Wednesday, 5 February 2014

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 5-2-2014: Frankenfoods

Hmmm … 

That’s going to be tough to prosecute on ‘Look And Feel’ grounds … !

Seemingly, North Korea’s issued a new version of it’s Red Star OS.

Which to me as a long term user of OS X, has a very familiar feel.

Now, I know Apple’s been famously litigious over the years.

But I must admit, THIS case will be a be tricky to prosecute.   Given North Korea’s tendency to fly off the handle at the first excuse … 


At any rate, it’s Wednesday: which means, of course, that it’s time for the Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser.

Here’s this week’s Frankenquestions: covered by the usual Creative Commons License* …
Q1) 5th February, 1996, saw GM food first go on sale in the UK: in two supermarkets.   Name either supermarket.
Q2) What was the item concerned: sauce, dip or purée … ?
Q3) The item was made from a GM version of which fruit … ?
Q4) While we’re at it, what is ‘GM’ short for?
Q5) A plant or animal that’s GM, is a GMO: what does the ‘O’ stand for … ?
Q6) The first commercially available GM food was sold in the US, and was a GM version of what … ?
Q7) Innate, New Leaf and Amflora are GM varieties of which vegetable: the potato, cucumber or pea … ?
Q8) Many forms of GM corn — or maize —  have been made: that produce their own what: inserticides, herbicides or cidebycides …?
Q9) Various religious groups have wondered if GM food will be kosher: what’s the Islamic equivalent to Jewish Kosher food … ?
Q10) Finally … GM foods can also be described as ‘Trans’ … what … ?
Here’s last week’s questions and answer: links are provided on the Gazette version of the post.
Q1) 29th January saw the VC medal first instituted.   What does VC stand for … ?
Q2) Which Queen introduced it … ?
Q3) In which year of the 1850s was the VC introduced … ?
Q4) The Queen introduced the VC and saw it awarded: for which ‘V’?
Q5) The VC is awarded for that ‘V’, in the face of whom … ?
Q6) During which war was the VC first awarded … ?
Q7) Who was Britain fighting against in that war … ?
Q8) The medal’s shape is a cross what: pattée, paté or pattern … ?
Q9) How many times — since World War 2 — has the original VC been awarded … ?
Q10) Finally … who’s the most recent British Army soldier to have received the VC … ?
A1) The Victoria Cross.
A2) Queen Victoria.
A3) 1856.
A4) Valour.   (Indeed, ‘For Valour’ are the only two words on the front of the medal.)
A5) The Enemy.
A6) The Crimean War.
A7) The Russian Empire.
A8) A cross Pattée.   (The arms of the cross are narrow at the centre, and broader on the outside.)
A9) 14.
A10) Lance Corporal (then Private) Johnson Beharry.
Enjoy your week, folks.

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