Saturday, 11 June 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 11-6-2016: Troy

Well, it’s official … 

We have to wear hairnets at work!

I can’t complain, there.


Health and Safety’s an important thing: as those of us on the front desk are food handling, at SOME point, we have to wear them.

Especially if our hair’s beyond a certain length.

But … ?

Well, yesterday was payday: which was good.

Hairnets, as far as I’m concerned?   Aren’t bad.

But I had a haircut.

Hairnet’s aren’t bad … 

But don’t half itch … !


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: scoring four out of five in the process.   The day also saw Olga† leaving us a comment on the day before’s Teaser.

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

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

Q1) Eratosthenes of Cyrene calculated Troy was sacked: on 11th June,1184BC.   Cyrene is in which modern North African country?
Q2) Troy, itself, is in what’s now which country?
Q3) Famously, Troy was involved in a war with which Greek city-state: Corinth, Sparta or Argos?
Q4) Which King commanded the army that invaded Troy: Agamemnon, Menelaus or Odysseus?
Q5) The Trojan War was chronicled in The Iliad.   Which Greek poet wrote The Iliad?
Q6) The War was caused by an argument between three Greek goddesses.   The argument was about a Golden Apple, marked “For the …” whom?
Q7) As a result of this, Prince Paris — who’d judged which goddess was which — was rewarded with the love of the most beautiful woman on Earth.   Who was she?
Q8) That woman’s face (apparently) launched a thousand ships.   In a line written by whom: Shakespeare, Marlowe or Johnson?
Q9) The Greeks finally won the Trojan War: by sneaking a wooden WHAT, into Troy?
Q10) Finally … According to an old poem, survivors from Troy are said to have founded which City?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 10th June, 1918, saw the birth of actor, Barry Morse.   In which Gerry Anderson series did he play Victor Bergman?
A1) Space: 1999
Q2) NATO ended 11 weeks of military action: on 10th June, 1999.   In other words, NATO stopped bombing where: Montenegro, Serbia or Kosovo?
A2) Kosovo.
Q3) The Apple 2 went on sale: on 10th June, 1977.   It’s central processor was a what processor: 8 bit, 16 bit or 32 bit?
A3) 8 bit.   (If I’ve understood things correctly, one computer coded letter or character is usually given an 8 digit, binary, number.   In OTHER words, an 8-bit processor processes instructions one letter at a time.   A 16 bit processor can handle two letters,  a 32 bit one, 4, and so on.)
Q4) Pope John Paul 2nd canonized Saint Rafca: on 10th June, 2001.   She — technically — was a member of which church: the Maronite, Eastern Orthodox or Anglican?
A4) Maronite.   (She’s venerated, though, by both the Orthodox and Catholic Churches.   The Maronite Church, itself, is an autonomous church with ties to the Roman Catholic Church.)
Q5) Finally … The Equal Pay Act was signed into law: on 10th June, 1963.   By which US president?
I’ll leave you with this line …
“Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes.”
“Beware Greeks bearing gifts.”
From The Aeneid.
And this song …

Have a good day … 

*        Actually, Debbi … ?   The song’s from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: the Dick van Dyke film.   It’s the only film Eon Productions have made … that wasn’t a Bond film!   It’s also the only book by Ian Fleming that’s not a Bond book: and Gert Fröbe, the chap that plays Baron Bombust?   ALSO played Auric Goldfinger!   (Oh, sorry about the score, Debbi‡: but Destination Moonbase Alpha was the Space: 1999 spin-off movie.   Never knew it existed, frankly!)

†        I’m glad to hear it’s going well for you Mother, Olga: here’s hoping she heals up as rapidly as possible!   And you’re right: we do change, don’t we, in time?   I know my weight’s gone up and down like a yo-yo: losing it seems to get harder, the older I get.   So to speak!   And I really couldn’t tell you about whether it’s passive-aggressive or not: but it does seem to be pretty common!   At least, common enough that I think the relevant technology bods should — HA! — maybe take note!

‡        Completely off-piste, here, Debbi: but I managed to bump into an old friend, yesterday.   And guess what?   He’s just got himself a sensible computer … !


Olga Nunez Miret said...

I must go and see if everything is OK for my mother to come home. Let's hope that's the case and I can find time to get back to the teaser... (although it might be a slow process)

Debbi said...

No problem. And good for your friend! :)

1. Libya
2. Turkey
3. Sparta
4. Odysseus
5. Homer
6. fairest
7. Helen
8. Marlowe
9. horse
10. Rome