Sunday, 28 August 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 28-8-2016

Ye GODS … 

I’m tired … !

Which will probably show up in my typing.

But there you go.   That’s what happened the morning after ten hour shift.

And on the day of another one!

I will give our new manager credit: next week’s shifts are short … but far more to my taste.

Frankly, though … ?

Even though it’s going slowly, I’m new job turns up at some point.

These long, late night shifts are murder … !


But let’s move on, shall we?

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

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 Goudi Coup started: on 28th August, 1909.   The Coup was an attempted military takeover in which European country?
Q2) Caleb Bradham’s best known drink was renamed: on 28th August, 1898.   What IS that drink?
Q3) 28th August, 1789, saw William Herschel discover what many feel is the only other body in the Solar system capable of supporting life.   What moon of Saturn are we talking about?
Q4) Dame Kelly Holmes won her second Gold medal of the 2004 Summer Olympics: on 28th August, 2004.   In which event?
Q5) Finally, and during the American Civil War … 28th August, 1862, saw the start of the Second Battle of Bull Run.   The Battle took place in which US State?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Petroleum was discovered, on 27th August, 1859: in Titusville.   Discovery, and city, were in which US state?
Q2) Brian Epstein was found dead: on 27th August, 1967.   As their manager, he’d steered which four-piece band to fame?
Q3) 27th August, 1933, saw the first publication of a bible written in which language: Afrikaans, British English or Czech?
A3) Afrikaans.
Q4) The East Coast of the USA was hit by a hurricane: on 27th August, 2011.   What was the Hurricane called?
A4) Hurricane Irene.
Q5) Finally … 27th August, 1991, saw the EU recognise the independence of the three Baltic states.   Name any one of the three.
A5) Latvia, Lithuania or Estonia.
I’ll leave you with this …
“I’m only giving orders because I’m more efficient and smarter than you are.”
From The Five Gold Bands, by Jack Vance, August 28, 1916 – May 26, 2013.
And, given it’s Stranglers frontman, Hugh Cornwell’s birthday?

These … 

Enjoy your day.

*        It’d be nice if there was, Olga: those newer hubs look good!   At ANY rate: the thing turned up, just before I was due to head to work.   Nice timing, from our postman.   I’ll have a chance to set the thing up.   On Tuesday.   I just hope BT don’t charge me!   (Ours are usually postmen: I don’t think we’ve had a post-woman!)

†        Yep, I saw that Debbi!   Congratulations!   You must be feeling rather pleased.   :D   (At ANY rate … I’ve double checked: apparently, Erle Stanley Gardner wrote 80 — 80 — Perry Mason novels.   Good grief … !)


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Greece
Q2) Pepsi-Cola
Q3) Enceladus
Q4) 1500 metres
Q5) Virginia

Keep me posted! And I hope today is not too heavy a day.

Angel Frmcanada said...

1. Greece
2. Pepsi-Cola
3. Enceladus
4. 1500 metres
5. Virginia

We have had a few post-women but once again Canada Post is threatening to strike. Last time they threatened it, we changed everything from paper to online. They need to get this over & done before Xmas. That's the only time I use their service.

Debbi said...

I know. Those pulp fiction writers just churned those babies out, didn't they? :)

1. Greece
2. Pepsi-Cola
3. Enceladus
4. the 1500 meter running event
5. Virginia (the Battle at Bull Run was known as the Battle of Manassas, in the South)