Wednesday, 20 March 2013

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 20-3-2013: Einstein A-Go-Go

Hmmm … You know, I have to admit, Wednesday’s can be boring, sometimes.

Especially Budget Day.

And this year seems much like many others.

It — seemingly — doesn’t hold much in the way of hope for those of us at the bottom of the proverbial heap.

Hmmm … 

I guess time will tell us — sooner or later — what’ll happen with this particular government.

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

Yes … 


As you’ve probably noticed, by now, it’s Wednesday: which is an excuse to start singing … … something … 

AND for me to post up the Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser.

Here’s this week’s Einsteinian questions.
Q1) 20th March saw Albert Einstein publish what: his General, or Special Theory of Relativity … ?
Q2) What force does Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity concern: gravity, magnetism or electricity … ?
Q3) ‘Classical’ physics — when you’re talking about Relativity — usually gets called Galilean relativity: named after which astronomer … ?
Q4) ‘Classical’ physics gets called Newtonian mechanics, when discussed by quantum mechanics: which Newton is it named for … ?
Q5) Einstein’s theory of Special Relativity talks about the speed of light: which is 186, 282 miles per what: second, minute or hour … ?
Q6) Name any of the seven colours of the visible light spectrum.
Q7) Can things travel faster than the speed of light … ?
Q8) In Einstein’s famous equation, ‘E=mc²’, which letter represents light: E, m or c … ?
Q9) Which singer’s eleventh album was called ‘E=mc²’
Q10) And finally … who played Einstein in the film, ‘Young Einstein’ … ?
And here’s last week’s questions and answers.
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 … ?
A1) Tennessee.
A2) John T. Scopes.
A3) The 16th.
A4) Formally as The State of Tennessee vs John Thomas Scopes: informally as either the Scopes Trial, or the Scopes Monkey Trial.
A5) Wind.
A6) Charles Darwin.
A7) Natural selection.
A8) Intelligent Design.   (Which ignores the fact the human airway crosses the human digestive tract: which is VERY intelligent.)
A9) JLS.
A10) 2001.
I’ll leave you with a song, shall I … ?

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