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More Egypt and sailing trivia just for the heck of it

September 2nd 2012 9:09 pm
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Answer if you know......

Why is upper Egypt considered South Egypt and the lower is called the north?

What breed of dog was used as a hunting dog in ancient Egypt?

Hieroglyphics comes from two greek words meaning?

What productions company made the great movie Prince of Egypt?

A boat has a port(left) and starboard(right) side. In describing a boats side relative to the wind, which terms are used?

A rope used to hoist or lower a sail is called a ___________ ?

What is the ocean pressure at its deepest point?

What is the largest island in the world?

What is the origin of the term, “As The Crow Flies?”

What time is the 1st and 2nd dogwatch times on a ship?

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Cats were special in ancient Egypt!

Nearly all ancient Egyptian homes had a cat. But cats were not pets.

The ancient Egyptians believed that cats had magical powers. They believed cats protected their homes and children from danger. They kept a cat for protection.

Cats did keep down the rat population and they did chase away snakes. Cats were much more important to the ancient Egyptians than that. You can see examples of the cat in their art, pictured in positions of respect and honor.

You were in big trouble if you hurt a cat in ancient Egypt. Your punishment could be death!

 
Purred by: Toki (Catster Member)

September 3rd 2012 at 2:29 am

Gosh, I feel dumb, I don't think I know any of the correct answers, but I'll give my best guess for a few, without googling.
1. Maybe because the Nile flows down, so they considered it North? Just a guess. Is that a stupid answer?
2. I totally should know this! Ibithan hound? I can picture those dogs in the ancient drawings, and I think that's what they were called.
4. Disney?
I don't have even a guess for the rest of the answers.
Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

September 3rd 2012 at 2:36 am

Why is upper Egypt considered South Egypt and the lower is called the north? It's called upper and lower Egypt based on the flow of the Nile River - it begins in upper Egypt and flows to lower Egypt.

What breed of dog was used as a hunting dog in ancient Egypt? Hmm, maybe a pharaoh dog?

Hieroglyphics comes from two greek words meaning? I don't know.

What productions company made the great movie Prince of Egypt? Dreamworks I think.

A boat has a port(left) and starboard(right) side. In describing a boats side relative to the wind, which terms are used? Don't know that one.

A rope used to hoist or lower a sail is called a ___________ ? Halyard?

What is the ocean pressure at its deepest point? Don't know.

What is the largest island in the world? Australia?

What is the origin of the term, “As The Crow Flies?” Hmm, I don't know but crows can fly into my claws.

What time is the 1st and 2nd dogwatch times on a ship? Who wants to watch a dog?
Purred by: Toki (Catster Member)

September 3rd 2012 at 2:49 am

Dreamworks! Darn, I can't believe I missed that one. And I think Ibithan hound is wrong too. Pharaoh hound sounds right. Darn! I guess I'm proving all the stereotypes about dumb models- heeheehee.

Derek Zoolander: What is this? A center for ants?
Mugatu: What?
Derek Zoolander: How can we be expected to teach children to learn how to read... if they can't even fit inside the building?
Purred by: Griswold II DIT#57 (Catster Member)

September 3rd 2012 at 5:39 am

You two are both right when it comes to the doggies. Toki, the Technical name is Ibizan Hound also known as the Pharaoh Hound. Yes Toki you missed spelled it but that was dang good considering you weren't googling. Other doggies used for hunting was greyhounds, Salukis, Afghan houndsand the Basenji. All favorite dogs of Mom's. Cause dogs cost so much to feed we only have one but if, Mom would just love to have a Weimaraner. This doggie is named Topper, he is a stud out in the midwest.

Of course, Diamond Such a pretty girl is all we need. Mom took her into Lowe's yesterday for the first time. They just oohed and awed over her.

You guys are on the right track with the Nile River having something to do with the regions of the country. You just forgetting the one thing that makes the Nile River unique.

And yes Mom's favorite production studio...dreamworks!

Jez Halyard is right...Zoe will be lucky to have you on board.
Purred by: Zoe Kona Sunshine DG#2 (Catster Member)

September 3rd 2012 at 5:42 am

Jez your hilarious with your crow flying comment! You as bad as Gris's Mom Amber...she catches birds all the time too. A matter of fact Mariette(lady of the house) took all her birdfeeders down..she said it just wasn't fair to the birds.
Purred by: Zachery Tristan (Catster Member)

September 3rd 2012 at 5:45 am

Toki, you are an awesome male model and you are no Zoolander. But if you ever want to save the day like Zoolander than I can take you on one of my top secret missions.

PS- your Mom has graduated from THE top designer schools in the country...nothing duh about that. We are proud to know her and you. Honest.
Purred by: Bear DB #165a (Catster Member)

September 3rd 2012 at 7:19 am

I believe the boat words you want are "windward" and "leeward."

The biggest island is Greenland, I think. My ancestors traveled there from Norway with the Vikings.

