Friday, 8 January 2016

The Daily Teaser — 8-1-2016

Right … 

It’s now official … 

I now have a back-up drive: after the 4-terabyte internal drive I’d order from Amazon finally turned up.

Something I’m frankly glad about: considering The wait I had for the thing!
There it is, showing up on my desktop: the blue one, at the bottom.

I’ve even done a slide show, which you probably don’t need to know.

But I’m going to show you, anyway!

At ANY rate … ?

I’ve also worked out why I’m feeling a bit wonderful, this morning.

I think I’ve come down with a cold.


I’ve got one question, there.   Why on Earth, when we get a blocked nose?

It’s always just the one nostril that gets blocked?

What on EATH’s happening, there?


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: scoring 8 out 10 in the process.   The day also saw Olga† in late, but pleased to see the drive had turned up.

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

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video

Q1) 8th January, 1981, saw a UFO spotted, outside the town of Trans-en-Provence.   The town is in which country: French Guiana, Canada or France?
Q2) More to the point, the case is one of the few said to have left what: physical evidence, a message or an alien life form?
Q3) What painting was first shown in the US, on 8th January, 1963: Picasso’s Guernica, da Vinci’s Mona Lisa or Munch’s The Scream?
Q4) 8th January, 1983, saw the birth of Kim Jong-un.    Kim is the leader of which Asian nation?
Q5) 8th January, 1959, saw who become President of France?
Q6) Finally … 8th January, 1877, saw the last battle between a force lead by Crazy Horse, and the US Cavalry: at Wolf Mountain.   Battle, and mountain, are in which US state?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 7 is a Prime number: in other words, it’s only exactly dividable by itself: and what other number?
A1) One.   (1)
Q2) True or False: 7 is a Fibonacci number.
A2) False.   (Fibonacci numbers are part of a sequence — starting with zero and one — where each number is the sum of the previous two: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21 and so on.   As you can see, seven isnt one of those.)
Q3) What are the chances of rolling a seven, on two standard, six sided dice: 1 in 6, 1 in 8 or 1 in 10?
A3) 1 in 6:  the same chance you have of rolling a double.   (There are 36 possible combinations of rolls.   Rolls that add up to  seven makes up six of those possible combinations: 1 and 6, 6 and 1, 2 and 5, 5 and 2, 3 and 4 and 4 and 3. Six chances in thirty-six is, mathematically, equivalent to one in six.)
Q4) What name is given to a seven-sided, two dimensional, shape: a heptagon, a septagon or a septisimal?
A4) A heptagon.
Q5) Write the number seven … in binary.
A5) 111.   (Binary only uses zeroes and ones to make up a number: showing 7 as 111 tells us that seven is made of 1 four, 1 two and 1 one: in a similar way, writing 7 in decimal, or base 10, notation, tells us seven is made up of seven 1s.   You can read the Wikipedia page about binary notation: here.)
Q6) In Jewish tradition, what’s the seventh day of the week?
A6) Saturday.   (Some forms of Christianity — notably the Seventh Day Adventists — share this view.)
Q7) What’s 7 squared?
A7) 49.   (It can also be written as 7 to the power of 2, or 7^2, or 7².)
Q8) The Lotus 7 car features in the opening titles of which TV series: The Fugitive, The Prisoner or The Avengers?
A8) The Prisoner.   Who, ironically, was only ever referred to as Number 6.   (If a certain recovering lawyer of my acquaintance DOESN’T get this one … )
Q9) Name any one of the seven hills of Rome.
A9) The Aventine, Cælian, Capitoline, Esquiline, Palatine, Quirinal and Viminal.   (The Vatican Hill, Pincian Hill and Janiculum Hill aren’t usually counted amongst the hills: as they are outside the ancient city walls.)
Q10) Finally … The Seven Kingdoms of Westeros feature in which series of books: The Lord Of The Rings, A Song of Fire and Ice or  the Discworld?
A10) George R. R. Martin’s A Song OF Fire and Ice: the associated TV series takes its name from the first volume, A Game Of Thrones.   (Today, I won’t accept Game Of Thrones as the answer: it’s the name of the TV series based on the novels, not the series of novels themselves.)
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I can’t talk to a man who bears an undeserved animosity towards ferrets.”
Graham Chapman, 8 January 1941 – 4 October 1989.
And the one song birthday boy David Bowie wants to forget …

Have a good day!

*        Possibly it’s worth a go, Debbi: but I kinda know where you are!

†        Yep!   I’ve got my mojo back, Olga: or, at least, a working backup drive, happily doing its thing. (Hope the answers are interesting!)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I got The Prisoner right, of course! :) Be seeing you!

1. France
2. physical evidence (specifically, a burnt residue)
3. da Vinci's Mona Lisa
4. North Korea
5. Charles de Gaulle
6. Montana