Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 11-4-2018: Apollo 13

11th April 2018.

Good … *Yawn* morning, everyone.

Although, saying that?

I actually feel as if I’ve had enough sleep.

Despite being ill, last night: and having the day off.

The guts were playing up, again.

Which means a loss of income, obviously: NOT something I like.

But there we go.


Hopefully, I’ll be sorted with some sort of permanent position: although, right now?

I’m sceptical about it happening.

The only upside?

The only upside to the day off, yesterday, is simply this.

I managed to catch an entertaining film, last night.


Let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with Olga scoring ten out of ten, and Debbi on eight.

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

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

Q1) 11th April saw the launch of the Apollo Thirteen.   In which year?
Q2) Where was the Apollo 13 supposed to go: Mars the Moon, or Halley’s comet?
Q3) Name any one of the crew on the flight.
Q4) The accident that almost killed the crew was caused by an explosion in Apollo 13’s what: fuel tank, oxygen tank or command module?
Q5) The crew told Houston about the accident: with the famous radio message, “Houston, we’ve had a …” what?
Q6) The accident took place on which day in April?
Q7) The mission’s logo feature three flying what?
Q8) The film about the mission was released in which year of the 1990s?
Q9) Name any of the three actors who played the crew.
Q10) Finally … Apollo 13 launched from the Kennedy Space Centre.   And eventually landed back on Earth: in which ocean?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 10th April is — in a non leap year — the 100th day of the year.   What is it, in a leap year?
A1) The 101st.
Q2) What letter represents 100: in Roman numerals?
A2) C.
Q3) 100 is ten … what: squared, cubed or triangulated?
A3) Ten squared.   (In other words, it’s 10*10, or 10².)
Q4) One hundred of something — metres, litres, pascals — is called what, in SI units?
A4) A hecto something.   (1000 metres is a kilometre, 100, a hectometre: just as an example.)
Q5) Is 100 a prime number?
A5) No.   Prime numbers are only divisible by themselves, or one.   100 can be divided by 1, 2, 4, 5, 10, 20 50 …
Q6) 100º Celsius is the boiling point of what: lead, water or sulphuric acid? 
A6) Water.
Q7) In the UK, 100 is the phone number for the operator.   If you phone 100 in Greece, India and Israel, who are you put through to?
A7) The police.
Q8) Which Jewish festival are you marking, if you’ve blown the shofar, one hundred times?
A8) Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.
Q9) If you score one hundred runs, you’ve scored a century: in which very English summer sport?
A9) Cricket.
Q10) Finally … which American Founding Father is on the US 100 dollar bill?
Here’s a thought …
“Liftoff occurred at 1913:00 GMT as scheduled. All functions were nominal until the Saturn S-II center engine shut down at 5 minutes, 31 seoonds (about 2 min 12 sec early).”
From the Flight Director’s Report of NASA’s own Mission Operations Report, published 28th April, 1970.
And a song …

Today’s questions will be answered in tomorrow’s Teaser.

Have a good day.

*        Oh, I hate paperwork, Olga: you’ve got my sympathies!   (A big part of why I hate paperwork is simply the fact I’m left handed.   Filling in lots of forms?   Is physically painful.   It’s not on a par with getting a leg shot off.   But certainly awkward.   I still find filling in forms a chore: but online forms are a lot less physically painful.)

†        Everything OK, there, Debbi?   (Have you tried resetting the router?)


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) 1970
Q2) The Moon
Q3) James A. Lovell
Q4) Oxygen tank
Q5) Problem
Q6) 14th
Q7) Horses (The steeds of Apollo)
Q8) 1995
Q9) Kevin Bacon
Q10) In the South Pacific
I do prefer online forms, mostly because you can correct mistakes. I can never seem able to fit all the letters and if the forms are in English, my full name with an ñ and a ú are not normally liked either. Imagination and diversity don't score high when it comes to designing forms.

Debbi said...

I think it's a matter of storage. Too much stuff, too many large files, etc. :)

1. 1970
2. the Moon
3. Jim Lovell
4. oxygen tank
5. problem
6. April 13 (CST) or 14 (UTC)
7. horses
8. 1995
9. Tom Hanks
10. the Pacific