Monday, 22 June 2015

The Daily Teaser — 22-6-2015

You know, the older I get, the harder it gets to get some sleep.

No, really!   I think it took me a while to actually get off to sleep, last night.

I’m blaming Channel Four.   I think they’ve managed to play a blinder, in producing and airing Humans: but it had me up and blogging fairly late, last night!

Still … ?

Still, I’ve just managed to get the first cup of tea of the day down my neck.

Always good.

And I managed to get over to my mothers, last night: for the obligatory Sunday dinner.   Which was definitely good.

And got me spending time with my nephew, Jude.

I think the Downie family sense of humour’s definitely starting too show … 


But let’s get moving on, shall we?

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

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

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

Q1) 22nd June, 1965, saw the death of film producer, David O. Selznick.   Selznick produced two Best Picture winners: in 1939 and 1940.   Name either.
Q2) 22nd June, 1959, saw the directors of Harrods admit they were having merger talks.   With whom: Walmart, Debenhams or the House of Fraser?
Q3) 22nd June, 1633, saw the Holy Office — the Inquisition, in other words — force whom to recant his view that the Sun was the centre of the Universe?
Q4) James W. Christy discovered a moon of Pluto: on the 22nd June, 1978.   What’s that moon called?
Q5) Finally … 22nd June, 1856, saw the birth of writer, H. Hider Haggard: the man behind Alan Quatermain.   What did the ‘H’ stand for?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 21st June is the International Day of Yoga.   Yoga has its origins in which country?
A1) India.
Q2) Name either of the two best known forms of Yoga.
A2) Hatha yoga and Raja Yoga.
Q3) Forms of Yoga are practiced by three major religions.   Name one of them.
A3) Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism.
Q4) N. C. Paul introduced many in the West to Yoga: in his book, Treatise on Yoga Philosophy.   The book was published in which year of the 1850s?
A4) 1851.
Q5) Asanas’ is the traditional term for yoga … what?
A5) Positions/postures.
Q6) Traditionally, there’s supposed to be how many of these asanas: 83, 84 or 85?
A6) 84.
Q7) The classic crossed-legged yoga position is called the what position?   (It’s used in the picture in the background of today’s Teaser video.)
A7) The Lotus position.
Q8) According to various yoga treatise, the human body has chakras: or energy points.   How many of these do we have: seven, eight or nine?
A8) Seven.
Q9) One school of Buddhism uses a type of yoga-based meditation called Zazen.   WHICH school?
A9) Zen.   Clue’s in the name, folks … 
Q10) Finally … yoga — and other such practices — were favourably spoken of, by Raffaello Martinelli.   Writing for whom: the Church Of England, the Roman Catholic Church or the Salvation Army?
A10) Roman Catholic Church.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“The food that memory gives to eat is bitter to the taste, and it is only with the teeth of hope that we can bear to bite it.”
She, H. Rider Haggard, 22 June 1856 – 14 May 1925.
And this: as a nod to a noted Was (Not Was) guest singer … 

And this, as it’s ear worming its why through my head, right now …

Have a good day … !

*        Finding them’s a challenge, though, Debbi!   That’s half the fun … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Indeed! :) Here's something you might like. I'm thinking of getting an Apple laptop, too.

You've turned Mack into a Mac-freak! :)

1. Gone With the Wind and Rebecca
2. Debenhams
3. Galileo
4. Charon
5. Henry