Monday, 11 February 2013

The Daily Teaser — 11-2-2013: Turning Japanese

Well, folks, it’s official.   Essex — at least, my part of it — is now covered in snow.

It always seems to be the case that it happens a second time, when everyone’s least expecting it.

Says I.

But I do know a couple of things.   For starters, the gritters have, reportedly, been out over night.

And secondly, my little nephew, Jude, wasn’t necessarily impressed by it.   (There he is, along with Ruth, his mum/my sister.   Frankly … ?   I think he was more interested in the jam tarts he had, last night.)

But enough … !   Let’s move on, shall we?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi posting her answers: along with @soolebop tweeting the one he felt confident about … !    With @soolebop bagging one point and Debbi bagging 6 out of 6, yesterday also saw Debbi giving yesterday’s video a flattering mention*.

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 February, 660BC is the traditional date of accession of the first Japanese Emperor: what was his name … ?
Q2) More to the point, what’s the Japanese version of he and his descendants’ title … ?
Q3) Who’s the current Japanese Emperor … ?
Q4) Historically, the Japanese Emperor’s home was Edo Castle: what’s it now called … ?
Q5) And finally … the Imperial seal of Japan is a stylized version of which flower … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 10th February, 1996, saw Gary Kasparov beaten: by whom … ?
A1) The IBM supercomputer, Deep Blue.
Q2) At which game … ?
A2) Chess.
Q3) Moving on … 10th February, 1931, saw which city named as the capital of India … ?
A3) New Delhi.
Q4) 10th February, 1906, saw the launch of HMS Dreadnought: which British king launched her … ?
A4) Edward 7th.
Q5) 10th February, 1861, saw Jefferson Davis notified that he’d been named as President of where … ?
A5) The Confederate States of America.
Q6) And finally … 10th February, 2005, saw North Korea announce it possessed what … ?
A6) Nuclear Weapons.
I’ll leave you with THIS quote from a well known Japanese person …
“To strive for the common prosperity and happiness of all nations as well as the security and well-being of Our subjects is the solemn obligation which has been handed down by Our Imperial Ancestors and which lies close to Our heart.”
Emperor Hirohito, April 29, 1901 – January 7, 1989
And with these tunes … 

*        I always try with these things, I know that much, Debbi.   The unfortunate thing about the video, today, is that the two tunes were the only ones I could think of … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Perfect, Paul! :) Really!

1. Emperor Jimmu
2. the Tennō (天皇)
3. Akihito
4. the Tokyo Imperial Palace
5. the chrysanthemum