Wednesday, 21 January 2015

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 21-1-2015: Monte Carlo Or Bust

Well, that was mildly embarrassing … !

I thought I had a doctor’s appointment, this morning … and didn’t … !

Turns out it’s on MONDAY!

Boy, I know how to shoot myself in the foot, don’t I … ?

Oy veh … !


But that’s REALLY not why you’re here, now is it … ?


It’s Wednesday.

Which means it’s time for the Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser.

Here’s this week’s: covered, as ever, by the Creative Commons License* …
Q1) 21st January was the date of the very first Monte Carlo Rally.   In which year: 1910, 1911 or 1912?
Q2) The rally starts in various locations: it finishes in which city?
Q3) Town, city, ward: call it what you will.   But the Rally’s finishing point is in which small city-state?
Q4) The rally was originally organized by that state’s then Prince: Albert 1st.   Who’s the current Prince?
Q5) The first winner of the Rally — Henri Rougier — drove a Turcat-Méry.   Turcat-Méry ceased production, when: 1927, 1928 or 1929?
Q6) The 1966 Rally saw controversy: when the first four cars were ruled ineligible for having the wrong kind of what: headlamp bulbs, brakes or indicators?
Q7) Three of those four cars were Mini Coopers.   The other was what: a Jensen FF, a Ford Cortina or a Nissan Sunny?
Q8) The Rally goes through the Col de Turini.   The Col is a special stage with lots of what: hairpin bends, forest tracks or a mountain region?
Q9) The winner of the 2014 Rally — the most recently held, at the time of writing — was Sébastien Ogier.   Who was he driving for: M-Sport WRT, Volkswagen Motorsport or Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT?
Q10) Finally … the film, Monte Carlo Or Bust saw its UK release when: 1968, 1969 or 1970?
Here’s last week’s questions and answers …
Q1) 14th January saw the Huygens probe land on the moon, Titan.   Titan orbits which planet of the solar system?
Q2) The landing took place in which year?
Q3) The probe was launched by from the Cassini probe: named after Giovanni Cassini.   Giovanni Cassini discovered four of Titan’s neighbouring moons.   Name one of those neighbours.
Q4) Cassini was born in what’s now which country … ?
Q5) Titan was discovered by Christiaan Huygens: the man the probe was named after.   Huygens was from which European country?
Q6) Titan is the only moon — of its planet, or in our solar system — to have an atmosphere.   That atmosphere largely consists of which gas: nitrogen, oxygen or chlorine?
Q7) Titan’s lakes are liquid what: hydrocarbons, alcohols or alkalis?
Q8) Titan is larger — by volume — than our solar system’s smallest planet.   What’s that small planet called?
Q9) Titan is the second largest moon in our solar system.   The largest is Ganymede: which orbits which planet?
Q10) Finally … Which science fiction writer wrote The Sirens Of Titan: Isaac Asimov, Kurt Vonnegut or Harry Harrison?
A1) Saturn.
A2) 2005.
A3) Tethys, Dione, Rhea and Iapetus.   (Iapetus is darker on one side than the other.   It’s also got a ridge running around most of its equator: this,  combined with the large Turgis crater, gives the moon a vague resemblance to the Death Star.)
A4) Italy.
A5) The Netherlands.
A6) Nitrogen.
A7) Hydrocarbons.   (Apparently, the largest is the Kraken Mare.)
A8) Mercury.
A9) Jupiter.
A10) Kurt Vonnegut.
I’ll catch you later … !

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