Wednesday, 17 December 2014

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 17-12-2014: Vogue … !

Right … 

I have to admit, I’m actually posting up this week’s Gazette Teaser a little earlier than usual.


Well, frankly, I’m in a bit of a rush, today: I’ve a little shopping to do, something to drop off at the council … 

And, to be honest … ?

I’ve ALSO got to finish this week’s Friday Question Set.

Oy Vey!

With that said, let’s get a move on, shall we?

Here’s this week’s Brentwood Gazette Teaser: covered by the usual Creative Commons License* …
Q1) 17th December saw the original publication of Vogue.   In which year of the 1890s?
Q2) Vogue takes its title from the word, vogue.   Meaning something is what: in style, in trouble or in fashionable trousers?
Q3) How many different countries currently have editions of Vogue?
Q4) Name one of those editions.
Q5) Vogue is published by which company?
Q6) That publisher was named for its original owner.   He was from which US city: New York, Chicago or Boston?
Q7) Early Vogue editor, Frank Crowninshield, joined Vogue from which other publication: GQ, Vanity Fair, or Loaded’?
Q8) Which FIRST Lady has been the most recent to appear on a Vogue cover?
Q9) In which fashionable film does Meryl Streep play Miranda Priestly: an icy character definitely not based on Vogue editor in chief, Anna Wintour?
Q10) Finally … which Madonna song takes its name from a dance, named after Vogue magazine?
Here’s last week’s questions and answers …
Q1) 10th December saw the first Nobel Prizes awarded: in which year … ?
Q2) More to the point, who won the first Nobel Physics Prizes … ?
Q3) More to the point, who — in 1989 — won the Nobel Peace Prize … ?
Q4) How many Nobel Prizes, currently, are there … ?
Q5) Name one of them … 
Q6) Albert Nobel, the man who founded the Prizes, owned which armaments company: Bofors, Bushmaster Firearms or Lürssen … ?
Q7) Nobel famously invented dynamite: in which year of the 1860s did he patent it … ? 
Q8) More to the point, in which year of the 1850s did he register his first patent … ?
Q9) Moving on … In which country is the Nobel Peace Prize awarded … ?
Q10) Who won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize?   (The award ceremony is today: 10th December, 2014.)
A1) 1901.
A2) Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen.   (Awarded for his work on x-rays.)
A3) The Dalai Lama.   (You know, the old joke — that His Holiness shares his title with a newspaper for a relative of the camel — ALWAYS floats through my mind … )
A4) 6.
A6) Bofors.
A7) 1867.
A8) 1857.   (For a gas meter, it seems.)
A9) Norway.
A10) There were two winners, this year: Kailash Satyathi and Malala Yousafza.
Enjoy those!   I’ll catch you later!

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