Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 27-9-2016

Oh, my lord … 

But that was a trip … !

I had an interview, yesterday.

In Romford, so you know: four stops down from Brentwood, on the Southend Victoria/Liverpool Street line.

I get the train into Romford, found the branch I was due to be interviewed at, had the interview — which went well, but I find out for sure on Friday — and headed back to Romford station.

Only to find that, literally minutes before I got there someone had fallen in front of a train: in Goodmayes.

And managed to delay everyone’s trip … by anything up to three hours.

Right now?   Getting the bus back to Brentwood — and boy, I’m thankful the 498 bus accepted the TfL train ticket! — was long, and inconvenient trip.

I think I’d’ve bee a lot angrier about that, had I just finished a days work in Romford!


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with both 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) The musical, Hair, opened in the UK: on 27th September, 1968.   But in which West End theatre?
Q2) Richard Stallman announced his GNU project: on 27th September, 1983.   The project aimed to produce what: an operating system, an email client or a web-browser?
Q3) 27th September is World Tourism Day.   According to Wikipedia, which European country got the most tourist visits, in 2015?
Q4) 27th September, 1937, saw the death — by shooting — of the last of a species of tiger.   Which species of tiger?
Q5) Finally … 27th September, 1954, saw the broadcast of the original version of US hit, The Tonight Show.   Originally presented by Steve Allen, who now presents the show?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Concorde made its first non-stop transatlantic flight: on 26th September of which year?
A1) 1973.
Q2) More to the point: was that a French or English Concorde?
A2) French.
Q3) Indonesia was admitted to the UN: on 26th September, 1950.   What’s Indonesia’s capital city?
A3) Jakarta.
Q4) 26th September, 1493, saw Alexander 6th issue a Papal Bull: allowing Isabella and Ferdinand to colonize parts of the New World.   Which of the monarchs ruled what we now call Castile?
A4) Isabella.   (Or Isabella 1st of Castile, as she was)
Q5) Which US commission was first set up: in a US act what went into force on 26th September, 1914?
Q6) Finally … 26th September, 1917, saw the start of the Battle of Polygon Wood.   The Battle took place in which European country?
A6) Belgium.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“You can’t defend the indefensible - anything you say sounds self-serving and hypocritical.”
Diane Abbott, MP, born 27th September, 1953.
And this song … 

Enjoy your day.

*        Well … I think they’re standard … for some shops, Olga!   I do know I seem to score well, sometimes: but not others!   Cheers for the links, though: I can see if the Job Centre will fund some for me!

†        I certainly hope something will, Debbi!   I’ve got me hopes up for yesterday’s, actually.   It seemed to go well.   Either way … ?   It can’t be as bad as the trip, home!   (Oh, hang on … you’re a librarian … ?   Ook!)


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Shaftesbury Theatre
Q2) An operating system
Q3) France
Q4) The Bali tiger
Q5) Jimmy Fallon

Hopefully, you might not need them. Wishing you the best.

Debbi said...

Ook, indeed! :)

1. the Shaftesbury Theatre
2. operating system
3. France
4. the Bali tiger
5. Jimmy Fallon