Oh, but that’s something …
I’ve had a good night’s sleep … after watching a movie.
Which sounds … less trivial than it actually was …
But … ?
Well, frankly, I’ve been meaning to catch Deadpool for some time.
Can I make a confession … ?
I was in a bit of a grumpy mood, last night.
With its fourth wall breaking, wide-cracking main character?
Was a very good remedy for that.
But let’s move on, shall we?
Yesterday’s Teaser saw newcomer, Robin*, and regular, Olga†, putting in their answers: with Robin scoring four out of ten, and Olga bagging ten.
Let’s see how everyone does with today’s themed questions, shall we?
Q1) 16th October is World Food: first celebrated in which year of the 1980s?
Q2) The Day was created by the UN’s FAO. The FAO is the Food and Agriculture … what?
Q3) Agriculture, in this case, covers the growing of food plants: and food what?
Q4) Maize, rice and wheat are edible what: beans, cereals or fruits?
Q5) As of 2009, and according to Wikipedia, which country’s citizens eat the most meat?
Q6) Humanity can sense five different tastes: sweetness, sourness, saltiness and bitterness are four of them. What’s the fifth?
Q7) Halal food is Islamic food. Kosher food is Jewish. Both religions ban eating which meat?
Q8) If you’re a vegetarian that tries to avoid eating any animal product, you’re what V?
Q9) Which staple food has the scientific name, Solanum tuberosum?
Q10) Finally … Yeast, flour, water: are the three main ingredients of which food? (Food, rather than drink: ‘Beer’ is not the answer …)
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 15th October saw the UK carry out its second nuclear bomb test: in which year of the 1950s?A1) 1953.
Q2) The tests were carried out in a remote part of Australia. Called what: Emu Field, Koala Meadow or Wombat Hill?A2) Emu Field.
Q3) The government name for the tests was Operation what: Toboggan, Totem or Tomahawk?A3) Operation Totem.
Q4) These Australian tests were so the government could see how much fissionable metal to use in a bomb. Which metal: plutonium, uranium or curium?A4) Plutonium. Plutonium 240, to be precise. (It’s usually written as ₂₄₀Pu.)
Q5) The metal concerned was named after what: a cartoon dog, a planet or a scientist?A5) A planet. Pluto, if you hadn’t guessed.
Q6) The metal was produced at what was then Britain’s best known nuclear reactor: Windscale. Windscale is now a nuclear fuel reprocessing plant called what?A6) Sellafield.
Q7) Britain’s first nuclear test were in Australia. This was called Operation what: Hurricane, Tornado or Storm?A7) Operation Hurricane.
Q8) Materials used in nuclear bombs are fissile: the reaction at the heart of the bombs involves splitting an atom. The opposite type of reaction is what: nuclear fusion, nuclear fuses or nuclear flailing?A8) Nuclear fusion. (It’s the reaction that powers stars.)
Q9) Britain is one of five states allowed nuclear weapons: under the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty. Name one of the other four.A9) The USA, China, France and the Soviet Union/Russian Federation.
Q10) Finally … Three nations have tested nuclear weapons since the signing of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty. Name one of them.A10) India, Pakistan and North Korea.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.”Mahatma Gandhi.
And these songs …
Have a good day.
* Welcome aboard, Robin, I hope you enjoyed the #Teaser … ! And yes, Britain’s got the bomb: although I think, under the various treaties, Britain’s nuclear weapons are under the command of US military forces. Not something I like, but there we go. What gets me angry, and has kept me angry? Is the fact Britain’s satellite launching programme was cancelled in 1971. Short-sighted is NOT the word.
† That I did, Olga! I managed to catch Deadpool, as well! I know it’s not up everyone’s street … but the film’s very funny … ! (Oh, I’m listening to Radio 4’s Broadcasting House. Seems the show’s been getting comments about the exact English pronunciation of ‘chorizo.’ I think it’s to go on for weeks … !)