Friday, 15 January 2016

The Daily Teaser — 15-1-2016

Blimey … 

Alan Rickman, as well … ?

I don’t know if you watch much of the news: but you can’t help but notice David Bowie died, recently.


Saw the death of Alan Rickman.

That’s sad.

I have to confess, I never went out of my way to catch anything with him in it: bar the original Die Hard.

But hearing that one of Britain’s most known actors has gone?

Well, it’s sad … 


Yesterday’s teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their 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) 15th January, 1870, saw the publication of a political cartoon called “A Live Jackass kicking a dead lion.”   Which US party did the donkey represent?
Q2) 15th January, 1559, saw Elizabeth 1st crowned in Westminster Abbey.    Elizabeth 2nd — Britain’s current monarch — was formally crowned … where?
Q3) James Naismith published the rules for basketball: on 15th January, 1892.   How many players does a basketball team have on pitch, during a game?
Q4) 15th January, 1919, saw the streets of Boston struck by a flood.   Of what: sulfuric acid, sewage or molasses?
Q5) Finally … 15th January, 1981, saw the debut episode of Hill Street Blues air: on NBC.   Who’s the captain in charge of Hill Street Station?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 14th January saw the Huygens probe land on the moon, Titan.   Titan orbits which planet of the solar system?
A1) Saturn.
Q2) The landing took place in which year?
A2) 2005.
Q3) The probe was launched by from the Cassini probe: named after Giovanni Cassini.   Giovanni Cassini discovered four of Titan’s neighbouring moons.   Name one of those neighbours.
A3) Tethys, Dione, Rhea and Iapetus.   (Iapetus is darker on one side than the other.   It’s also got a ridge running around most of its equator: this,  combined with the large Turgis crater, gives the moon a vague resemblance to the Death Star.)
Q4) Cassini was born in what’s now which country?
A4) Italy.
Q5) Titan was discovered by Christiaan Huygens: the man the probe was named after.   Huygens was from which European country?
A5) The Netherlands.
Q6) Titan is the only moon — of its planet, or in our solar system — to have a dense atmosphere.   That atmosphere largely consists of which gas: nitrogen, oxygen or chlorine?
A6) Nitrogen.
Q7) Titan’s lakes are liquid what: hydrocarbons, alcohols or alkalis?
A7) Hydrocarbons.   (Apparently, the largest is the Kraken Mare.)
Q8) Titan is larger — by volume — than our solar system’s smallest planet.   What’s that small planet called?
A8) Mercury.
Q9) Titan is the second largest moon in our solar system.   The largest is Ganymede: which orbits which planet?
A9) Jupiter.
Q10) Finally … Which science fiction writer wrote The Sirens Of Titan: Isaac Asimov, Kurt Vonnegut or Harry Harrison?
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I’d rather sleep with a rock star then be one.”

Edith Bowman, born 15th January, 1974.
And this tune … 

Have a good day!

*        Is it me, Olga … or are we losing them at a rate of knots?   I can’t help but wonder who’s next … 

†        I think, Debbi, I can safely say tomorrow’s is terrible … 


Mr Strict said...

1> Democratic Party.
2> Westminster Abbey.
3> 5
4> Molasses.
5> Captain Francis Xavier "Frank" Furillo

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) The democratic party
Q2) Westminster Abbey (some things don’t change)
Q3) Five
Q4) Molasses. 21 dead. What a strange way to die…
Q5) Capt. Francis Xavier "Frank" Furillo
Have a good weekend.

Debbi said...

Hoo boy! :)

1. the Copperheads (and, eventually, the Democrats)
2. Westminster Abbey
3. 5
4. molasses
5. Frank Furillo