Question Fun Season 2 – Game 13

Question Fun Directory

Welcome to Question Fun!

An easy game, and more so if you love questions!  Each game has a topic, and then there are 21 questions relating to the topic – they can be visual, musical, personal, professional, topical, serious, thought provoking, fun, weird and even wacky – the questions will cover all fields and there is no structure to follow, so it could be orderly one game and completely random the next time you play!

Should you wish to take part in addition to the Ping Back could you also drop me a comment with the link, as sadly l am not receiving all ‘natural’ ping backs of late and l don’t wish to miss your responses.

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The Topic Today Is – Counting on You!

I am an odd number. Take away one letter and I become even. What number am I? 

Seven

Using only addition, how do you add eight 8’s and get the number 1000? 

888+8+8+8+8+8+8+8+8+8=1000

Sally is 54 years old and her mother is 80, how many years ago was Sally’s mother three times her age? 

41 years ago, Sally was 13, and her mom was 39.

At a party, everyone shook hands with everybody else. There were 66 handshakes. How many people were at the party?

Either 8 or 9

It’s dark. You have ten grey socks and ten blue socks you want to put into pairs. All socks are exactly the same except for their colour. How many socks would you need to take with you to ensure you had at least a pair?

11

My grandson is about as many days as my daugher in weeks, and my grandson is as many months as I am in years. My grandson, my daughter and I together are 120 years. Can you tell me my age in years ?

Grandson is six, daughter is 42 and you’re 72.

2 Fathers and two sons go out hunting, each manage to down a bird and yet only three birds come home with them – how come?

One each for grand father, father and son.

Provide two quotes that are about numbers please.

Provide the title of one song that is exclusively about quantities.

Add me to myself and multiply by 4. Divide me by 8 and you will have me once more. What number am I?

5. 5+5=10 x 4=40 Divided by 8= 5

How many 9’s are there between 1 and 100?

11

Four years ago, Jenny was twice as old as Robert. Four years from now, Robert will be 3/4 of Jenny’s. How old is Jenny?

16.

Why did six cry?

Because seven eight ( ate)

Which number Apollo mission was the spaceflight that landed the first two men on the Moon?

Apollo 11

Who were the actors that starred in Apollo 13 and what year was it released?

Tom Hanks and Kevin Bacon

Can you name 10 films with numbers in their titles?

Iron man 2, Iron man 3, Rocky 2, Rocky 3, Rocky 4, ………………

A Baker’s dozen is how many?

13

How many sculpted lions by Sir Edwin Landseer sit at the base of Trafalgar Square?

Four.

What is ‘nine tenths of the law’?

9/10, Actually it is possession.

The Crazy 88 feature in which film?

kill bill

Who was the 35th President of the United States?

John F Kennedy

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My thanks to Paula of Light Motifs II for the inspiration behind today’s Question Fun topic, that being MATH. Should anyone wish to suggest a topic for future games, please do feel free to drop a comment below.

Many thanks Rory

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Blogging—— Where do you find Inspiration?

 

Where do you find inspiration for what you write or post every day?

This is an important aspect of blogging life. We are sometimes hit with a new, innovative idea while we are doing something else. And sometimes we can think, think and think ( like Winnie the Pooh ) and come up blank.

So how to maintain this stream of new, wonderful ideas flowing through without a blockage? You find a million ways listed on different blogs and websites on the internet to wake up your creative brain. They have useful advice, no doubt about it. I don’t specifically follow that advice! I try to store up my creative ideas whenever I get one. Take out the phone, it’s usually the most handy, and jot it down.

1. Creativity flows when the blood flow increases through the brain, so during a walk or a jog you can get innovative ideas.

2. Distraction helps too! When working on something else I get brilliant ideas and have to write them down.

3. Just before going to sleep or in the middle of the night, an idea can come to you that can be the making of a great post.

4. And sometimes you sit and start writing and ideas flow through your fingers onto the screen.

5. Reading books, blogs and other informative articles also helps us in getting useful ideas.

 

How do you find inspiration?

Please share your thoughts and feedback in the comments.

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#Inspiration

Three Lines Tales week #180

The air show was spectacular indeed with the fly-by of the planes ejecting colored exhaust mesmerizing the audience.

The large number of the people gathered had eyes lifted skywards and craning their neck, shielding eyes from the sunlight they watched the pilots performing feats of daredevilry and wowing the spectators.

That was why when the crash came it was such a huge shock to everyone, and no one could ever forget how they saw one of the plane collide with the one next to it and both enveloped in a ball of fire, a tragic end to something wonderful.

Welcome to Week 180 of Three Line Tales.

photo by David Peters via Unsplash

You’ll find full guidelines on the TLT page – here’s the tl;dr:

• Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt (& give them a title if possible).

• Link back to this post (& check the link shows up under the weekly post).

• Tag your post with 3LineTales (so everyone can find you in the Reader).

• Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.

• Have fun.

Happy three-lining!

In response to;

Three Lines Tales week #180

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#3linestale

Thank you, Nova

Nova of Nova Namesté has very generously created this award and has gifted it to me. I truly am grateful for this honor. Thank you so much Nova!

She says;

There’s no questions or need to thank me. I also don’t require you to nominate others, although I think it would be a kind gesture. 🙂

So in accordance with her wish, I am selecting two bloggers to gift this award. I would also ask them to show kindness and pay it forward.

