Saturday, 28 May 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 28-5-2016

Oh, but I hate late night working!

I finished at ten, last night, and I think I’m still feeling a bit … you know … 

Bleaugh … !

It’s going to get fun, today, I think: I’m on a 12 ’til 9.

I hate those long shifts.

The upside?

The upside, as I keep telling people, is that I can now afford an expensive Amazon habit … !


Oh, before I move on … ?

Did I mention my kid sister, Ruth?

She’s taking part in the Race For Life, a Cancer UK fundraising event, today.

I’m going to thank Old Peculiar regulars, Olga — who’s happily donated — and Debbi — who’s shared the event on Facebook.

And ask that if you want to donate?   (Ruth’s at £110: some 75% of her target of £150, so you know.)

If you do want to donate, you can do so, here … 

Every penny … 


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with both scoring five out of five.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How To, License and video … 

Q1) Northern Ireland’s Assembly collapsed: on 28th May of which year?
Q2) 28th May, 1907, saw the first ever Isle of Mann TT Races, held.   The race is for what: cars, motor bikes or horse?
Q3) Which Eastern nation declared itself a republic: on 28th May, 2008?
Q4) William Pitt the Younger was born on 28th May, 1759.   He first became Prime Minister at which age?
Q5) Finally … James 4th of Scotland married Mary Tudor: on 28th May of 1503.   The Treaty of Perpetual Peace, that the wedding formed the basis of, lasted how long: 5 years, 10 years or 20 years?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Malcolm 4th was crowned as King of Scotland: on 27th May, 1153.   He’s known as Malcolm the what: Manly, Mayday or Maiden?
A1) Malcolm the Maiden.
Q2) Jomo Kenyatta was named as Kenya’s first Prime Minister: on 27th May, 1963.   Who is the current Kenyan president?
A2) Jomo Kenyatta ’s son, Uhuru Kenyatta.
Q3) An army led by Giuseppe Garibaldi attacked Palermo: on 27th May, 1860.   As part of the campaign to unify what’s now which European country?
A3) Italy.
Q4) 27th May, 1971, saw the birth of actor, Paul Bettany.   Bettany played Charles Darwin in which 2009 film?
A4) Creation.
Q5) Finally … The 1917 code of Canon Law was announced: on 27th May, 1917.   The Code was the first comprehensive Canon Law.   Of which Church: the Church of England, the Ethiopian Coptic Church or Roman Catholic Church?
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“… while thrillers may not be Literature with a capital L, it is possible to write what I can best describe as ‘thrillers designed to be read as literature.’”
Ian Fleming, 28 May 1908 – 12 August 1964.
And this tune … 

Have a good day!

*        I’ll be honest, Olga, so did I!   Still, I can always look it up, later.   At ANY rate … ?   It’s nice to know your mother’s recovering, already.   I know these things take time, but … 

†        I hope so, Debbi!   (Oh, I’m ALMOST at the end of ripping Battlestar Galactica.   Great series … but a monster box set!)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I can just imagine! :)

1. 1974
2. motor bikes
3. Nepal
4. 24
5. 10 years