Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 16-8-2016

Bleugh … 

I feel … well, bleugh sums it up quite nice, actually.

A somewhat iffy feeling tummy, tiredness … 

And a sense of nervousness, as well.


I’ve an interview, today: in nearby Hornchurch.

Frankly?   Getting there’s going to be fun!

So is finding the place, even if it’s supposed to be near the station.

That doesn’t help: even WITH GPS help from my phone!

Oy veh … !


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Michelle*, Olga† and Debbi‡ putting in their answers: with all three scoring six out of six.

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

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

Q1) 16th August, 1977, saw the death of Elvis Presley: at his mansion in Memphis, Tennessee.   What was that home called?
Q2) The village of Lynmouth was hit by floods: on 16th August, 1952.   The village is in which English county?
Q3) More to the point: name any of the county’s neighbouring counties.
Q4) The UK formally named the Ross Dependency, as the Ross Dependency: on 16th August, 1923.   The UK handed it to New Zealand at the same time.   Where IS the Ross Dependency?
Q5) Newsreader, Sir Trevor McDonald was born: on 16th August, 1939.   He read the news for ITV’s News programme: which was produced by which company?
Q6) Finally … The village of Boscastle was hit by floods: on 16th August, 2004.   Boscastle is in which English county?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Tivoli Gardens opened: on 16th August, 1843.   The amusement park is in which country?
A1) Denmark.
Q2) More to the point, Tivoli Gardens is the second oldest amusement park on Earth.   What’s the oldest?
A2) Dyrehavsbakken or Bakken, ALSO in Denmark.
Q3) At least 27 people died: on 27th August, 1998.   When a car bomb went off in which Northern Irish town?
A3) Omagh.
Q4) Which country moved its clocks back by half an hour: on 15th August, 2015?
Q5) 15th August, 1970, saw Patricia Palinkas become the first woman to play professional what?
A5) Men’s American Football.
Q6) Finally … James Dresnok defected: on 15th August, 1962.   To where?
A6) It’s there, again: North Korea.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“You have to be willing to take those risks. … In whatever you are doing, failure is an option. But fear is not.”
James Cameron, born 16th August, 1954.
And this tune … 

It has to be said, Kevin raises an interesting question, there: really … IS he?

On that rhetorical note?   I’ll wish you a good day!

*        Michelle, welcome back on board!   (Oh, did you manage to try the lutefisk, while you were in Helsinki?   It sounds … well … WORSE than a late night sheep’s eyeballs!)

†        You know, Debbi, everyone I know who writes — me, you, Debbi, and a few others, as well — are always convinced we’ve got all the corrections and revisions done.   Then we spot something, don’t we?   :D   At ANY rate … ?   Is everything OK with your blog?   Only I was trying to get through, earlier, to put a link in, and got a domain for sale sign … 

‡        I know my typing’s improved over the years, Debbi: although I tend to just use four fingers!   I don’t think I’ll be this good … 


Angel Frmcanada said...

1. Graceland
2. Devon
3. Cornwall
4. The Ross Dependency is a region of Antarctica defined by a sector originating at the South Pole, passing along longitudes 160° east to 150° west, and terminating at latitude 60° south. It covers 400,000 kilometres of land and 330,000 square kilometres of permanent ice shelf
5. Independent Television News
6. Cornwall

Good Luck on your interview!!!

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Graceland
Q2) Devon (North Devon district)
Q3) Somerset, Cornwall and Dorset
Q4) Antarctica
Q5) ITN (Independent Television News)
Q6) Cornwall
I hope you got to the interview all right. Take care, Paul.

Debbi said...

Could be because my web designer is doing some work on it.

Should be right as rain soon. I like that expression. Right as rain! :)

1. Graceland
2. Devon
3. Somerset
4. Antarctica, including the South Pole
5. ITN
6. Cornwall

You can check out my new blog in the link below, if you like! :)