Wednesday, 20 August 2014

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 20-8-2014: Space Stuff!

Oh … Well … 

That’s the job-search done for the day.

So you know, I’m job-hunting, at the moment.

And have to formally report to my local Centre, each day: to look for work, there.

Today’s search … ?

Is done with: and I’ve managed to book up, tomorrow’s.

OK, granted this year’s seen me have more interview than in the previous three?

But I’m starting to wonder when SOMETHING will crop up.

Oy vey … 

At ANY rate … ?

At any rate, it’s a Wednesday.   Which means, as long term readers will know, means it’s time for the Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser.

Here’s this week’s, covered by the usual Creative Commons License* …
Q1) 20th August saw the launch of the Viking 1 probe.  By whom: the European Space Agency, the Japanese Space Agency or NASA … ?
Q2) In which year of the 1970s?
Q3) Viking 1 was heading for Mars: also known as the what planet … ?
Q4) The Viking 1 lander and orbiter did radio tests to test what: Martian soil, Martian atmosphere or general relativity?
Q5) The lander landed on part of Mars called Chryse Planitia.   Chryse Planitia translates as what: Golden Plain, Orange Plain or Brown Plain?
Q6) NASA launched one of the ‘Voyager’ probes: on 20th August, 1977.   Which of the Voyager probes?
Q7) The Voyager probe we’re talking about, is the only human craft to have visited two particular planets: name either.
Q8) The Voyager probes were heading for what: Mars, Venus or the outer planets?
Q9) Our Voyager is now 104 what away: 104 mile, light years or AUs?
Q10) Finally … the Voyager probes each had a golden record, intended to greet any extraterrestrials that found the probes.   The record feature greetings in how many human languages … ?
Here’s last week’s questions and answers …
Q1) Since 1981, how many US President’s were people who’d been born left-handed?
Q2) Paul McCartney was one of two left-handed member of the Beatles.   Which guitar did he play; bass, rhythm, or lead?
Q3) Who was the first left hander to walk on the Moon?
Q4) Who’s the only left-handed member of Prince Charles’ immediate family?
Q5) Who was the only left handed member of the cast of “ET: The Extra Terrestrial”?
Q6) Feminist and author Germaine Greer is a leftie; her most famous work was which 1970 nonfiction book?
Q7) True or false; Jimi Hendrix was right handed.
Q8) Which left handed tennis player won the Singles Title at Wimbledon nine times, and the US Open, four times?
Q9) Which left-handed actor appeared in ‘Apocalypse, Now’, ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’ and ‘The Matrix’?
Q10) On a left-handed pair of scissors, which digit operates the cutting blade?
A1) Four.   Ronald Reagan, forced to changed  at school, George Bush Sr, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.   (The only right-hander was George W. Bush.   I’m saying nothing.)
A2) Bass.   (I’ve tried learning guitar, myself, and know Sir Paul choose his trademark Hofner violin bass for the same reason I got a cheap Gibson SG clone: both are symmetrical models, and easy to restring for left-hand use.)
A3) Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin.
A4) Prince William.
A5) Drew Barrymore.
A6) The Female Eunuch’.
A7) True.   (He only played guitar, left handed.)
A8) Martina Navratilova.   (Did I say Men’s Singles titles?)
A9) Laurence Fishburne.
A10) The thumb.   (The cutting blade is the one that — as you’re holding the scissors — is on the inside, and has its handle at the top.)
Enjoy those: I hope they help … 

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