Sunday, 12 June 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 12-6-2016

You know, working for a living has its advantages, and disadvantages.

These days?

I can afford to buy my own trousers, for example: rather than really on the kindness of others.

I’m developing an Amazon habit, I know that … !

One of the down sides?

Is simply the fact that I work shift: and occasionally finish so late, it’s early in the morning.

I’m not griping, THAT much.

But six hours sleep, every-so-often, is starting to twang!!


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: scoring ten out of ten in the process.   The day also saw Olga† looking in, letting us know what’s happening for her.

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

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

Q1) India’s Prime Minister was found guilty of corruption charges: on 12th June, 1975.   Which Indian PM was it?
Q2) The Vale of Glamorgan Line between Barry and Bridgend was re-opened: on 12th June, 2005.   Both the line, and towns, are in which country of the UK?
Q3) Clarence Aglin, John Aglin and Frank Lee Morris escaped, on 12th June, 1962.   From where?
Q4) Who was sentenced to life imprisonment by a South African court:  on 12th June, 1964?
Q5) Finally … Popeyes first opened: on 12th June, 1972.   The fast food chain specializes in what: burgers, fried chicken or kebabs?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Eratosthenes of Cyrene calculated Troy was sacked: on 11th June,1184BC.   Cyrene is in which modern North African country?
A1) Libya.
Q2) Troy, itself, is in what’s now which country?
A2) Turkey.
Q3) Famously, Troy was involved in a war with which Greek city-state: Corinth, Sparta or Argos?
A3) Sparta.
Q4) Which King commanded the army that invaded Troy: Agamemnon, Menelaus or Odysseus?
A4) Agamemnon.
Q5) The Trojan War was chronicled in The Iliad.   Which Greek poet wrote The Iliad?
A5) Homer.
Q6) The War was caused by an argument between three Greek goddesses.   The argument was about a Golden Apple, marked “For the …” whom?
A6) Fairest.
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?
A7) Helen.   Calling her Helen of Troy is debatable: as, strictly, she’d be Helen of Sparta.   Although calling her Helen of Lyme Regis is always a possibility.   (Personally … ?   I think getting involved with THIS gig sounds like a bad move.)
Q8) That woman’s face (apparently) launched a thousand ships.   In a line written by whom: Shakespeare, Marlowe or Johnson?
A8) Christopher Marlowe.   The line is from Dr Faustus.   I have to ask … did she REALLY look like a bottle of Champagne?
Q9) The Greeks finally won the Trojan War: by sneaking a wooden WHAT, into Troy?
A9) Horse.
Q10) Finally … According to an old poem, survivors from Troy are said to have founded which City?
A10) Rome.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“All my life, I’ve been a man of peace, working for peace, striving for peace, negotiating for peace. I’ve been a League of Nations man and a United Nations man and I’m still the same man with the same convictions, the same devotion to peace.”
Sir Anthony Eden, 12 June 1897 – 14 January 1977.
And this tune …

Have a good day.

*        I think he was a little disappointed about the lack of blu-ray support, Debbi, but bar that … ?   At any rate, remember that cat … ?


†        That’s ok, Olga: some things are more important, aren’t they?


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Well, mother back home, now to make sure she goes slowly but surely. Much better than before, for sure...
Ah, I had a look at the questions... (I don't think I've managed shifts too well and I hated being on-call with a passion, although nowadays it's organised in quite a different way).
Q1) Indira Gandhi
Q2) Wales (South Wales)
Q3) Alcatraz
Q4) Nelson Mandela
Q5) Fried chicken (perhaps it should be spinachs…)

Debbi said...

Nice effect with the cat! :)

1. Indira Gandhi
2. Wales
3. Alcatraz
4. Nelson Mandela
5. fried chicken