Monday’s quiz

1. What contains 44 grams of carbohydrates, 26.7 grams of protein, 22.9 grams of fat, 5.3 grams of fibre and .9 grams of sodium?

2. From which direction do the mistral and levante blow?

3. Who said: “If we focus too intently on the past, we risk walking into the future backwards without seeing the great possibilities that lie ahead“?

4. What are the main ingredients of a daiquiri?

5. What’s the gestation period of a cow?

7 Responses to Monday’s quiz

  1. david winter says:

    Wow, these aren’t getting any easier!

    1) I think I worked this out with the help of google, which turned up an interesting table on regional differences in that composition. (But I won’t spoil it for people that want to guess or have an encyclopedic knowledge of nutritional data)

    2) The mistral is a Nor Wester, no clue on the levante

    3) No, I’m just not very good at the quotes…

    4) White rum, lime juice and simple syrup (or other sugary syrup)

    5) Alright… gestation time is roughly correlated with adult size. Humans have a slightly longer gestation time than that relationship would suggest (even though we are born much more useless than most animals) but, by and large, we are quite a lot smaller than cows. So let’s say 10 months?


  2. Gravedodger says:

    1 cornish pasty (rather large)
    2 Mistral, never been there (where it blows) but my geography suggests northerly quarter.Levante suggests easterly.
    3 Had I done my duty on Waitangi Day at the Kaik I just might have known but I skived off and left it to the grunts.
    4 Rum and Lime juice with a syrup and or fruit for flavour.
    5 280 to 285 days or 9 months as a roughy. A number of the old farmers had a list on a post at the cowbail of when a cow was bulled and some added the date of local weddings as the human gestation is similar. Just out of interest of course.


  3. homepaddock says:

    “some added the date of local weddings as the human gestation is similar. Just out of interest of course.”

    One of our shearers reckoned a first baby could arrive any time, after that it took about nine months. But that was nearly 30 years ago when it was the norm for people to be married before their children were born, if not conceived.


  4. Bearhunter says:

    1. A pie.

    2. Northwest and east (from the Levant, I assume).

    3. The good old GG.

    4. Havana Club Anejo Blanco, fresh lime juice and simple syrup. Shake well and strain into a martini glass. Also very good with grenadine instead of the syrup.

    5. Nine months, same as a human as Alf Garnett once informed his “silly old moo” of a wife.


  5. 1 a weetbix? Failing that a Big Mac.
    2 north ( and bit of north east)
    3 Norman Reid
    4 rum lime and sugar (used to be a barman as a student!)
    5 Come on Ele!! What chance for us city boys know about this?!! What about 28 weeks as a guess?


  6. Raymond A Francis says:

    1 A meat pie, hopefully from Willets (who now have a trendy new name ) in Oamaru. Beautiful but owing to the fat content I am only allowed one in a Blue moon

    2 Levant from the east and the minstral from the north

    3 Some old buffer trying to get young people to solve his problems

    4 White rum, lime, sugar and ice

    5 Nine months or 280 + days depending on the age of the cow and if you have the cow shed finnished in which case a week before , especially if it is raining or snowing.
    Known as “Sod’s Law”


  7. pdm says:

    1. Is it a `maggot pack’ – a meat pie perhaps.
    2. Nor-west.
    3. Abrahm Lincoln
    4. Ice, Bacardi (white rum) and I don’t really care what else because I’ll just have a beer thanks.
    5. I am not 100% sure, but I have assisted in calving one or two when a lad, say 9 or 10 months. When I say assisted perhaps more like helped get them into the stock yards and then up the race and head into the bail and then looked on.


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