Wednesday, 27 August 2014

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 27-8-2014: The Rainbow Bridge

OK, this could be interesting.

Well, actually, no, it couldn’t.

I’m … 

Well … 

Organising stuff, after a recent purchase.

Pictures and music, mostly.

Bruce — for the moment — will be given honourable retirement: and used as a media server.

What WAS fun … ?

Was getting used to a more recent version of OS X.   I like the decoration.

I don’t know if I’m totally enamoured with Mission Control, the replacement for Exposé.

Cie la vie!

At any rate, let’s get moving on, shall we?

Today is Wednesday: which means, of course, that it’s time for the Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser.

Here’s this week’s questions: covered by the usual Creative Commons License*
Q1) 27th August saw the completion of the Rainbow Bridge: in which Asian country is the Bridge?
Q2) The bridge is in that country’s capital city.   What’s the name of that city?
Q3) The bridge was completed in which year of the 1990s: 1991, 1993 or 1995?
Q4) This Rainbow Bridge is the only one of that name in it’s country.   How many Rainbow Bridges are there in the USA?
Q5) Name any of the US states those bridges are in.
Q6) Which English University city has a Rainbow Bridge: Brighton, Cambridge or Oxford?
Q7) In Norse mythology, the Rainbow Bridge goes from Midgard, the human world, to Asgard, the realm of the Gods.   What’s it called: Bifrost, Yggdrasil or Ragnarok?
Q8) Who — in 1971 — released an album called Rainbow Bridge: roughly a year after his death … ?
Q9) Rainbow Bridge was also an episode of which US comedy series: M*A*S*H, Seinfeld or Friends?
Q10) Finally … Rainbow Bridge is also a 1963, Japanese cartoon film.   What name is given to this kind of film: anime or manga?
Here’s last week’s questions and answers …
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 … ?
A2) 1975.
A3) Red planet.   (Observant readers will remember we had a version of this question: back in March.)
A4) General relativity.   (The parts of the theory about how gravity affects time, apparently.  I believe the experiment centred on how the signals were affected over parts of Mars at different altitudes: but don’t know for sure, as I’m no physicist.)
A5) Golden Plain.
A6) Voyager 2.
A7) Uranus and Neptune.
A8) The outer planets.   (Voyager 1 turned off at Saturn.   Or got lost )
A9) AUs or Astronomical unit.
A10) 55.
Enjoy those: I’ll catch you later.

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