Wednesday, 8 January 2014

The Daily Teaser — 8-1-2014: His Imperial Majesty

Earworms … 

Earworms, earworms, earworms … !

Just in case you don’t know what they are, they’re the songs that suddenly start, mentally, playing their way through your head: sometimes, for no apparent reason.

Although I’ve a rough idea of what’s happening in my head.   I managed — with some Christmas money — to get a copy of Was (Not Was) album, Born To Laugh At Tornadoes.

With the net result that I’ve had one or two tunes from the album banging around my head for a couple of weeks: here … 

With THAT said … ?

Let’s get a move on … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with letting us know the film and movie versions of Radar — in M·A·S·H — she also scored nine out of ten.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s Imperial questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 8th December, 1989, saw Akihito succeed to the throne of Japan.   Since then, Japan has been in what it calls the what era: Heisei, Hentai or Tie-die?
Q2) Who was Akihito’s predecessor as Emperor?
Q3) On top of his royal duties, Akihito is a published what: vulcanologist, marine biologist or gynaecologist … ?
Q4) Akihito’s great grandfather was emperor when Japan underwent a lot of changes: who was that emperor?
Q5) Finally … who’s Akihito’s Empress … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 7th January, 1904 — 110 years ago, today — saw the introduction of which radio distress signal … ?
A1) CQD.
Q2) It was introduced by a branch of which wireless company … ?
A2) Marconi: the branch in question was the Marconi International Marine Communications Company.
Q3) That signal was replaced — in 1908 — by which better known distress signal … ?
A3) SOS.
Q4) The radio operator of which Royal Mail Ship alternated between both signals, when it sank in 1912?
A4) Titanic.
Q5) One form of audio distress signal, is to make a continuous blast: with what type of horn … ?
A5) A fog-horn.
Q6) Voice distress message, Mayday comes from which language … ?
A6) French.
Q7) When making a Mayday call, how many times do you have to use the term … ?
A7) Three times.
Q8) One old fashioned form of distress signal is to put a knot in a flag, and fly it how … ?
Q9) In the Alps, traditional distress calls involve repeating a signal, how many times a minute?
A9) Six times.
Q10) Finally … the modern set of seaborne distress protocols is the ‘Global Maritime Distress and Safety …’ what … ?
A10) System.
I’ll leave you with this thought from Emperor Akihito, himself …
“I hope that knowledge about past facts will continue to be passed down in a proper manner ... and will be used for future benefit”
Emperor Akihito.
And the Japanese National Anthem … 

Enjoy your day … 

*        You know, I might just have to look it up, then, Debbi: just to see.   (Oh, enjoy the Was Not Was Tunes … !)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thanks, Paul!

1. Heisei
2. Emporer Showa
3. marine biologist
4. Emporer Meiji
5. Michiko