Thursday, 30 June 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 30-6-2016

That’s it: I’m officially knackered … !

Mind you … ?

I did manage to stay up, late, last night.

Chatting to an old friend, via Facebook Messenger.

That’ll bloody well teach me!

Still … 

I’ve one last day off before I go back to work.

Frankly, I can have a nap, later … 


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: scoring six out of six in the process.

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

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

Q1) 30th June, 1908, saw a large explosion occur: near the Stony Tunguska River.   The explosion was due to what: an nuclear bomb, a meteor or a crashed plane?
Q2) River, and event, where in what’s now which country?
Q3) A handover ceremony took place: on the night of 30th June, 1997.   This handed control of Hong Kong from the UK: to where?
Q4) The Emperor of Abyssinia appealed for help, on 30th June, 1936: from the League of Nations.   What was that Emperor’s name?
Q5) Albert Einstein published On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies on 30th June, 1905.   This outline the theory of what: general relativity, special relativity or the photoelectric effect?
Q6) Finally … public sector workers went on strike: on 30th June, 1974.   In which US city?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 29th June, 1881, saw Muhammad Ahmad name himself as Mahdi.   The Mahdi is a much discussed figure in which religion?
A1) Islam.
Q2) Ahmad, himself, was based in which African nation?
A2) Sudan.
Q3) 29th June, 1976, saw the Seychelles become independent.   From where?
A3) The UK.
Q4) Isabel Peron was named as interim president of Argentina, on 29th June, 1974: by her husband, the President.   Which president WAS he?
A4) Juan Peron.
Q5) Steve Wozniak tested the first Apple 1 computer: on 29th June, 1976.   As of 2013, how many working Apple 1s were said to be still functioning: five, six or seven?
A5) Six.
Q6) Finally … 29th June, 1919, saw the birth of rodeo rider and actor, Slim Pickens.   In which film did he play Major T. J. ‘King’ Kong?
.   (Or Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb if you want to get picky …)
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“When you bring an idealised relationship down to the level of an ordinary one it isn’t necessarily the ordinary one that suffers”
From Warleggan, by Winston Graham, 30 June 1908 – 10 July 2003.
And this thought … 

Have a good day!

*        You can see why people call it Dr Strangelove, can’t you, Debbi?   (I have STILL never seen it!)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Absolutely. And you should absolutely see it! Peter Sellers was brilliant in it! :)

1. a meteor
2. Russia
3. China
4. Haile Selassie
5. special relativity
6. Baltimore