Sunday, 3 August 2014

The Daily Teaser — 3-8-2014: The Commonwealth Games

You know, I didn’t actually get much writing done, yesterday.

Well … 

Not as much as I could’ve done, certainly.

Saying that … ?

Well, saying that, I did manage to catch myself a movie, last night.

The French film, Chrysalis.

Well recommended, that one … 

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring five out of five.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?   Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 3rd August, 1978, saw the Queen open that year’s Commonwealth Games: which were being held in which Canadian city … ?
Q2) More to the point, which country won the most Gold medals, that year?
Q3) How many nations were represented at these games: 43, 45 or 47 … ?
Q4) The UK competes in the Commonwealth Games as four separate home nations, fourteen overseas territories and three Crown dependencies.   Name any of the four home nations.
Q5) The 1978 Games were what: the Tenth, Eleventh or Twelfth Games?
Q6) The very first games were held in which year: 1926, 1930 or 1934?
Q7) The very first games were held in which country: Canada, Australia or New Zealand?
Q8) Those first games were called what …?
Q9) The current President of the Commonwealth Games Federation is HRH Prince Tunku Muda Serting Imran: which Commonwealth country is he from … ?
Q10) Finally … the 2014 Commonwealth Games are being held in which city?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and and answers …
Q1) 2nd August, 1932, saw the discovery of the Positron: or anti-electron.   The positron is used to make robots: according to which science fiction writer?
Q2) More to the point, which bit of those fictional robots had positrons in … ?
A2) The brain.
Q3) The positronic robots were governed by three … what … ?
A3) Laws.   (I read Asimov’s I, Robot, as a teenager: and can still quote the things, verbatim.)
Q4) Which Star Trek: The Next Generation character has a positronic brain … ?
A4) Lieutenant Commander Data.
Q5) Finally … the positronic robots we’re talking about first appeared in a story called Robbie.   Robbie was published in which year of the 1940s?
A5) 1940.
I’ll leave you with this video someone made, at the opening of this year’s games … 

And this thought …
“To promote a unique, friendly, world class Commonwealth Games and to develop sport for the benefit of the people, the nations and the territories of the Commonwealth, and thereby strengthen the Commonwealth.”
The Vision of The Commonwealth Games Federation, described in the Constitution of the Commonwealth Games Federation.
Enjoy your day … 

*        I think I envy Bill, then, Debbi!   I wouldn’t’ve minded meeting him, myself: if, for no other reasons than to say ‘Thank you’ for the Three Laws!   (60-odd words that Asimov used to defined what humanity does with its tools.   Build in safety features … )

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