Saturday, 9 August 2014

The Daily Teaser — 9-8-2014: The International Day of The World’s Indigenous Peoples!

Hmmm … 

I’ve got Radio 4 on, again.   The station’s been something of an old friend, now, for many years.

Its news coverage is second to none.

But the one thing I do listen, in the morning … ?

Is the Today programme.

It’s also mentioned the fact that nitrous oxide — laughing gas — is getting popular amongst the young.

Seemingly, the gas can be bought, quite legally, from all sorts of places.

And comes in little silver canisters, about the size of a cigarette lighter.

I have to admit, that answers a question.

I’d seen a few of them about: and wondered what they were for.

Hmmm … 

Looks like the world’s a’changing on me.

Twenty or so years ago, everyone was causing a stink about the use of Ecstasy.

Cie la vie … 

But let’s get a move on, shall we … ?

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

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

Q1) 9th August is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples.   Where would you find the Māori people?
Q2) Which Pacific Island is the home of the Rapanui?   (Pronounced ra-pa-NEW-e.)
Q3) There are less than how many Indigenous Australian languages currently spoken: 150, 250 or 350?
Q4) Most of the world’s Uyghur — pronounced WE-gear — people live where: China, Japan or Thailand … ?
Q5) The Tuareg live where: Europe, Africa or North America?
Q6) If you’re Manx, you come from a small island off the coast of mainland … where?
Q7) The Aka, Efé and Mbuti people of Africa are better known as what … ?
Q8) Laplanders are more correctly called what: Sami, Sheltok or Suomi?
Q9) The Caribbean takes its name from which indigenous people?
Q10) Finally … the Mohave, Shasta and Yurok are Native American tribes … where?   (We want the US state.)
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 
Q1) 8th August, 1921, saw the birth of synchronized swimmer and actress Esther Williams.   She commentated on the synchronized swimming in which Summer Olympics: the 1980, 1984 or 1988?
A1) The 1984 LA Olympics.
Q2) 8th August, 1929, saw a famous airship star a round-the-world trip.   Was this the Graf Zeppelin, R101 or the USS Los Angeles … ?
A2) The Graf Zeppelin.
Q3) 8th August is the feast day of Saint Dominic.   Dominic is the traditional founder of which group of monks: the Jesuits, Dominicans or Franciscans?
A3) The Dominicans.
Q4) 8th August, 1876, saw Thomas Edison patent his mimeograph machine.   Was the mimeograph an early photocopier, printer or computer?
A4) An early printer.
Q5) Finally … 8th August, 1981, saw the birth of the (current) world number 3 men’s tennis player.   Who is he … ?
A5) Roger Federer.†
I’ll leave you with this … 

And with this thought …
“We must ensure the participation of indigenous peoples – women and men – in decision-making at all levels. This includes discussions on accelerating action towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals and defining the post-2015 development agenda.”
Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations.
Have a good day!

*        Yes, that’s kind of why I dug the thing up, Debbi: it’s been a while since I’ve read it.   It also got me interested in Huxley’s Brave New World: I wanted to check out other dystopias.   (I might just dig that one up, as well.   Oh, and We: Zemyatin’s book is supposed to have influenced Orwell and Huxley.)

†        Oh, I’ve not double checked that one, Debbi: I’ll apologise, if the rankings has changed, and promoted Djokovic without me noticing … 

1 comment:

The Catwoman said...

I'll have to read We now. So many books, so little time!

1. New Zealand
2. Easter Island
3. 250
4. China
5. North Africa
6. Britain (??)
7. pygmies
8. Sami
9. the Caribs
10. California