Friday, 6 June 2014

The Daily Teaser — 6-5-2014: Weeeeeeeeed

Blimey, there’s a thing … !

Bless him, survival expert, Ray Mears, has been doing a three part series about the natural environment of the USA.

And … ?

Well, he’s just been doing a bit about stagecoach travel across the various bits of Arizona’s desert.

I’m just betting anyone travelling in the bloody things would’ve been glad when train travel became a viable alternative.

The trains would have been a LOT less cramped than the coach.

That’s not why I’d’ve taken the former.


It strikes me the trains would’ve had something the stagecoach didn’t.

An on-board toilet … 

Yeah … 

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting her answers: and bagging eight out of ten.

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

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

Q1) 6th June saw a US Federal Court uphold a ban on Cannabis.   In which year of this century?
Q2) More to the point, the decision criminalized which form of cannabis: cannabis resin, home grown cannabis or cannabis seeds … ?
Q3) Cannabis has been legalised for recreational use in two US states: name either.
Q4) The use, sale, transport and cultivation of cannabis is completely legal in which South American country … ?
Q5) The technical name for cannabis is Cannabis … what … ?
Q6) The oldest known cannabis has been found in a shaman’s grave: in which country … ?
Q7) During the Crusades, a group of Ismaili Muslims were often accused of using the drug: and known as Hashishims, as a result.   How do we know them … ?
Q8) Fibers from cannabis stalks can be used to make rope, paper, clothing, and many other things.   When used as a fiber, what name is used of cannabis … ?
Q9) Cannabis is also referred to as marijuana: from which language does the word come … ?
Q10) Finally … which Jamaican religious movement famously uses cannabis … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 5th June saw Apple introduce their first international hit, the Apple 2.   In which year of the 1970s … ?
A1) 1977.
Q2) More to the point, what was the name of their original computer, released earlier in the 1970s … ?
A2) The Apple, or Apple 1, as it later became known.   (It’s also considered revolutionary, for its time: it was the first home computer you could use, that had its own keyboard: at a time when other computers were programmed and operated with switches and lights.)
Q3) Equally to the point, which of Apple’s co-founders was the designer of these machines … ?
Q4) The other Apple co-founder died in 2011: what was his name … ?
Q5) That other co-founder also formed which film company: Pixar, Dreamworks or Aardman … ?
A5) Pixar.
Q6) What was that film company’s first commercially successful film … ?
Q7) More to the point, what was that company’s most recent film … ?
Q8) Apple famously make the iPhone and iPad.   What was the name of the music player they introduced in 2001 … ?
A8) The iPod.
Q9) The company introduced their Macintosh computer line with a famous advert during the US Superbowl.   Which English director made that ad: Danny Boyle, Ridley Scott or Ken Loach?
Q10) Finally … in which year of the 1980s did they introduce the Macintosh line of computers … ?
A10) 1984.
I’ll leave you with this tune … 

And this request from President George Washington …
“Make the most of the Indian hemp seed, and sow it everywhere!”
President George Washington, in a note to his gardener.
Have a good day.

*         The question set or the video, Debbi … ? :D (Wish you could’ve seen this Ray Mears show, Debbi: they had a bit explaining how the likes of the Wild Bunch got down some seriously steep hills … on horseback.   Yowsa!)


Mr Strict said...

1> 2005.
2> Home Grown.
3> Colorado, and Washington.
4> Uruguay.
5> Sativa.
6> China
7> Assassins.
8> Hemp.
9> Mexican Spanish.
10> Rastafarians. ;)

Debbi said...

I meant the video.

1. 2005
2. home-grown cannabis
3. Colorado and Washington
4. Uruguay
5. sativa
6. China
7. Assassins
8. hemp
9. Spanish
10. Rastafarian