As for dogwatch, I'm with Jezebel. Who wants to watch a dog? I'll take the catwatch anytime!
Purred by: Alex R

September 3rd 2012 at 9:05 am

Well, good thing you guys already answered all these questions for us - the Mama says she wasn't going to spend her day off googling for us - MOL! And I have a confession to make that Jez reminded me of - and Toki, for that matter: I caught a bird! While on my leash!!! The Mama was walking me in the fenced in garden area, but had dropped my leash, because it's sometimes easier if I've decided to go through one of the more densely planted areas. Since I'm not trying to run away, she just walks around to the other side of the shrubbery to meet me. But in the instant that she dropped the leash, I spotted a sparrow and was gone in a flash after it! And caught it against the fence before it could slip through. The Mama tried to get it away from me, but if you've ever tried to take a prize away from a cat, you'll know how easy that was - NOT! She did get it away finally - still alive and no blood, but she wasn't sure when she put it on the other side of the fence, whether it would make it or not. Mean Mama. :(
Purred by: Rose (Catster Member)

September 3rd 2012 at 10:34 am

I want to take a stab at this one:
Hieroglyphics comes from two greek words meaning?
I think it means picture writing?
Purred by: Toki (Catster Member)

September 3rd 2012 at 10:54 am

WOO HOO! Go Sleeper! I'm so proud of you! Mighty huntress!
When mommies try to make us drop our "prey", I think it makes us clamp down even harder. That's what happened to me anyway.
Purred by: SAM Dreamboat In Training #23 (Catster Member)

September 4th 2012 at 6:55 am

Hey Gris dood~! Great questions~! Wow good answers too~! I'm gonna take a stab at addin' to purrty Rose's answers on dat one; could dat Greek words, Hiero 'n Glyphics, meanin' Holy Writin'?? Sleep, good job, U shur did TRY hard ona da mighty huntin' effort~! YAY~! Bear Ur shur smart~! Greenland is da largest island ina world~! Cap'n Zax, Ur rite, Toki is one fine 'n pawsome male model~! I'z like to explore a top secret mission one day too~! We LOVE Dreamworks studios~!! We had to google dat deepest part o' da ocean bein' da Marianas Trench at da Challenger Deep, located in da western Pacific Ocean, 'bout 36,000 ft deep dat pressure ofur 8 tons per sq inch located 210 miles sw o' Guam..'nother interestin' fact iz dat if'n all da GOLD ina world's seawater were mined, efuryone could haz 'bout 9 lbs o' GOLD~! Let's get goin'!! Hehehee~!
'n I belief's da term As da Crow Flys came from British sailors ona ocean would carry crates o' crows 'n bein' crows don't like large 'mounts o' water when let loose would fly directly to LAND HO~! So it wuz a great way to determine where da closest land wuz when Early ship sailors got lost ina fog~! OH 'n da Nile River, At ofur 4,000 miles long it iz da longest river in da world~!!
Purred by: Alex R

September 4th 2012 at 7:02 am

And it looks like you got a DDP for all these fine answers, too! Conga rats!!!
Purred by: Griswold II DIT#57 (Catster Member)

September 4th 2012 at 5:40 pm

Everybody has answered most of the questions! Sam was right with all his answers. Mom thought the "Cry's Fly" saying was cool. She loves silly things like that..you know, knowing where saying come from. Of course, a friend of Mom's guessed today it was from the Dukes of Hazzard, when the boys would say it's quicker the way the crows fly and dart of the road for a romp through the woods. Poor General Lee.

I have to tell you this cause it flat out amazes Mom, Diamond, Zoe and Zach. Me not so much cause I don't know what a jet is. Scuttlebutt.com says "At the deepest point in the ocean, the pressure is more than 8 tons per square inch or the equivalent of one person trying to hold 50 jumbo jets." WOW!

Greenland is the largest island cause Australia is large enough to be a continent.

The word hieroglyph comes from the Greek adjective hieroglyphikos, a compound of hierós 'sacred' and glýphō 'Ι carve, engrave' in turn a loan translation of Egyptian 'god's words'. The glyphs themselves were called 'the sacred engraved letters'.

Dogwatch hours is from 4 pm till 8pm, we will call it catwatch.

And last but not least, a tiny fact Mom had forgotten over the years.......The Nile River runs south to north through nine African countries: Uganda, Sudan, Egypt, Zaire, Kenya,­ Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia and Burundi. Thus lower Egypt is considered North Egypt and Upper Egypt is considered South. Probably cause they didn't have mapquest at that time or a compass. MOL!

Another cool tidbit...The Nile was considered to be a causeway from life to death and the afterlife during ancient times. The east was thought of as a place of birth and growth, and the west was considered the place of death, as the god Ra, the Sun, underwent birth, death, and resurrection each day as he crossed the sky. Thus, all tombs were west of the Nile, because the Egyptians believed that in order to enter the afterlife, they had to be buried on the side that symbolized death.


Thank You all for the DDP gifties. I hope you had fun, I know we did will trying to find all these questions. Mom says you can never learn to much.

 

Griswold II DIT#57


 

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