Friday, January 8, 2016

Ununremarkablium


Wait, you think I have gone a little off the deep end with that title post, don't you?  No, that is just what I scored on the Quiz of the week's news on BBC!!   WHAT! You don't look at the BBC and you don't know the Quiz of the week's news?!!  I look at it every Friday.  I am usually RUBBISH at it (as they say in England) but I find it amusing.  And in the scoring, they usually tie it in with one of the questions.  This week, there was a question about the new elements added to the PeriodicTable.

It's the Magazine's weekly news quiz - a chance to prove to yourself and others that you have been paying attention to what's been going on over the past seven days.



There you see, that is what the quiz says before you take the test.  It USED to say something like this...

"a chance to prove to yourself and others that you have better things to do than SWOT UP on what has been going on over the past week."(There, does anybody else remember this wording...I miss it!!)

Anyway, I have a link for you because you KNOW you want to take the quiz, right?  The link to the quiz is just here!

Now, I just know you will love seeing the giant puddle which went viral! And wait until you learn of the new healthy food for 2016!  If you only score 0-3, you will be UNUNREMARKABILIUM, which is my score!

The elements are not named just yet but for now the tempoary names - ununtriuum, ununpentium, ununseptium and ununoctium are based on the atomic number of each - 113, 115, 117 and 118.
(There are strict rules about the proper naming of elements- they may only be named after a mythological concept, a mineral, a place or country, a property or a scientist.)

If you get all seven questions on this quiz, you are UNUNIMPROVABLIUM.

If you get 4-6 correct, you are UNUNKNOCKABLIUM.

And remember my score, I only had two correct, so I am UNUNREMARKABLIUM!  That's okay, I have been called worse!

Hey, I have been under the weather this week, so I am dong very well to do all I have done this week, let alone getting any answers correctly on this quiz! Hope to be back soon and able to visit all your lovely blogs!



Just looked at my photos from January of last year and this is the stack of my Daddy's firewood! I hope you are impressed at how perfectly he has this stacked! And he has the same this year too.  Stay warm! You know my Dad will!


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  1. I got " Ununknockablium"...helped by reading only this morning in the paper re what is said to become this year's new, magic health food!!! I always say what was bad for us last week...will be good for us this week...it's all in the magic pudding!!! lol

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    1. They can keep that pudding no matter if it is considered healthy! :-)

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  2. That's a whole lot of firewood. Wow! Ummm... I only got three right too.

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    1. My Dad used to split all of it himself too! He uses a machine now but I think he still stacks it himself!

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  3. May take the quiz later (you know I love quizzes, especially the pub kind!), thanks for the link!
    Your dad's stack of firewood is truly impressive. But then he is an impressive man, so the stack matches him. "Show me your stack of wood and I tell you who you are" - or something like that :-)

    Sorry to hear you haven't been well. I hope you're back to 100 % soon! I'll be back to the office on Monday, after 2 1/2 weeks off - it felt so good, even though my work is never stressful.

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    1. Hey Meike!
      I look at this quiz every week, it pops up on Friday under the Magazine section on the BBC site!
      You are right about the firewood! Everything my Dad does is like that, and you know, come to think of it, my brothers are the same way, every little thing must be JUST RIGHT!
      2 1/2 weeks off? LUCKY you! Hope you had a relaxing and fun time! In America, that is unheard of, at least in my working class part of it!! :-)

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  4. Ununknockablium was my score... 5 right. It would have only been 4 but I read your whole post before taking the test and I remembered the temporary names of the new elements. Your father has an unusual way of stacking his wood. Is there a reason for the carefully crossed pieces on one end?

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    1. Oops, sorry, I should have put those temporary element names at the END!
      Just looking at the photo, I assume the wood at the end supports the wood from falling down. I just looked it up and sure enough, it says that those are support towers and from reading about it, they are not that easy to do!! My Dad, he is the best!! :-)

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  5. Easy quiz, but they got two wrong!

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    1. Okay, so which two did they get wrong? The suspense is killing me!!

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  6. I went and did it and scored Ununknockablium - the middle one - mainly by guesswork! I love your Dad's wood pile, that is incredible. There is a book about Norwegian wood stacking and your Dad's stack looks like one of those! xx

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    1. HA! I mostly guess myself and sometimes I get all of them right except one or two! We just don't have the same news in the USA, so mostly I would not have heard hardly any of the news!
      THANK YOU for telling me about the Norwegian book about wood stacking!! I just looked it up and I am so tickled to learn of this! I kinda have a THING about Norway, I have been in love with it since the winter Olympics were held there in 1994. One of my followers, SPIDERAMA, from Norway had the BEST photos, but I think she has stopped blogging now.

