Wednesday, 6 March 2013

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 6-3-2013: I’ve got a Headache … !

You know, it HAS to be said, I feel god awful … !

Saying that … ?

I’ve just been to hospital.

Oh, nothing serious, just a few blood tests.

But ones I had to fast overnight for.

I think the best phrase “BLEUGH”.

It’s not pleasant.

But enough of my whinging, already.

It’s Wednesday: which means it’s the day for the Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser.

Here’s this week’s questions.
Q1) 6th March saw Aspirin registered as a trademark.   In which year of the 1890s … ?
Q2) More to the point, what was the name of the company that registered it: Schwarz, Bayer or GlaxoSmithKline … ?
Q3) Aspirin famously is supposed to help act as what: an anti-inflammatory, an anti-pyretic (reducing fever) or an analgesic (reducing pain) … ?
Q4) The company that registered Aspirin is headquartered in which German city: Dusseldorf, Leverkusen or Cologne … ?
Q5) That company also marketed Heroin: in the run up to which World War … ?
Q6) Equally, they marketed Heroin as completely non what … ?
Q7) While we’re on the subject: Heroin is a stronger version of which drug: morphine, cocaine or ecstasy … ?
Q8) Heroin — and the associated drugs — are all made from a version of which flower … ?
Q9) Moving backwards … Aspirin ultimately comes from the bark of which tree … ?
Q10) And finally … In the film version of ‘The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy,’ which character says “Now I’ve got a headache …!” … ?
And here’s last week’s questions and answers …
Q1) 27th February saw Abraham Lincoln make the speech that bagged him the US presidency.   In which year of the 1860s was this … ?
Q2) In which US city was this: Chicago, Seattle or New York … ?
Q3) When first elected, which US president was he: the 15th, 16th or 17th … ?
Q4) In which year was he elected President for the second time … ?
Q5) Which US party did Lincoln represent: Democrat or Republican … ?
Q6) In which year was his assassination … ?
Q7) In which Illinois town is Lincoln buried … ?
Q8) How many Oscar nominations has Steven Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’ received … ?
Q9) More to the point, who plays the President, in that film … ?
Q10) And finally … in which 2012 film is President Lincoln played by Benjamin Walker … ?
A1) 1860.
A2) New York.
A3) 16th.
A4) 1864.
A5) Republican.
A6) 1865.
A7) Springfield.
A8) 11.
A9) Daniel Day-Lewis.
A10) ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’.
Enjoy those, everyone.

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