Tuesday, 24 March 2015

The Daily Teaser — 24-3-2015: World Tuberculosis Day

Oh, now that’s a thing … 

I think employment is either doing me some good … or doing me some bad.

One of the two.

Either way … ?

Well, either way, I’m finding finding it VAGUELY hard to get motivated, this morning.

You HAVE to love that, don’t you … ?


But let’s get a move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s* Teaser was quiet: with Debbi off, after an operation.   So let’s see if we can persuade you to try today’s tubercular questions, shall we?

Here’s the questions: along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 24th March is World Tuberculosis Day.   Tuberculosis is a disease that mostly affects what: the skin, the lungs or the brain?
Q2) In many forms of English, the disease is referred to by which initials?
Q3) Which ‘C’ was an older name for Tuberculosis: constipation, congealing or consumption?
Q4) The disease is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis.   What is Mycobacterium tuberculosis: a virus, a bacterium or a protozoa?
Q5) World Tuberculosis Day, itself, marks the day the microbe that causes the disease was first shown to the world: by Dr Robert Koch.   At which German university?
Q6) He’s also credited with discovering the microbes that caused two other diseases.   Name one of those diseases.
Q7) Which viral condition sees those living with it at a high risk of contracting Tuberculosis?
Q8) You’re ALSO at high risk, if you smoke twenty or more what, per day?
Q9) The BCG jab prevents Tuberculosis.   What is it: a blood transfusion, a vaccine or a pill?
Q10) Finally … ?   Most modern cases of Tuberculosis occur on which continent?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 23rd March, 1857, saw Elisha Otis install his first lift — or elevator — in a tower block in New York.   In which famous New York street?
A1) Broadway.
Q2) 23rd March, 1982, saw which Central American country’s government overthrown in a coup?
A2) Guatemala’s.
Q3) 23rd March is World Meteorological Day. Meteorology is the scientific study of what?
A3) Weather and/or climate.
Q4) 23rd March, 977, saw David Frost start the first of his famous interviews: with which Former US president?
Q5) Finally … 23rd March, 1962, saw the birth of Sir Steve Redgrave: Britain’s most successful Olympic what?
A5) Rower.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“The man of understanding can no more sit quiet and resigned while his country lets literature decay than a good doctor could sit quiet and contented while some ignorant child was infecting itself with tuberculosis under the impression that it was merely eating jam tarts.”
Ezra Pound.
And this tune … 

Have a good day … 

*        She’s tells me she’ll be back online, once she’s feeling a bit better: I’m sure we wish her well.   (I’m also VERY aware she’s had some good reviews of he latest book, Deep Six: good for her …)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thanks for the plug, Paul! :) Let's see how well I do one-handed!

1. the lungs
2. TB
3. consumption
4. a bacterium
5. University of Göttingen
6. anthrax and cholera
8. cigarettes or fags (in Brit-speak)
9. a vaccine
10. Africa