Wednesday, 9 March 2016

The Daily Teaser — 9-3-2016

You know, I was going to tell you I’d seen The Martian, last night.

Fantastic film I should add: Ridley Scott’s made one heck of an improvement on his earlier Prometheus.

But I’ve woken up to the news that film producer, Michael White, had died.   The man produced The Rocky Horror Picture Show, amongst other things.

What makes things worse … ?

Is that Sir George Martin, the Fifth Beatle, the man who produced them, has died at the age of 90.

Both deaths are saddening.


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring eleven out of eleven.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How To, License and video

Q1) 9th March, 1962, saw the birth of politician, Peter Wishart, MP.   He was also the keyboard player: for which Scots Gaelic, folk rock band?
Q2) 9th March, 1995, saw the Queen — and the Duke of Edinburgh — pay a visit to which troubled UK city?
Q3) 9th March, 1916, saw a raid on Columbus, New Mexico.   Led by which Mexican revolutionary?
Q4) 9th March, 1925, saw the first independent military action by Britain’s Royal Air Force: in a raid best known as what’s War?
Q5) Finally … 9th March, 2011, saw which Space Shuttle make its final landing?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 8th March is International Women’s Day: as organised by the UN.   2016 sees the event highlighting gender … what?
A1) Equality.
Q2) The day sparked violence in 2007.   In which city: Turin, Moscow or Tehran?
A2) Tehran.
Q3) The earliest celebration of Women’s Day was held on February 28, 1909.   Where: Birmingham, New York or Paris?
A3) New York.
Q4) The commonest symbol for the female sex is a circle with a cross underneath: ♀, in other words.   It’s also used to represent which planet?
A4) Venus: named for the Roman goddess of love.
Q5) What name is given to the medical study of female reproductive health?
A5) Gynaecology: also spelt Gynecology.   (It’s usually combined with Obstetrics, the field of study/medicine involved with childbirth)
Q6) Which ‘M’ is something women do, but men don’t?
Q7) 2010 film, Made In Dagenham, dramatized a series of strikes by women workers, in 1968: strikes that sought equal pay.   The (real world) strikes were at the Dagenham car factory owned by which company?
A7) Ford.   (The women have since hailed as icons.)
Q8) Someone who advocates rights for women is usually known as which ‘F’?
A8) A feminist.
Q9) Which Commonwealth country was the first to grant women the vote?
Q10) Which iconic figure wrote A Vindication of the Rights of Women?
A10) Mary Wollstonecraft.   (Who I only knew of, originally, as the mother of Mary Shelly.)
Q11) Finally … 8th March, 1910, saw Raymonde de Larouche become the first woman to be awarded what?
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“However roguish a man may be, he always loves to deal with an honest man.”
William Cobbett, 9 March 1763 – 18 June 1835.
And some Ornette … 

Have a good day … !

*        Oh, I wish I was a bit techie, Debbi!   I could probably make a mint!


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Runrig
Q2) Belfast
Q3) Pancho Villa
Q4) Pink’s War
Q5) Discovery

Sad news indeed. I enjoyed the Martian. The book is pretty good too (I read it before I watched the movie.)

Debbi said...

Oh, but you are! Probably more so than you give yourself credit for!

1. Runrig
2. Belfast
3. Pancho Villa
4. Pink's
5. Discovery