Wednesday, 13 March 2013

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 13-3-2013

Well, it has to be said, I’ve just been in to Brentwood Library: and, happily, managed to pick meself a copy of William Gibson’s Pattern Recognition.

I’ve been meaning to read it for years … !

Now I’ve finished both Terry Pratchett’s Dodger and Debbi Mack’s Riptide — and thoroughly enjoyed both —  I’ve got the perfect chance to.

At any rate … ?   At ANY rate, it’s Wednesday: which means it’s time for the Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser.

Here’s this week’s Evolutionary questions.
Q1) 13th March, 1925 saw the teaching of Evolution banned in which US state: Tennessee, Texas or Utah … ?
Q2) What was the name of the teacher eventually — and famously — prosecuted for violating this law: John T. Scopes, Jean B. Goode or Jonty Smith … ?
Q3) Was that state the 14th, 15th or 16th to join the USA … ?
Q4) Moving on, slightly … the teacher’s trial was known as the what trial … ?
Q5) The 1960 film — with Spencer Tracey — based on these events was called ‘Inherit the’ what … ?
Q6) Who popularized the theory of evolution, in his book, On the Origin  of Species … ?
Q7) More to the point, what did he call evolution … ?
Q8) What’s the name of the theory — usually followed by devout christians — that says that the universe was designed … ?
Q9) Which boy-band released a 2012 album called ‘Evolution’ … ?
Q10) Finally … In which year was the film, ‘Evolution‘ — with David Duchovny and Julianne Moore — released … ?
And here’s last week’s questions and answers …
Q1) 6th March saw Aspirin registered as a trademark.   In which year of the 1890s … ?
Q2) More to the point, what was the name of the company that registered it: Schwarz, Bayer or GlaxoSmithKline … ?
Q3) Aspirin famously is supposed to help act as what: an anti-inflammatory, an anti-pyretic (reducing fever) or an analgesic (reducing pain) … ?
Q4) The company that registered Aspirin is headquartered in which German city: Dusseldorf, Leverkusen or Cologne … ?
Q5) That company also marketed Heroin: in the run up to which World War … ?
Q6) Equally, they marketed Heroin as completely non what … ?
Q7) While we’re on the subject: Heroin is a stronger version of which drug: morphine, cocaine or ecstasy … ?
Q8) Heroin — and the associated drugs — are all made from a version of which flower … ?
Q9) Moving backwards … Aspirin ultimately comes from the bark of which tree … ?
Q10) And finally … In the film version of ‘The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy,’ which character says “Now I’ve got a headache …!” … ?
A1) 1899.
A2) Bayer.
A3) Actually, all three.
A4) Leverkusen.
A5) World War 1.
A6) Non-addictive.   (How wrong can you be … ?)
A7) Morphine.
A8) The poppy.
A9) The Willow.
A10) Marvin the Paranoid Android.
Enjoy those, everyone,

Oh, and enjoy the tune … !

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