Friday, 11 July 2014

The Daily Teaser — 11-7-2014: The Copper-coloured top

Well … That’s THAT finished with.

Did I tell you I’ve been on a Fresh Start Course, for the past couple of weeks?   It’s something that’s been organised by the Job Centre, I should add.

And something I suspect has been make-work.

But, at ANY rate … ?

At any rate, it’s finished: a day early, too.

And I have to say, I don’t know how much use it’s been: but it HAS got me out of the house, and meeting different people.

Here’s to seeing what happens next.

Yesterday’s Teaser say Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring eight out of ten.

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

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

Q1) 11th July, 1971, saw Chile nationalize its copper mines.   What’s the chemical symbol for Copper?
Q2) That symbol comes from a word in which ancient European language: Etruscan, Greek or Latin?
Q3) What’s Copper’s atomic number: twenty-seven, twenty-eight or twenty-nine … ?
Q4) Copper is found in hæmocyanin: in the blood of some mollusks and crustacea.   What gas does hæmocyanin carry through mollusk blood: oxygen, nitrogen or fluorine?
A4) Oxygen.
Q5) Copper is used to make the alloy, Bronze.   By being mixed with which other metal?
Q6) Copper’s also used to make brass: when it’s alloyed with which metal?
Q7) Copper has twenty-nine isotopes, or forms.   How many are stable: two, three or four?
Q8) Copper has a place on the periodic table: and has two naturally occurring, precious metals underneath it.   Name either precious metal.
Q9) According to an old belief, copper is supposed to be good for which condition: arthritis, asthma or Alzheimer’s … ?
Q10) Copper is the second most electrically conductive metal available.   What’s the most conductive?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 10 July, 1903, saw the birth of writer, John Wyndham.   Which of his novels features giant walking plants … ?
Q2) In which year was it originally published: 1951, 1953 or 1955 … ?
A2) 1951.
Q3) The novel was made into a BBC TV series: starring Dougray Scott, Eddie Izzard and which member of the Redgrave family … ?
Q4) One of Wyndham’s novels is about an anti-aging treatment that works.   Its title is The Trouble With what: algae, lichen or fungi … ?
A4) The Trouble With Lichen.   (I still find this Wyndham’s most unnerving idea … )
Q5) Chocky — televised on ITV, back in the 1980s — was all about a little boy whose imaginary friend turns out to be real.   What’s the imaginary friend’s name?
A5) Chocky.
Q6) The Midwich Cuckoos has been turned into two films: both film versions are called The Village of the … what?
A6) Damned.
Q7) More to the point, the book — and films — are about a small village whose female residents all simultaneously become … what?
A7) Pregnant.
Q8) Which of Wyndham’s novels is set on the Northeastern coast of Canada: Chocky, The Kraken Wakes or The Chrysalids
A8) The Chrysalids.   (Labrador, to be precise.)
Q9) Which of Wyndham’s novels tells of an invasion of Earth by unseen water dwelling aliens?
Q10) John Wyndham wrote some of his early works under what name: John Benyon, John Bunyon or Jean Beeny … ?
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I looked at the ornaments on the desk.   Everything standard and all copper.   A copper lamp, pen set and pencil tray, a glass and copper ashtray with a copper elephant on the rim, a copper letter opener, a copper thermos bottle on a copper tray, copper corners on the blotter holder.   There was a spray of almost copper-colored sweet peas in a copper vase.   It seemed like a lot of copper.”
Raymond Chandler, The High Window.
And these tunes … 

… as they both mention copper, somewhere.

Enjoy the day.

*        It REALLY annoyed me in that case, Debbi!   (And trust me, I will do: I’ve had an old friend raving about it, as well.)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Awesome! Happy Friday.

1. Cu
2. Latin
3. 29
4. oxygen
5. tin
6. zinc
7. 2
8. gold
9. arthritis
10. aluminum