JJ, as soon as I saw the title, the song that came to mind was the Beach Boy's song, and then I looked down and you had it. I don't usually think of songs to go with the titles but you are always right on with each and every Daily Break Title. You are doing an amazing job. Thanks
Today's Today Break Theme is Signs of the Zodiac. Completion of this Daily Break will be worth 75 oodles.
Part 1: What's Your Sign? - This is a window game. One is being asked to match the zodiac symbol to its name.
Aries - Picture of a Ram with a blue background. Aquarius - Picture a someone pouring water to the left with an orange background. Cancer - Picture of a Crab on a Purple background. Capricorn - Picture of a Goat on an Orange Background Gemini - Picture of Twins on a Green Background. Leo - Picture of a Lion on a Blue Background. Libra - Picture of someone holding a pair of scales on a Green Background. Pisces - Picture of 2 fish on a reddish background. Sagittarius - Picture of an animal that is half house and half human on a Green-ish background. Scorpio - Picture of a scorpion on a Purple background. Taurus - Picture of a bull on a Yellow background. Virgo - Picture of a young woman on an Orange background.
Part 2: History of Astrology
a) Astrology is the study of... - celestial bodies in relation to people. b) What does the word "zodiac" mean in Greek? - Circle of animals c) How many Zodiac signs are there? - 12 d) Astrological signs are divided into four categories. Which of these is NOT one of them? - Life e) The signs of the Zodiac were NEVER used to determine... - ancestral history.
Part 3: It's A Sign - Who are you most compatible with? This is a set of questions looking for one's opinion. There are no right or wrong answers here.
a) It's your first day off from work in a long time. What are you doing?
Calling up an old friend who you haven’t spoken to in a while Spending the day with your significant other Helping your friend move out of their apartment Finally getting to that to-do list
b) What would be your dream job?
Actor or actress Psychologist Pediatrician or veterinarian Teacher
c) Which word or words best describes your high school "clique"?
Gossipers Artistic Quiet Ivy Leaguers
d) What was your favorite childhood activity? Singing and dancing Playing MASH Playing with your pet(s) Jump rope
e) When you're stressed out, what relaxes you?
Ranting to your friends or family; it feels good to release all that tension Painting or anything creative Spending time with the people you love Doing something active, such as hiking or other sports
f) If you see a stranger crying, what do you do?
Ask them to tell you what happened Ask them if they’re okay, but don’t ask for details Tell them something positive and ask if you can help Just ignore them; they probably don’t want to be bothered
Today's Today Break Theme is Animal Spotlight (Platypus). Completion of this Daily Break will be worth 75 oodles.
Part 1: Platypus Aplenty - A video for Viewing Purposes only.
Part 2: Animal Spotlight Trivia: Platypuses
a) The platypus is native to... - Australia. b) What is unique about male platypuses? - They are venomous c) True or false: platypuses are mammals. - True d) While hunting for food in the water, platypuses... keep their eyes closed. e) How many sex chromosomes does the platypus have? - 10
Today's Today Break Theme is Global Cooking (Japan). Completion of this Daily Break will be worth 75 oodles.
Part 1: Match the Meals - This is a window game. One is asked to match the pictures of traditional Japanese Dishes to the names below.
Tempura - A picture of 3 Shrimp covered with a Brownish Coating. Sashimi - Fresh Raw Fish cut into thin slices. Sushi - 2 Round Pieces of Sushi (Filling wrapped with Vinegared rice wrapped inside a Black Seaweed Wrap). Udon Noodles - A plate of noodles in a white with blue trim plate. Miso Soup - A Bowl of Soup in a White Bowl. Tonkatsu - A Plated of Breaded and Deep Fried Pork Cutlet Cut into many slices in a square plate. Yakitori - Two Skewers of Meat (Likely Chicken) on a plate. Shabu-Shabu - A Piece of Thinly Sliced Beef (being held by chopsticks) Dipped into Hot Water.
Part 2: Tasty Trivia
a) What does the word "sushi" refer to? - Rice b) What is the most popular drink in Japan? - Beer c) Which of these foods is typically served at every meal? - Rice d) Why is fish the most commonly consumed protein in Japan? - Religious and traditional beliefs teach that one should not eat mammals e) How many years ago was the first piece of sushi eaten? - 1,500 years ago
Personal Note: As part of the global musical trip around the world, the Japanese group featured is S/mileage, a girl group of teen idols dressed here like flight attendants. The song posted is "Yattaruchan" (roughly translation meaning "Go For It!"). The English translation of the lyrics are included in the video.
Today's Today Break Theme is Cats. Completion of this Daily Break will be worth 75 oodles.
Part 1: Prepare Yourself For... The Ninja Cat! - This video is for enjoyment purposes only.
