Saturday, 24 November 2012

The Daily Teaser — 24-11-2012: Evolution … 

Blimey … !

I’ve just heard the news that actor, Larry Hagman’s died.

That’s a bit sad.   He was a major part of my childhood, playing what had to THE definitive TV villain of the 80s.

The character will be missed.

As will the man himself.

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

After I show you this little tribute … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Debbi and Andy putting in their answers: with both bagging 5 out of 5, it ALSO saw Debbi telling us what she felt of Susan*’s farewell.

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

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

Q1) 25th November saw the first publication of Darwin’s On the Origin Of Species: what’s the book’s full title … ?
Q2) The title was shortened when the book reached which edition: the 6th, 8th or 10th … ?
Q3) More to the point … in which year was it originally published … ?
Q4) How much did On the Origin Of Species cost, in it’s first edition: 10, 15 or 20 shillings … ?
Q5) Charles Darwin did a lot of the original research for the book whilst voyaging on which ship … ?
Q6) Was that the first, second or third such voyage … ?
Q7) And FINALLY … Who else — in 1855 — prompted Darwin’s publication, with a similar theory … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 23rd November, 1963, saw the debut episode of Dr Who aired.   Name any of the eleven actors who’ve played the character … on TV.
A1) William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, Christopher Ecclestone, David Tennent and Matt Smith.
Q2) More to the point, name the one actor to have played the part on film … 
A2) Peter Cushing.
Q3) What’s the name of the first episode — episode! — to feature the Daleks … ?
A3) The Dead Planet.
Q4) According to the new version of the series, the Daleks fought the Last Great Time War with whom … ?
A4) The Doctor’s own people, the Time Lords.
Q5) And finally … who’s the current head writer for the show … ?
A5) Steven Moffat.
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you with this quote from Charles Darwin …
“I feel most deeply that this whole question of Creation is too profound for human intellect. A dog might as well speculate on the mind of Newton! Let each man hope and believe what he can.”
Charles Darwin 12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882
And with this group of evolutionary tunes … 


Oh … And as the Lucy skeleton was named for Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds

Oh … And Pearl Jam’s Do the Evolution, courtesy of Kevin D

And finally, and suggested by Grub: Apeman, by the Kinks …

*        I’ll be frank, Debbi, I think that scene’s the model for every other goodbye scene the show’s done.   And I still wonder: considering the show’s 50th anniversary is next year … when exactly WILL he get back … ?   It’d be fascinating to speculate, isn’t it … ?

1 comment:

Debbi said...

We shall see. :) Have you seen the post I wrote for Random and Sundry Things today? Rick's mom disappeared. She's starting to develop Alzheimer's. She got lost while she was driving and ran out of gas, miles from her house. Fortunately, they found her. Thank goodness.

Life ... don't talk to me about it. LOL!

Thank God for Doctor Who videos. And these, too. :)

1. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life
2. 6th ed.
3. 1859
4. 15
5. the Beagle
6. second
7. Alfred Russel Wallace