1. Teresa of The Haunted Wordsmith

2. Di of Pensitivity 101

Congratulations to you both. You both have blogs and it is always fun to read your post. All original and interesting.

#keepitalive

#awardsandnominations

Writing Prompt #27

The highest price I’ve ever paid for anything is……………

I could take this literally and tell you all about my shopaholic tendencies. There is a lot wrong there. I am trying to control my tendency to buy stuff and spend money on things that I may need next year!

Then there are things which happen in life which extract a price from you in terms of emotional and mental trauma. This sort of price is paid by our soul and leaves scars behind which always remind us of the terrible time in our lives. Though I won’t go into the details of that event because they also belong to someone close to me, I can say that by making a few bad decisions regarding a family situation, I made the biggest mistake of my life and it cost me dearly. I lost sleep over it and went through a period of depression for a few months.

It wasn’t wholly my mistake but I was part of it and after living through agonizing months I gathered courage to deal with it. This is a part of my life which taught me a valuable lesson. That in life the decisions we make are our responsibility and we have to face the consequences.

They say adversity makes you stronger, it does but you need a lot of courage to deal with this adversity. I became a stronger person after this time in my life and learned a few life truths. But still I would not want to go through a similar experience in my life- Never again, hopefully.

In response to;

Writing Prompt #27

A Prompt by; Sarah Elizabeth Moore

Thursday Inspiration #12

This week’s theme is garden and this picture. Here is the song snippet from “Octopus’s Garden,” written by Richard Starkey in 1969:

I‘d like to be under the sea
In an octopus’ garden in the shade
He’d let us in, knows where we’ve been
In his octopus’ garden in the shade

Photo found on Pixabay

Gently swaying in the current of warm water

My underwater garden is something to behold

Instead of birds, I have fish swimming here

No birdsongs but the murmuring of the ocean

You can see the color of the coral and seaweeds

There is only one problem that you face here

The air is scarce here so bring your own oxygen

But I assure you there is plenty to amuse you

Look at these oysters with a beautiful display

Of lovely pearls, precious and unequal to anything

That can be found in any ordinary garden anywhere!

In response to;

Thursday Inspiration #12

A Prompt by Paula of Light Motifs II

#keepitalive

#p0eticlicence

Smile

Be happy and whistle away the blues

Throw your troubles to the wind

Today is the start of what lays ahead

So don’t project your unhappiness from yesterday

Into your tomorrow but leave it where it belongs

A little bit of a jocular attitude can bring joy

To your life and of those around you

In response to the following prompts;

Your daily word prompt;

Project

FOWC;

Whistle

RDP;

Wind

Word of the day challenge;

Jocular

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#fowc

#rdp

Tale Weaver #231- July 11-2019. Making Sense out of Nonsense- Ignormarte

( Ignormarte, the people who had absolutely no idea about the market trends )

Jolly was lucky to win the mega lottery and was now rolling in money. He wanted to spend all his money to live out his dream life. But his mother was more sensible and told him to invest half the money in stock market. Since he was ignormarte, he asked his best friend Jonny to advice him. What he didn’t know that Jonny was not an honest man. He had plans to fleece Jolly and become rich in the process.

Jolly handed half his money to Jonny to invest some place where it would earn good profit. Jonny pretended to invest it while in reality transferring the money to an offshore account. Every month Jolly would ask his friend how the stock was doing and Jonny would give him assurance that the money was earning a decent profit.

Though Jolly was spending his win quite liberally, he had not quite ran through all of it when he got the shock of his life when his best friend bailed out on him with half the money. Jonny disappeared and there was no sign of him. Jolly cursed his ignormatre-ness which had landed him in this mess and promised himself to be more careful of the money he had left, investing it with a reliable Wall Street firm.

While the clever Jonny became a victim of his own greed and lost all the money he had stolen from his friend due to bad investments. It appears that he too was a ignormatre but a cheap one!

Ignormarte

This week I invite you to play with this nonsense word and create your own meaning and story about it.

It can be noun, verb, adjective or adverb, its fate is in your hands.

Write your response and link it using the linking tool below.

Go forth and have fun.

In response to;

Tale Weaver #231- Making Sense out of Nonsense

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#taleweaver

Stream of Consciousness Saturday-July 13-2019- Instructions

How to make an ice cream sundae;

Pick up your car keys and drive to the nearest outlet of Dairy Queen.

Okay, just kidding.

An easy recipe for Keto ice cream:

2 cups heavy cream

2 Tablespoons cocoa powder

3 Tablespoons xylitol ( artificial sweetener )

Mix them in a I pint mason jar. Closing the lid shake the mixture till it doubles in size, about 5 minutes. Put it in the freezer. Take it out and shake it for 2 minutes after 2 hours. It will be ready in 3-4 hours.

You can top it with sugar free chocolate syrup and chopped nuts.

So it is a genuine recipe and not a joke. I repeat it is NOT A JOKE!

Try it. The carb content of this ice cream is very low. You can substitute cocoa powder with half teaspoon of vanilla extract.

The prompt;

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “instructions.” Write instructions for anything you know how to do. As detailed or as rambling as you’d like. Enjoy!

In response to;

Stream of Consciousness Saturday-July 13-2019

A Prompt by Linda G Hill

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#socs