Saturday, 16 November 2013

The Daily Teaser — 16-11-2013: ACIIID … !

Hmmm … That’s … 

Yeah, those three little full-stops say a lot.

Certainly imply a lot.

I’d best be straight forward and tell you what’s (sort of) bothering me.

You know, of course, that we’re rapidly approaching Dr Who’s fiftieth anniversary.

As part of this, the BBC’s had a vote for the top ten Dr Who monsters and villians: and been showing associated episodes on BBC3, over this weekend.

I’ve got now (real) problem with the repeats: although something fresher would’ve been nice.   Very nice, actually, now I come to think of it.   (Or possibly some of the classic episodes.)

No, what seriously got up my nose was the presenter: a chap called Joel Dommett.   Lord knows where BBC3 got the chap, but by GODS, he irritated the pants off me!

Well … Irritated me enough to turn the TV off!

What makes it worse is that I missed the teaser clip for The Day Of The Doctor Aunty Beeb showed as part of this years Children In Need Telethon.

Grrr … !


Moving on … 

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and bagging four out of six.

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

Here’s the questions, along with the ‘How To,’ License and video … 

Q1) 16th November, 1938, saw the first synthesis — manufacture, if you prefer — of LSD.   What does LSD stand for … ?
Q2) More to the point, what was the name of the chemist who created it?
Q3) Which European country was he from … ?
Q4) Even MORE to the point, LSD was developed from a type of fungus called what?
Q5) What cereal does that fungus grow on: wheat, rice or rye … ?
Q6) LSD can be destroyed by oxygen, ultraviolet light, and which gas: fluorine, chlorine or bromine … ?
Q7) What type of drug is LSD: depressant, hallucinogen or stimulant … ?
Q8) Which writer wrote The Doors Of Perception, after his experience with a drug similar to LSD?
Q9) Which noted physicist tried LSD, whilst a professor at Caltech?
Q10) Finally … which psychologist said “Turn on, tune in, drop out” … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 15th November saw the first modern revival of the Olympic Games: in which year of the 1850s?
A1) 1859: they predated and inspired the Modern Olympics, which started in 1896.
Q2) In which city were they held … ?
A2) Athens.
Q3) Moving on, somewhat, 15th November, 1971, saw Intel release the world’s first commercially available, single chip microprocessor, the 4004.   Name either of Intel’s successors to the 4004.
A3) The 4040 or 8008.
Q4) 15th November, 1951, saw rebels kill eleven people: on a rubber plantation in what’s now which country … ?
A4) Malaysia.
Q5) 15th November, 1943, saw Heinrich Himmler order whom to be placed into concentration camps … ?
A5) Romanies/Gypsies.
Q6) Finally … 15th November, 2006, saw the worldwide launch of which TV channel?
Enjoy those: I’ll leave you with this thought from Terry Gilliam …
“The underground press was convinced that I was a junkie, an acid head. ... But I don’t do drugs. I don’t like being fucked up. I’ve got enough bizarre chemicals floating around in my head. I'm just naturally like this.”
Terry Gilliam.
And this song … !

Have a good day … !

*        Oh, Debbi, do US TV stations need a really irritating TV presenter … ?   I think I’d be comfortable if Joel Dommett was as far away as possible … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

That video brings back some memories! :)

1. Lysergic acid diethylamide
2. Albert Hofmann
3. Switzerland
4. ergot
5. rye
6. chlorine
7. hallucinogen
8. Aldous Huxley
9. Carl Feynman
10. Timothy Leary