Wednesday, 14 May 2014

The Daily Teaser — 14-5-2014: The Vaccination Boogie

You know, I think that’s a possibly shame: and I’m aware I’ve said this before.

But the US remake of The Tomorrow People — screened on Wednesday’s, on E4 — has been cancelled.

Which is a shame, as I was enjoying that.

On the up-side, though … ?

I have a habit of recording stuff‡, and keeping digital copies of stuff I’d like to keep: until such time as I can replace with DVDs or digital copies from iTunes.

And TEND to do that with series that stick around for a while.

The Tomorrow People being cancelled … ?   Means I can free up some space on my external drive … 

And hopefully replace it with some fresher — and mature — genre TV.

Right … let’s get a move on … 

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

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

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 14th May saw the administration of the world’s first vaccination: against which disease?
Q2) In which year of the 1790s was this … ?
Q3) Who was the English doctor who developed and administered the vaccine … ?
Q4) He developed the vaccine from a lesion of a sufferer from which disease … ?
Q5) The word ‘vaccine’, comes from the word ‘vacca’: the Latin word for what … ?
Q6) Finally … in which year did the World Health Organization declare the disease in question to have been eradicated … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 13th May, 1952, saw the first opening of the Rajya Sabha: the Upper House of which country’s Parliament?
A1) India’s.
Q2) 13th May, 1787, saw Captain Arthur Phillips — and the Fleet he led — leave Portsmouth: bound for a Penal colony in what’s now which country … ?
A2) Australia.
Q3) More to the point, the Fleet landed in which Bay … ?
Q4) 13th May, 1888, saw Brazil pass the law that banned what … ?
A4) Slavery.
Q5) Finally … 13th May, 1937, saw the birth of inventor, Trevor Bayliss: famed for inventing a wind-up … what … ?
A5) Radio.
I’ll leave you with this song† … 

And these words …
“Having considered the development and results of the global program on […] eradication initiated by WHO in 1958 and intensified since 1967 … Declares solemnly that the world and its peoples have won freedom from smallpox, which was a most devastating disease sweeping in epidemic form through many countries since earliest time, leaving death, blindness and disfigurement in its wake and which only a decade ago was rampant in Africa, Asia and South America.”
World Health Organization, Resolution WHA33.3
Enjoy your day … !

*        You’re right, there, Debbi!   (There’s a few snotty quiz-masters I know … !)

†        I have to admit, that’s an INSPIRATIONAL title … !

‡        I know some of my friends like physical copies of film and other entertainment media: as did/do I.   However … ?   I’m also of the opinion that physical formats are going to be increasingly less important as time goes on.   Indeed, ALL of my frequently used media is now digital only.   I feel more of us will be doing this, as time goes on.   In point of fact … ?   I feel all we really need to argue about … ?   Is who inherits our media collections, in cases of death or divorce: something I know is being discussed as we speak.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

True for me on the digital front, except when it comes to books. I still buy both digital and print.

1. smallpox
2. 1796
3. Edward Jenner
4. cowpox
5. cow
6. 1979