Sunday, 26 June 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 26-6-2016

Yeah … 

Gods … !

As I write … ?

I’m very aware it’s a Sunday.

And very aware it’s a Sunday AFTER I’ve down a very late shift.

And back in, today … for another long shift … 

I really can’t complain.   That’ll earn me enough to make up the savings I’ve spent, this week: going off ill, LAST week, meant losing some income.

Frankly … ?

I can only hope it goes quickly.


I’ve the day off, tomorrow, I’d REALLY like some sleep!


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) 26th June is Rat-catcher’s Day.   In which German town?
Q2) More to the point, it’s celebrated on the 26th June, as the original story is said to have been set on that date.   According to which brothers?
Q3) A noted businessman set off, on 26th June, 1986: on an attempt to win the Blue Riband transatlantic record.   Which businessman?
Q4) The UN Charter was signed: on 26th June, 1945.   By how many nations: 49, 50 or 51?
Q5) The US Supreme Court ruled that same sex marriages were legal: on 26th June, 2016.   The Court ruled that this was under which Amendment to the US Constitution: the 13th, 14th or 15th?
Q6) Finally … Who performed the last concert of his life, on 26th June, 1977: John Lennon, Liberace or Elvis?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 25th June, 1903, saw the birth of writer, George Orwell.   Which of his novels is about a man called Gordon Comstock?
Q2) 25th June, 1950 saw the UN condemn the actions of North Korea: when it invaded where?
Q3) Prince’s most successful LP was released on 25th June, 1984.   What was that album’s name?
Q4) 25th June, 1999, saw the UN security adopt Resolution 1249.   The Resolution recommend which country be allowed to join the UN: Nauru or Kiribati?
A4) Nauru.   (The resolution allowing Kiribati to join was Resolution 1249)
Q5) Finally … Which gay rights symbol was flown for the first time: on 25th June, 1978.
A5) The Rainbow Flag.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“The purest religion of any age lies in the hands of its spiritual rebels. The twentieth century is no exception.”
Colin Wilson, 26 June 1931 – 5 December 2013.
And this tune …

Have a good day!

*        I might just be tempted to join you, Olga‡!   On Mars, I’d look a bit out of place in a convent, Buddhist or otherwise!   (Did I tell you I’ve done a couple of Mars teasers?   Fascinating what you learn: the Martian day’s called the ‘sol,’ so you know.)

†        Oh, yes, Debbi‡!   (It might JUST be the time to see if Olga’s got spare Martian tickets!)

‡        You know, I can’t help but wonder what would’ve happened … if life, intelligent life, had evolved there … at the same time life evolved, here on Earth.   Mind you, I think we’d probably start shooting Martians.   I THINK we can quote the late Sir Terry Pratchett … 
“Racism was not a problem on the Discworld, because - what with trolls and dwarfs and so on - speciesism was more interesting. Black and white lived in perfect harmony and ganged up on green.”

1 comment:

Debbi said...

LOL! I miss Sir Terry! :)

1. Hamelin
2. the Brothers Grimm
3. Richard Branson
4. 50
5. the 14th Amendment
6. Elvis

Funny how you don't have to use his last name to know which Elvis! :)

Save a spot for me on that Mars flight, okay? Maybe Elvis is there. :)