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  7. Played the quiz a couple of times. I used to like University Challenge on TV and did OK in that until the questions veered away from my outdated knowledge of books and ideas into modern concepts I didn't have a clue about.
    I read "Itch" By Simon Mayo recently about a young teenage element hunter who is collecting the Periodic Table in his bedroom. That's a book I think you would like as its so different from anything else I've read and a real thriller. Funny in places and totally unexpected but plays out like a boys' own adventure. Best book I've read for a while.
    Always like a good log pile and its satisfying chopping them up as I do it in bothies if there is a good sharp axe in them.

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    1. Thank you for telling me about that book! I will have to write it down though as I have a brain like a sieve and I won't remember it! (Sad but true.)
      I just looked at some sites from Norway and you should just type in "Norway stacking wood" and see what they have done!! One of them had the wood stacked in such a way that showed an OWL and in another one, it looked as if a tree had fallen down amongst the logs.
      (NO, spellchecker, "amongst" IS a word!!) HA!

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  8. Hope you are soon better. Fun way to spend your time with the quiz. Nice your daddy has all that wood. Keep warm there !

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    1. I have family and friends in England so I like to read the BBC and the Eastbourne Herald online to see what is going on over there!!
      Happy weekend to you, look on the bright side!! :-)

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  9. Praying you feel better soon, Kay!
    Have a good weekend.

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    1. Thank you, Sylvia! Getting better every day! :-)

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  10. I can't imagine stacking wood like that.
    Hope you feel better, Kay.

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    1. My Dad can do anything! :-)
      Thanks, getting better!

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  11. Your Daddy is a remarkable man no matter what! And i long ago realized i was ununremarkabilium. It's okay, they know me in that area!

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    1. Ha! I am amused every week at the way they use the wording for the scores, little things tickle me!

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  12. I'm sure I would be there with you in UNUNREMARKABILIUM. Take care - I hope you feel better soon.

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    1. All aboard the SS. UNUNREMARKABILIUM! Plenty of room for more! LOL!

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    1. Ha! See my comment to Barb above! :-)

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  14. I got 3 correct. I do take this quiz from time to time.

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    1. Hey! We do well to keep up with our news in THIS country, right?

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  15. Kay We had a stack of wood like that last year and burned it all up. LOL. So did our daughter's family. But it sure saved on the heating bills. This year so far we have had one snow, Nov. 21st. It melted two days later. We had a dusting this past Monday....now tomorrow maybe 3 inches. Here it is Jan...so unreal. Stay well. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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    1. Oh my, SNOW! I know it is to be expected, but in Georgia when we get it, it completely paralyzes the streets, so I am hoping we don't!! Blessings to you, Susie! xx

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  16. YOU? Off the deep end? Nah!! never thought it. That is quite a stack of wood. Reminds me of the wood furnace on our farm and how much it took to keep that running all winter. xo Diana

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    1. Not easy to chop wood and to keep bringing it in when it is cold. There is an art to building a fire. My Dad had to build the fire at his schoolhouse when he was just a wee lad, but I am sure that even then, he was expert at it!
      xx

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  17. I've been trying - but I cannot pronounce these words LOL
    Very interesting how the elements are named!
    I hope you'll have a wonderful and relaxed Sunday.
    Lots of hugs to you,
    Beate

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    1. We had a very nice Sunday, we walked on our trails around Panola Mountain! Cold and windy but when you walk very quickly, it warms you up! Hugs to you, my friend!

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  18. Hi Kay, I do hope you're feeling better soon! :-)

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    1. Hey Audrey!
      Thank you! I think Richard and I both had some kind of strange virus, left us feeling like zombies, hard to explain it, but getting better now!

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  19. Very funny! I think you are quite remarkable, in the best possible way! Be well! Keep warm! We are having a blizzard here today, but I just got an email from the teacher that my Artists Way Class is still on, so off I go.

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    1. I love it! Not even a BLIZZARD can stop the artists!! :-)

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  20. I didn't know about the quiz of the week. It sounds like a fun concept. I used to enjoy things like that.

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    1. You should look at it every Friday, it is quite amusing, it is under the Magazine section on the BBC website.

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  21. I tried to take the test but my computer locked up..does that mean my computer failed it? I love the stacked wood pic. We heat with wood and that's a lovely sight to see when the temps have fallen like they did here yesterday..and throw in that lovely snow too! Hope you feel better soon!

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    1. I think snow looks so pretty on your blog! And I hope that I don't see any snow anytime soon in my neck of the woods!!

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  22. I followed your link and took the quiz. Wow, was it Britcentric (if that's a word)! My score was 2 -- "ununremarkabilium," the same as you. And the two answers I got correct were both just lucky guesses!

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