Friday, 21 March 2014

The Daily Teaser 21-3-2014: Sharpeville

Wha …

What on EARTH, just happened there … ?

I was right in the middle of telling you all about the sad death of comic-book writer, Steve Moore.

Who’d worked both on Dr Who Weekly, back in the early days, and on 2000AD: coming up with Abslom Daak for the former, and the format for the Future Shocks strip for the latter.

Which is sad: the guy had an influence on the childhoods of me and many others: and was an inspiration for Alan Moore, genuinely seen as one of the giants of the form.

I was JUST about to offer my condolences to all his family …

When the power gave out for a second or two.

Quite WHY, I don’t know … !

Hmmm …

Let’s get a move on, shall we?

Before it happens again … !


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

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s rather somber questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video

Q1) 21st March, 1960, saw 69 unarmed black demonstrators massacred by white police: in the town of Sharpeville.   In which country is Sharpeville?
Q2) More to the point, the demonstrators were protesting against the (then) government’s racial segregation policies.   How were those policies known … ?
Q3) What was the name of the political party — led by Nelson Mandela  — who opposed the segregation policy for many years.
Q4) As a result of the Massacre, 21st March was declared as International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination: by which organization: the EU, UN or NATO … ?
Q5) In which year of the 1960s was that resolution passed?
Q6) Finally … in the country the massacre took place in, the day as now commemorated as what … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 20th March saw Albert Einstein publish what: his General or Special Theory of Relativity … ?
A1) The General Theory.
Q2) What force does Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity concern: gravity, magnetism or electricity … ?
A2) Gravity.   (The central equations describe the relation between the geometry of a four-dimensional, pseudo-Riemannian manifold representing spacetime, and the energy–momentum contained in that spacetime.   Apparently … )
Q3) Classical physics — when you’re talking about Relativity — usually gets called Galilean relativity: named after which astronomer … ?
Q4) Classical physics gets called Newtonian mechanics, when discussed by quantum mechanics: which Newton is it named for … ?
Q5) Einstein’s theory of Special Relativity talks about the speed of light: which is 186, 282 miles per what: second, minute or hour … ?
A5) Second.
Q6) Name any of the seven colours of the visible light spectrum.
Q7) Can things travel faster than the speed of light … ?
A7) No.
Q8) In Einstein’s famous equation, E=mc², which letter represents light: E, m or c … ?
A8) c.
Q9) Which singer’s eleventh album was called E=mc²?
Q10) And finally … who played Einstein in the film, Young Einstein … ?
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“In 1960 police shot dead 69 demonstrators in the town of Sharpeville. Most of them were black. Most of them were running away as they were fired upon. The incident provoked outrage.”
Michael Gallagher, journalist.
And with this song.

Have a good day.

*        I think a rant’s a good safe bet, Debbi.   I mean, the other alternative’s to grab a gun and go postal: which people tend to frown at … !!

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Amen to that, Paul! :)

1. South Africa
2. apartheid
3. the African National Congress
4. the UN
5. 1966
6. Human Rights Day