Wednesday, 14 November 2012

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 14-11-2011: World Diabetes Day

Hmmm … 

I’m thinking, here, that I’m going to have to rush, here … !

Frankly … ?

Frankly, Damon Albarn’s going to have the biggest radio audience of his LIFE, helping the BBC’s radio service — ALL of it! —  celebrate its 90th birthday.

So … 

Without much ado, here’s this week’s Gazette Teaser: written by yours truly!
Q1) 14th November is World Diabetes Day.   Diabetes is caused by a shortage of which hormone … ?
Q2) More to the point, that hormone is usually produced by what: the liver, the pancreas or the kidneys … ?
Q3) The shortage of that hormone leads to too much what: sucrose, glucose or fructose … ?
Q4) The full name of Diabetes, is what … ?
Q5) Noted 80s singer, Mari Wilson famously suffers with Type 1 Diabetes: in spite of that, she clocked up a UK № 8, with what song … ?
Q6) Fellow sufferer, Halle Berry famously won her Best Actress Oscar for which 2001 film … ?
Q7) Actress and diabetes sufferer, Mary Tyler Moore, does a lot of work for diabetes charities in the US: during the 1960s, she famously played the wife of which actor … ?
Q8) Author, H. G. Wells also suffered with the condition: which of his novels was turned into an album by Jeff Wayne … ?
Q9) Wells, Wilson, Berry and Moore all shared their condition with the Godfather Of Soul.   Who was the Godfather Of Soul … ?
Q10) And finally … Author and Merry Prankster, Ken Kesey, suffered with diabetes: his one well known novel was turned into which Jack Nicholson film … ?
And here’s last week’s questions and answer: links are on the Gazette’s version of this page.
Q1) 7th November, 1996, saw NASA launch its Mars Global Surveyor: NASA stands for National Aeronautics and Space … what … ?
Q2) More to the point … the Mars Global Surveyor was launched from NASA’s Cape Canaveral Airbase: in which US state is Cape Canaveral … ?
Q3) Moving on, slightly … in which year did the Mars Global Surveyor reach Mars: 1997, 1998, or 1999 … ?
Q4) Mars, of course is known as the what planet: red, white or blue … ?
Q5) More to point, name either of Mars’ moons … 
Q6) The highest known mountain on any planet in the Solar System is on Mars.   What’s its name: Tartarus Mons, Chronus Mons or Olympus Mons … ?
Q7) More to the point … Is that mountain a volcano: yes or no … ?
Q8) While we’re being Martian … science fiction classic, War Of The Worlds, was all about a Martian invasion of Earth.   Which English wirter wrote that novel… ?
Q9) Which recent film told us all about the adventure of John Carter of Mars … ?
Q10) And finally … Bugs Bunny cartoon, ‘Haredevil Hare’ saw the first appearance of which cartoon character: Martin the Martian, Marvin the Martian or Michelle the Martian … ?
A1) Administration.
A2) Florida.   (Apparently, it’s separated from the nearby Merritt Island by the Banana River.   Well … it made me smile … )
A3) 1997.
A4) The Red planet.
A5) Phobos and Deimos.   (The names mean ‘Fear’ and ‘Terror’, in English: the two moons were named for the Roman God of War’s two sons.   Mars also has a daughter called Clancy: although I don’t know the Latin translation …)
A6) Olympus Mons.
A7) Yes: it’s what’s called a shield volcano.
A8) H. G. Wells.
A9) John Carter.   (Pay attention, everyone … )
A10) Marvin the Martian.
Have a GOOD week … !

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