Part 2: Cat-Tastic Trivia
a) Is it true that cats have nine lives? - No b) In Japan, a cat is a symbol of.. - Good luck c) Currently, there are over 90 million domesticated cats in the United States. What percentage of US homes owns a cat? - 35% d) An archeological study has proven that all species of cats are descended from the wildcat Felis sylvestris, which can be translated from Latin to mean... - Cat of the woods e) Although cats in Egypt were treated as royalty, they didn't have that same privilege during the Middle Ages. What were cats typically associated with during that time? - Witches f) Which Egyptian goddess had the head of a cat? - Bastet
Part 3: Famous Felines - This is a timed quiz. One is being asked to answer 12 questions in 2 minutes. The list of 8 cats to choose from are listed below.... Note: There are a total of 16 statements that can be used here, 12 of them will appear in this Daily Break. All 16 statements and the correct answers are listed below.
Puss in Boots Cat in the Hat Puss in Boots Cheshire Cat Garfield Pink Panther Sylvester Hello Kitty
Has the ability to make all but his smile invisible. - Cheshire Cat You might find this character on a vinyl change purse. - Hello Kitty Although the movie is named after him, he only appears in the opening credits. - Pink Panther Antonio Banderas is the voice of this animated kitty. - Puss in Boots Appears in six rhyming children’s books. - Cat in the Hat This comic villain was originally called ''the Cat.'' - Catwoman He’s dressed to the nines in a red-and-white striped hat and a bow tie. - Cat in the Heat In the comic strip, his best friends are Odie and Jon Arbuckle. - Garfield Tweety calls him ‘’Putty Tat.’’' - Sylvester His other names include ''Master Cat'' and ''The Booted Cat.'' - Puss in Boots Halle Barry, Michelle Pfeiffer and Anne Hathaway have all played this character in major motion pictures. - Catwoman His name is a play on the wild cat species 'Felis silvestris.' - Sylvester Bill Murray narrates the voice of this kitty in the newspaper to film adaptation. - Garfield The movie named after this cat features a clumsy detective named Inspector Jacques Clouseau. - Pink Panther Main character of the Japanese theme park Harmonyland. - Hello Kitty Lewis Carroll gave this cat a mischievous grin. - Cheshire Cat
Personal Notes: 1) Since the Pink Panther was mentioned earlier, the original version of the "Pink Panther Theme Song" is included here. 2) It is too tempting to pass up. I am going with The Stray Cats and "Stray Cat Strut" on this post. This video is a montage mash up of Disney movie cats put together to the beat of the song.
a) Is it true that cats have nine lives? No b) In Japan, a cat is a symbol of... Good luck c) Currently, there are over 90 million domesticated cats in the United States. What percentage of US homes owns a cat? 35% d) An archeological study has proven that all species of cats are descended from the wildcat Felis sylvestris, which can be translated from Latin to mean... Cat of the woods e) Although cats in Egypt were treated as royalty, they didn't have that same privilege during the Middle Ages. What were cats typically associated with during that time? Witches f) Which Egyptian goddess had the head of a cat? Bastet
Thank you for all your hard work on the Daily Break. It is my favorite. I feel like I learn something every day. Today , however I could not complete it as I could not locate a side bar to raise the first set of questions up so I could go to the next part. I have tried everything. I guess I am the only one having issues. I am now going to give up. I have been trying since after midnight. am I going to lose my Oodles because of it????
Today's Today Break Theme is Denny's Build Your Own Pancakes. Completion of this Daily Break will be worth 275 oodles. ** Note: One earns an extra 25 oodles just for starting this Daily Break. **
Part 1: The Critics Agree - This video is an advertisement for Denny's Build Your Own Pancakes.
Part 2: Know Your Pancakes
1) True or false: The history of pancakes stretches back to ancient Greece. - True 2) Denny's pancakes start with one of which two kinds of batter? - Buttermilk or Hearty Wheat 3) Which Denny's breakfast named for Hank Aaron has two pancakes, two eggs, two strips of bacon, and two sausages? - Grand Slam 4) Daniel Bertoletti holds the world record for pancake eating, wolfing down how many in just 10 minutes? - 50 5) What of the following is NOT another name for pancakes? - Sweet Cakes
Part 3: Batter Up! - This portion of the Daily Break is asking one to create your own pancake creation. On the next screen, one can use the batter and toppings of choice. One is asked to share this creation on either Facebook and/or Twitter. You can click on the Green Next Button to bypass placing this on either site.
** To bypass this portion of the Daily Break, just click on the No thanks, skip. words below the Green Done button on the bottom right of the screen. **
Part 4: Find A Denny's - One is asked to type in an address or zip code to locate the closest Denny's to your requested location.
** To bypass this portion of the Daily Break, just click on the Green Next>> button on the bottom portion of the screen. **
Personal Notes: 1) This is the first time since June 17th there has been a Daily Break game worth more than 75 oodles. 2) Here is a short video about making pancakes called "Pancakes!". This video has been featured on GMA.
Today's Today Break Theme is Word Search (Precious Metals Edition). Completion of this Daily Break will be worth 75 oodles.
Part 1: Can You Find Them?
There are 6 Precious Metal Words -- Silver, Gold, Platinum, Palladium, Iridium + Rhodium. There are different word search puzzles and different locations for each of these words.
To bypass the word search and collect the 75 oodles, just click on the green Next>> button on the bottom of the page.
Personal Notes: With precious metals as the topic, it was easy to decide on posting the Neil Young song "Heart of Gold". For silver, going to go with Dave + Sugar singing the country song, "Queen of the Silver Dollar".