Sunday, 7 August 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 7-8-2016: Kon-Tiki

Hmmm … 

I have to admit, yesterday’s shift was decidedly uncomfortable.

As my innards were playing up.

Not as badly as they were on Saturday, though, but badly enough.

Still … I managed to get through the shift: and figured out what had kicked off the attack.

Bloody pasties!

But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with both scoring five out of five.

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

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

Q1) The Kon Tiki landed in Polynesia, on 7th August.   Of which year of the 1940s?
Q2) The ship went across which ocean?
Q3) Who lead the expedition?
Q4) Kon Tiki was a what: pinnace, raft or sloop?
Q5) It was made of which hardwood: ash, balsa or cork?
Q6) The wooden logs were lashed together with what: hemp, hair or leather?
Q7) The name, Kon Tiki, is an alternative name for the god ,Viracocha.   Viracocha was a god of the what: sun, moon or stars?
Q8) Viracocha was worshipped by who: the Aztec, Maya or Inca?
Q9) The crew consisted of how many people: five, six or seven?
Q10) Finally … the Kon Tiki landed in Polynesian island group: The Marquesas, the Society Islands or the Tuamoto Archipelago?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 6th August, 1996, saw NASA announce it had found evidence of life on Mars.   What it had actually found was possible fossil bacteria on what: an asteroid, meteorite or comet?
A1) A meteorite.
Q2) 6th August is Independence Day in Jamaica.   Jamaica is in which sea?
A2) The Caribbean.
Q3) The last Holy Roman Emperor abdicated: on 6th August 1806.   Who was he?
A3) Francis 2nd.
Q4) 6th August, 1892, saw the birth of actor, Hoot Gibson.   He made his name in early Western movies, and as a performer in what: porn films, rodeos or pop videos?
A4) Rodeos.   (It would have to be an odd porn film, featuring someone called Hoot.   Mind you … )
Q5) Finally … 6th August, 1928, saw the birth of artist, Andy Warhol.   His studio, the Factory, was in which US city?
A5) New York.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“It was a great moment on board when two large boobies were spotted above the horizon to westward.”
The Expedition’s Leader, narrating the 1948 documentary about the expedition.
And a tune by The Shadows …

Have a good day.

*        Yes, I’d come across that, before now, Olga: I think it’s had a mention in one of Left-handers Day Teasers.   I don’t think I know any one ulcerative colitis: but the one Crohn’s sufferer I know is a southpaw.   (I couldn’t tell you if celebrity Crohn’s sufferer, Anastacia‡, is a lefty, though.)   I’ also get the impression — from the basic research I’ve done for one of the other Left-handers Day — that we’re slightly more likely to suffer with some form of schizophrenia, if we’re left handed … with a left handed father.   I’m assuming some sort of genetic factor?

†        Blimey, Debbi, I WISH I had a college degree!   I might JUST have to bribe someone!   At ANY rate?   I might just have to start looking at … hmmm … double checking my advertising revenue … 

‡        Where on God’s green Earth did a forty-something session-singer with Crohn’s and glasses get a voice like that?

1 comment:

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) 1947
Q2) Pacific
Q3) Thor Heyerdahl
Q4) raft
Q5) balsa
Q6) Hemp
Q7) Sun
Q8) The Inca
Q9) Six
Q10) The Tuamoto Archipelago
You're right about the voice. I was wondering if bowel problems somehow were related. Considering the percentage of left-handed people seems to have changed little over generations it's likely to have some genetic involvement.
I read the book about the Kontiki expedition many years back and I translated a book called Virgin of the Sun that's about the Incas.... go figure! (Very good book, by the way).I hope today is better. And beware of pasties.