Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 20-9-2016

Ooooh, but my kidneys hurt … !

I don’t know if you suffer with it: but I’ve got IBS.

Which can flare up if I eat the wrong thing.

Or get stressed, or nervous.

Right at the moment … ?

I know for a fact I’m going to have to take the relevant medication that helps ease the condition.

Mild stress is causing it to flare up.

I hate it when interviews do that.

And would hate to miss today’s because of it!


But let’s move on …

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga*, Angel† and Debbi‡ putting in their answers: with Olga and Debbi scoring ten out of ten, and Angel, eight.

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 RMS Olympic collided with the HMS Hawke.   On 20th September of which year?
Q2) 85, Albert Embankment was attacked: on 20th September, 2000.   The building is whose HQ?
Q3) More to the point, the building is completely destroyed: in which James Bond film?
Q4) A Siege of Jerusalem started: on 20th September, 1187.   The Siege was started by forces lead by whom?
Q5) Which Asian nation was admitted to the UN: on 20th September, 1977?
Q6) Finally … 20th September, 1486, saw the birth of Arthur, Prince of Wales.   He died before succeeding to throne: and his death meant his brother became heir, and later, king.   Who was his brother?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 19th September is Talk Like A Pirate Day.  The day first observed by a pair of Oregonian friends, when: 1995, 2002 or 2009?
A1) 1995.
Q2) Senator Roger Kahn mentioned the day: back in 2013.   The Senator was a Republican Senator for which state?
A2) Michigan.
Q3) One anti-virus software package has ‘Pirate Talk’ as a language option.   Which anti-virus software are we talking about?
A3) Appropriately enough, Avast.
Q4) Many pirates operated on the eastern coasts of North and South America.   On what’s generally called the Spanish … what?
A4) The Spanish Main.
Q5) The Spanish dollar would have been know to pirates.   It was known as real de a ocho, the eight real coin or pieces of … what?
Q6) French pirates based in the Caribbean were called Buccaneers.   They originally operated from bases where: Jamaica, Tortuga or Puerto Rico?
A6) Tortuga.
Q7) Privateers were mercenaries licensed to attack their home nation’s naval enemies: mercenaries who occasionally turned pirate.   They were licensed by Letters of … what?
A7) Marque.
Q8) The Sea Dogs were one of England’s most notorious privateer groups.   One of their most notorious leaders was El Draque: the Dragon.   Also known as whom?
A8) Sir Francis Drake.
Q9) The late Monty Python star, Graham Chapman, played a pirate in a 1983 film.   What’s the film called?
Q10) Finally … Tom Baker, Mary Tamm and Bruce Purchase all appeared in which Douglas Adams penned Doctor Who story?
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“After all these years, I am still involved in the process of self-discovery.   It’s better to explore life and make mistakes than to play it safe.   Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.”
Sophia Loren, born 20 September 1934.
And a song … 

Have a good day … 

*        Me, too, Olga: wouldn’t mind a job, there.   It’s a pretty big employer in the area.   You know, using Tor to find the REALLY hidden cheat sheets would be an idea … 

†        You know, Angel, I hadn’t thought of that.   It’s a good thing I’m using an older MacPro that only hooks up by ethernet.   I can try the same idea!   Which reminds me, I have to see if I can renew my ECDL.   Being able to show I’m computer literate is so handy!

‡        Very true, Debbi, very true!   (You never know where some sites get their ideas!)


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) 1911
Q2) MI6 UK’s Secret Intelligence Service
Q3) Spectre
Q4) Saladin
Q5) Vietnam
Q6) Henry VIII
I hope you feel better and the interview goes well. Good luck!

Angel Frmcanada said...

1. 1911
2. British Secret Intelligence Service
3. Spectre
4. Saladin
5. Singapore

Hope you are feeling better Paul! Love the cartoon you posted about facts on the internet!

Debbi said...

So true! :)

1. 1891
2. MI6
3. The World is Not Enough
4. the Ayyubid dynasty of Egypt
5. Vietnam
6. Henry VIII

I may have to copy that image and put it on Facebook! :)