Thursday, 17 July 2014

The Daily Teaser — 17-7-2014: The Last Days Of The Tsars

Hmmm … 

I think I can safely say I’m not enjoying being in receipt of hardship fund payments?

I’m not.

I’m up and showered early, again: because I’ve got to do something, today, that means being out early.


I’m off to a food bank.

I’ve used one before: so I know what to expect from them.

And personally?

I’m glad the places exist.

I really don’t fancy starving … 

But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring nine 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) 17th July saw the death of Tsar Nicholas 2nd, and his family.   In which year … ?
Q2) During the Revolution in which country … ?
Q3) In which town: Engels, Yekaterinburg or Ostrov … ?
Q4) Name any of the Tsar’s family, killed that day.
Q5) What was the name of Tsar Nicholas’ dynasty … ?
Q6) The family were executed by Communist revolutionaries known as what: Mensheviks, Bolsheviks or Hetsheviks … ?
Q7) What was the name of the ‘Mad Monk’ famously associated with the Tsar’s family … ?
Q8) Notorious fakir, Anna Anderson, claimed to be which member of the family … ?
Q9) What was the name of the 1971 film about Tsar Nicholas and his family … ?
Q10) In which year was the body of Tsar Nicholas’ son discovered: 2005, 2007 or 2009 … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Apparently, 16th July is World Snake Day.   Are snakes reptiles, lizards or mammals?
A1) Reptiles.
Q2) Vipers, cobras and and vine snakes are what: poisonous or venomous?
A2) Venomous: their toxin is injected.   Poisons, generally, have to be breathed in or eaten.
Q3) Boas and python both kill by constriction.   Which of the two groups lay eggs?
A3) The Pythonidae: orpythons.   (That’s giving me disturbing images … mostly of Michael Palin … )
Q4) Which species of snake is the only one to regularly exceed twenty feet in length?
A4) Python reticulatus: or Reticulated Python.   (The longest on record was over 22.8 ft.)
Q5) The second longest species of snake is also generally the heaviest snake on record.   Which South American species are we talking about … ?
A5) Eunectes murines: the Green Anaconda.   (Most of the time, if someone mentions an anaconda: this is the one they’re talking about.)
Q6) A snake’s brille is the part of its skin that covers what: its tail, eye or genitals?
A6) Eye.
Q7) If you were blowing a pungi, what would you be doing … ?
A7) Snake charming.   It’s the flute that’s used to charm the snake.
Q8) The Ouroboros symbol is that of a snake eating what … ?
A8) Its own tail.
Q9) In the biblical book of Genesis, Eve is tempted by a snake — or serpent, in some translations — into eating the fruit from the Tree of what … ?
Q10) Finally … the Uraeus was a symbolic snake: on whose crowns?
A10) The Ancient Egyptian Pharoahs.
I’ll leave you with this song …

And this thought …
“There is no justice among men.”
Tsar Nicholas 2nd.
Have a good day … 

*        Oh, before you go, Debbi?   I’ve the photo of Peter Capaldi to show you.   And the photo of Patrick Troughton I was talking about, when you phoned … 

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