Readers posed the questions yesterday.
(1) “Sex can be used either for self-affirmation or for self-transcendence — either to intensify the ego and consolidate the social persona by some kind of conspicuous ‘embarkation’ and heroic conquest, or else to annihilate the persona and transcend the ego in an obscure rapture of sensuality, a frenzy of romantic passion, more creditably, in the mutual charity of the perfect marriage.”
From whence is this taken and who wrote it?
(2) Who was Martha Corey? What was her fate?
(3) It is “razionalità” in Italian, “racionalidad” in Spanish and “рациональность (ratsional’nost’)” in Russian.
What is it in English?
(4) Martha Corey in question 2 was married, what did her husband do in the face of her ordeals and what happened to him?
(5) Is it better to speak your mind, no matter how unpopular or to hold your peace for the sake of a quiet life?
The season of the Nobel Prize awards having just passed, who knows some trivia about past awards? Can you tell the names of
1. Four American Presidents who received a Nobel Prize
2. Two Commonwealth Prime Ministers
3. One Russian President
4. Three father/son cases where both received a prize
5. Two husband/wife cases where both received a prize
6. Three individuals who each received two prizes.
Both win an electronic batch of shortbread for stumping us all. It can be collected by leaving the answers below.
I was the only one who included #gigatownoamaru so will claim the bonus batch for that.