Monday, 30 May 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 30-5-2016

Right … 

It’s now an official Bank Holiday!


If you’ll excuse the word.

One I’ve got off!

Having finished July’s Gazette Teasers, though?

I’ve got to catch up with the regular Daily Teasers.

Still … 

It’s that or twiddle my thumbs!


Oh, JUST as a quick thought?

My kid sister did the Race for Life, yesterday: I’m hoping she’ll leave us a comment, today.

But DO know she raised £110.

Thanks to everyone who donated!


But let’s move on, shall we?

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

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

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

Q1) 30th May, 2013, saw same sex marriage banned: in which African nation?
Q2) NASA launched the Surveyor 1 probe, on 30th May, 1966.   The probe was the first US probe to land, where?
Q3) 30th May, 1934, saw the birth of general, cosmonaut and pilot, Alsey Leonov.   He Was the first person to do what: walk on the moon, do a spacewalk or orbit the Earth?
Q4) President Zia Rahman was assassinated: on 30th May, 1981.   Where had he been president of?
Q5) Finally … 30th May, 1980, saw the birth of footballer, Steven Gerrard.   Having spent most of his career at Liverpool, he now plays for which US club?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) The last of the original US Colonies to ratify the US Constitution, did so on 29th May, 1798.   Which state was it?
A1) Rhode Island.   (The smallest state of the union also has the longest name of any state.)
Q2) 29th May was also known as Royal Oak Day: and as Oak Apple Day.   The day marks 29th May, 1660: when who was put on the throne of England?
A2) Charles 2nd.
Q3) Police and miners clashed at what’s now called the Battle of Orgreave: on 29th May, 1984.   Some of the officers are said to have been involved — and to have behaved badly — at the disaster at which football stadium?
Q4) Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring had its debut performance: on 29th May, 1913.   Was The Rite of Spring an opera, ballet or symphony?
A4) A ballet.
Q5) Finally … British armed forces won the Battle of Goose Green: on 29th May, 1982.   The Battle was during which war?
A5) The Falklands War.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“In my life, too many things have happened in a weird, sort of shit-luck sort of fashion.”
Kevin Eastman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator, born 30th May, 1962.
And this tune … 

Have a good day … !

*        Hopefully, Olga, she’ll leave us a comment!   (Lord knows what happened, there: I know I Tweeted them past you, Debbi and Mr Strict!   I’ve been G+’ing them, too!)

†        Cheers, Debbi!   (I THINK I’m going to need more time off: to recover from the week back at work … !)


Ruth Downie said...

Hi all, thanks so much to all who sponsored me - I am very grateful to you. It was a lovely morning and felt like I was really part of something big!! Thanks again, Ruth

Debbi said...

I seem to be doing lots of work of some sort or another. Whew! :)

Congrats to Ruth! Getting so much money so soon is no small feat.

1. Zimbabwe
2. the moon
3. do a spacewalk
4. Bangladesh
5. LA Galaxy