Tuesday, 19 May 2015

The Daily Teaser — 19-5-2015: Degrees of Separation

You know, I SWEAR that’s having some funny effects.

Well, not funny, per se.

But the new dual monitor set up I’m using on my computer seems to have some nice side effects.

Mostly … ?

Well mostly where one or two games — mostly independent effects, like Pac The Man X and Armagetron Advanced* — that seem to to just a hair’s breadth faster.

Yes, I know it’s barely perceivable.

But it does make for a difference: and one I’m not complaining!


But let’s get a move on, shall we?

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

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we?

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

Q1) 19th May, 1743, is the day Jean-Pierre Christin announce revisions of the Centigrade scale for measuring temperature.   What’s the symbol for that scale?
Q2) That scale is also as what C?
Q3) In this scale, 0 °C is the freezing point of what: water, rock or blood?
Q4) 100 °C sees water, boil.   This is known as water’s what point?
Q5) When water — or another substance — is at a temperature and pressure where its solid, liquid and gaseous form can coexist, this is known as its what point?
Q6) What’s the average human body temperature: 17 °C, 27 °C or 37 °C?
Q7) A substance’s sublimation point is the temperature it turns from a solid, into a what: liquid, gas or plasma?
Q8) The Fahrenheit scale is an older temperature scale.   At which temperature to the two scales meet: -40, -50 or -60?
Q9) -273.15 °C is also known as Absolute Zero.   In which scale is Absolute Zero usually zero?
Q10) Finally … In Centigrade or Fahrenheit, which device measures temperature?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 18th May, 1926, saw the disappearance of noted evangelist, Aimee Semple McPherson.   After she’d allegedly been what?
A1) Kidnapped.
Q2) 18th May, 1917, saw the USA introduce the Selective Service Act of 1917.   This allowed the President to set up what: conscription, taxes or the US Peace Corp?
Q3) 18th May, 1848, saw Germany’s first National Assembly open its first session.   That first session was held in a church in which German city?
A3) Frankfurt.   (Although, more correctly, it’s name is Frankfurt am Main.)
Q4) 18th May, 1949, saw the birth of keyboard player, and Yes member, Rick Wakeman.   During one 1969 session, he played the Mollotron on which David Bowie record?
Q5) Finally … 18th May is International Museum Day.   What’s Britain’s most visited museum?
A5) The British Museum.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“People ask the way to Cold Mountain.

Cold Mountain?
There is no road that goes through.

Even in summer the ice doesn’t melt!”
Han-Shan, in Cold Mountain: 100 Poems By Han-Shan.
And this tune: from the other end of the scale …

Have a good day!

*        Both games Are a HELL of a lot of fun … !

†        Distracting?   I doubt it Debbi: wouldn’t be a bit distracting!   Far from it!   It’d be very UNdistracting!   (I’m not convincing you, am I … ?)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

LOL! Boy, this teaser took me back to when I studied physics! Whoa! :)

1. C
2. Celsius
3. water
4. boiling
5. triple
6. 37 degrees
7. gas
8. -40 degrees
9. Kelvin and Rankine, too
10. thermometer