Monday, 12 November 2012

The Daily Teaser — 12-11-2012: Saturn … !

Oh, dear … !

Look’s like Nadine Dorries, MP, is in trouble: despite offering her parliamentary salary for the time she’s on I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here, to children’s charities.

Personally … ?

Personally, I’m thinking she’s found a guaranteed way of improving her career.   If — once she gets back from the jungle — she can get back into Parliament unscathed … !

Let’s move on, shall we?

While we think that over … !


Moving on … 

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and, along with telling us she’s a bit of a Shakespeare fan, ALSO bagging 10 out of 10.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video … 

Q1) 12th November, 1980, saw Voyager 1 makes its closest approach to Saturn: what did it photograph first … ?
Q2) Which of Saturn’s moons was Voyager 1 also tasked with exploring … ?
Q3) Many of Saturn’s moons are named after figures from which mythology: Roman, Persian or Greek … ?
Q4) How many moons does Saturn have … ?
Q5) Which planet had the Voyager 1  visited, prior to getting to Saturn … ?
Q6) Name either of the planets Voyager 2 visited, that Voyager 1 didn’t … 
Q7) And finally … greetings in how many languages are on the Voyager Golden Records … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) This year, 11th November is — obviously — both Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday: set up to remember the armistice that ended World War 1, in 1918.   In which year did WW1 start … ?
A1) 1914.
Q2) Name either of the politicians who served as British PM, during WW1.
A2) H. H. Asquith (1908 to 1916) or David Lloyd George (1916 to 1922).
Q3) Equally: who was the ruler of Germany, during WW1 … ?
A3) Wilhelm 2nd.
Q4) How many casualties were there, during the war: 27 million, 37 million or 47 million … ?
A4) 37 million.
Q5) In which church is the UK’s Tomb of the Unknown Warrior … ?
A5) Westminster Abbey, in London.
Q6) More to the point, where’s the French equivalent … ?
A6) Beneath the Arc de Triomphe, in Paris.   (Seemingly … ?   It’s got the first Eternal Flame lit in Europe since the Vestalk Virgins flame was doused in the 4th Century.)
Q7) In which Belgian town is the Menin Gate to the Missing … ?
A7) Ypres.
Q8) Britain has a National Memorial Arboretum, commemorating British  service men and women who’ve died since World War 2.   In which English county is it … ?
A8) Stafford..
Q9) The Arboretum also includes a statue to those shot at dawn for cowardice during WW1.   According to most modern studies, that cowardice was due to which combat related psychological disorder … ?
A9) What’s variously been called shell shock, combat stress or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.   (The Shot At Dawn memorial statue was modeled on Private Herbert Burden, who was 17 when he was shot.   Try as I might, I can’t HELP but feel physically sick, at that piece of information.   Give me a few minutes to throw up … )
Q10) And finally … The red poppy worn in many Commonwealth countries on Remembrance Day is used as it was mentioned in which poem … ?
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you with this very relevant quote from President Jimmy Carter.
“We are attempting to survive our time so we may live into yours.”Part of President Jimmy Carter’s message on the Voyager 1 and 2 records.
And with Chuck Berry sone, Johnny B. Goode: both of which feature on a certain pair of records.

*        I have to admit, Debbi, I’m not as up with Shakespeare as I could be.   Oh, I’ve read the usual suspects: you can’t avoid it, getting educated in the UK.   But I’m thinking the ones I’ve read recently(ish!!) — Henry 5th, the Scottish play and The Tempest  — I’ve tried to at least see a film version ofº.   They are plays, after all … !

º        Which reminds me, actually, Debbiª: for the LIFE of me, I’ve never actually sat down and watched West Side Story all the way through.

ª        Actually, Debbi, talking of PTSD … Did I tell you about the statue to the Shot at Dawn part of the Nation Arboretum?   Turns out the private it was modelled on was 17, when he was executed.   17.   Ye gods … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Wow. When I think of military executions, I always think of the movie Breaker Morant. So sad.

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