Thursday, 11 August 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 11-8-2016

Phew … !

You can possibly tell I’m tired.

Well … you would, if you were in my front room at the moment.

You’d ALSO be able to tell … well probably a lot.

Mostly that my floor need cleaning, the oven needs a going-over, and my chairs need either a wipe or replacing.

But … ?

I’m rather pleased to have finished the Left-hander’s day Teaser video.

It’s not perfect.

It’s FAR from perfect.

It REALLY could do with a going over … 

But … ?

We’ll see how it goes on Saturday!


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) The Weimar Republic adopted its Constitution: on 11th August, 1919.   The Republic was the interwar version of which country?
Q2) It’s unofficial name was the Weimar Republic.   It’s official name was … what?
Q3) Two men were jailed, on 11th August, 2000: after starting a brawl on a plane bound for Jamaica.   These types of event are usually know as cases of air … what?
Q4) Which baseball player hit his five-hundredth home run: on 11th August, 1929.
Q5) A steam engine formally pulled its last train, on British Rail: on 11th August of which year?
Q6) Finally … Chad declared itself independent: on 11th August, 1960.   What’s Chad’s capital city?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 10th August is International Biodiesel Day.   The day celebrates diesel fuel made from what type of oil: animal, mineral or vegetable?
A1) Vegetable.   (I seem to recall hearing how, in Wales a few years ago, people were using the used oil from chip shop fryers as fuel: MOSTLY to dodge the higher rate of VAT on diesel.   Apparently?   You could TELL it was recycled chip oil, because of the smell.)
Q2) The world’s largest museum opened on 10th August, 1793.   Which Parisian museum are we talking about?
A2) The Louvre.
Q3) Similarly … 10th August, 1846, saw the US Congress charter which Institute?
A3) The Smithsonian.
Q4) Missouri was admitted to the USA: on 10th August, 1821.   What’s the capital of Missouri?
A4) Jefferson City.   (Oddly?   It’s LARGEST city is Kansas City.)
Q5) Finally … the Magellan probe arrived at Venus: on 10th August, 1990.   What planet is nearer the Sun: Venus or Earth?
A5) On average, Venus.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Writing for children is an art in itself, and a most interesting one.”
Enid Blyton, 11 August 1897 – 28 November 1968.
And this tune … 

Have a good day … !

*        I’ll HAVE to keep an eye open for that one, Olga!  Did you ever see series three of Torchwood?   It’s the series where the team have to deal with aliens hold Earth to ransom, to steal one tenth of human children: the aliens are junkies addicted to chemicals in young human kids.   There’s scenes of the UK’s cabinet discussing which children to give to the aliens … that left most of the people I talked admitting they could easily imagine politicians behaving exactly like that.

†        I know, Debbi, I know!   I’m seriously tempted by The Killing Joke, I know that!   The original graphic novel — by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland — is pretty much the BEST Batman standalone ever written: and ALSO — supposedly — what Heath Ledger based his version of the Joker on.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Interesting! The only graphic novel I've read (so far) is one based on Honey West. Did you guys get "Honey West" in the UK in the 60s? Great show! :) Up there with "The Avengers"!

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