Monday, 1 September 2014

The Daily Teaser — 1-9-2014: Asteroidally Yours … !

Right then: it’s Monday.

And frankly … ?

I’m feeling as tired as … 

Well … 

As tired as someone who’s had a late night … !

It’s me own fault, really.

I will insist on overenthusiastic blogging about Dr Who* … !

Let’s get a move on, shall we?   I’ve a bit a long day … 

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

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

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

Q1) 1st September, 1804, saw the discovery of the asteroid, Juno: in the Main Asteroid Belt.   The Belt is in-between two planets of the Solar System.   Name one of them.
Q2) Juno was discovered by Karl Ludwig Harding: which European country was Harding from … ?
Q3) Juno is what’s called an S-type asteroid.   An S-type asteroid is what: stony, metal-rich or icy?
Q4) The novel, Eon, features a hollowed out version of Juno.   Who wrote Eon: Greg Smith, Greg Dyke or Greg Bear?
Q5) Asteroids are numbered, in the (rough) order of their discovery.   What’s Juno’s (single digit) number … ?
Q6) Juno is named for an ancient goddess.   In which mythology: Greek, Roman or Assyrian?
Q7) Asteroid number 1 is — technically — a dwarf planet.   What’s its name?
Q8) The second largest asteroid in the belt is 4 Vesta.   Vesta was surveyed in 2011: by a probe called what?
Q9) Atari released a video game, in 1979: where the player becomes a small spaceship, stuck in an asteroid field, and trying to shoot their way out.   What’s the game called … ?
Q10) Which 1998 film sees Bruce Willis and his team blowing up an asteroid, to stop it colliding with Earth … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 
Q1) 31st August, 1932, saw the birth of comedian, actor and TV presenter, Roy Castle.   Which children’s TV show did he present for many years?
Q2) 31st August, 2008, saw the death of Ken Campbell: which trilogy did he and Chris Langham stage in Liverpool, in 1976?
A2) The Illuminatus! Trilogy.   (Campbell was influential: Sylvester McCoy, Bill Nighy, Jim Broadbent, David Rappaport and Bob Hoskins got a hell of a leg up, working with Campbell.   As did Langham himself: it’s a shame Langham was found to own some of the images on his computer.)
Q3) 31st August, 1963, saw North Borneo become self-governing.   Now part of Malaysia, North Borneo is now called what … ?
A3) Sabah.
Q4) 31st August, 1968, saw who become the first batsman to hit six consecutive sixes, in a single Cricket over?
A4) Sir Garfield Sobers.
Q5) Finally … 31st August, 1888, saw the murder of Mary Anne Nichols, first victim of Jack the Ripper.   She was found in Buck’s Row.   The Ripper’s second victim was found where: Hanbury Street, Berner Street or Mitre Square?
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“It is probably a good idea to search, at some level, for asteroids that come to the Earth's general vicinity. But merely counting the asteroids found is not sufficient. It is desirable to follow up each discovery to examine whether it can or can not be a threat during the next century or so.”
Brian G. Marsden 5 August 1937 – 18 November 2010.
And this tune: as it’s spacey … 

Enjoy your day.

*        Play fair: it was a Dr Who episode with Daleks: an Old Firm derby, in other words … 

†         Oh, have you seen this week’s Dr Who Debbi?   Frankly, I’ve not felt this enthusiastic about the show, since 2005!

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I totally agree, Paul! Great episode.

1. Mars and Jupiter
2. Germany
3. stony
4. Greg Bear
5. 3
6. Roman
7. Ceres
8. Dawn
9. Asteroids (used to play this!)
10. Armageddon