Wednesday, 22 October 2014

The Daily Teaser — 22-10-14: Wombatty … !

Right … that’s THAT sorted out … !

You’ve possibly noticed I’m doing a few things to the family laptop, hadn’t you … ?

So far, I’ve managed top do some basic defragging — which has freed up some space, I can tell you! — and got rid of some excess software: including an Amazon toolbar that was flashing up some worrying messages.

Of course, the next bit’s going to be fun.   Setting up the external drive so that Mum and Ann — the older of my two sister — have lots of extra shelf space.

I get the feeling it’s going to take some time.

The things not getting any younger, after all!

And on top of that … ?

I want to set up SOME form of back-up programme.

How they’ve managed without one of them, I really don’t know!


But let’s move on, shall we?

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

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s Wombat† Questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How To, License and video

Q1) 22nd October is — very unofficially — Wombat Day.   Wombats are native to where: Australia, New Zealand or Antarctica?
Q2) Wombats are marsupials: are marsupials mammals, lizards or amphibians?
Q3) How many species of wombat are there: two, three or four?
Q4) Name one of those species.
Q5) The word, wombat, comes from the language of the Darug Aborigine people.   The Darug were native to the area around where: Brisbane, Canberra or Sydney?
Q6) Wombats are protected in all the states of their native country: except one.   Which one?
Q7) There’s a small town called Wombat: in New South … where … ?
Q8) Baby wombats are known as what?
Q9) In the children’s book, Wombat Stew, a wombat is captured.  By an evil what: bandicoot, dingo or crocodile?
Q10) Fatso the Fat Arsed Wombat was the (unofficial) mascot of which Olympic Games?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 21st October, 1096 saw the end of the People’s Crusade: during the First Crusade.   The Crusade was ended by an army from Anatolia.   Anatolia is in what’s now which country: Turkey, Iran or Armenia?
A1) Turkey.
Q2) The Crusade was lead by Peter the Hermit and Walter Sans Avoir.   Walter Sans Avoir is often known as Walter the what?
A2) Penniless.
Q3) One year later — and again, during the First Crusade — 21st October, 1097 saw the start of the siege of which city: Antioch, Damascus or Jerusalem?
A3) Antioch.   (One of the Crusaders involved in the Siege, Godroy de Bouillon, eventually went on to be the first Crusader ruler of Jerusalem.)
Q4) 21st October, 1797, saw the launch of the USS Constitution: the oldest US Navy ship still afloat.   The Constitution’s also known as what: Old Maid, Old Scrimshaw or Old Ironsides?
A4) Old Ironsides.
Q5) Finally … 21st October, 2005, saw observations taken: that confirmed the existence of the ninth biggest object orbiting the Sun.   What’s it called: Pluto, Neptune or Eris?
A5) Eris.
I’ll leave you with this tune from The Wombats … 

And this thought …
Oh how the family affections combat

Within this heart, and each hour flings a bomb at
My burning soul! Neither from owl nor from bat
Can peace be gained until I clasp my wombat.”

Have a good day: and don’t forget to hug a wombat.

*        Yeah, they’re father and son, Debbi.   (Actually, if you can find The Five(ish) Doctors, him and Olivia Colman make a guest appearance in it.)

†        Wombat Day is one of those very silly, and very unofficial, holidays.   But it gave me an excuse for ten questions … 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's quite a few questions! Ahem ... :)

I'll be offline for a while, but I'll be ba-a-ack! :-)

1. Australia
2. mammals
3. 3
4. common
5. Sydney
6. Victoria
7. Wales
8. Bush Babies
9. the dingo!
10. Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics