often I'll be able to connect to internet for several weeks, but I hope to catch up when I'm back in internet land again. Thanks for the information about revenge porn. I agree with you.

Nik Nak said...

Enjoy your trip, Olga … !

Debbi said...

Whew! Here I come! :)

1. Melbourne (or St. Kilda, a suburb of same)
2. 1858
3. 18
4. 22
5. oval
6. square
7. 6
8. one
9. League
10. oval

Hope you'll be able to attend the FB party. My reading will be ... a bit different! :)